Monday, October 31, 2016

How to draw out the reticent singers in your choir

When a nervous singer turns up to your choir or someone comes to your singing workshop who’s never sung in public before, it’s all too easy for them to hide at the back.

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Here are some ideas for encouraging under-confident and first-time singers.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Make singing part of your five-a-day for wellbeing

Are you doing your five-a-day for wellbeing?

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Here are five things that can help with your feelings of wellbeing if done daily.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Don’t let your choir leader do all the work – realise how capable you are as a singer

There are some great choral conductors and singing workshop leaders out there. They get the very best out of their singers.

photo by U.S. Army

The downside is that singers can end up believing that they can’t do it without them. It’s time to acknowledge how capable you are as a singer in your own right.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The choir leader’s guide to catching a cold

Here in the northern hemisphere it’s the season of coughs and sneezes.

photo by Allan Foster

In case you’ve not managed to catch your first cold of the season at choir, here’s a handy guide to get you started.

Monday, October 03, 2016

What to do when only one man turns up to your mixed choir

There’s a mixed voice singing workshop with plenty of women singers, but only one man turns up. A new community choir starts and only one man comes to the first session, vastly outnumbered by the women.

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North Walsham Community Choir, Norfolk, UK

How do you deal with the massive imbalance? Here are a few ideas.