Music and Singing courses

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We offer the following music and singing courses:

I Wish I Could Sing

Tone deafness is extremely rare, yet somehow not everyone can sing as they would like. If you sang as a child but never found your adult voice, if you sing in the bath, but never in public, if you find singing painful, if you already sing, but would like to improve – come and try some easy exercises and songs in the privacy of the class.

I Wish I Could Sing Better

This is a follow-up class to ‘I Wish I Could Sing’. It continues the development of the voice and ear with exercises and simple unison and part-songs, rounds and canons. Some opportunity is given for solo work and addressing individual problems, but in the context of whole-class participation. There is an introduction to reading music notation. The aim of the class is to build on the confidence achieved in the previous term, to extend the range of the voice, and to improve its quality. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

I Wish I Could Sing Even Better

For those who have some experience of singing. This class will give further instruction in the use of the voice, incorporating both individual attention and ensemble group pieces.

I Wish I Could Continue Singing

This class is mostly for those who have done all the `Wish Sing’ courses, and want to further improve their voices, knowledge of repertoire, general music knowledge, and to gain some experience of solo as well as ensemble singing. However, the class is also suitable for those who have some previous singing experience, but need to gain confidence. A different aspect of the repertoire is highlighted each term, as well as some moderately easy ensembles. The class is extremely friendly and supportive.

Malden Community Choir

If you would like to sing in a group, sing in simple parts, sing several different styles of song, you can experience some of the enjoyment – and the difficulties – of this type of singing in this class. Training in vocal development, part singing, blending and small solo spots will be given. In the Spring term one work will be prepared. It will be a Gilbert & Sullivan opera or similar, to be performed in a semi-staged version at the end of term. Chorus parts will be given out in advance, so, if you are interested, please contact the tutor regarding this.

Malden Centre Orchestra

Passionate about music? The MALDEN CENTRE ORCHESTRA offers an exciting, unique opportunity to play great symphonic music in a friendly group of players under the lead of an experienced conductor.

Come and enjoy playing a wide variety of pieces selected from the orchestral repertoire, ranging from classical to light music, and including overtures, symphonies, ballet music, concertos, and suites from musical shows. Join us for another successful season of music making.

Rehearsals are held at the Malden Centre every Thursday morning during school terms and we perform a major concert every year for Christmas. There is no formal audition but Conductor approval is required for any new members.

We welcome players of all talents and ages. To enquire about terms and fees to join, please ring the reception desk of the New Malden Centre: 020 8336 7770 or email the conductor: maldenorchestra@gmail.com