Date: 15 Oct 2022
Details: 9.30 - 4.00pm
Location: Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, CH5 3DF
Run by: James Sills
Singer To Songleader is a one-day course designed to give you the confidence to lead others in song. You will learn the fundamentals of good singing leadership whatever the context: schools, pubs, workplaces, churches, care homes, with friends – or wherever. The course is suitable for those who already lead a group or aspire to do so in the future. Led by James Sills, the day will consist of a mixture of discussion and theory with plenty of practical activities to take you on your journey from singer to songleader.
TESTIMONIES FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES
- ‘I absolutely loved it, really learnt a lot and my confidence has increased to know I can do it’
- ‘A great mix of theory, ideas and the chance to practice with others in a safe structure’
- ‘Today has really inspired me to kickstart my dreams of starting a choir, giving me a range of skills and resources for my toolbox’
The role of the songleader, warm-ups, your posture/body language, how to start/end effectively, what to do with your hands, what to say (and what not to say), ways to control the sound, getting the best from your singers, picking appropriate material, exploring different types of songs, finding starting notes, working with instruments, your journey from singer to songleader, recommended resources, question and answer session.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING
A bottle of water, pen/pencil for making notes, an audio recorder e.g. dictaphone or recorder on phone, a pitch pipe or something to give you start notes e.g. app on phone.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO
Learn a number of simple songs/rounds by ear, sing as part of a group with approx. 15 participants, take it in turns to lead short whole-group activities. You may also choose to bring a short song to teach to the group. You will not be asked to sing/read from musical notation, sing solo, do anything you don’t want to!
Booklet of handouts/resources, a copy of James’s book ‘Do Sing’ (RRP £8.99), all tea/coffee & biscuits during the day, two-course lunch (pre-ordered), complimentary WiFi throughout the venue, audio recording of the songs taught during the day.