Singing Workshops

For details and dates of forthcoming singing workshops I am running, please see my diary page.

 

Book me to run a workshop

talking to participants at one of my singing workshopsFrom team building days at work to weddings to festivals to birthday parties, I can tailor singing workshops around your needs. Singing workshops is a brilliant way of bringing people together, learning new skills and having fun!

 

I teach all songs by ear, so no previous musical experience within the group is needed. I teach a range of songs from folk, gospel and world music traditions, and the occasional pop song.

 

“It was fabulous. I thought Xenia was very good – really easy to work with and I loved the fact she just dived straight in to some great harmonies for us” – Rufus Leonard

 

“The singing was definitely one of my favourite elements of the wedding ceremony. It made it fun and brought everyone in, and people told me afterwards how much they loved it.” – Kirsty, bride

 

I’ve previously led singing workshops at workplaces (BBC, Action Aid, Envision, Restless Development, Rufus Leonard) and festivals (Glastonbury, Bestival, Buddhafield in the City, Farmopolis, Barefoot Festival), as well as at weddings and birthday parties.

 

I will talk to you to find out more about your group and what might work best, and will tailor a workshop accordingly. The following options give an indication of what a sample workshop might look like, but these can be adjusted, e.g. by teaching one longer, slightly more meaty song, in place of 2 easier songs.

Options for singing workshops

Option A – 1 hour/2 songs

5 mins: Introduction
10 mins: Physical and vocal warm up/vocal development
10 mins: Simple warm up song
30 mins: Learn 2 songs in 2-4 part harmony
5 mins: Recap and sing through all the songs we’ve learnt

Option B – 1.5 hours/3 songs

5 mins: Introduction
10 mins: Physical and vocal warm up/vocal development
10 mins: Simple warm up song
30 mins: Learn 2 songs in 2-4 part harmony
5 mins: Comfort break
20 mins: Learn 1 more song in 3-4 part harmony
10 mins: Recap and sing through all the songs we’ve learnt

Option C – 2 hours/4 songs

5 mins: Introduction
10 mins: Physical and vocal warm up/vocal development
10 mins: Simple warm up song
30 mins: Learn 2 songs in 3-4 part harmony
5 mins: Comfort break
40 mins: Learn 2 more songs in 3-4 part harmony
10 mins: Recap and sing through all the songs we’ve learnt

 

“I just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to meet you and join in with your singing workshop. It was one the highlights of the weekend!” – Bestival workshop attendee

Please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements for singing workshops.

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