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Singing Foundation

Singing Foundation

Singing Foundation Course

The Singing Foundation Course is designed for those new to singing or with some experience of singing classes. The course is formulated to give a rounded base in vocal performance and technique, building confidence and skills through a practical approach to training.  The course runs over six full-day Saturdays with an informal showcase on the final afternoon. From 10:00 to 17:00, each Saturday is a full day of Singing training formulated around core vocal technique as well as Repertoire, Movement, Performance Technique, Improvisation and Acting through Song workshops.

With a specialist coach in each discipline you will gain the skills and confidence to take you forward. Students will also have regular solo sessions in class, working on a chosen solo song with a foundation tutor, alongside discussing personal development.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT ON THIS SINGING COURSE?

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

  • Technique – developing your vocal range, improving your breath control and discovering a new found confidence in your voice. Students will be introduced to a number of techniques and approaches including the Estill voice qualities
  • Repertoire – exploring a range of music genres and harmony work during ensemble classes
  • Learning how to achieve a good quality vocal performance while using your voice in a safe and healthy manner
  • Solo – working on your individual approach and styling during solo rehearsals
  • Workshops – acting through song, acappella, improvisation and movement

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.

 

Music

All Genres

When

Saturdays

Training

Singing Technique, Repertoire, Movement, One-to-One Coaching, Acting through Song, Improvisation

Equipment

What to bring: pen, notebook, water

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND LEVEL OF THIS COURSE?

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who possess a passion and curiosity to learn more about their voice.

Students will learn about vocal technique, breathing, posture and application of this technique across a broad repertoire.

The ability to hear notes and sing them back as well as good spoken and written english is required.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The Foundation courses are taught within groups and also incorporate solo masterclasses. Each week will begin with a thorough vocal warm up before going on to discover key vocal techniques and approaches to develop your confidence and singing skills.

Students will have the opportunity to sing a broad range of repertoire each week.  Your voice will grow in strength and flexibility and you’ll gain a sense of control and confidence when singing. Best of all, you’ll have a lot of fun, and meet like-minded new people.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE, WHAT WILL I HAVE ACHIEVED?

Students will have:

  • Developed greater confidence in their vocal ability and singing as part of a group.
  • Gained further insight into their individual voice and explored a solo song of their choice.
  • Grasped an understanding of the vocal mechanism and how sound is made.
  • Demonstrated good posture when singing and an understanding of effective breathing.
  • Progressed through a number of vocal warm-ups and technique exercises.
  • Explored a range of creative workshops and styling activities.
  • Demonstrated learnt technique within an informal sharing to friends and family on the final session.

AFTER I COMPLETE THIS COURSE, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IN MY TRAINING?

Students may wish to do a beginners course and consolidate their technique before moving onto Level 2 singing courses.

Level 2 courses focus on solidifying technique, widening repertoire knowledge and developing tone, range and vocal style. Solo elements are also incorporated within level 2 where students are encouraged to sing solo within the ensemble songs.

Singing Foundation Playlist

Here you'll find our Singing Foundation repertoire list, featuring a broad mixture of classic pop hits, jazz standards and musical theatre rep. Enjoy!

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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.

No Venue

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.

No Tutor

SINGING SUMMER SCHOOL

Sing and perform under the expert guidance of world-class, professional vocal coaches in our Singing Summer School. Take part in a full line up of masterclasses and workshops covering specialised techniques and a range of repertoires

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