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Embodied Singing Skills and Performance Practice

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Course description

Based in the Visconti studios here at Kingston University, this practice-based course is led by two specialist practitioners to focus on personal set up and tools for singers. Through embodied, experiential learning and shared practice, individuals will develop an awareness and greater appreciation of the range of approaches to deliver chosen songs with ease, proficiency, and enjoyment.

This one-day course will focus on the connection of mind, body and voice using the Alexander Technique and strategies for storytelling to perform with ease, proficiency and enjoyment.

Participants are invited to bring a song of their choosing (in English, with piano accompaniment) to be worked on in an informal masterclass format and shared at the end of the second day with the group.

A "toolkit" of strategies will be acquired through embodied experiential learning, observation of others and reflective discussion. Students will gain a greater awareness of how the mind, body, and voice are interlinked and a personal understanding of the impact of personal habitual patterns on our delivery. Students will build an understanding of technical elements in a song to develop a confident delivery of their material. Individuals will have the opportunity to share practice and develop agency in their creative work.

Practical Details

Fully accessible for wheelchair users with free parking close by. General parking is free on Saturdays in zones A and B. Access to kitchen with fridge. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch as there are no retail outlets close to the venue.

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What to bring

A basic list will be sent to you a week in advance of the course start date. All other materials are provided by Kingston School of Art (KSA).

Course tutors

This course is led by two highly experienced and skilled tutors: Mark Oldfield (International Baritone and Teacher) and Korina Biggs. You will receive personal attention and input from their collaborative approach developed whilst working together with actor-singers at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Booking information

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The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (e.g. for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

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