Autumn Songs with Jenny Goodman

12–19 Nov 2020 / Online


Date: 12–19 Nov 2020

Cost: All 4 sessions: sliding scale of £20 - £40; 3 sessions: sliding scale of £15 - £30; 2 sessions: sliding scale of £10 - £20; 1 session (or pay as you go): sliding scale of £5 - £10

Details: 10 - 11.30am



Run by: Jenny Goodman

Contact details: 07984584923

Further information:

Relaxed online sessions of autumn harmony singing with Jenny Goodman
Missing your singing? Still not able to sing with your regular group? Why not try out online? Sadly the technology can’t duplicate being in a group of people creating that amazing wash of harmonies together with just our voices BUT you can still sing together and connect in a different way.
The first session will start with hellos and check ins to create connections. After that the Zoom room will open at 9.30am for anyone wanting to chat and connect  and the session will start promptly at 10.
Spaces limited to 24 so please book in advance – places allocated on first come first served basis – details of Zoom link & payment process sent once you’ve booked. Places are limited so I can see everyone and you can see each other and so create that sense of connection – in previous sessions I’ve had people from all over the country and the world which has been great fun. 
This is what you get via Zoom (more details and help on Zoom below):
  • The chance to connect with other – chat, see their faces and have the experience of singing together at the same time
  • The chance to sing with all it’s health giving benefits both psychologically and physically
  • A chance to sing with me – basically you will be able to hear me sing the part and sing along with me
  • No-one else can hear you (including me) so you can sing as loudly as you like (and make up new harmonies)
  • A joint warm up – getting your bodies and breath and voice moving all together
  • If you want to challenge yourself you can try singing a different part against me while I teach
  • You get to sing with a prerecorded track that I will produce of the whole song – so although you will be singing alone you will have “surround sound”
  • No travelling – sing in the comfort of your own home with your supply of favourite drink and biscuits
What we’ll do
In the first session there will a few minutes whilst people arrive, say hello and we ensure that everyone is comfortable with the technology.  Then we’ll warm up together and sing. It’s harder to concentrate online so it’s been found that shorter sessions are better. We should be able to sing one or two songs in that time. I will teach the part of each song separately and you’ll be able to sing along and then finally we’ll sing to a pre-recorded version of the whole song.  You will need to mute when we are singing but we can keep our mics on for warm up and for chat. I will explain some useful hand signals we can use to let me know if you need help or want to comment while we’re learning. Over the 4 weeks we may build a repertoire of songs that you love and want to sing again.  After we’ve completed a song in a session I send out tracks of the individual parts and the whole song so you can keep singing.
What you need
No singing experience is needed and I will provide words where we need them.  You will need a computer or other device with a camera and microphone.  It’s MUCH better to be on a laptop, tablet or PC than a phone if possible. You will also need to download the Zoom app and once you’ve booked I will send you a link so you can  join the session. More tech info and help below.
I operate a sliding scale so people can pay what they feel comfortable with. If you can’t afford anything that is fine, just let me know. I don’t want anyone singing due to lack of money at the moment. If you can afford it the costs are as follows.
All 4 sessions sliding scale of £20 – £40
3 sessions sliding scale of £15 – £30
2 sessions sliding scale of £10 – £20
1 session (or pay as you go) sliding scale of £5 – £10
Please let me know what you are booking – places will be allocated first come first served. If I get too many I will consider running a duplicate session at another time. Where I have spare spaces in a session, those people on the waiting list will get first refusal. – £10 – please feel free to pay what you can and feel comfortable with. I will send you my bank details to make a transfer and can send address for cheques – this will come once you have booked along with the Zoom link.