Vocal CPD for Summer 2017

Introduction to Leading Singing

Led by Amy Bebbington

Tuesday 9 May 2017 4.30pm- 6.00pm £10

Goldsworth Primary School, BridgeBarn Lane, Woking GU21 6NL

Choosing songs that are right for your group;keeping in tune; keeping in time; teaching harmonies; tips for teaching a songquickly and effectively; avoiding over-singing; teaching tricky sections; keeping rehearsals fun; games and exercises.

Amy is Director of Training for theAssociation of British Choral Directors. She has training in both Kodaly andDalcroze approaches and has a wealth of experience working with singers of allages. She has delivered choral training for Sing Up, Youth Music, GlyndebourneEducation Outreach, Trinity/Open University, the Royal College of Music JuniorDepartment and the Royal Academy of Music. Amy has a friendly and open approachto working with teachers, and incorporates practical aspects of leading singingin a fun and engaging way.

Boys Singing

Led by Caroline Gale

Date Tuesday 16 May 2017 Time: 4.30pm –6.00pm

£10

Guildford County School, FarnhamRoad, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4LU

Tried and true methods for keeping boyssinging! Choosing material, structuring rehearsals and the changing voice. Ledby Caroline Gale, Director of Music at Guildford County School. Caroline leads11 Choirs including a 140 strong boys choir and that has appeared on ClassicFM, Teachers TV and has also appeared on Gareth Malones series ‘The Choir’.

Teaching Songs and Singing Games

Led by Rebecca Askew Wednesday 17 May 20174.30pm – 6.00pm

£10

Ongar Place Primary School,Milton Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 1NY

Engaging children in singing as a naturalpart of their everyday life. Activities focus on vocal skills development,musicianship, sharing and PSHE development, leading to improvements inwhole-school singing, confidence and concentration.

Rebecca Askew is an experienced singer,performer and composer with a background in jazz and improvised music. Shesings new music in both theatre and concert settings. She is an expert ensemblemusician adept at using the voice as an instrument.

Music Theatre!

Led by Lee Reynolds Thursday 25 May 20174.30pm – 6.00pm

£10

Reigate Parish Church PrimarySchool, Blackborough Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7DB

Learning and performing songs from the shows;incorporating drama and movement; using focus; sets/props, character andnarrative.

Lee Reynolds is Music Director ofGlyndebourne Youth Opera and has conducted the premières of three new operacommissions there, was Assistant Conductor on Don Giovanni in the 2014Festival, and was part of the team to win an RPS Award for Imago. Lee wasAssistant Musical Director of 'The Freedom Game', Surrey Arts' community operathat was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015 to celebrate the 800thanniversary of the Magna Carta being sealed in Surrey.

Teaching Songs and Singing Games

Led by Rebecca Askew Tuesday 6 June 20174.30pm – 6.00pm £10

Park Mead School, Park Drive,Park Mead Estate, Cranleigh GU6 7HB

Engaging children in singing as a naturalpart of their everyday life. Activities focus on vocal skills development,musicianship, sharing and PSHE development, leading to improvements inwhole-school singing, confidence and concentration.

Rebecca Askew is an experienced singer,performer and composer with a background in jazz and improvised music. Shesings new music in both theatre and concert settings. She is an expert ensemblemusician adept at using the voice as an instrument.

Leading your Community Singing Group

Led by Anna Tabbush Wednesday 14 June 20176.00pm – 8.00pm £10

Westfield School, Bonsey Lane,Woking, GU22 9PR

Are you a choir conductor or singer? Wouldyou like support leading your singing group in a fun, practical workshop andnetwork with other conductors and singers at the same time?

Join community choir conductor andcomposer/arranger Anna Tabbush for a fun and informative session that will lookat folk song, rounds, warm-ups and exercises that will help develop singers ofany age.

For further information or to make a booking, please call 01483 519672

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