Intro to vocal technique & performance (8 week singing short course)

This 8 week singing short course is designed for beginner level singers interested in contemporary singing who would like to explore their voices in a fun and supportive environment.

7:30pm – 9:00pm Mondays from October 16th – December 11th 2023
There will be a one week hiatus on October 23rd

$374.00

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Do you enjoy singing? Maybe that’s around the house, on your drive to work, in a local choir, or in a musical society. Many of us sing for enjoyment – but have never been taught how to sing.

Learning how to sing isn’t just for those who want to make a career out of it. It’s a chance to continue your personal development and spend time exploring your voice – both literally and metaphorically.

So many students have come to me saying “I’ve been singing for years but I don’t really know what I’m doing”. This is a chance for you to take that next step. In this short course I’ll introduce you to concepts and techniques that will give you more enjoyment in singing and help you to build the voice you’ve dreamed of.

If you’re ready to learn more and want to do so in a low pressure, cost-effective environment, this 8-week singing course is for you.

It will teach you the fundamentals of singing technique, improve your singing within 8 weeks, and set you up with a solid foundation if you want to continue training your singing voice.

I’ll equip you with super transferrable, implementable information. Each week you’ll get a handout summarising what you learnt in the lesson, and how you can apply that at home.

The last four weeks will provide singers the opportunity to practise performing a song and apply the techniques they’ve learned.  This will provide singers with the chance to work with me individually, ask specific questions about things you’re having difficulty with and get feedback on what will have the biggest impact on your singing.

This eight week singing short course is designed for beginner-level singers interested in contemporary singing who would like to explore their voices in a fun and supportive environment.

 

When & where

Mondays from October 16th - 11th December (one week break on October 23rd)
7:30pm - 9:00pm
8 weeks
Summer Hill in Sydney's inner west

This short course will run in the beautiful "Little B.I.G Foundation" venue in the Flour Mill complex. It's a lovely space, perfect for a small group to come together and learn about singing!

 

Who is this course for?

This short course is an introduction to vocal technique and performance for adults of all ages. So it's perfect if you match one or more of the following:

  • You've been singing for a little while with no or limited training
  • You want to build a solid foundation in vocal technique
  • You want to find your singing voice and try something new

Numbers are limited (maximum 14) to ensure each singer can receive individual attention and advice.

It's important to me that singers are given the best opportunity to succeed and enjoy their singing, so if you're not sure if this is the right course for you give me a call on 0401 909 082 and we can chat.

 

What you'll learn & do - Vocal technique

The class will look at the key elements of vocal technique including:

  • Breathing and support
  • Resonance
  • Body alignment
  • Diction and phrasing
  • Warming up and cooling down
  • Practise strategies
  • Physiology of the voice

By the end of the 8 weeks, you'll have a solid understanding of the basics of vocal technique and will take away practical strategies/exercises for how you can apply them to your singing.

 

What you'll learn & do - Performing

In addition to learning elements of vocal technique, students will be encouraged to explore performing. Performance skills will be explored over the first 4 weeks including:

  • How to choose the right song
  • Managing performance anxiety
  • Exploring text
  • Stagecraft
  • Connecting with an audience

The last four weeks will give singers the opportunity to perform in a supportive environment and receive one-on-one coaching to develop their song.

 

Course outline

Week 1
Introduction to the voice
Breathing
Ensemble singing

Week 2
Support
Learning warming up
Ensemble singing

Week 3
Resonance
Learning cooling down
Ensemble singing

Week 4
Exploring a song
Vocal hygiene
Ensemble singing

Week 5
Managing performance anxiety
Performance strategies
Performance class

Week 6
Performance class

Week 7
Performance class

Week 8
Performance class

 

After completing introduction to vocal technique, students will be invited to progress into the intermediate vocal technique class.

Looking for something more advanced? I also offer intermediate and advanced short courses as well as private lessons. Contact me via email at nadine@nadinemanion.com or phone 0401 909 082.

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What students have said

Hear from some off those who have taken this group class and/or private lessons with me.

Raelene Smith
Raelene Smith
01:28 29 May 23
I completed the Intro to Vocal Performance and Technique with Nadine and it was great! With Nadine’s thorough theoretical knowledge we were all in safe hands to protect and develop the voice but she managed to make it all fun and accessible. I feel much more confident to take my vocals to the next level. I’ll be back for more with this highly talented teacher. Thanks Nadine
Ming-Chang Tsai
Ming-Chang Tsai
02:04 19 Apr 23
Nadine's intro class is a great help for me as a beginner interested in improving my skills in singing. In addition to learning very useful basic know-hows, Nadine also provided down-to-earth suggestions on how to express my feelings and attitudes that are right for specific songs I sang. Of course, the class was a greet fun singing together with new friends. I recommend it to any people. 🙂
Will Mc
Will Mc
00:39 11 Apr 23
Nadine’s intro to vocal technique and performance 8 week short course was highly informative with a wealth of knowledge shared with the students - I think almost any level of singer would benefit from this class. As someone who has been singing for a long time (at home!) having the ability to workshop a song then perform in front of the class was the highlight - the techniques and knowledge Nadine shared will be something I’ll carry with me forever! Highly recommend!
Aelish
Aelish
11:00 30 Mar 23
Nadine is the best and most lovely singing teacher. I completed the beginner vocal course and absolutely loved it. It was a welcoming, supportive and fun learning environment. Highly recommend!
Marge Overs
Marge Overs
21:32 29 Mar 23
I highly recommend Nadine Manion's introduction to singing course. Nadine has designed a course that is suitable for singers of every ability. She is a knowledgeable and encouraging teacher and creates a warm and supportive atmosphere. Each class includes a mix of theory and singing – with (optional) solo performances in the later weeks. Nadine provided skilled and insightful feedback on each performance. Above all, the classes were fun and reignited my love of singing.
Leanne Ong
Leanne Ong
07:05 29 Mar 23
I had a wonderful time attending Nadine’s adult beginner singing course. She’s created such an open and welcoming atmosphere for adults who take the plunge! The lessons are well structured, focussing on foundational concepts. Tailored feedback given during practise is always valuable. I loved the blend of learning about singing and group/solo performance. The most beautiful moments of this course are the (at first scary) performance nights!
James Fletcher
James Fletcher
04:41 24 Dec 22
Nadine is an excellent signing teacher. She is equally talented at both signing and teaching, doing both at a supremely high level. Her warm and open personality creates a comforting space where singers at any level, especially beginners, can practice and develop their singing. Nadine is highly skilled at giving tailored feedback and guidance to students to help them improve their skills. And her courses are loads of fun! 100% would recommend.
Loz S
Loz S
19:17 13 Dec 22
Nadine's introduction to vocal technique class was so much fun, and everyone improved so much during the course. She makes people feel very comfortable and safe singing in the group.
judith randall
judith randall
10:46 13 Dec 22
Such a great Course. Nadine was very knowledgeable and made the classes great fun as well as being very informative. She is a great teacher. She is very encouraging and motivating - Thank you
Bianca Smith
Bianca Smith
09:00 13 Dec 22
Nadine is a fantastic singing coach, her passion and enthusiasm for helping people learn and grow is so evident in her teaching. She really allows you to understand the reasons behind every instruction with an easy to follow breakdown of how the body behaves the way it does when learning to sing. I’d definitely recommend joining Nadine’s classes!
Sunny Days
Sunny Days
02:33 18 Sep 22
The best vocal teacher for singers at any level, and a wonderful foundational teacher if you don't have any singing experience!I've had the pleasure of having Nadine as my voice teacher in solo and group environments - her classes are always filled with theory and knowledge, AND emotionally tuned in to each person's unique vocal traits. A real complex balance executed so well!Post-Covid I was so unsure of my voice (having been singing for a few yrs professionally), but working with Nadine, I was able to find confidence again and know the basics of vocal health. I'm no longer afraid that I'm going to ruin my voice, because I now know what I'm doing. And that's all because of these amazing classes. I can't rate her classes highly enough!
Raelene Smith
Raelene Smith
01:28 29 May 23
I completed the Intro to Vocal Performance and Technique with Nadine and it was great! With Nadine’s thorough theoretical knowledge we were all in safe hands to protect and develop the voice but she managed to make it all fun and accessible. I feel much more confident to take my vocals to the next level. I’ll be back for more with this highly talented teacher. Thanks Nadine
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