The Hermon welcomes back Kate Allan for more monthly singing sessions, offering the chance to share your singing voice with others to make music together.
FOR BEGINNERS heres an opportunity to find your singing voice (yes, its there!) in a supportive group!
You might be a CONFIDENT SINGER who wants to get away from the written page and see what comes from the group in the moment.
And for SONGWRITERS or anyone who would like to start making songs, this is a great way to open yourself up to fresh ideas and break the mould.
IN A CIRCLE, starting with gentle body and vocal warm-ups, we take any note, sing it together and then invite some of the group to add another note until weve built a chord, listening carefully to ourselves and each other.
THEN WE CAN
create and develop a rhythm
explore the different sounds we can make with our voices
vary the pitch (high, low), the sound, the speed and the volume
add some body percussion eg clapping, foot tapping
come up with new ideas as a group as we go
build confidence in and awareness of our own and other peoples voices
All this happens and develops very instinctively as our intuition, creativity and innate musicality come to life.
If youve never heard yourself SING FREELY, this is the chance to find that freedom in a judgement-free, natural way.
The sessions are facilitated by Kate Allan, an experienced freelance singer, songwriter and singing for health practitioner whose clients include the NHS, Severn Hospice and other health care providers.
You can find out more about Kate at:-
ANOTHER DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Watch out for our special Voices Amongst Rhythm workshop on Saturday, 11th July, 10am to 1pm! Kate Allan and percussionist Rick Wilson who runs our Drum Circle sessions join forces in this exciting collaborative WORKSHOP FOR SINGERS & PERCUSSIONISTS exploring rythmic challenges in new ways!
LIMITED SPACES – PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR PLANNING AND BOOK EARLY!
By popular request experienced musician and tutor Rick Wilson will be back at The Hermon for the spring season 2020 to share his exceptional skills on hand drums and percussion instruments in a series of on-going monthly group workshops.
Explore in a focused manner Indian, African and South American styles of drumming in a friendly and relaxed environment! No prior experience is needed, bring a drum if you have one but, if not, instruments will be at hand.
Come and join this eager group that brings together beginners, intermediate and advanced players to discover all things rhythmic and develop their skills jointly!
Prior booking helps us with the planning, so please register and purchase tickets for this series of events as early as you can! Thank you.