Check out all the different classes / ensembles we have on offer within the Academy - from beginner through to professional, we have something for everyone! If you feel like you’d rather start with some one-on-one training, we also offer private lessons (more info here!).
If you're new to singing and want an opportunity to learn the foundations needed to access and ENJOY your voice then this fun, relaxed approach to singing tuition could be perfect!
Adult Open Class focuses on the fundamentals of using your voice, offering training on breath technique, range, vocal health, tuning, basic theory, how to follow along with written music, and the number 1 skill for singing: CONFIDENCE!
We work at a pace that suits the class as a whole, and we do offer the option to participate in our Academy Shows (July/Dec) for those that feel up to the challenge! The 6 month programme is designed to function as both a group vocal lesson, as well as an introduction to singing in harmony, and is a 'feeder' into our Adult Crew.
Crews are our non-auditioned a cappella training ensembles, and are the perfect space for singers to build confidence and just have a go!
Our Crew classes are aimed at nurturing a love of music and harmony, as well as offering the highest quality vocal training, all in an level-appropriate format. In our weekly classes we introduce students to the basic elements of ensemble singing and contemporary a cappella harmony, such as vocal technique, score reading, tuning, teamwork and confidence - all while singing some seriously great music fresh off the radio!!!
Set up to take students through a 6 month training cycle, the Semester culminates in a featured performance in our professional level Academy Shows twice a year! For more information or an Academy Prospectus please email us on: email@example.com
Our Squads are curated ensembles of auditioned vocalists, often with only 1 or 2 voices per part, and are for singers with a bit more experience.
Building on the skills developed in our Crews, the main focus for a Squad is on preparing music to a professional level. Squads train weekly, with additional rehearsals ahead of a performance. As well as showcasing their work in our Academy Shows (June/Dec), our Squads are often invited to perform at community events around the city.
In 2017 our Youth Squad toured with Ali Harper, our Adult Squad performed at the Christmas For The City festival, and our Performance Squad were crowned the winners of TVNZ's reality a cappella competition 'The Naked Choir' taking the title of 'NZ's Best A Cappella Group'!
Our next Squad auditions are coming up in July, so get in touch with us as soon as possible if you’d like to book an audition!
Brand new for 2019 we are so excited to be launching a range of pop a cappella classes especially for the littlest human’s in your life!
Our Beat Boppers programme offers fun, interactive vocal classes for 3-6 year olds, filled with pint-sized versions of all the cool elements of pop a cappella - including singing, harmony, rhythm, body percussion, and even a bit of beat boxing!
Each session helps to develop the foundational elements of music, building skills like a strong ear, vocalization, pitch and intonation, rhythm, and harmony, all using a fun and exploratory format that they will love! Our passionate and experienced tutors will have your kids humming, singing and exploring their voice before you can say “Pitch Perfect”!
NB: For Term 2 this is a combined class for ages 3-6, but pending numbers the class will expand into two separate sessions for 3-4 yr olds, and 5-6 yr olds! Students under the age of 5 need an active adult to participate alongside them.
No problem, get in touch by email to enquire about a trial class - we’ve got lots of information available but sometimes it’s easiest to come and experience it for yourself!
Term 1: the week of Monday 11th February
Term 2: the week of Monday 29th April
Term 3: the week of Monday 22nd July
Term 4: the week of Monday 14th October
Adult Squad Gig: Friday 17th May, 2019
Mid Year Show: Saturday 6th July, 2019
End Of Year Show: Monday 9th Dec, 2019
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