Leading Singing in Secondary Schools

For teachers who wish to develop their knowledge of leading singing for young and changing voices.Suitable for:

  • Secondary School teachers
  • Music Hubs
  • Student teachers (PGCE and SCIT)
  • Upper KS2 Primary teachers responsible for leading singing/music co-ordinators

We recommend that the course is run as a 3-day course, though it can be adapted and reduced to 1 or 2 days if required. The course can be spread out over a period of months and held at times to suit your individual group, including Saturdays or twilights. The course works best with a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 17. Detailed content will be tailored to the group as appropriate, but will cover the following key skills, dependent on the length of the course:

  • Vocal health, development and awareness
  • Finding your voice
  • Using your voice to lead singing confidently
  • Vocal health for teachers
  • Boys' and girls' changing voices
  • Repertoire
  • Practical warm-up ideas
  • Relevant, road-tested repertoire (including Cambiata)
  • Ensemble singing in the classroom
  • Encouraging and developing use of singing within the music curriculum
  • Teaching tools and strategies for enabling good quality singing
  • Musicianship skills and aural awareness
  • Range and vocal quality
  • Using the voice expressively and creatively, leading into improvisation/composition
  • The teacher as conductor
  • Encouraging positive engagement, participation, artistry and respect
  • How to establish, develop and maintain choirs/vocal ensembles

Read more on our course leaflet here.

Contact Us

For more details, or a chat about your particular requirements, email our Training Manager Elisabeth Brierley, or call her on 07805 454563.