Voiceworks Studio will provide group lessons again this year. All group lessons will be 60mins long and will be priced according to how many students are in a group – 3 or 4. Students of similar age, level and style will be matched for each group. We have 12 vocal coaches available to choose from between Mon. and Sat., each specializing in various genres of music and each coach has experience and qualifications specific to working with certain student profiles, be it kids, teens, adults, professionals or undergraduates, (see Team Voiceworks for full details).
Like one to one singing lessons, a course of group lessons at Voiceworks is tailored by the teacher to suit the students’ needs.
A typical group lesson will start with a warm up together in unison and sometimes in harmony, followed by development of vocal technique individually. This will be followed by song work and can vary from solo songs for each student or group songs with a focus on harmony, arrangement and the role of lead vocalist and backing vocalists. Song work will include interpretation/expression, musicianship, music knowledge, vocal technique, style and performance skills and will conclude with a plan for the week’s practice schedule. Students are encouraged to bring a mobile device able to record audio to each lesson and record some, most or all of the lesson.
All primary and secondary school students who sign up for group lessons at Voiceworks must take a weekly 45 minute musicianship class unless they pass an assessment in September and/or can prove they receive sufficient musicianship training elsewhere. We want Voiceworks singers to feel confident and equipped to perform in any professional situation with a language and understanding of music that will allow them to communicate and participate with musicians, other singers and industry professionals with ease. **see note
Goals are very important when embarking on any developmental or educational course. Rockschool exams for contemporary singing, music theatre singing, guitar and piano are available to Voiceworks students and take place in the first week of June 2017. For those wishing to take classical grades we use Associated Board and these also take place in the first week of June 2017.
All students will take an in house end of term assessment, one in February ’17 and the other in June ’17. This is a great way for students and teachers to assess the progression throughout the year. The assessment will be relevant to the lesson plan made with your teacher and flexible to your level, style and goals.
Voiceworks will put on up to 5 gigs this academic year 2016/17 (see Events for more details) and all students are encouraged to audition. Each gig is accompanied by the Voiceworks House Band in a professional venue giving student singers a real performance experience. Furthermore, all of Voiceworks gigs are in aid of various local charities.