Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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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 would like to study in class, please bring this to the course. The tutor can also suggest new songs for you.
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/or in a group) with confidence and in character.
- Sing as part of group in harmony.
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?
Each class will start with a physical and vocal warm up and you will learn through singing together and solo, with demonstration and feedback from the tutor. To aid your progress on this course, you will need to do some practice between the sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
-If you have a song(s) you would like to perform, please bring two copies to the first session. 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 Music Theatre Workshop courses termly. We also have choral singing throughout the year: Choral singing for pleasure and Choir at lunchtime (multiple dates available, please check carefully before you book).
Full details about our vocal programme are listed in our blog: Choosing a singing class at City lit or for more information please contact the music office for advice.
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.