German pronunciation for singers
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MF378
Duration: 3 sessions
What is the course about?
Come and learn the basics of German as applied in singing, to make solo and choral repertoire more accessible to you.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The German alphabet, basic pronunciation rules and common pitfalls within its application to singing.
Receive feedback on areas for individual improvement.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Feel more confident in tackling songs in German.
Have better understanding of the sound, rhythm and shape of the language.
Identify specific areas for your continued improvement of pronunciation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For singers at any level. Your chosen song may be solo or choral.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Online sessions via Zoom, supported by materials in Google Classroom.
Tutor demonstration and explanation
Practical application of learning in songs provided by the tutor and in your own choice song.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Materials will be provided by the tutor via Google Classroom.
For your own choice song, pleas provide a copy of the sheet musiv via Google Classroom.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will be able to advise you about follow-on singing courses, and more information about our full complement of singing classes is available on our blog post:Choosing a singing class at City Lit. You may also be interested in German language classes.
Ruth is passionate about teaching singing in adult education, having entered the profession as a career change. Ruth studied singing alongside a biology degree at Bristol University, and a career in the charity sector. Gradually the singing side of her life took over and she now works full time as a freelance teacher and singer. She gained a Diploma in Concert Singing from Birkbeck University, with Distinction, in 2006, and now studies with Veronica Veysey Campbell (vocal professor at the Royal College of Music). Ruth continues to undertake regular professional development, most recently the Vocal Pedagogy course with renowned singing teacher/speech therapist Ron Morris at Musicfest Aberystwyth. Ruth sings as a professional chorister and soloist in London churches, synagogues and choirs, and also loves putting on recitals with friends. She teaches beginners to advanced levels at City lit and has a busy private teaching practice. She loves helping singers to find more confidence and freedom in their singing through healthy voice use, at every stage of their journey.
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.