At Evolve our singing lessons are focused around developing safe vocal technique and the syllabus is based on the Estill technique as well as other influencing practitioners to allow the singer to have full control over their own voice. Students will start by improving the foundation of their singing voice with breathing and support techniques and then we will move on to mastering vocal qualities, stylistic elements and improving range to allow the student to become a fully versatile singer. Each student will have their own learning journey and the lessons will be tailored to each student’s individual needs. Students should be prepared to sing a wide variety of styles and genres and not just the latest pop song or their favourite musical song and the teacher will guide the students as to what song will benefit their voice the most. Each term there will be an opportunity for students to perform in front of a public audience in-house or at external venues, provided that students are performance ready.
Our regular singing classes are structured in one hour sessions with a maximum of three students per class. The classes are divided into age and skill appropriate groups and each student gets 15 minutes 1-1 time with the teacher as well as a 15min group warm-up and technique session. For students new to the course the technique session will be extended to allow all students to fully understand the vocal techniques to then put into practice in their individual work. The group setting provides a valuable basis for students to develop confidence in performing in front of others, vocal analysis skills and allows them to learn other techniques from watching the advice given to their peers so they can put it into practice independently. Because of the group and technical focus of the course, this course will suit students who are focused on seriously developing their singing skills, have great focus and teamwork skills as well as a passion and love for performing.
Due to limited availability this our solo singing lessons are offered by invitation only for our older students who are interested in a career in singing or furthering their training. Solo sessions are structured with a 15 minute warm-up and range exercises, 15 minute vocal technique skills and 30 minute repertoire work. Students on this course must show a dedication to their work, a high level of commitment to the course and a passion for singing and performance.
7 – 12 years
Our Trebble Makers class is a fusion of musical theatre, singing, acting, dance and physical theatre led by TJ and just for boys ages 7-12. The class is aimed at inspiring a love for all areas of the arts and showing the students that performing is not just for girls! This high energy class will involve games as well as learning performing techniques from across the genres and will be focused on exposing the students to new experiences and performance styles as well as developing a love for performing. There is no audition necessary, just an openness and a willingness to try new things, have great listening skills and work hard in class. The course from time to time will have small showcases and will complement and lead onto entering our other performance courses at Evolve.
Every week join us for a full filled hour of singing and movement as we come together to sing some classic pop and rock tunes in a fun and energetic environment. Sing Out! is made up of Adults aged 16+ who just love to sing, have fun and learn some skills along the way. There is no audition and anyone can take part. Each week we will look at pop songs from across the ages, learn harmonies, fun movement and generally just have a great time! We encourage anyone who loves to sing to join and share in the joy and good feeling that ensemble singing can bring. Over the year there will be various opportunities for optional performances but the group is more about the enjoyment of the process rather than putting on a performance. The group is led by TJ Taylor who is an experienced choir leader and will help everyone get the most out of their time in the pop choir. So don’t be “Makin’ your mind up” be an “uptown girl” or a “Man in the Mirror” and come and do the “Crocodile Rock” down to Sing Out! Choir and unleash the “Dancin’ Queen” inside you!