Sunday, February 26, 2012

Can I call myself a ‘singer’?

One place I work at, they call my workshops ‘singers weekends’.


Somebody once told me they couldn’t come on one because they weren’t a ‘singer’.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

How to practice a choir song on your own (and a big concert’s coming up)

A concert is looming and there are a couple of songs you don’t know that well.

singing practice

Photo by _foam

You’ll need to put in some practice at home, but how do you rehearse on your own?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

“Singing workshop”: a building where songs are repaired?

I was at a business meeting recently and we were asked what we did. I explained as well as I could.


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A guy came up to me in the break and asked: “Yes, but what actually happens in one of your sessions? And what is a ‘workshop’ any way?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

How to plan and run a singing workshop

Planning a singing workshop is a lot like planning a regular choir session.

singing rehearsal

Photo by Pink Singers

The main differences are that a workshop is usually a one-off and the participants will usually be strangers.