Sing with confidence
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
This lively singing course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of good vocal technique and the confidence to perform in a group setting. All are welcome including those with some experience who want to find out how to get the most out of their voice.
What will we cover?
- Classes will include a thorough vocal warm up exercising all areas of the voice
- Breathing techniques designed to help the voice and nerves
- Some music theory to take the mystery out of sheet music
- a range of repertoire to suit a variety of tastes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Sing in tune with confidence
- Understand how the voice works and apply knowledge to your own voice
- Understand more about the music you hear
- Feel good about singing!
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for beginners and for anyone who is not confident in their singing ability.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classes will start with a gentle physical and vocal warm-up, and then progress to group singing along with the tutor: sometimes on the same part and sometimes in harmony. You may also have the opportunity to occasionally sing individually. Classes will be taught with some piano accompaniment. Regular practise of the class material and developing a regular warm up routine will help with progress and to strengthen the voice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All resources will be provided by the tutor in class and also be available via Google Classroom. It is advisable to join the Google Classroom before the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may repeat this class as long as you wish: there will be different repertoire each term. You may wish to progress to other singing classes. Visit our blog on Choosing a singing class 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.