ONLINE: Kate will post the Zoom link on the VoiceArt Consultancy Facebook page.
2021: Monday 6:30-7:30pm monthly
CLASS SIZE: Max 5 performers
PREPARATION: Send your digital sheet music (2 songs) to Kate via Messenger 24 hours before the class and have your backing track ready to go at home.
An optional 45 minute Question Time will directly follow this class both online and in person.
Online Performance Skills Class will begin with Voice Preparation and then be followed by performances by the participants. Each participant will sing 2 songs consecutively and receive written feedback and a video of their performance. In addition to this, singers will make further valuable, vocal and artistic discoveries by watching other performers hone their craft.
VENUE: Pearson Street, Brunswick West
2021: Monday 6:30-8:00 pm monthly
COST: $50 to perform, $15 to observe
CLASS SIZE: Max 5 performers and maximum 5 observers
PREPARATION: 3 copies of your music (one song) - one for the accompanist, in a folder, one for Kate (if she doesn't already have a digital copy of your music) and one for yourself either on a tablet or in a folder.
NOTE: It is recommended to make an audio recording of your session, on your phone.
Singers who attend lessons and classes may audition for a featured solo in the Sounds of Singing performances.
2021 Semester 1
VAC and SOS schedule
Performance Skills Class will also begin with Voice Preparation and then be followed by performances of one song by the participants, with feedback and tips on vocal and artistic issues.
Each participant will receive approximately 15 minutes of performance and workshop time. In addition to this, singers will make further valuable, vocal and artistic discoveries by watching other performers hone their craft while receiving expert tuition.
Associate artist, the brilliant Linda O'Brien will be the regular PSC accompanist. Linda can play any type of music, including chord charts and lead sheets and she can transpose when required.
Performance Skills Class is also a forum and teaching practice opportunity for singing teachers working towards their LTCL. (See the LTCL page)
VENUE: Pearson Street,
2021: Mondays fortnightly (the opposite week to PSC)
6:30pm, 7:10pm, 7:50pm
COST: $115 for 40 minutes
NOTE: This session with two experts
in the field of music performance.
This luxury learning experience is offered exclusively at Kate's VoiceArt Consultancy and takes place in Linda's beautiful music salon in West Brunswick. SongWorks is a session with both our resident accompanist and co_artist Linda O'Brien and Master Teacher, Kate Sadler.
A Stepping Stone
SongWorks is designed to be a stepping stone between your singing lesson and a performance of any kind including Performance Skills Class. It will also make your coaching lessons with Linda and your lessons with Kate much more effective. Accompaniments for your song can also be recorded in this session if you wish.
Once you know your song musically and vocally, it will be ready for a SongWorks session, during which all matters pertaining to artistry, dynamics, tempi, tempi variations, phrasing and the interplay between the accompaniment and the vocal line are explored. In other words, the Art part of VoiceArt.