Students receive individual singing lessons from experienced specialists of the developing voice. There are also sessions in sight-reading, aural tests and performance, alongside the vocal master-classes, consort workshops and sessions with visiting guest conductors.
Advice on choral scholarships and on singing beyond school is given a high priority. Lessons are also given in Alexander Technique, enabling students to improve self-awareness, reduce tensions and use energy more efficiently.
Organists are also welcome on all courses. However Courses 5 and 6 are specifically recommended.
It is testament to the strength and renown of the courses that so many musicians at the top of the profession are willing to give up their time to teach. There are twelve full-time members of staff, and around four special visitors each week. See the individual course pages to see who’s teaching on your course.
“Any teenager who wants to take singing seriously is guaranteed a whale of a time.”