Italian pronunciation for singers

Course Dates: 19/07/21 - 23/07/21
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Often the language of songs presents a stumbling block if you are not familiar with the language. This course will help you with the basics of pronunciation and to give you confidence to choose songs in Italian. Please prepare a song to bring to the class.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £48.00

Course Code: MF376

Mon+Wed+Fri, day, 19 Jul - 23 Jul '21

Duration: 3 sessions

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

Come and learn the basics of Italian 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The Italian alphabet, pronunciation, simple grammar/syntax, and application in singing.

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

Feel more confident in tackling songs in Italian.
Have better understanding of the sound, rhythm and shape of the language.

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 on singing courses, but please also read our blog post on Choosing a singing class at City Lit. You may also be interested in Italian language classes.

Siobhan Blake

Siobhan is a classically trained Soprano who has been teaching at the City Lit since 2006 and is currently the co-ordinator for Classical Music (practical). She has performed extensively during her career including several years singing with the A Cappella trio ‘The Madrigirls’, at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and with Paul Daniel conducting the Dartington Festival Orchestra. Her operatic roles include Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Suzanna (Marriage of Figaro), Ginevra (Ariodante), Frasquita (Carmen) and Venus (Orpheus in the Underworld) as well as Maria (West side story), Velma (Chicago) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) on the lighter side. She has appeared as a soloist in many Oratorios as well as numerous recitals, most recently of Spanish song exploring the relationship between Joaquin Rodrigo and his contemporaries. She has a Classics degree from King’s College London and a Diploma in Opera studies from Birkbeck University London and has trained with Sybil Michelow, Justin Lavender and Linda Hutchison. Her teaching expertise extends from Singing technique (including accent method) through to music theatre and advanced performance.

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.