What is vocal improvisation?
Vocal improvisation is about creating something new without any preparation or planning. Improvising offers a creative, nonverbal means of expressing thoughts and feelings. Circle Singing exercises give you a structure that supports (and inspires) you from the beginning to the end so that you always have something to lean on.
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I am unable to sing a simple melody. Could I still join in?
Of course! Circle meetings are about finding your sound without any pressure. In one way, our lives are a long, extended improvisation. In the sense that we always make it up as we go along. The more we master our voice, the more freely we use it, and the more we understand ourselves.
I am a professional singer. How will I benefit from it?
Circle Singing gives you new tools to explore your voice. It helps you develop your vocal creativity and (singing) spontaneity. Each session is a journey of self-discovery based on collaboration and exploration. It is a great way to step outside your comfort zone.
What is your cancellation policy?
A no-cancellation policy. Fees are non-refundable. That said, your ticket is transferable. Therefore, if you cannot come, you can send someone in your place. In this case, please email me the name of the person.
What if I am running late?
It is advised to arrive 5 minutes early. In this way, you find your place in the room and get to know others. The door will close at 7.05 pm. Unfortunately, there is no one else who can let you in after 7.05pm.
Where exactly am I going?
Online: Zoom. The link is sent to you within 48 hours after your booking.
In person: We will be in the Chapel behind The Gallery Café (E2 9PL). You will find detailed instructions in the email that is sent to you after your booking.
Also, there is space to lock up your bikes.
Anything else I should be aware of?
Yes. We might work without shoes. Sometimes, we might be lying on the floor. Please bring some water and extra clothing (if you get cold easily).
I recommend refraining from eating 2 hours before the workshop and making sure you are hydrated 2 hours before the workshop starts.
You will receive an email with all the essential details after your booking.
We will be waiting as we always have beyond the edges of the music sheets.
Participation in a Circle Singing London session is undertaken at the individual's own risk of injury or loss.