Altos from around the world are stoically singing while secretly sweating.
“I’m holding up rehearsal.”
“I feel inadequate.”
Searching for your starting note doesn’t have to strike fear into your heart.
Singing in the choir is your escape and source of joy. It’s your time to shine! You know you have a great voice, and you deserve to sing with confidence.
Learning to read music doesn’t have to take hours out of your day, bore you to tears, or leave you feeling lost in a maze of strange symbols.
Listen, I’ve been there. I’m still embarrassed over the time I sung (very loudly I might add) a wrong note one beat too early….while the rest of the choir was resting. Ugh. I’m blushing right now just thinking about it. Thankfully it was just a rehearsal, but still…everyone turned around to look at me (ok, glare) and I held back on my volume for the rest of the rehearsal.
The Alto Confidence Course is here to make sure that experience never happens to you. Learning the basics of music and sight reading can ensure that your voice helps the choir and you never have to feel like you’re holding back again.
Imagine walking confidently into rehearsal knowing you could sing any part they put in front of you.
Contributing fully to the choir instead of waiting for someone else to sing your part so you could follow along.
Feeling relaxed as you go through the song, really enjoying the experience instead of worrying that you’ll get lost or miss your cue.
Set yourself up for an amazing singing season by learning these techniques NOW.
Music is a powerful force and you deserve to give it your all. We all remember those times when for a moment you feel that you experienced something out of this world.
Contributing fully gives you greater ownership in those experiences. You are no longer a just a participant but a leader.
Your voice is beautiful.
Your joy is unmistakable.
And your heart? Definitely all in.
Don’t let reading the notes hold you back.
Need more specifics? Here’s the breakdown:
Module 1: Learn what all those symbols mean (b, #, natural) and how they affect the note you’re singing. Read and practice rhythms so you keep the correct time.
Module 2: How to read the roadmap of a piece with codas, repeat signs, and multiple endings so you can be the one to help when your neighbor gets lost. Identify key signatures and chords to help you understand the alto harmony.
Module 3: How to identify intervals so you can find that elusive pitch when the notes leap around. (Some of those composers are diabolical aren’t they?)
Module 4: Sight reading focus on 2nds, 3rds, 4ths
Module 5: Sight reading focus on tritone, 5ths, and 6ths
Module 6: Sight reading focus on 7ths, 8ths, and beyond!
BONUS: Improvisation, Creating your own harmony
Before I began this course all I knew about reading music was when the notes went up or down on the page, so should my voice.
I sang by ear and repetition, lots of it, to learn something complicated.
Then your lessons came along.
Going through the course I learned what all that stuff on the page meant and what I was supposed to do with it.
It was like a map that now I had the key to.
I was learning what the notes were supposed to sound like and I was gaining confidence.
I am so happy I took this course and am so grateful to you for doing this for us Altos!
You helped me more than you will ever know.
Despite my love of singing, I felt frustrated and a bit inferior because I can’t read music.
And she understood.
I think she was just born to do this.
Her calm approach and sense of humour make it really easy to follow her lessons – and I’m learning all the time as I follow her guidance.