Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beginners choir or established choir: time to re-evaluate?

When I started my first ever choir, WorldSong, it was an open-access beginner’s choir and anyone who wanted to sing could join.

practice jan 05 4

Over time, as people stuck with the choir, the singing and the singers got better. We weren’t really a beginner’s choir any more. But beginners still wanted to join!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

There's always one! – coping with different singing abilities in a small group

Sometimes in a small group there is just one person out of step with everyone else.

odd one out - poppy

Photo by Trish Steel

In a large choir, it’s not too much of a problem, but the smaller the group, the more noticeable it is. How can we deal with this?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Normal service has been resumed!

Some of you may have had difficulty finding this blog these last few days.

My apologies. I changed website host and have only now just managed to link the blog to my website address.

Did ya miss me?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

When is singing jargon not singing jargon?

Jargon is a useful shorthand for people in the know. But for those outside our world, it can be confusing or even meaningless.

fridge magnets

We might think we’re being clear, but how can we be sure that everyone understands what we’re trying to get across?

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Training to be a choir or singing workshop leader

I often get enquiries about how you train to become a choir or singing workshop leader.


I don’t offer courses myself, but there are a few around. But do you really need training?