This is what I was doing last year. Leading a Choir The First Steps (click for link) – another course running in London on 23rd October 2013

Gitika singing

 Leading a Choir: First Steps

Wednesday 23 October 2013 10.00am – 3.30pm

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

This workshop will look at the core skills involved in leading and directing choirs. It is intended for anyone who currently leads or would like to set up any form of community singing, whether it be in primary and secondary schools, youth, adult and cross-generational singing groups and choirs.

The day will explore physical and vocal warm up activities, developing skills in directing and conducting, and tips on effective song teaching without the use of written music

 Leading a Choir: Next Steps ( clink on link for booking)

Leading a Choir: Next Steps

Wednesday 15 January 2014

10.00am – 3.30pm

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

This course follows on from ‘Leading a Choir: First Steps’ and will introduce further techniques and skills involved in leading and directing choirs. It is intended for anyone who leads any form of community singing, whether it be in primary and secondary schools, youth, adult and cross-generational singing groups and choirs.

The day will explore a range of physical and vocal warm up activities, and focus on developing more advanced skills in directing and conducting. There will be further tips on effective song teaching without the use of written music, as well as preparing your choir/singing group for performances. There will be the opportunity to meet with other participants and discuss ideas for progression and sharing good, tried and tested repertoire for your choirs and singing groups.