Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MF931
Duration: 5 sessions
What is the course about?
This course will cover a range of solo songs and ensembles from popular Broadway shows, in a variety of styles. If you have a particular song you have started learning, or would like to learn, please bring this to the course. You will also learn new songs chosen by the tutor.
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?
- Major songs from popular shows, both solos and ensembles.
- How to sing with feeling for the style of the song and understanding of its place in the show.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform a Broadway show tune (solo, and in a group) with confidence and in character.
- Display a greater understanding for the genre in your singing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
From beginner to advanced, the course is open to anyone interested in singing and performing show songs.
You need to be able to sing in tune and in time, and to follow instructions in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
For this online course you will need a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone and reliable internet connection.
We use GOOGLE CLASSROOM to share messages, documents, audio and video files and for you to submit any homework tasks.
We use ZOOM to meet for classes via webcam.
- Each class will start with a physical and vocal warm up.
- You will learn through singing together and solo, with feedback from the tutor.
- You will need to be able to do some practice between the sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
If you have a song you wish to bring to the course, you will need to upload the music via the Google clasroom. The tutor will supply music for all other songs.
You may find it useful to have a notebook & pencil, and a folder for your music.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer choral singing throughout the year: Choral singing for pleasure and Choir at lunchtime (multiple dates available, please check carefully before you book).
If you are interested in joining a solo singing class, or vocal technique class there is more information on our blog: Choosing a singing class at City lit which lists our full sequence of singing classes or contact the music department for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Hartley Wilson trained at Middlesex University, gaining a BA (Hons 1st Class) in Performing Arts. He went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Mary Hammond award for acting through song. He also holds a PGCLTHE from Rose Bruford. Since graduating he has worked consistently as a singer and actor both in the UK and overseas. As a teacher Richard works at drama schools and conservatories across London alongside his work at City Lit. His courses at City Lit include Music Theatre, Cabaret, Sing Broadway, Choral Singing and general singing. In 2018 Richard received a City Lit Teacher of the Year Award.
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.