As well as working on exciting arrangements of the best Musical Theatre numbers, this choir offers you the chance to develop your singing voice under careful guidance.
West End vocal coach, Rachel will takes you through her carefully constructed syllabus of vocal technique, tackling challenges, and working towards goals in the supported environment of like minded singers.
Part 1- Vocal warm ups and technique. Following a unique 13 week syllabus, covering everything from tone to resonance to register breaks, range, belting and breathing.
Part 2 - learning Musical Theatre songs with harmonies.
Part 3 - the option for a short open lessons where you are welcome to run your audition repertoire.
Who's the choir run by?
Rachel Lynes is an ex West End performer and vocal coach. As well as teaching some of the West End's leading performers, she runs The Sing Space, a busy studio in SW London, and a successful existing Musical Theatre choir who performed with Cassidy Janson last December. Rachel is also working in partnership with the Theatre Royal Haymarket (details soon to be announced!) For more about Rachel's teaching methods, take a look at the video below, 'The six fundamentals of effortless singing.'
What are the term dates and times?
The choir runs over 13 weeks with two sessions per week that you are welcome to attend for the same weekly fee.. Dates are slightly different due to venue availability.
Tuesdays 11.15-12.45 at St Anne's church, 55 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 6AF: September 10th - December 10th (No class on half term, Oct 22nd)
Tuesdays 7-8.30pm at St Clemence Danes, Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1DH: September 3rd- November 19th, plus one Monday session on Nov 25th. (No breaks)
Wednesdays 10am at Aspire, Southfields. September 10th - December 10th (No class on half term, Oct 22nd)
Thursdays 7.45pm at Aspire, Southfields. September 10th - December 10th (No class on half term, Oct 22nd)
How much is it?
£15 per week paid termly. That's only £15 per week for up to sessions. It also entitles you to 10% off all one hour lessons with Rachel or any of The Sing Space coaches.
Update: due to requests to pay the term fee in instalments, you can do get in touch at email@example.com or call 07545960045 if you wish to discuss a payment plan!
Can I attend both sessions per week included in the same fee?
Yes! Absolutely. Understanding that your schedule can change, you can attend EITHER or BOTH session at no extra cost meaning you can come twice for the same fee!
What if I get a job and can't attend the term?
Spaces are non-refundable but transferrable to another singer or to our waiting list. You can also transfer your own place to the next term (maximum of one term carry over!)
How is a vocal coach led choir different from other choir?
Rachel is obsessed with demystifying the voice for singers, she's created a unique syllabus to cover all aspects of singing, including: resonance, breathing, adduction, jaw hinge release, tongue root release and a free larynx, and how these tie in with tone, range, register breaks and 'belting'! We’ll also be looking at SOVT work, mindfulness and singing, primal sounds, mimicry as inspiration and conquering audition nerves.
What songs will we be doing?
Original arrangements of the best MT numbers, from Dear Evan Hanson, to Come from Away, Heathers and Chicago.
Do we use sheet music or lyrics?
Whichever you prefer! Both with be provided!
Will we be performing?
Absolutely! We are integrated into the West End world so lots of performance opportunities will follow!
What is an open lesson slot?
Understanding the benefit of solo work and running your own repertoire, we will make space for a solo each week. You can book your solo slot in advance, letting Rachel know what you'd like your focus to be.
What ability do I need to be?
The choir is a mix of professionals, drama/music/dance school grads and non professionals who want to work on their technique, strengthen their voices and have a love of harmony work or singing as a group.
I'm a parent! Can I bring my baby or children?
Yes, we welcome busy parents. Kids are welcome at your discretion! We often have a couple of babies falling asleep to your beautiful singing in the Southfields group!
"Anyone seriously considering a career in Musical theatre, or a professional hoping to improve their skills, I urge you to have a lesson with Rachel." Gina Beck, WEST END LEADING LADY
"Rachel is an incredible singing teacher. Not only is her singing teaching second to none, she has a personableness to her that makes singing exciting and fun. "
Cassidy Janson, WEST END LEADING LADY