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Soul & Gospel Singing - Level 2

Soul & Gospel Singing - Level 2

Our Soul & Gospel Singing Lessons – Level 2 are ideal for those who would like to explore Soul and gospel vocal styles and repertoire.

Soul music's roots lie in gospel and rhythm & blues - but it was artists like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin who really made the world sit up and listen. By the 1960s the Tamla/Motown labels were releasing hit after hit from the likes of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five and many more.  You will learn the fundamentals of gospel and soul singing and musicianship as well as understanding the history and origins of these vibrant singing genres. Each repertoire-focused lesson will pull the group together to create an authentic unified rhythm and blues sound.

Our singing classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment and most of the time you will be singing in a group, although occasionally you will have the opportunity to sing on your own to check your progress.

A few words from our students

Lola

Our tutor was amazing and extremely informative and created a great atmosphere to work in.

Matthew

Love the tutor! She was so encouraging and I learned so much.


What will be taught on Soul & Gospel Singing Lessons - Level 2?

The Soul & Gospel Singing Lessons - Level 2 will cover a range of carefully selected material to ensure it is challenging, varied, and above all, enjoyable. 

Course content will include:

  • Application of a range of vocal techniques and approaches to further develop range and improve tone.
  • Developing your ability to sing in harmony within an ensemble.
  • Opportunities to sing solo pieces throughout the course, where students are encouraged to sing solo within the ensemble songs.
  • Exploring a wide range of soul and gospel songs.
  • Final informal sharing within class in which students will have the opportunity to share what they have learnt.

Students will typically learn 3-6 songs during the course and will receive friendly feedback from your tutor throughout the course.

Music

Soul, Motown, Gospel

Type

Group

Level

2

Equipment

What to bring: pen, notebook, water

Entry requirements and level of this course?

This course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of singing technique and the ability to correctly pitch and understand their voice.

Students must have completed a singing beginners course and/or have previous singing experience and wish to further develop their vocal skills.  

Within this course students will further consolidate vocal technique, breathing exercises, 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?

All courses are taught within groups.  Each week will begin with a thorough vocal warm up before going on to develop and apply 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 confidence in their vocal ability, improving vocal expression, dynamics and musicianship.
  • Explored singing as part of an ensemble and as a solo singer.
  • An understanding of how the vocal mechanism works.
  • Developed effective breathing and singing technique.
  • Applied this technique across your chosen repertoire.
  • Demonstrated learnt technique within an informal sharing to fellow students on the final session.

 

After I complete this course, what are the next steps in my training?

Students may wish to repeat Level 2 within another genre before moving onto Level 3 singing courses.

Level 3 courses focus on the further development of your chosen genre through a series of comprehensive vocal exercises. There is a greater focus on harmony work and dynamics. Students will have the opportunity to explore individual songs with personal feedback about vocal technique, performance and style.

After I complete this course, what are the next steps in my training?

Soul and Gospel Playlist

Here you'll find a mixture of motown classics, gospel songs and soul hits from recent courses. Enjoy!

 

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

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 of your original course 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.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

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 of your original course 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.

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.

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