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Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Duration:

10 weeks 

Day and time:

Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Next course: Starting date
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

Related subjects

Performance, Signing

Department Music
Tutor

Brenda Rattray

Location

University of London, Room 280

Come and explore soul, jazz and gospel music, build your confidence and develop your singing skills in a safe, enjoyable and creative atmosphere with others.

Really really really enjoyed this course. I have gained so much more confidence and knowledge from the tutor and the way forward is much brighter. Thank you so much. 

Participant, 2017

Music from all three genres will be explored, learned and performed. Techniques of solo singing, singing in a group, listening skills, how to find and hold a harmony, improvisation, interpretation and rhythm will be developed.

You can enrol on all three terms or individual terms. Each term the group works towards public performances.

About the Tutor

Brenda Rattray works Internationally as a Voice Expressive Vocal Coach and workshop leader. She is a performer, Composer and arranger, and Conducts Choirs. 

She has an enormous talent for teaching vocal technique and Performance skills both to individuals and in group settings. She has been running workshops and refining her teaching methods for over three decades and her expansive skillful, safe, approach has allowed her to work extensively in all areas of the community.

She has performed with artists such as the London Community Gospel Choir, Black Voices, Ian Shaw, Carol Grimes, The Grand Union Orchestra, Pee Wee Ellis, Stan Tracey and Duncan Lamont in venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scots, The Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth halls, Saddlers Wells theatre, The Vortex, Union Chapel and more recently in The Jazz club ‘Hide Away’.

She has been a Vocal Tutor at Goldsmiths University since 2003 and her clients include Guildhall school of Music and Drama, BBC Concert and Symphony Orchestras, Secondary schools, Adults and children diagnosed with Autism and other special needs, Prisons in Australia, England and Northern Ireland, High Security Pyschiatric Hospitals, Glyndebourne, English National Opera and RNIB.

She has brought her inspirational workshops and vocal training skills to over 43 countries including Australia, East Africa, Finland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Brussels, Madrid, South Africa and more recently to Italy where since 2000 she has continued to run workshops and perform. 

Publications

Her songs “The smile behind the eyes” (2005)  and 'Reach for the Positive,' (July 2009 ) and her book “Joy of Singing” are published by Faber Music and have established themselves in the repertoire of many choirs across Britain and Internationally.

Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 - Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 - Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

How to Apply

Please click on the date of the course you'd like to attend below. You’ll be taken to Eventbrite, which is our booking system:

Please be aware that our short courses sell-out quickly, therefore early booking is advisable.

Fees

£180

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