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 which included a facilitated discussion on networking and vocal health.
Training is offered for developing basic skills in group singing which is useful for anyone using song within their work such as teachers, and also more intensive weekends and courses for those interested in Community Choir facilitation. These can also include looking at the practical and organisation 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 Arangement
- Songwriting for Vocal Groups
- Introduction to ‘Leading Groups in Song’
- Songwriting for the individual
- Identifying songs for A-capella
- Using Voice and the Body for Rhythm
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 the areas of facilitating Residencies and Holiday Breaks.