Book now for spring 2019 courses

abcd's courses are designed to help you develop on your individual journey as a singing leader. Our experienced tutors work with you to enable you to develop your own gesture vocabulary and rehearsal technique. The training is delivered in a supportive and encouraging environment, improving confidence and practical skills which can be used by those leading singing of any kind, regardless of age group, music genre or experience of singers.

Initial Conducting Course: Leading the Singing & Foundation

27 April, 25 May, 22 June, 20 July
The Hall School, London

For those just starting out in choir leadership, or who have been leading a choir for a while and want to back up their experience with some training. Book online here

Emerging/Progressive Conducting Courses

27 & 28 April, 8 June, 20 July, 7 September, 12 & 13 October
St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico, London

For those with experience in singing and/or conducting wanting to develop existing skills, and those working with at least one choir on a regular basis and wishing to further develop their technique. Applications are now open, and should be supported by video footage - find out more about the Emerging Course here and the Progressive Course here.

Bursaries are also available for abcd courses for singing leaders committed to working with young singers (under the age of 18). Click here to find out more.

If you'd like an informal chat about what taking a course entails, do get in touch with our Training Manager Elisabeth by email or by phoning 07805 454563.

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