Singing For Absolute Beginners – Online
This new Online singing class for those who want an introduction to singing. Perfect for those who sing in the bath or who have just started to find their own voice. Learn to enjoy singing in a group context, and develop a solid singing technique. No previous singing necessary, just a desire to learn more. This course will take place online, so all singing will be carried out in the comfort of your own home!
Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email.
The course will be run via the zoom platform, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class: You can sign up for free here:
Who is this course for
For complete beginners as well as those who have some experience but want to expand their repertoire, learn more of the basics of singing and increase general musicality. This course is for anyone who loves to sing but lacks confidence and experience and who wants to learn about and explore their voice in a friendly group setting
What does this course cover
In the course we will cover the basic building blocks of healthy singing, connecting body and mind to the creation of sound. We will explore different ways of singing as well as basic rhythm and harmony work.
The repertoire will cover a wide range of music styles from more traditional to contemporary.
Your Tutor Cecilia grew up in Stockholm, Sweden where she attended one of Sweden's finest music colleges, Stockholms Musik Gymnaisum, specialising in choral singing. Before moving to London she spent many years working at youth camps, working with young people and setting up theatre and music productions.
In London she has continued singing in various choirs, and is currently a member of the six-piece electronic drone choir NYX. NYX makes experimental, experiential, ambient, noise & electronic music, and looks to reshape the role of the traditional female choir.
Cecilia has been teaching at Mary Ward since 2018 and runs a variety of music groups and classes for the college.
What will it be like
The Singing for Beginners course will take place online, via conferencing software app Zoom. You will be able to talk with and see the other members of the class, but the singing will take place predominantly with muted microphones, so you will get used to hearing your own voice! We may at times unmute to sing together.
There will also be video and audio content for you to use in-between the sessions.
There will be weekly activities to give you the opportunity to submit something, audio or writing. We will be working towards recording a song by the end of course weeks and these and attendance will form the basis of your assessment.
What else do you need to buy or do
You will need to download (free) Zoom software on your computer or mobile device. You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built in to your device) and preferably use headphones during the session. Also make sure you have a space where you feel free to sing your heart out!
What this course could lead to
Other singing classes at Mary Ward Centre such as Love to Sing or the Mary Ward Singers. Choirs at other colleges or organisations. Music Theory courses at the centre or elsewhere.
There is detailed information available in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
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
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
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.’