undefinedSarah Parkin

An in depth course on how the imagination and good breath control inform our vocal technique and interpretation.

STANDARD: IMPROVER, CONFIDENT, SKILFUL

Resident: £320 Non-Resident: £232 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 21/283

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Monday 12 April 2021. 

Non-Member and online booking opens at 9am on Monday 10 May 2021. 

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.

What is the course about?

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere this course is designed to enable you the singer to use your instrument to the best of your ability, and where possible to develop your vocal technique and maximise the full potential of your voice. Brian Parsons is an experienced singer and pedagogue and, aided by the pianist Gavin Roberts, will tailor your individual sessions with him to your own special needs, making sure that at all times you understand the process and any relevant information. You will be given vocal exercises (basic and advanced), advice on presentation, interpretation, and repertoire, and be encouraged to comment and share any thoughts you have as a result of your experience. Please bring with you at least three pieces you know well, preferably from memory, in different styles and languages, contrasting and/or complementary.

Tutor website: http://brianparsons.simplesite.com/ 

What will we cover?

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere this course is designed to enable you the singer to use your instrument to the best of your ability, and where possible to develop your vocal technique and maximise the full potential of your voice. You will be given vocal exercises (basic and advanced), advice on presentation, interpretation, and repertoire, and be encouraged to comment and share any thoughts you have as a result of your experience.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

Gain knowledge of the repertoire in general; gain confidence in performance of your songs through enhanced interpretative and technical skills.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Standard: Improver, Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

Masterclass style. All the singers attend every session and hear each other sing. Feedback is given by both Brian and Gavin to encourage better performing skills, in a friendly and supportive way. Although preferable, the songs do not have to be sung from memory but a good knowledge of the chosen music is expected. Please tell Benslow Music in advance what your chosen songs are.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Each singer must bring three copies of their music and tell Benslow Music in advance what their chosen songs are.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Three copies of your chosen songs.