Teaching Young Voices Certificate
- Why teach singing to children?
- Recent educational research looking at learning and aptitude
- The benefits of singing for general achievement and wellbeing
- Foundations in vocal anatomy
- Basic structure and function
- Challenging assumptions
- Choosing our language
- Development from birth to 6yrs
- Early musical experiences
- Musical play
- Vocal abilities and suitable repertoire
- Singing in Key Stage 2
- Vocal development
- Musical development including singing in tune
- The relationship between parents, the student and the teacher
- Adolescent girls
- The role of hormones in vocal development
- Common issues like breathiness in the voice
- Repertoire choices
- Adolescent boys
- Recognising the stages of voice change
- How to keep singing though these changes
- Common challenges such as working with a limited range or choosing whether to use falsetto
- Less common issues such as puberphonia
- Finding repertoire that fits
- Structuring lessons and practice
- Warm-ups: what to do and in which order
- Crossing genres: pop and musical theatre techniques
- Dealing with fear – memorising music and performance anxiety
- Teaching students with different learning needs, for example: dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, visually impaired
- Child protection issues
- Vocal health
- Prepare a teaching portfolio with evidence of appropriate application of technical guidance and repertoire choices.
- Choose either two individual students or an existing group such as a choir.
Show your plans for 6 lessons or rehearsals.
- Give an explanation of what technical exercises you have done in each session: why you chose these exercises, how they were assimilated by the students and whether the outcomes were what you had hoped for or expected.
- Evaluate your repertoire choice: why you chose it, and what were the outcomes. You can provide annotated copies of the music.
- You will need to include a video of at least one lesson or rehearsal, this will need the relevant permissions from all concerned.
It is possible, with additional reading and tuition to enroll on module 1, Level 7, 10 credits – Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Practice. There will be an additional charge for this.
Follow up skype sessions/telephone support is available after the three days.
The Teaching Young Voices Certificate will take approximately 6 months to complete. The following costs cover the cost of the three day course, two days accommodation, breakfast and lunch as well as additional tutoring support.
Early Bird Non-residential – £300 (VAT inclusive) (Deadline: 18th January 2018)
Early Bird Residential – £500 (VAT inclusive) (Deadline 18th January 2018)
Early Bird Non-Residential + Certificated – £800 (VAT Inclusive) (Deadline 18th January 2018)
Early Bird Residential + Certificated – £895 (VAT inclusive) (Deadline 18th January 2018)
A super 3 days. Did exactly what was advertised. From the first enquiry I was very impressed. Great communication from the admin side. As for the course: A superb set up, clear teaching, and beautiful venue. A wonderful course which has inspired me to delve more. Lots of useful resources to take away and Dr Jenevora is just a wealth of inspiration and knowledge.
A really welcoming atmosphere was created.
A hugely rewarding course. The most beneficial I’ve done yet in my 11 years of teaching.
Dates and Venue:
Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018
Held at North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, Essex CO4 9AD.
Dr Jenevora Williams
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Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults: Compton Publishing