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Foundation Course Content


The timetable for each Saturday offers a busy, active and informative range of classes:

  • Technique – develop your vocal range, improve your breath control and discover a new found confidence in your voice. Students will be introduced to a number of techniques and approaches including the Estill voice qualities
  • Repertoire – explore a range of music genres and harmony work during ensemble classes
  • Solo – work on your individual approach and styling during solo rehearsals
  • Workshops – acting through song, acappella, improvisation and movement
  • Culminating in participation in an informal showcase performance on the final afternoon 
  • training
    When Saturdays
  • training
    Where Shaftesbury Avenue
  • training
    Training Singing Technique, Repertoire, Movement, One-to-One Coaching, Acting through Song, Improvisation
  • level
    Level Foundation

Singing Foundation Curriculum Plan


The Singing Foundation course has been designed to give you a solid foundation in singing. The content covered will include:

Singing Technique:

  • Improve and extend your vocal range and develop a secure breathing technique
  • Learn and understand the Estill voice qualities and the application of these across a range of repertoire
  • Improve tone and power
  • Learn body awareness through posture and alignment
  • Build an understanding of vocal anatomy and safe practice as a performer
  • Develop projection and listening skills through A Cappella practice and group harmony work

Repertoire:

  • Practice singing a range of genres, including Pop, Rock, Soul standards and Musical Theatre
  • Improve improvisation skills through practice and text
  • Solo rehearsals - students will work on their own development focusing on a solo song of their choice

Movement Workshops:

  • Physical warm ups and preparation for performance
  • Confident use of movement in song portrayal
  • Understanding of percussion, rhythm and accuracy in movement to music
  • Gain confidence and apply these techniques and skills to your performance

Acting through Song and Performance Workshops:

  • Learn to examine text in detail
  • Learn how to present a song for audition and performance
  • Exploring intention and how to deliver a truthful performance

Showcase:

This is an opportunity to perform rehearsed songs and demonstrate the skills and techniques you have gained during the course. You may invite friends and family to the showcase which will take place in your rehearsal studio on the final afternoon.

Rehearsal Studios


The Foundation Course classes take place in the beautiful rehearsal studios of Umbrella Rooms in the heart of the West End. The three airy rehearsal rooms are beautifully fitted with wooden floors, air conditioning, mirrors, piano and sound system and benefit from excellent natural light; all making for an excellent creative space.

Taster Classes


If you would like to find out more information about the course, you can book a place on one of our upcoming taster classes. Where you will get a chance to try some classes, and ask our tutors any further questions you might have. 

Sign up for a taster class here.

 
 

2018: The Foundation Course


This course runs over six consecutive Saturdays with an informal showcase performance on the final Saturday.

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Date 22 Sep - 27 Oct
Day Sat
Time 10:00-17:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Singing Foundation Tutors
Venue Umbrella Rooms, WC2
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Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
22 Sep - 27 Oct 
Sat 
10:00-17:00 
6 weeks 
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Class Singing Foundation
Date 22 Sep - 27 Oct
Day Sat
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Duration 6 weeks
Tutor Singing Foundation Tutors
Venue Umbrella Rooms, WC2
Price
Select payment type:
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
22 Sep - 27 Oct
Sat 
10:00 - 17:00 
6 weeks 
Select payment type:
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

We offer two different payment options for this course:

- One upfront payment of £650
- Payment plan: Deposit of £250.00 then two payments of £200.00:

Instalment 1 will be debited on the start date of the Singing Foundation course. Instalment 2 will be debited a month after the course start date. Instalments will be taken automatically on the above dates.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Singing Foundation venues


  • Umbrella Rooms, WC2

    241 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EH, UK

    The Umbrella Rooms are located in the heart of London’s lively West End, on the famous Shaftesb...

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Singing Foundation tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

  • Singing Foundation Tutors

    All City Academy Singing teachers are experienced professionals from the music and theatre industries. Their singing credits range from live...

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