Vocal Coaching workshop
You've seen Pop Idol and X-Factor and you're sure you can do better? Come and learn vocal warm-ups, techniques used by the stars, learn about harmony and different singing styles before learning and performing a song to a backing track.
The Vocal coaching workshop works well alongside the Music and the Music Industry, guitar and drumming workshops. When these workshops are held all together, it is possible to end a whole day of events with a free-for-all "jam session" using the instruments, new-found vocal skills and inspiration provided by the unlocking of the secrets of the music business!
This workshop is for absolute beginners as well as those who have had some singing experience. Participants will learn some general information about the science behind the voice, whether spoken or sung as well as other technical lessons like how to look after your voice, warm up and use it safely. Learn techniques like how to improve range and stamina as well as performance skills like song interpretation and delivery. The technical stuff is done in a fun, informative way often through practical tasks and games.
It doesn't matter what your musical preference is, in this workshop different music and vocal styles are explored. Discover your personal favourite and how to improve and get the most out of your singing.
We encourage people to seek further help and training with their singing if it is really something they would like to pursue and offer information on what to do should they like to take things further. This is a fun and creative extra-curricular activity but could also result in gigs and performances and a taste for future careers moves.
The Vocal Coaching workshop leaders
This workshop is taught by professional singers some of which have trained as vocal tutors by top celebrity vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant (Fame Academy, Pop Idol). Other vocal coaches used are all professional singers who have extensive experience working in the music industry singing along side artistes such as Will Young, Diana Ross, Lemar, Sting and many others.
"I enjoyed doing the vocal exercises and being able to perform what I think is quite a hard song to sing" - Kirsty, Aged 17
"I most enjoyed finding out about breathing and about my voice on the workshop" - Sarah, Aged 17
Scheme of work
- Learn an overview of the technical side of the voice, how it works and how to best use it as well as have a go at learning to sing a song in full harmony
- Being taught by a professional singer
- Exploring your own voice and different music styles
- Learning performance skills and song interpretation as well as vocal technique
Highlights of the workshop:
- Performing a song with the group in full harmony to backing track with choreography.
All participants will have the opportunity to:
- Try vocal warm ups, learn techniques used by the stars, learn about harmony and different singing styles before learning and performing a song.
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.