Book and DVD
Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults is an exciting new book which I am certain will become a really useful and comprehensive reference guide for all those wishing to lead singing. Howard Goodall CBE, Composer and Broadcaster
The indispensable bible for the many singing teachers who work with ‘children and young adults’… it is difficult to over-emphasise the significance which I think this book has for the future of our young singers. The combination of long and thoughtful practical experience with an enquiring mind and formidable research knowledge has resulted in a remarkable treatise on the subject” SINGING . Voice of the Association of Teachers of Singing
You have done something spectacularly good and I heartily congratulate you. Not only do you write such palpable sense throughout, but your style is eminently readable, and clear as crystal. Singing teacher, Royal College of Music, London
TEACHING SINGING TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
Practical, concise and easy to read, Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults is a hands-on guide for singing teachers, choral directors and voice students. It explains both the abilities and limitations of young singers through the various stages of their lives, outlines appropriate technique – including approaches suitable for different musical styles, adolescence and gender – and provides anatomical descriptions and sample exercises throughout.
Packed with explanatory case studies and brimming over with original and entertaining illustrations, the book also addresses topics such as the teaching of children with special educational needs, vocal health, and the structuring of lessons, warm-ups and individual practice times.
You can take a look inside the book
Available separately on DVD, or as a download, are demonstrations of all the vocal exercises in the book.
“Whilst I’ve found your book very interesting and helpful I’ve now found the DVDs to be the icing on the cake with so much helpful practical information included in such a short space of time and at exactly the right pace. Everyone involved with training singers either individually or in choirs should have copies!” Choral Conductor, Brighton UK
DVD 1 Vocal technique for young singers is an easy-to-follow guide covering basic breathing and posture work through to more advanced training, dealing with issues such as breathiness in the voice, or articulating clear text. The young singing pupils in the film range from the ages of 7 to 18.
DVD 2: Adolescent male voice change shows boys in all stages of vocal change, demonstrating a method of easy and quick recognition of each stage and the singing range at each level.
Designed to accompany the book Teaching singing to children and young adults, this film illustrates the vocal exercises from the book clearly and expertly. Together, the book and film make an invaluable resource for anyone working with young singers: singing teachers, classroom music teachers and choral leaders.