Launched in 2015 and overseen by Baz Chapman, former Programme Director at Sing Up, our Vocal Leadership Training Progamme (VLTP) is designed to equip school teachers and music tutors with the skills they need to lead singing with children confidently and effectively, and develop more responsive choirs.
VLTP is based on our successful 5-Day Course (Foundation & Intermediate 1 levels) and offers new and existing vocal leaders alike the opportunity to develop their skills through the exploration of unaccompanied repertoire. It includes:
- Technique sessions
including practical demonstrations of all the key aspects of conducting
- Workshop sessions
giving participants ample podium time to put into practice what they have learnt
- Repertoire sessions
showing participants how to use SfP resources effectively in the classroom and beyond
On completion of the programme, participants receive certification as a Sing for Pleasure Singing Leader.
The programme is flexible enough to benefit different participant groups; it can be run in partnership with music education hubs, for staff and/or teachers in schools within hub areas, or it can be arranged for teachers in individual school clusters and federations.
It is flexible in its structure, too. Training sessions can be spread out over a period of months during the course of one year, and on different days/times of the week (including twilights and Saturdays), to suit.
In its first year, VLTP has been adopted by 6 music education hubs across the UK – and highly praised by the hub leads involved. This is reflected in the words of Lisa Mayo, Head of Gloucestershire Music:
“I love your approach and methodology. You enable people to have a go, make mistakes in a safe environment and build in confidence. I also totally buy into the techniques you are encouraging – a calmer, less complicated way for people to lead a choir without feeling like they have to ‘conduct’ a choir! Perfect!”
More information about the programme, including costs, can be downloaded below:
Vocal Leadership Training Programme brochure
To explore the possibilities of running a programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.