Singing & Vocal
I run singing and vocal workshops for all ages and abilities. Workshops can range from specialised techniques such as Jazz singing and improvisation, to fun singing and just good old sing-songs. Likewise workshops can be either as long as a full day or as little as an hour depending on the needs of the event.
Primary School and Children's Workshops
I run fun and engaging workshops for younger children based around the basics of singing and music theory. Using teaching methods including Koday, Sol Fa and the uses of boomwhackers. The workshop focuses around mainly group singing and learning music skills through singing. I have experience running group singing classes for young children with Italia Conti Associates Petersfield and outreach program while at University. I hold a full enhanced DBS checked and available for workshops in primary schools in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
Secondary Schools and Teenage Workshops
In the past I helped run a Annual workshop named Chi Rocks. This was a workshop aimed at local school children aged 13-16. It was a three day workshop where we discussed the different roles within the music industry and how to go about setting up their own band together. The aim at the end of the program was to be able to write and perform their own song and at a concert. As well as showing the different opportunities music can bring, especially in relation to further study in higher education.
At a older and higher level I have taught a Jazz workshop at the Academy of Music and Sound in Southampton. Teaching a group of A-level students vocal improvisation and singing without instruction.
"Thank you so much for the workshop yesterday, I can safely say we all enjoyed it immensely." Pat
Adult and Over 60's Workshops
As well as children's workshops I also run adult workshops. The workshops can be for adult beginners to the more advanced. Over 60's Workshop is a really enjoyable, fun and light-hearted session suitable for all abilities. It involves breathing and warming up exercises flowed by lots of singing. I run quite a few different Adult workshops ranging from Mental health singing groups to Dementia groups. Where the whole ethos is on singing and its health benefits. Using singing to really help get everyone feeling good at singing new songs and ideas. On a more serious side I have been invited to do singing workshops for music groups such as the Ukulele group Ukanhop. Giving advice on how to improve there singing and performance. Teaching different way and styles that maybe a little out of their comfort zone.
Jazz Vocal Workshop
This course is aimed at beginners to intermediate singers who want to learn the art of Jazz Singing. Classes will be studying particular material starting from The Great American Song Book to more recent Jazz influences such as La La Land.
Do you want to learn how to Croon like Frank Sinatra, Bossa like Carlo's Jobim, Scat like Ella Fitzgerald and sing like Michael Bublé? Or maybe you love the music of La La Land?
Then this is the course for you!
Key Skills you will learn
Feel and groove
Improvisation within a song
Finding repertoire and making it unique to you