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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each course?

We recommend that each course is run as a 3-day course, though there are options to reduce it to 1 or 2 days if required. These can be spread out over a period of months and held at times to suit the individual group, including Saturdays or twilight sessions.

How many people are on each course?

We recommend a minimum of 10 participants, and a maximum of 17.

What will I learn on the course?

Skills will be tailored to each group as required.

The Primary and Secondary courses cover the following topics:

  • Vocal health, development and awareness
  • Repertoire
  • Ensemble singing in the classroom
  • The teacher as a singing leader/conductor
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining vocal ensembles

Encouraging Young Vocal Leaders participants will learn about the following:

  • Basic singing leadership skills
  • Vocal health development and awareness
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Repertoire

What does abcd provide?

We will provide a tutor and accompanist for each day, and all the necessary repertoire. For all courses, costs may be reduced if an accompanist and/or repertoire can be provided by the Hub or other host group.

How much do the courses cost?

Costs vary depending on the length of course. The Primary and Secondary leadership courses cost approximately £225 per teacher, though this can be negotiable (see above). We currently have funding to subsidise the Encouraging Young Vocal Leaders, and we ask schools/Hubs to match this funding -exact amounts will vary.

Who do I contact for more information?

Call or email our Training Manager, Elisabeth Brierley, on 07805 454563 to discuss your specific training needs.

If you are a teacher, you may want to contact your local Music Hub or Music Service to see about forming a consortium of teachers.