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We’re running something a bit special here at City Vocal Coach this summer, our first-ever singing course!
You may have seen chatter about a jazz course on our social channels. Well, we’ve decided to expand this into an even bigger opportunity, an advanced singing course!
A unique opportunity, this course will give you the chance to start learning about the physiology and anatomy of the voice in order to confidently tackle those challenging songs you felt were vocally out of reach. You will also learn through secure technique how to sing using nerves as a positive channel to enable you to perform to the best of your ability.
Working under the guidance of Anton Browne and Jenny Howe, two of the finest singers and coaches around (BBC/ITV’s The Voice and BRIT School teachers), you’ll explore in detail and develop vocal techniques commonly found in advanced repertoire choices, you’ll also study the art of stagecraft and presentation, discover how to apply technique to a challenging song of your choice and learn about microphone technique in order to enhance your vocal performance.
The evening course will run for 10 weeks, every Tuesday, from 7pm to 9pm. The first class will begin on the 6thAugust. The first four weeks of the singing course will be led by Jenny Howe, with Anton Browne running the next four, and the last two weeks will be taught by both Jenny and Anton – rounding off the course!
The evening course will be based in Holy Shot, the coffee shop just above our CVC studio.
What the singing course will cover
Appropriate stylistic vocal skills
By the end of this course you’ll…
Feel more confident
Increase your knowledge which will empower you to perform better through learned application
Be in a position to progress with newly acquired skills
Meet the teachers
Anton Brown has been in various bands writing songs and playing guitar, keyboards and bass and, later, singing and still today performs in 200 gigs a year. Anton has taught at top London Conservatoires and universities and has been teaching at The BRIT School since it opened in 1991 working with unique, motivated and talented singers and musicians. In 2011, Anton was invited by the producers of BBC TV’s ‘The Voice UK’ to tour the UK as a vocal coach for the Series 1 show.
Jenny moved to London in 1992 from her native home in Cork, Ireland. She began her career in the UK mainly working in Theatre. In 1994 Jenny joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra; she toured extensively with them in the UK and abroad and appeared several times at Ronnie Scott's where she is featured on many of their live albums including Cottoning On, In Control, and A View From The Hill. She is also featured on the compilation album Nite at Ronnie's. Consequently, she began working with Shakatak and toured Japan with them.
Jenny recorded the main soundtrack for the film The Brylcreem Boys, starring Gabriel Byrne and Jean Butler, and sang at the Cannes film festival, where it was premiered. Since then she’s been featured singing in films including Dream, Hot Gold, and the James Ellroy film, L.A. Sheriff's Homicide. She played the part of Mrs Croucher in the Spike Milligan film Pukoon, starring Elliot Gould and narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough. Other TV credits include TFI Friday, BBC Hall of Fame, CH4 comedy series Barking, and BBC Looking Good. She has also done voice-overs for programs such as BBC's Ballykissangel, Falling for a Dancer, the Channel Five series The Imperial War in Colour, National Geographic, and an Alpha Romeo commercial.
Downtime - a dance album released by the band Playpen - features Jenny singing lead vocals on two co-written tracks and has been played on many ITV and BBC programmes. Jenny sung on the track “Heaven on Earth” with production outfit Shut up and Dance, Jenny has also appeared at the Queen Elizabeth hall singing with a 45-piece orchestra in a show “Rhapsody in Blue”, celebrating the music of Gershwin. Recent work includes sampling sessions for Yamaha and Roland, and she has also recorded the album Second Take.
If you're interested in this course, please get in touch for more details!
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