for Solo Vocalists, Bands and Singer-Songwriters
However well you play your instrument(s) and whatever your musical style and overall sound, a song stands or falls on how it is sung and performed. Designed for bands, singer-songwriters and solo vocalists working in all styles, this workshop, which can be arranged on demand, offers three hours of intensive tuition in vocal development, preparation and stagecraft that will take your singing and performance to a whole new level. Your workshop – individually tailored to your needs – can include any of the following elements:
- Technical: posture, breath control, tuning, range, timing, phrasing
- Psychological: confidence, motivation, improving focus, improving general awareness of your singing
- For gigs: working on your set list, amending vocals for live performance
- For recording: planning the vocal sessions, pacing yourself and taking care of your voice
- Warm-up (physical & vocal), calming nerves & preventing stage fright, what foods to avoid, etc.
- Communicating with the audience
- Stage movement/blocking
- Microphone technique
- Counting the band in
- Performing your set list
This workshop is scheduled by appointment. Please contact the New School office for more information or to arrange a workshop.
Tuition Fee: €180
Private, partner, group and intensive voice lessons, at all levels, from beginner to advanced, are also available at the New School. See Departments & Faculty - Voice (Singing) for more information.
Ciarán Nagle, Teacher
Ciarán Nagle has amassed nearly eighteen years’ experience as a professional performer and producer, and he has coached numerous singers in practical performance techniques. After training in the DIT College of Music and the RIAM, he became a member of the National Chamber Choir, singing with them until 1998. He also worked extensively with Opera Ireland and appeared in many of their productions. A keen fan of musical theatre and operetta, he performed roles as varied as Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat, Ralph in HMS Pinafore and Tony in West Side Story, that led to his appointment in 1998 as the lead male singer of Riverdance, with which he toured for two years across Europe and Japan. Upon returning to Dublin, Ciarán became the founding member of the Three Irish Tenors, which has gone on to win huge national and international success. He has also sung the National Anthem for both the Hurling and Gaelic Football All Ireland Finals in Croke Park to capacity crowds in excess of eighty thousand. In addition to the Three Irish Tenors, Ciarán’s recent projects include Druid, a touring show featuring top Irish singers; Ishna, a project with American violinist Tara Novak; and Edgewood Productions, a booking agency and management company producing events for corporate and governmental bodies at the highest level. He has also studied Mediation and Conflict Resolution in University College Dublin with a particular focus on dispute resolution in the Arts. Ciarán teaches voice (singing), as well as the Intensive Vocal Workshop, at the New School.
Enrolment for this workshop requires a completed enrolment form and full payment of tuition fees. (Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a 2011-2012 General Enrolment Form.)
Purchasing this workshop as a gift? Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a Gift Certificate Booking Form.
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