Feel like singing but not too confident? Want to develop your repertoire and learn new styles?
Whatever your interest or ability, we’ll have something to suit you. We have a range of song classes, suitable for those who have never sung before to more experienced singers.
Scottish Song & Beyond
A lively, fun and friendly group learning great traditional songs. This class focuses on training the voice through enjoyable and rewarding exercises and challenging harmonies, without the need to read music. We are continuously building on our already extensive repertoire, to include songs from Ireland, Africa and elsewhere, spending much of class time learning new songs and harmonies. Suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced singers – there are different degrees of difficulty in the class so that you can work at a pace which suits you.
This well-established class fills up quickly!
Times: Wednesday at 10.30am – 12.30pm Gorgie City Farm
Tutor: Jennifer Sterling
Sing solo? Yes, you can. This class will prepare you to do just that, for example at a singaround session in a pub or folk club, or a TMSA competition. Anyone who wants to sing can join. There is no audition.
Participants will work in a small group led by Scott Murray, and will be helped to choose material which best suits their capabilities. You will learn how to present your songs with conviction and confidence. We will work in a relaxed, supportive and enjoyable environment.
Times: Wednesday at 7-9pm James Gillespie’s High School
Tutor: Scott Murray
Now in its sixth year, this flourishing group learns a wide variety of traditional Scots songs.
We learn by ear, with easy and enjoyable voice warm-ups, simple rounds and games to build confidence, and a chance to try harmonies. The atmosphere is relaxed, warm, welcoming, sociable and musical.
Songs include Burns songs, seasonal songs, songs of celebration, Edinburgh songs, songs from the Scottish Traveller tradition, work songs, children’s songs, songs your granny loved, songs from contemporary songwriters, songs from other traditions…
The class has organised several successful socials and has performed in the community. All ages of adult singers welcome, both beginners and experienced.
When can I start? Preferably at the beginning of term. It may be possible to join later in the term if there are spaces left in the class.
Times: Thursday at 10.30am-12.30pm Christ Church Centre
Singing for Fun in Scots
**TERM 2 :: unfortunately we’re not able to run this class while our tutor recuperates. Please contact the SMG office if you wanted to enrol **
Come and enjoy a varied repertoire of traditional and contemporary Scots songs! Relaxing, cheerful and tailored to suit all levels, this upbeat class will lift your spirits. Professional vocal tips from an experienced tutor and vocal coach. Lovely melodies with a wee dash of harmony – and the thrill of singing well together!
Tutor Wendy led a group of singers, including SMG students, in ‘Here’s to All Our Common Wealth’ in June 2014 at The Scottish Parliament as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay Route. The song was commissioned by Hands Up For Trad for The Big Song Relay as part of the Big Big Sing and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
Tutor: Wendy Carle Taylor