The voice is a powerful musical instrument in its own right and its popularity has grown with media drawing attention to both musical theatre and popular genres. We offer four pathways for those interested in learning voice:
Group Vocals for Key Stage 1 (Yrs 1-3)
Class Vocals for Key Stage 2 (Yrs 4-6)
Class Vocals: Musical Theatre for teenagers and adults
Class Vocals: Rock and Pop for teenagers and adults
1:1 Vocal coaching
What can you expect from a Group Vocals for Key Stage 1 lesson?
The lessons are 45 minutes long and there are no more than eight students at one time. This course is aimed at Yrs 1-3 and incorporates vocal warm ups and exercises, singing a range of age suitable repertoire, reading music, listening skills and developing confidence.
Materials used are written for this age group and are provided during the lessons. Backing tracks are posted on the website in the students-user area to encourage fun practice at home.
The lessons are fast paced and fun with students enjoying a practical musical experience whilst using their imagination and making new friends. Key Stages are in separate groups to allow for differing learning speeds and interest in musical choices.
What can you expect from a Class Vocals for Key Stage 2 lesson?
The lessons are 1 hour long and there are no more than eight students at one time organised into similar age/ability groups.
Students are involved in whole group, duo and solo singing activities, extensive vocal warm ups and technical exercises, discovering a wide range of age suitable repertoire, reading music, listening skills and developing confidence.
Materials used are selected for the relevant age groups and course materials are purchased at enrolment. Backing tracks are used, both provided with the course materials and advice is given on additional repertoire.
The lessons are fast paced and fun with students enjoying a practical musical experience whilst using their imagination and making new friends.
Students have the opportunity to take an accredited exam using material learnt in lessons. Grades 1 – 8 are available, with Grade 6 onwards carrying UCAS points towards University applications. So this fun activity can turn into a career or aid progression into Higher Education. A Rockschool examiner visits JJ’s Music School once a year for those wishing to take an examination.
What can you expect from a Class Vocals: Musical Theatre or Class Vocals: Rock and Pop for teenagers and adults lesson?
The lesson structure is the same as above but we know that by the time singers are 13 years old, they know whether they are more interested in Musical Theatre or Rock and Pop. Therefore, our course is designed with this in mind and 'own choice' repertoire is drawn from the chosen discipline.
All vocal students at JJ's Music School will be required to learn different genres of singing as the material written especially for the Yamaha Class Vocals course instigates discussion in how to use the voice in different ways. However, by offering two different pathways we are acknowledging the main interest of the individual when selecting the 'own choice' materials.
What can you expect from a 1:1 vocal coaching session
1:1 vocal coaching is offered to students who wish to focus on specific projects i.e. forthcoming auditions. This option is only available to intermediate/advanced singers with specific goals in mind.
Vocal coaching is based on the genres of musical theatre and contemporary popular music. Lessons are up to one hour in length and are tailored to the individual’s needs.
For further details contact us using the 'Contact Us' link to your right.
For information on how much lessons cost and other specific information, please follow this link to our FAQ section.