‘Essential Teaching Tips & Tools’ Day Workshop for Singing Group Leaders

9 Jun 2021 / Online


Date: 9 Jun 2021

Cost: Cost: £105, or sliding payment scale from £40-105, via BACS 

Details: 9.30am-3pm (BST)

Website: https://www.deliarosenboom.co.uk/heartsong-singing/workshops/

Email: delia@naturalvoice.net

Run by: Delia Rosenboom

Contact details: 01342 825031

Further information:

Whether new to running singing groups, looking for guidance and support, or an ‘old-hander’ looking for new ideas and inspiration, this could be the workshop for you! A practical and experiential day packed full of time-tested tips, tools and teaching skills to equip you to effectively run happy, successful singing workshops and choirs. This workshop is usually taught as part of a longer workshop which has been adapted into a series of zoom workshops… Please consider complimenting this day by also attending:  the online ‘Warm-Ups’ workshop on 26th May,  the ‘Exploring Breath Workshop’ on 23rd June, or the ‘Finding Vocal Freedom & Ease’ workshop on 7th July.

Material will include exploring ways of:

  • Keeping the whole group engaged the whole time
  • Teaching challenging words or melodies quickly and easily by ear
  • Lessen the time it takes to learn a song
  • Using rhythm as the foundation of a song
  • Experiencing cross rhythms in the body, to make sense of a song (2/3, 4/5, 7/8 rhythms…)
  • Pacing (teaching slower to learn faster!), repetition and hand signing
  • Ensuring the group feel that they ‘can do it’ / ‘get it’ easily, without effort
  • Empower participants to replace old inhibitions and negative singing associations with confidence and joy.
  • Playful distractions to deal with  ‘old stuff’ around singing
    And more…

This material has grown out of 25 years’ experience of running choirs and singing groups and is underpinned by decades of both teaching the Alexander Technique and working with Ta Ke Ti Na – a body-centred rhythm method. Material will be taught through discussion, practical demonstrations, experiential work, application of material to songs bought by participants; observation and feedback…

Cost: £105, however, to accommodate anyone who may be financially challenged, I offer a sliding payment scale from £40-105, via BACS