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[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops  

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.


Anyone Can Sing [W]
Wednesdays 18:30-19:30
16 Sept (12 wks), £48
13 Jan (10 wks), £40
28 Apr (11 wks), £40
Tutor: Laura Overend

“I came to this class because I sang in a choir at school. I wanted to join my church choir and needed a little bit of confidence to volunteer. I am part of that choir now.”

Have you ever been told that you can’t sing? Would you like to sing more often, but lack confidence? Well, we believe you can! Our weekly class eases you into singing, whatever your experience. Laura will build your confidence with fun physical and vocal warm ups to ensure you are singing healthily and productively, and different types of music sung in unison, call and response, and harmony. The songs are in English and other languages and you don’t need to be able to read music. Laura is a Personal Performance Coach, trained in leading community singing groups. She’s passionate about sharing the joys of singing together and creates a welcoming, sociable class where you can make friends and discover your voice.


Acoustic Guitar for Beginners [W] [16+]
Tuesdays 18:45-19:30
24 Sept (10 wks), £84
14 Jan (10 wks), £84
21 Apr (5 wks), £42
Tutor: John Somescales

Let experienced guitarist and performer, John Somerscales, introduce you to this versatile instrument in a small group, limited to six students for individual attention. Please bring your own acoustic guitar; it is not necessary to be able to read music. You can attend any combination of the terms depending on your experience.


 Singing for Better Breathing [W] [16+]
10:00-12.00
14:00-16:00
Saturday 14th November £40
Maximum No:15
Tutor: Laura Overend

This workshop is specifically for people living with a lung condition that affects your daily life, such as Asthma or COPD and can also help people who are prone to anxiety and panic attacks. Laura is a singing teacher and community singing group leader for Anyone Can Sing, but is also qualified with the Musical Breath to work with adults and children with lung conditions and people who are prone to anxiety and panic attacks, using singing for lung health.


Acoustic Guitar for Intermediates [W] [16+]
Tuesdays 19:45-20:30
15 Sept (10 wks), £84
12 Jan (10 wks), £84
27 Apr (5 wks), £42
Tutor: John Somescales

This group is limited to six students for individual attention. Please bring your own acoustic guitar. You can attend any combination of the terms depending on your experience. For this course you will need to be able to:

• Play chords in the keys of: D G A E C Am, including the chords A7 D7 E7 B7 Dm Em

• Play finger style arpeggios in the first position, plus basic alternating bass patterns with thumb.

• Read and understand simple guitar instrumentals written in the guitar tablature system. • Understand and play the pentatonic (blues) scale and 12 bar chord sequence.