Schedule & Fees
'The course is challenging [and] great fun. The teacher is helpful without being patronising, and the material progresses quickly.'
– N. Casey
Sight singing is the skill of turning written music into sound (and song), by making sense of such elements as rhythm, intervals, key signatures and phrasing. Anyone who has ever studied voice or sung in a choir – knows the importance of sight singing. But where do you begin? Many good singers and choristers don’t yet know how to read music. Sight Singing Made Easy is an intensive ten-week course which combines essential music theory (treble and bass clefs, notes and note values, time signatures, frequently used terms and signs) with a practical approach to sight singing informed by the ‘Kodály Method’ of ear training.
Through this course, which is especially useful for voice students and choristers, students will simultaneously develop their music reading skills and practical sight singing – incorporating such elements as pitch, tuning, rhythm and solfege (do-re-mi, etc.). As one is learned, so is the other. While a lot of ground is covered each week and homework given, the approach is both enjoyable and student-friendly. This course is for anyone who has ever wanted to pick up a song or a piece of sheet music and sing. It’s easier than you think!
Students concurrently enrolled for private lessons at the New School receive a 50% discount off the fee for this course.
Students are advised to purchase An Introduction to Sight Singing, Part 1 by A. Forbes Milne (Stainer & Bell Publishing) before the start of the course.
Sight Singing Made Easy is one of our group theory courses for beginners. Private, partner, group and intensive sight singing, music theory and singing/voice lessons are also available for students at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Go to Music Theory & Sight Singing or Departments & Faculty - Voice (Singing) for more information.
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Eoin Mulvany, Teacher
Eoin received a first class honours degree from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in both music composition and guitar performance, coming top of his class with an upper division merit in the teaching diploma course he also completed. He has also obtained a Masters degree in composition from Dublin City University. In addition to guitar, Eoin has extensive experience teaching music theory, musicianship and composition to students from beginner to teaching diploma level. He also has experience in – and has performed – a wide range of music, having played and sung with groups ranging from jazz ensembles to classical choirs, traditional Irish music groups to rock bands. Eoin has taught guitar, music theory and Leaving Cert. Music at the New School since 2004.
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2013-2014 Second Term Schedule & Fee
10 weeks, 29 January – 9 April 2014
Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
(No class on 19 February – Mid-Term Break)
Tuition Fee (course alone): €130
Tuition Fee (students also enrolled for private or group lessons): €65
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Enrolment for this course requires a completed enrolment form and full payment of tuition fees. (Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a 2013-2014 General Enrolment Form.) Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date of enrolment. Early enrolment is recommended, as places are limited.
Purchasing this course as a gift? Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a Gift Certificate Booking Form.
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