Who doesn’t love a good sing song? Here at the Mobile Music School, our secondary school workshops are designed to get all students involved in music. Every day we receive queries and bookings for our singing workshops for schools. Like all of our workshops, our singing workshops for schools are hands-on, active sessions that give each child the opportunity to engage and perform throughout the entire workshop. Our Let’s Sing secondary school workshops have recently been revamped, and we debuted these new workshops in St Dominic’s College Ballyfermot on the 16th of January.
These secondary school workshops combine singing, technique and movement. Further, they culminate in a class act, where the class perform an what they have learnt. In these workshops, students learn about posture, breathing, vocal technique and projection. Students also learn how to express themselves through music. In addition to this, we have recently added some changes to these workshops. These changes include techniques and exercises based on popular songs, performing a ‘mash-up’ of current songs, and loads of new exciting warm ups and exercises. Our workshops aim to boost students’ self-esteem and confidence in performing. We also aim to develop their creativity and showmanship in a relaxed, open environment.
Fun-based games and activities
Led by our music tutor Clare, this workshop commenced with fun-filled ice breaker activities and warm-ups. The girls of St Dominic’s College in Ballyfermot really enjoyed the energetic and hands on warm up, and this warm up set the tone for the rest of the workshop. Clare then moved on to posture, techniques and breathing, and instructed the girls on how each of these is performed properly. The girls then incorporated these skills they learnt during the warm up into the rest of the vocal exercises and activities, which included singing in rounds, forming harmonies, vowel work and warm up songs.
Throughout the music session, the group learnt all about presence on stage, breathing and posture whilst singing, and voice projection. The workshop then culminated in an energetic end-of-session performance. The students learnt a ‘mash-up’ of two current pop songs. They then discussed what makes a successful performance and how to add stage presence and energy to a performance. Working as a team, the students performed the song, incorporating all the skills they learnt throughout the workshop. The girls did a fantastic job, and tutor Clare was highly impressed with how well they performed throughout the workshop.
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