Love To Sing
Any person interested in trying their hand at singing will find this course fun.
Who is this course for
Any person interested in getting more involved in music will find this course easy, quick and stimulating. Students require only enthusiasm and a willingness to explore music through their voice. No previous music study is required. Those who have basic training in voice/music and those who have considerable training will find the tutor's approach to performance and musicianship equally challenging. The tutor is experienced at engaging a variety of skill levels simultaneously and challenging every individual participant to strive for a greater standard.
What does this course cover
Over the session students will learn songs covering a range of material including traditional folk, pop, stage musical and sections of choral work. Some of these will be completed to performance standard and the group will undertake an informal sharing of these during the last session in a public space of the Mary Ward Centre.
What will it be like
The natural ability of people to mimic sound will be utilised to deliver all the material of this course*. Songs will be both taught by simple rote 'call and response' and augmented by student self-study using pre-recorded material and access to lyrics and printed score. At this introductory level no previous music-reading ability will be assumed or required.
*A tiny fraction of the population can claim to find this task difficult but it is a habit that can be acquired.
What else do you need to buy or do
No material will be required. All materials will be supplied. Students should bring drinking water with them to every session.
What this course could lead to
Students will be made aware of further theoretical and singing courses run at the Mary Ward. As these courses will be internally assessed, students will also be directed towards furthering their private study through recognised music schools which provide academic and practical study. There are also opportunities to engage with music projects available to the public, for example Voicelab at the Southbank Centre. Participation in this course will directly lead to opportunities to perform alongside other recognised choirs in performance. (This is not mandatory.)
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’