SC&T Choir, Scottish Song Class, Level 2-3 - Janice Clark - Wednesday
The Corona Virus outbreak has presented us with some challenges and opportunities for the next SC&T term as we’re not going to be able to meet face to face at the University as normal.
Members of the Choir have been meeting online on Zoom during the lockdown and SC&T has agreed that this format will be used for tutors who wish to teach online during the 10 week Autumn term, which will start on 1st September.
Because we can’t sing in unison in real time on line, due to the time lag over the internet and we can’t hear each other singing in harmony, Janice Clark is proposing to teach a Scottish song class with melody only, during the autumn term. The songs will be chosen so that they could be used for harmony singing when we get back together as a choir class, hopefully in 2021.
The SC&T Choir is usually set at level 3 due to the need to be able to learn and hold a part while others are singing harmony or counter-melody. This won’t apply to the online class, as students will be singing along to the tutor in the privacy of their own living rooms. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to practice developing their singing in private or just to learn some new songs. We could also accommodate younger singers who want to try learning some Scottish songs.
Given that this is a completely new teaching format, there will be an option for students to take part in two weeks of “taster” sessions at the beginning of term to see whether it’s the right class for them.
The Choir has been singing together for three years now so there is a friendly and fun vibe to the class. We’ll still have an online tea-break half way through the session so that students can chat and get to know each other although you’ll have to bring your own cuppa and biscuits.
Payment for the ten week term will be made directly to the tutor at the usual SC&T rate of £100 or £65 for concessions. Janice will provide her bank account details after the signing up.
I look forward to seeing you next term.
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