Everyone has a voice but some of us need a little help to find it! This 4 week beginners course provides a gentle introduction to singing for those who aren’t sure if they can. All you need is a love of music and the desire to learn whilst having lots of fun.
Our sessions welcome a mix of ages with men and women from all walks of life. We are a safe inclusive place, everyone is welcomed equally and every voice is valued. There’s no audition, you don’t need to have any previous experience and you won't have to sing on your own.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE COURSE?
Anyone who wants to learn the basics of singing.
Have you always wanted to learn how to sing but didn’t know where to start? Do you only ever sing in the car or the shower when no-one is around? Perhaps you don’t think you’re good enough to join a group or it’s been a long time since you used to sing. No matter what you think of your voice, you are welcome to come along and find it on the course!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
To be gently eased into singing in a fun, friendly group.
Just like a beginners course for a new language or craft, we start with the basics and build up your skills as the weeks go on. You’ll learn about your own voice and how to sing as part of a group, whilst developing your personal confidence. The fun, upbeat sessions will provide a supportive, non-judgemental environment where everyone can thrive. There will be no requirement to perform in front of an audience at the course, or sing by yourself.
WHAT WILL WE SING?
A range of styles within the theme of the term.
The Singing Elf groups & courses explore songs influenced by a range of musical genres including pop, rock, gospel, folk, musical theatre, traditional and contemporary music. Each term is themed, with our Summer term focusing on ‘Songs from the Shows’ from both stage and screen. We will be singing songs from some of our favourite musicals as well as some lesser known songs you’ll soon come to love.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN IN?
It’s enjoyable & it’s good for you!
Singing in a group promotes physical, mental & emotional wellbeing. It’s a truly uplifting experience that helps you feel good by taking time out from the stresses of day to day life. You’ll meet a super friendly group, make new friends and have fun trying new experiences.
The Hetton Centre
Houghton le Spring
Mixed voice group open to all adults 18+
No experience necessary
The 4 week course costs £25, payable upon booking a place. (Weekly payments are not available)
Following the 4 week course, singers will have the opportunity to join our Tuesday Community Choir or continue as a group on a Thursday with an 8 week ‘Explore Your Voice’ course.
HOW TO BOOK?
Get in touch & we will send you details of how to pay & confirm your place. Spaces are limited so please get in touch ASAP.