Musical Theatre Choir in Central London- Starting in September!
90 minutes sessions include:
Vocal warm up and technique.
Harmony work on all the best Musical Theatre Numbers.
Open lesson slots for solos and running audition repertoire.
Who's the choir run by?
Rachel Lynes is an ex West End performer and vocal coach. As well as teaching some of the West End's leading performers, she runs The Sing Space, a busy studio in SW London, and a successful existing Musical Theatre choir who performed with Cassidy Janson last December and have a big performance coming up (soon to be announced!)
What are the term dates and times?
The choir runs over 13 weeks with two sessions per week that you are welcome to attend for the same weekly fee.. Dates are slightly different due to venue availability.
Tuesdays 11.15-12.45 at St Anne's church, 55 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 6AF: September 10th - December 10th (No class on half term, Oct 22nd)
Tuesdays 7-8.30pm at St Clemence Danes, Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1DH: September 3rd- November 19th, plus one Monday session on Nov 25th. (No breaks)
How much is it?
£15 per week paid termly or only £156 for the 13 week term (rather than £195) if you book before July 16th! That's only £12 per week for up to sessions. It also entitles you to 10% off all one hour lessons at www.thesingspace.com or with Rachel.
Can I attend both sessions per week included in the same fee?
Yes! Absolutely. Understanding that your schedule can change, you can attend EITHER or BOTH session at no extra cost meaning you can come twice for the same fee!
What if I get a job and can't attend the term?
Spaces are non-refundable but transferrable to another singer or to our waiting list. You can also transfer your own place to the next term (maximum of one term carry over!)
How is a vocal coach led choir different from other choir?
Rachel is obsessed with demystifying the voice for singers, she's created a unique syllabus to cover all aspects of singing, including: resonance, breathing, adduction, jaw hinge release, tongue root release and a free larynx, and how these tie in with tone, range, register breaks and 'belting'!
What songs will we be doing?
All the best MT numbers, from Les mis, to Dear Evan Hanson, to Hamilton, Rent, Songs For a New World, Greatest Showman and so many more.
Do we use sheet music or lyrics?
Whichever you prefer! Both with be provided!
Will we be performing?
Absolutely! We are integrated into the West End world so lots of performance opportunities will follow!
What is an open lesson slot?
Understanding the benefit of solo work and running your own repertoire, we will make space for a solo each week. You can book your solo slot in advance, letting Rachel know what you'd like your focus to be.
What ability do I need to be?
The choir is a mix of professionals, drama/music/dance school grads and non professionals who want to work on their technique, strengthen their voices and have a love of harmony work or singing as a group.
I'm a parent! Can I bring my baby or children?
Yes, we welcome busy parents. Kids are welcome at your discretion! We often have a couple of babies falling asleep to your beautiful singing in the Southfields group!
We couldn't resist sharing another posey pic from our MAMMA MIA masterclass with the amazing Tasha Sheridan!
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It's not too late to book in for one of our kids summer camps!
A week of singing, drama and dance led by top West End stars!
GREATEST SHOWMAN: JULY 29TH - AUGUST 2ND. Fully booked. Please follow the link below to join the waiting list.
MATILDA: AUGUST 5TH - 9TH. Limited spaces.
SCHOOL OF ROCK: AUGUST 12TH -16TH. Limited spaces.
SING SPACE CAMPS INVOLVE:
1. What is the first thing you do to warm up?
Personally I like to blow bubbles gentle through a straw in water. With students, either a light siren or lip trills
2. What’s your favourite song to sing?
A Quiet Thing from flora the red menace
3. Which song do you think is the hardest song to sing and Why?
Any song which you know too well where you struggle to start again with technique as opposed to trying to sing either like the soundtrack or how you’ve been singing it (terribly) since you were 10!
4. Which singer do you admire the most and why?
Jenna Russell - she is an actress first and foremost and her voice is driven by emotion rather than technique
5. What what your favourite job as a singer?
Beggars Opera - loved singing with the worlds most famous baroque orchestra and learnt so much about music and my voice.
6. Is there one singing technique that changed your life?
SLS - getting my folds together.
7. Where did you train as a singers and/or vocal coach?
BSA and Royal Academy of Music
8. What’s your favourite thing about teaching singing?
Seeing the enjoyment and release and confidence my students get from finding their voice.
9. What is a common challenge you see in singers?
Bad habits of over pronating in lower range and unable to keep fold closure about the break.
10. What’s the best tip you can give a singer?
Invert (always think down if you’re going up and vise versa)
11. How do you approach audition nerves?
Practice and a little swig of cognac
12. How would you save a tired voice?
Water, vocal rest, steam and blowing bubbles
13. Who’s the best singing teacher you’ve ever had?
My first singing teacher, hands down.
14. What do you think to people who say that you need different coaches for different styles of singing?
Fair enough. We’re all different. I did not get on with Estill technique at all and needed a new coach teaching SLS to help me
15. Which is your favourite vowel to sing on and why?
Eee - most closed vowel and easy to manipulate into other vowel positions to make different sounds
16. Do you feel resonance in your body and do you use that feeling when you sing?
17. What does ‘support’ mean to you?
Using my body as the strong structure that's doing all the work allowing my breath and tone to work freely
18. Do you think that anyone can learn to sing?
19. How do you approach ‘belt’ in singers?
Must be old enough and have a strong enough speech/ mix tone. Then we’ll work on using body engagement and support and practice speaking on pitch
Resonance. Who thinks of singing in terms of feeling rather than listening?
Approaching singing this way can TRANSFORM a singer and remember: sound is a tangible thing!
If you can feel it then you’ve created it. If you’d like to dig deeper, we’re here to help you
understand how to use resonance in your singing practice and to demystify terms like
sympathetic resonance, nasal resonance, and head resonance and to feel the joy of
using your body as a resonator and vessel to produce sound!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mamma Mia/Musical Theatre fanatic Rachel questioned Abba as true MT choir material...
Until she heard this Broadway sitzprobe!
Oh, the harmonies. Seven parts at least!!!
We had SO MUCH FUN at our Mamma Mia Masterclass last week!
The amazing Tasha Sheridan taught us the choreography to 'Mamma Mia'- and we all became
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