Be A Singing Teacher In Person Course
A 20 hour intensive course, run over 1 week with two sessions per day
DATES Monday 10th April - Friday 14th April 2017
Session 1: 10am to 12pm (BST) daily
Session 2: 1pm to 3pm (BST) daily
Places limited. Book early to avoid disappointment
ABOUT THE COURSE
WHAT'S IN THE COURSE
- Intro to the anatomy of the voice (larynx, vocal cords, respiratory system)
- Assessing the singer and their voice
- Vocal exercises sounds/scales/instruction to help the singer sing better
- Intro to the science behind singing
- Practical demos
- Basic keyboard skills
- Equipping your studio
- Developing a lesson plan
- Delivering the first lesson
- Delivering ongoing lessons
- Teaching/learning styles and pedagogy
- Vocal pathology (i.e. vocal damage)
- Vocal health advice
- Basic business and marketing strategies
- Useful resources for singing teachers
- Plus much more…
- A clear and practical method for getting started as a singing teacher
- Useful resources and recommendations
- Recording of each class as well as a copy of the lesson presentation
- A signed Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.
- A bunch of new friends with similar interests!
- 3 months free BAST membership for ongoing education and support
- Notifications for ongoing educational events and resources
- A minimum of 3 - 5 years of professional experience as a singer/performer. Think about it if you don't have much singing performance experience it will be hard to convince someone that you know enough to help them become a singer.
- Music theory qualifications or Grade 5 minimum knowledge recommended. Knowledge is power.
- Keyboard skills also recommended but not compulsory. It is highly recommended you consider piano lessons if you have no keyboard experience. Being able to play and control scales, plonk out a melody or a set of chords goes a long way in this game. We do cover basic scale building and piano fingering in the course.
When & Where
Ian Davidson is a highly sought after Vocal Coach and Singing Teacher with over 12 years’ worth of experience of teaching and working in the Higher Education and Music Industry sectors of the UK.
Ian was fortunate to begin his career lecturing in vocals at the world-renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, or LIPA, which was founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Ian spent 10 years there in the music department teaching one-to-one voice lessons, directing the a cappella and gospel choirs and also teaching singing for actors, singing for dancers and music theory. During his time at LIPA he has had the privilege of teaching some great students who have gone to achieve success within the industry such as Dan Croll, Ady Suleiman, Frances, and Jessica Staveley-Taylor from The Staves.
Ian then spent a year helping to establish a new BA in Musical Theatre at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, or IAB, based in Sitges in Catalunya, Spain. He is now back in Liverpool, lecturing part-time at LIPA and a new charity school called Rare Studios, which provides high quality performing arts training for under privileged teenagers from the Merseyside area.
Ian is also the founder and co-director of Balance Vocal Studio (www.balanceyourvoice.com), also based in Liverpool, and splits his time between lecturing and teaching private clients. Ian has experience leading workshops and teaching in other countries, such as Switzerland, Malta and the USA, and also teaches clients over Skype and FaceTime.
Ian has an MA in Music from the University of Salford, and a BA in Performing Arts Music from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, along with a Gospel Entertainment and Music Award and a Gold Disc for his contribution to the 2012 UK Christmas No.1 Single “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” for which he arranged and directed the backing vocals and choir.
Ian is a founding member of the Vocology in Practice Global Teacher Network and is presently serving as the Education Director and member of the Core Team for the organisation. He is proud to be one of a handful of teachers in the UK to hold full ViP Teacher Authorisation. To be a BAST Teacher Trainer is a huge honour, and Ian is excited to be involved in the training of excellent Singing Teachers and Vocal Coaches from around the UK and abroad.
Ian specialises in one-to-one vocal coaching, choral direction and arranging and Musical Theatre. Academically his interests are in the issues surrounding the decline of singing as a past-time in Western Culture, “persistent tunelessness” and “adophobia”, which is the fear of singing.