Singing

Reconnect with your local community and enhance your health with this group singing class. Studies have shown that singing has many health benefits including increasing lung capacity, oxygen to the blood and brain, release of endorphins and possibly warding off dementia! No experience necessary, no auditions and no solo parts unless requested.

To get into the spirit of Christmas we will be singing some Christmas songs in the last few weeks and will go caroling around the school on our final night!

We will start the lesson with breathing exercises, varied vocal warmups, then go on to sing rounds and canticles. Learning a repertoire of songs will be a large part of the lesson and will be lots of fun! There will be the opportunity to split into parts during songs and rounds and also for those who want to try harmonising with certain songs within your vocal range. All experience levels are welcomed.

Course Outline:

  • How to sing in Solfege and why it is useful for intonation training (pitch)
  • Effective diaphragmatic breathing and improved breathing technique
  • Exercises covering all dimensions of singing
  • How to detect your various registers
  • How to sing safely and freely
  • Vocal health and safety
  • Learn and perform up to 8 songs by end of the course as a group
  • Christmas caroling on final week of term – lots of fun!

Learning Outcome:

  • Improved breath control
  • Improved lung capacity
  • Exercises to improve any vocal issues
  • Learn your vocal range and category
  • Stress relief
  • Repertoire of songs

What to bring:

  • Bottled water
  • Pen and small blank exercise book

About the Tutor:

'Merilyn Steele is an experienced singer and teacher of over 10 years and a working performer of over 25 years whose style covers rock, pop, jazz, country, R & B, blues, and folk. She is also a qualified Throga ® teacher and has studied voice, Ear Training, and Sight Singing at the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney Uni., and has completed AMEB grade theory as well as several TAFE music courses and certificates. Merilyn is also a private vocal/music and guitar teacher of over 10 years working from her studio in Sans Souci.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.