Title Workshop: Teaching Songs and Singing Games Refresher


This refresher workshop for teachers and support staff participating in this year's Singing Picnics introduces a joyful way of engaging children in singing as a natural part of their everyday life. Singing begins with the guidance and encouragement of teachers and soon an oral tradition is fostered in the school. Activities focus on vocal skills development, musicianship, repertoire building and sharing, and PSHE development, leading to improvements in whole-school singing, confidence, empathy and concentration.

Led by Rebecca Askew

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.

As a freelance animateur and workshop leader, Rebecca has led vocal programmes for Glyndebourne Opera, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Sing Up, the Nordorff Robbins Institute of Music Therapy, The Academy of St Martin’s in the Field, The Baylis Programme at English National Opera, the Handel House Museum, The Science Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Tthe City of London Sinfonia, Hackney Music Service and Childrens Music Workshop. She has been a visiting lecturer at the National Film and Television School since 2008 and Chichester University since 2012 and a visiting Musical Director at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her work was singled out by the Sing Up national evaluation as being an example of excellent pedagogy.

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Date and Time 27/02/18 from 16:30 to 18:00
Location Howard of Effingham School Lower Road
Effingham, Leatherhead
KT24 5JR
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