Workshops

Vocal technique workshops and Musicality workshops are open to all current singers.  They are also open to casual students, past students and newcomers.  Workshops are balanced with a certain amount of music making, and fun singing.  Most workshops provide a lot of information and an opportunity to explore and experiment in a fun environment.  There are a few workshops that have solos (always specified)  but generally this is not the case and singers can come along knowing that they will not be called upon to do this.   themselves but most workshops.

 

 

Fundamentals of Good Tone

Wednesday 4 April 5.30 until 7pm

Fee:  $35

Maximum Group Size:  12 singers

No solo singing required

This is very much a participatory workshop.  There will be lots of exercises and lots of singing.  The workshop also involved active listening.  The group will explore different ways of producing tone as well as the four elements that make up healthy tone.

 

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Warming Up

Monday 9 April 7.15pm until 9pm

Maximum Group Size:  12 singers

No solo singing required

Warming up doesn’t necessarily require singing scales.  However scales are useful for group work when people are exercising different parts of the vocal range.  Ultimately to be ready for singing, the singer needs to have their anchoring, breathing and placing working well.  This workshop explores ways of achieving that.  If there’s time the group will also explore nasal twang and the prelude to good belting.

 

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Intermediate Breathing

Wednesday 9 May 7.15pm – 9pm

Maximum Group Size:  10 singers

Singers are required to sing on their own

This workshop will address some of the different areas of breathing for singers:
  • Supporting good breathng
  • Creating space to cushion good breathing
  • Different types of voicing after the in-breath
  • Calming the nervous systme
  • The muscles and good balance
  • Releasing as opposed to pushing air
  • Good flow
  • Breath as expression
  • Breath and tone

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Vocal Timbre

Tuesday 29 May 7.15pm – 9pm

Cost:  $35

Maximum Group Size:  12 Singers

This is an advanced workshop.  No solo singing is required but it is more suited to singers who have an understanding of vocal placement.This workshop explores the opening of the throat and the deliberate choice of various tone colours with an open throat.  Voice movement therapy classifies these positions as Violin, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone.  Basically it’s about choice and maximum use of resonance.

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Advanced Breathing
Wednesday 30 May 7.15pm – 9pm
Fee $35
This workshop will address some of the different areas of breathing for singers while singers perform solo to the rest of the class.  The room will be set up like a performance.
  • Supporting good breathng
  • Creating space to cushion good breathing
  • Different types of voicing after the in-breath
  • Calming the nervous systme
  • The muscles and good balance
  • Releasing as opposed to pushing air
  • Good flow
  • Breath as expression
  • Breath and tone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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