Choir Leader Trainings

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Community Choir Leader Training

If you are interested in leading singing groups and choirs, or seeking to build your confidence in this area, this series of workshops will cover all the basics and much more.

Dates for 2019:

10th - 17th May 2019 at the Song House, Co Donegal

The training will give you skills for a wide variety of community settings and several previous participants have gone on to make this their profession. It is a hands-on, practical course, though with philosophy, theory and lively discussion where appropriate.

In past years this course has run over 3 months: 4 intensive training days with 3 week gaps between each session, for students to practice their skills. In 2016 we ran this course for the first time at the Song House, over 1 week. It was very successful. The training days are spread out over the week. In between those days, students are required to spend time putting newly acquired skills into practice, by teaching the choir formed by the student group. This enhances the value of the course, and quickly builds students’ confidence. The training days will be spread out over the week. In between those days, students will be required to spend time putting newly acquired skills into practice, by teaching the choir formed by the student group. This enhances the value of the course, and quickly builds students’ confidence. Students found it invaluable to have this time together: time to practice on each other, pool expertise and ideas. See many testimonials on this page.

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Community Choir Leader Training

Topics covered:
• Philosophy and principles
• Warm Ups
The voice
• How to teach a song in parts
• How to develop a song
• Ways to improve the quality of the singing
• Building dynamics of the group
• Improvisation
• How to support individuals
There are no entry requirements and you don’t need to be able to read music, though it is helpful.

Candy will be drawing on over 35 years’ experience of teaching in a wide range of settings: directing a set of five ‘Singing in the Round’ community choirs, initiating and directing the Trowbridge Song project, a multi-racial community building project, work in schools, Early Years, Steiner education, nursing homes and work in the corporate world.

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Testimonials

Choir Leader Training May 2016 at The Song House

Kim Rance, Choir Training Student Feedback 2015

Choir Training Student Feedback 2015

Choir Training Student Feedback 2015