Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health

Ref: C3678762

Singing for Health : learn warm ups for body, breath and voice Sing songs that enhance wellbeing - in unison, harmony or rounds Learn songs from around the world and a little about where they come from and what they mean Use recordings to practise your songs and try out your harmony skills Boost your IT skills by learning how to record yourself singing and contribute to a collaborative online song video This course is for women only. This course builds on previous work with Bridget and we will be using songs already learned in the Singing for Health 'live' group as well as learning new ones Please note during class you will only hear your own voice and that of the tutor. Sadly a full choral experience is not yet possible online.

Course aim

Do you enjoy singing? This course enables you to sing in unison or harmony with the tutor and develop harmony skills .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is for improvers
  • this course is a continuation of a live course run in Scarborough from 2014 -2020. Numbers are limited and students wiith a previous connection with the tutor and group will be prioritised in recruitment

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use warm ups for body breath and voice to enhance my health and my singing
  • Sing confidently on my own with the tutor either in unison or harmony
  • Have learned some new acapella songs to enjoy
  • Contribute to an online video song
  • notice maintenance or improvement of health and wellbeing through singing

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • you will contribute to the making of a short song video which will record the groups progress this term

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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