Surrey Music Hub is delighted to offer twilight INSET sessions aimed at supporting teachers and educators with singing. They take place at schools across the County during the Summer 2017 term. Kath McCutcheon, Surrey Arts Vocal Development Leader said ‘If you’re looking for guidance with teaching singing in your school or with your choir, these courses offer a practical introduction and chance to learn from the experts and at only £10 are excellent value for money. They are also a great way to meet and network with other teachers, singing leaders and musicians.’

 

Introduction to Leading Singing

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 16:30 – 18:00 Goldsworth Primary School, Woking

Choosing songs that are right for your group; keeping in tune; keeping in time; teaching harmonies; tips for teaching a song quickly and effectively; avoiding over-singing; teaching tricky sections; keeping rehearsals fun; games and exercises. Led by Amy Bebbington, Director of Training for the Association of British Choral Directors.

 

Boys Singing

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 16:30 – 18:00

Guildford County School

Tried and true methods for keeping boys singing! Choosing material, structuring rehearsals and the changing voice. Led by Caroline Gale, Director of Music at Guildford County School. Caroline leads 11 Choirs including a 140 strong boys choir and that has appeared on Classic FM, Teachers TV and has also appeared on Gareth Malones series ‘The Choir’.

 

Music Theatre

Thursday 25 May 2017, 16:30 – 18:00

Reigate Parish Church Primary School

Learning and performing songs from the shows; incorporating drama and movement; using focus; sets/props, character and narrative. Led by Lee Reynolds, Music Director of Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Assistant Music Director of 'The Freedom Game', Surrey Arts' community opera that was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being sealed in Surrey.

 

Teaching Songs and Singing Games

Tuesday 6 June 2017, 16;30 – 18:00

Park Mead School, Park Drive, Park Mead Estate, Cranleigh GU6 7HB

Engaging children in singing as a natural part of their everyday life. Activities focus on vocal skills development, musicianship, sharing and PSHE development, leading to improvements in whole-school singing, confidence and concentration.

Rebecca Askew is an experienced singer, performer and composer with a background in jazz and improvised music. She sings new music in both theatre and concert settings. She is an expert ensemble musician adept at using the voice as an instrument.

 

Leading your Community Singing Group

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Westfield School, Bonsey Lane, Woking, GU22 9PR

Are you a choir conductor or singer? Would you like support leading your singing group in a fun, practical workshop and network with other conductors and singers at the same time? Join community choir conductor and composer/arranger Anna Tabbush for a fun and informative session that will look at folk song, rounds, warm-ups and exercises that will help develop singers of any age.

All courses cost £10. To book a place visit www.surreymusichub.com/events

 

Ends

For further enquires, images and interviews please contact: Kath McCutcheon, Vocal Development Leader, Surrey Arts 07855 225 840 kathryn.mccutcheon@surreycc.gov.uk