Lockdown and a general lack of singing opportunities have made regular singing more difficult to achieve. As we are still uncertain about when ‘normality’ will be regained, it seems a good time to begin a series of online classes dealing with some of the vocal problems that may occur as we sing less. Classes are open to singers of all abilities. The first two topics are:
Thursday February 11th 10-12 CREAKS AND WOBBLES
Thursday March 4th 10-12 RANGE AND RUNS
The first class will look at the creaks and wobbles that may have crept into your singing during lockdown and work on steps to eliminate them.
The second class will be looking at range and agility, both of which may have suffered if you have been singing less during lockdown.
For both sessions we will be looking at a range of vocal and physical exercises as well as singing “together”. As we will be working on Zoom you will be muted during group singing and only able to hear Joyce. Some find they enjoy the experience more if headphones are worn.
Classes are £20 each or £35 if you book both.
Future topics include volume control and vocal stamina. For more information and to book your place please email email@example.com
To help those of you struggling to get motivated with your singing practice I have put five sets of daily exercises on my YouTube channel – five 2-minute exercise videos for each day, for 5 days, covering breathing, diction, scales etc. They are intended as a gentle kickstart to your practising, a nudge to get you back to work again! When lockdown is over we need to make sure our voices are working well – use it, don’t lose it!
We will all come out of lockdown with new skills. Maybe now’s the time to think about improving your knowledge and awareness of the music you are working on. Understanding what’s on the page makes life a lot easier.
Why not join me on Zoom for my two-part course on RHYTHM AND COUNTING. Being aware of note-lengths and timing makes managing phrases so much easier, and enables you to use your breathing technique more effectively.
Courses cost £20 per session or you can book them both for £35.
Hasn’t life changed! For those of you who normally sing regularly in lessons, choirs, classes etc and are now unable to, remember to keep exercising your voice daily, and keep up the breathing exercises too. If you need a bit of a nudge visit my YouTube channel – and you can sing, and breathe, with me.
Here are some breathing exercises to get you practising and ready to concentrate on improving your singing. We will all come out of lockdown with new skills, maybe now’s the time to think about improving your knowledge and awareness of the music you are working on. Understanding what’s on the page makes life a lot easier. Why not join me on Zoom for my two-part course on RHYTHM AND COUNTING. Being aware of note-lengths and timing makes managing phrases so much easier, and enables you to use your breathing technique more effectively.
ONLINERHYTHM AND COUNTING COURSE
Monday June 8th 10am – 12 noon Part 1
Monday June 15th 10am – 12 noon Part 2
Courses cost £20 per session, or you can book both for £35
I’m really enjoying leading vocal coaching sessions for choirs and working with my pupils on Zoom. Just having to click on an invitation link makes it easy to access, and we are all finding just how effective it can be as a learning tool. If you fancy a go get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m offering a FREE 30 minute trial lesson until the end of May.
*** THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS ***
Private singing lessons are continuing as usual. If you feel unwell please contact Joyce to cancel/postpone. When attending for your lesson please wait to be let in (no earlier than 5 mins before your lesson is due to start) so you don’t have to touch door-handles etc. You may prefer to bring your own bottle of water and pencil.
The Choir are looking forward to a Voice Training session with Joyce Tindsley this coming Monday, March 16th.
It is a rare opportunity to focus on improving our singing. many of us have been singing for many years, some not so long, but there is little doubt that Joyce will teach most of us something new (or perhaps remind us of something we have forgotten!), which will help us to sing better as a group.
This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions