Monday, January 25, 2016

Money matters 1 – practical solutions for dealing with choir finances

Whatever kind of choir you run, at some point you’ll have to deal with money. Whether it’s hiring a rehearsal space or paying an accompanist or collecting members’ subs.

cash register
photo by nikoretro

Money and finances can be scary though. Here are some practical steps you can take to ease the pain.

Monday, January 18, 2016

What to expect at my singing workshops (and those run by other Natural Voice Practitioners)

I started a brand new project last weekend called Sing Out Saturdays. It’s a monthly drop-in singing session for anyone who loves to sing.

SingWiv January 2016 (2)

It was quite clear that many people came with little idea of what was going to happen! I thought I’d answer some frequently asked questions about what to expect at one of my workshops.

Monday, January 11, 2016

What would you do differently if you were starting your choir today?

I have learnt a great deal since I started my first choir in 1997.

WorldSong at CUPA June 2000
WorldSong in Coventry, June 2000

If I were starting a choir again today I may well do things differently.

Monday, January 04, 2016

What single thing will make you a better singer this year?

It’s that time of year when lots of us make New Year resolutions, then a week later usually abandon them!

Duet singing

The secret is to be realistic. So how about choosing just one thing to change this year?