Intro to vocal technique & performance (6 week singing short course)

After selling out the July edition, this 6 week singing short course returns in November. It 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 November 7th to December 12th

$255.00 plus GST

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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 6-week singing course is for you.

It will teach you the fundamentals of singing technique, improve your singing within 6 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 3 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 6 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

Monday November 7th to December 12th
7:30pm – 9:00pm
6 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. 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 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

By the end of the 6 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 3 weeks including:

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

The last 3 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
Vocal hygiene
Learning cooling down
Ensemble singing

Week 4
Managing performance anxiety
Performance strategies
Performance class

Week 5
Performance class

Week 6
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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