Singing for absolute beginners (Online)

Course Dates: 11/07/24 - 08/08/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online
Start your journey as a singer this summer with this short, enjoyable course. Take your first important steps towards a healthy vocal technique and confidence in your singing.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Singing for absolute beginners (Online)
  • Course Code: MF944
  • Dates: 11/07/24 - 08/08/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Taught: Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Colette Meury

Course Code: MF944

Thu, eve, 11 Jul - 08 Aug '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

A chance to start exploring your voice in a fun, informal setting, to build confidence, develop your musical skills and learn some basic principles of healthy use of your voice. This is a group class and you will not be expected to sing solo although there may be opportunity for you to sing alone if you wish.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Basic vocal technique, e.g. breathing and posture and vocal warm-ups at an introductory level.
- Songs in a range of styles
- Singing rhythmically and in tune.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Sing with more confidence
- Sing several new songs
- Sing with greater awareness of rhythm and intonation
- Have some understanding of technique.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous experience is needed, but it is helpful if you can sing a note at the same pitch that is played on the piano or sung to you by the teacher.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- The class will begin with physical and vocal warm-ups and exercises to promote healthy voice use.
- You will learn songs in a range of styles to develop confidence and musicianship.
- some practice between sessions is essential – resources will be provided to help you with this.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Your tutor will advise you about follow-on courses and for more information about the full complement of our singing courses, please our blog on Choosing a singing class.

Colette Meury

Swiss-born Colette has been teaching singing for thirty years in all sorts of musical styles from rock and pop to jazz, from total beginners to advanced levels. She has taught at various colleges around London and Southend and has worked at City Lit since 1994, teaching a variety of singing courses. For the past six years she has also been teaching musical style singing to 6-18 year olds at a theatre arts school. Colette trained as a pianist from a young age and in her early twenties she studied various courses from jazz and pop singing, drama and studio recording at Goldsmiths College. This enabled her to build her own recording studio, where she still spends a lot of her time perfecting her songwriting. Being a performer, singer songwriter and musician playing piano and guitar gives her a unique outlook and connection with her students. She enjoys teaching and encourages her students to explore new territories and express themselves to get in touch with their inner selves. Her experience and background enables her to relate to her students, giving her a great advantage as a teacher.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.