The regular tutors from the Wren team are Sarah Owen, Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson and they will be joined by Tim van Eyken.
Tim is folk singer/actor (War Horse) and he is an advocate for the Linklater Voice technique, an actor’s approach to the natural voice, which Tim applies to singing.Sarah is singer and composer and an Estil vocal practitioner, and Marilyn and Paul are founders of Wren Musicand experienced singers and songwriters taking English folk song to unexpected places.
Each day, tuition is done in a range of settings from large group work, to one-to-one surgeries with the tutors, and many additional small group sessions are developed as the week goes on.
Topics include: finding your strong voice, pitching, building your repertoire, understanding traditional songs and singers, accompaniments, overcoming nerves and so on . . .
The week is suitable for first time singers through to professionals – and the emphasis is on learner led activities, one-to-one and/or small group working with individual tutors and peer support.
Held at Wren Music’s headquarters Ebenezer Hall, a converted chapel in the delightful moorland town of Okehampton. You can find accommodation to fit most pockets, with hotels and guest houses, and YHA, and there are spaces for camping/camper vans at the Youth Hostel.
Price: £300 plus an option on a £30 Baring-Gould Folk Weekend ticket (25th to 27th October) Please note you can order a Discount Folk Weekend Ticket with your song school ticket using the button below
or send a cheque to:
Wren Music, Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR
For more details contact: Marilyn Tucker Artistic Director/CEO
Tel: 01837 53754