LOVE singing but feel that you need to learn how to get the most out of your voice, how to take care of it and how to get the best out of it once you step out on stage?
Then here’s your chance to learn from the experts in a relaxed environment where the thing you’ll remember most is just how much fun singing can be.
Cath Stevenson is one of those gifted musicians who can get the best out of others. She teaches music at Thornhill, tutors singers and musicians and also runs the highly successful cabaret group, Miscellany.
Now Cath wants to share the pleasure that the Miscellany team gets from the many concerts that it gives across the region and to do just that she’s organised a musical theatre vocal workshop.
Her aim is to teach people more about their singing voice, about vocal techniques and how to avoid vocal problems. There will be ideas on stage presentation and how to deliver songs effectively either in a show or on the concert stage.
And singers will also get plenty of opportunity to do what they do best – and that’s sing their hearts out in the company of those who just love to do the same.
Cath, who lives at Shepley, has had bags of experience in getting the best out of people. She teaches music at a school in Thornhill, coaches musicians and singers, has been musical director for numerous shows and runs the area’s most popular cabaret group, Miscellany.
Cath knows only too well though that stage fright and a fear of auditions can hit the best of singers and those sort of problems will be tackled on this one-day workshop.
The date is July 12, the venue is Dalton Grange Club off Bradley Mills Road and the sessions run from 10am to 4pm though there is a break for a buffet lunch.
Cath is workshop director but she has recruited James Ashworth as vocal coach and Gareth Davies as drama coach.
James is renowned as a voice coach and has worked with both Opera North and with Huddersfield Choral Society. He will be doing a master class with volunteers on the day.
Gareth, when he is not teaching drama at Sheffield, sings as a tenor with Miscellany.
Twenty-five of the 40 places on the workshop have already gone with singers coming from Bridlington and Scarborough as well as from Huddersfield. Cath says that their musical backgrounds are equally diverse with people from Gilbert and Sullivan, operatic and choir backgrounds all likely to be involved.
“Some people may well sing beautifully but know very little about stage presence and delivery,” said Cath.
“Initially, the workshop was going to be for Miscellany members but we decided to open it up to other people.”
If you are interested contact Cath on 07889 334168 or email her at Catherinefirstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop, including lunch, costs £15.