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

  • Sing Out Saturdays in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh, Suffolk, Saturday 14 September 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 14 September 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 meets rhythm: songs from Georgia and Africa

    Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, Saturday 5 October 2019
    Chris will be sharing the delights of two of the world's oldest and most inspiring singing traditions.
  • Harmony singing day

    Islington, London, Saturday 26 October 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.
  • 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.
  • Come and sing!

    Hartest, Saturday 7 December 2019
    A relaxed, informal, rewarding morning of singing with like-minded souls. Liberally laced with humour!

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!