"Chris has got the ability to make you feel you can do anything ... you
have a go at the seemingly impossible and then you DO it! If you
ever get the chance to go on one of his singing workshops, I urge you to do
it. A life-affirming experience, I promise you!" Fiona C.
"Thank you so much for the weekend. You created such a relaxed atmosphere.
This 'nervous singer' didn't experience a single second of anxiety.
I absolutely loved every minute of this. The first time I've
sung anywhere other than my own front room and I think you've got me hooked
on this stuff! Many, many thanks." Kate A.
"Just a note to say that I think what you do is very, very special indeed.
Simple, effective arrangements, and a unique sound from the singers that you
train. Well done! Nice to hear practical and pragmatic music-making.
It's rarely I hear work that ignores all the so-called rules in
choral singing to such great effect. What you appear to be doing is giving
people the confidence to sing using their life-experience as the touchstone
for performance. This, I believe, is what choral singing should
hold as precious." Michael McGlynn, Anuna, Ireland www.anuna.ie
"I had the best of times and really enjoyed the weekend. I think that
you are absolutely astonishing and I marvelled at what you enabled people
to do. I am not a confident or experienced singer but I felt completely
comfortable the whole time." Martin P.
"Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time was had with such an
enthusiastic group. The topic was just right and the harmonies were magical.
Who needs musical instruments when you have combined voices in harmony?" Peter S.
"Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I will remember it fondly for a very
long time and hopefully retain the many things that I learned. If there were
more musicians with your inclusive values singing would not be something
that frightened so many people." Ros B.
"You are simply the best singing teacher we've ever had. Quite often we
hear you sing a song through and think, "We'll never learn that" ... and
then we do. So a huge pat on the back to you." Iris W.
"Thanks for another great weekend. I always find it miraculous how much
we achieve in such a short time. You create a great atmosphere, and as usual,
it was fantastic team work. Really inspirational." Jacki R.
"Superb course and brilliant tutor. Chris is an inspiration. He brought
the group together and taught harmonies that we were able to sing with great
joy and 'expertise'. I will certainly be attending his courses again. My soul
has certainly been soothed!" Gillian M.
"You have such enthusiasm which is simply infectious. Your teaching
style is absolutely marvellous." Anne P.
"As someone who leads simpler singing workshops I particularly
appreciate exactly what it means to teach so many four-part harmony
songs so swiftly and with such grace, ease and humour to a new group.
Breathtaking!" Tracy S.
"Absolutely wonderful! Such a change for me who relies on the music and
didn't like singing unaccompanied." Angela B.
"Thanks for your wonderful, open style. You make it a great learning
experience for someone who can't read music. Lightness, sense of humour,
great songs and a big smile. Fun beginning to end." Julie T.
"So great to have the village brought together to sing and to meet so
many new singers. Truly inspirational and I am in awe of how you got us to
learn so much so quickly." David G.
"Never done anything like this before. Don't even belong to a choir!
Marvellous weekend, much enjoyed." Diana H.
"Thanks for a super workshop. I think everyone really enjoyed it. I
was impressed by your hard work and energy. At one point, I sat down and
listened and the sound was fantastic – it sounded like a performance."
Debbie Goodkin, Sounds Allowed, Birmingham
"Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for such a fantastic workshop.
We really appreciated your professional yet relaxed approach. You helped
us have such an enjoyable sing and at the same time feel a great sense of
achievement. You're one of those people who makes it all look so easy! But we
do understand the amount of preparation, energy and talent needed to pull
of such a fabulous singing experience." Sue Surtees, Sounds Allowed, Birmingham
"You did such a good job with us all, and at the same time making everything
fun. You definitely have a gift of getting the best out of people and making
them feel good about themselves. I have already booked in
for next year and look forward to seeing what else you can drag out of us!" Ann S.
"I have just returned from your singing weekend feeling absolutely
great. It is the first time I have done something like this and can't believe
how much I have enjoyed it. I wish I could bottle the pure enjoyment that
we all felt. Thank you for all the effort and encouragement you gave us
all particularly for that feel good factor that was with us the whole weekend." Paul H.
"This is the second workshop of Chris's that I've attended. Both times I
have been impressed with how the warm up is so well thought out, flows into
and supports the songs you then sing."