Singing For Improvers
A course for singers who enjoy singing with others and who are keen to advance their musical ear further. Some previous singing is preferred. The course is suitable for students who have previously attended other courses such Singing for Absolute Beginners or Love to Sing. Come and learn in a friendly and supportive environment.
Who is this course for
Ideal for those who have a bit of singing experience, perhaps a couple of terms of the Singing for Beginners at Mary Ward and who are starting to feel more confident in their abilities and willing to challenge themselves more, singing in both smaller and bigger groups. You do not need to be able to read music, however we might cover some music notation in class.
What does this course cover
This is a new course and will be very much guided by the level of the class. We will focus on healthy singing, as well as developing interpretation, rhythm and performance technique. Students will learn listening and harmony skills and there will be room for improvisation work.
The repertoire will cover a wide range of music styles from more traditional to contemporary.
What will it be like
You will learn to listen to your own voice and to others. We will work on breathing, posture and support and we will incorporate different exercises to build strength in the vocal organs. Simple sight-reading skills will be introduced for those unable to read music, and we will learn both through reading music and by ear. There will be the opportunity for an end of course concert for family and friends.
The Singing for Improvers course will revert to online delivery, via conferencing software app Zoom, should it become necessary. You will then 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 the six weeks and these + attendance will form the basis of your assessment.
What else do you need to buy or do
Nothing, just come along and enjoy the experience.
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 choose Mary Ward?
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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
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.’