Singing workshops

Whole or half days of singing together

Chris in action

"Thank you so much for all the fun. It's so rare to find teachers who can really make you want to learn, but also do it with playfulness."

Not been on one of Chris's singing days before? You might like to check out some frequently asked questions.

If you're looking for residential singing weekends, you can find them on the singing weekends page.

Forthcoming workshops

  • Come and sing!

    Hartest, Saturday 27 April 2019
    A relaxed, informal, rewarding morning of singing with like-minded souls. Liberally laced with humour!
  • Harmony singing day

    Islington, London, Saturday 11 May 2019
    A fun-filled day of harmony singing taught in Chris's unique style: lashings of humour, oodles of fun and a firm, but gentle hand on the steering wheel. SOLD OUT
  • Sing Out Saturdays in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh, Suffolk, Saturday 18 May 2019
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
  • Sing Out Saturdays in Wivenhoe

    Wivenhoe, Essex, Saturday 18 May 2019
    Sing Out Saturdays are for everyone who loves to sing. Enter a stress-free zone and make some beautiful music with like-minded souls.
  • Harmony singing day

    Kenilworth, Saturday 1 June 2019
    Chris's annual visit to Warwickshire for a fun-filled day of songs from around the world, all in glorious unaccompanied harmony.
  • Introduction to Mindful Singing

    Woodbridge, Suffolk, Saturday 6 July 2019
    Improve your harmony singing skills with mindfulness techniques and exercises for singing harmony in a smaller group.
  • African singing day

    Dartford, Kent, Saturday 13 July 2019
    An opportunity to sing and move to infectious African rhythms in a safe and friendly environment.
  • Songs from Africa

    Hursley near Winchester, Saturday 9 November 2019
    An opportunity to sing and move to infectious African rhythms in a safe and friendly environment.

What happens at a singing workshop?

A one-day singing workshop is typically six hours long with an hour's break for lunch. Half day workshops are usually 2½ hours long. There will be tea/coffee breaks and usually a shared lunch for a full day's workshop.

Workshops always begin with some physical and vocal exercises to prepare for singing. We start with a mix of gentle shaking and stretching of both voice and body to prepare us for singing. There will also be some vocal development. This will help you to sing without effort and will help to extend your singing abilities.

We'll then begin with a simple round or chant. Next, we'll move onto songs which have three or more separate harmony parts. At the end of a workshop, we'll go over all the songs we've learnt. Chris then records the group singing them so you can hear how good you sound!