I am now developing a variety of training and workshop packages, some of which include mentoring and support for new groups and leaders, as well as a focus on community development work.
This short video taken with a group from Naas is a taste of a 3 hour harmony singing workshop specifically designed to embrace a wider community of people with varied singing experience. It also included a facilitated discussion on networking and vocal health.
Training is offered for the development of basic skills in group singing and is useful for anyone using singing as an aspect within their work – such as teachers, and community group leaders. I also offer more intensive weekend training sessions and courses for those interested in Community Choir Leadership. These can also include looking at the practical and organisational skills needed in running and operating ongoing groups, as well as projects and events.
Additionally I offer team building activities for groups, using music as a fun way to interact with each other and building strength and connection into group work. Mostly I work with the un-accompanied voice, but sometimes interwoven with the use of drums and hand-held percussion, guitar, movement and body-percussion.
Training and Workshops can be designed or themed to meet the needs of your group or event and include:
- Harmony Singing (World Folk, Funk, Gospel, Eastern European, contemporary pop, African….and more!)
- Working with Harmony and Arrangement
- Songwriting for Groups and individuals
- Introduction to ‘Leading Groups in Song’
- Improvisation and Circle Singing
- Identifying songs for A-capella
- Using Voice and the Body for creating rhythms
Training and Workshops are available as a one off day’s activity, a weekend, or as a course over a period of time.
I am also now developing in the area of facilitating Residencies and Holiday Breaks.