A very Happy new Year to you all!
2015 promises to be a busy year and one that definitely has room for a bit more singing.
Hope to sing with you soon, visit our courses for adults or our NEW sing-a-song website for baby to 18 year old classes in your area.
Thought I’d better write everything down in one space as there is so much going on. I often post what’s new on Twitter, follow me @jenniferkosmo
From the end of April 2014 I will be tutoring 3 singing groups. Each one will be a little different from the other.
On a Monday evening a new WEA class starts in North Leeds in a state-of-the-art community centre. This course is about having fun whilst singing. Discovering the basics of singing and how you can learn to improve you voice. Enrol via the WEA website www.yh.wea.org.uk
Tuesday is a great day, it sees me being very busy teaching the Leeds Elders group in the afternoon and then in the evening the long running “Sing your Song” WEA course. The “Sing your Song” course starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm at The Swarthmore centre, Leeds. We cover basic to advanced singing techniques, leading to a end-of-course performance. You can contact me to enrol or do it online through the WEA. (www.yh.wea.org.uk).
Wednesday evenings from the end of June I will be tutoring a new singing course at the lovely creative place, The Bowery in Headingley. This will be a first for the organisers and the aim of the course is to have plenty of laughter and fun whilst learning the basics of singing. We will use singing as a way to relax, feel more confident and release daily stresses. Visit www.thebowery.org to enrol on the course.
Lots more to come along in a short while. In the mean time I need to learn some war time songs, record myself singing select operatic arias along side several ‘modern’ songs and work on new sounds. I would not have it any other way- seriously , how much fun is singing!
Contact me if you want to chat about joining or creating a singing group, individual singing lessons or having me sing at an event that you are having.
Thanks for reading,
SING YOUR SONG – Starts 14/01/14
A 12 week course and Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm. Leeds city centre based
This is a fantastic course for new and advanced singers. We will cover group and solo songs. You will be taught performance skills, singing techniques and then perform in the end of course concert! Contact me for more details as there are only a few places remaining. Thanks
A new choir is starting in Leeds. It’s all about having fun, all abilities welcome. There is no audition, just turn and be willing to sing! Contact me if you have any questions, if not, I shall see you on the 15th January. Happy New Year!
Discovering Your Power
A 3 day residential course in Yorkshire.
Supports you to develop a future life plan that enriches your personal and professional life through the use of creative mediums.
For more information click on the link below or contact me directly.
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I am singing on the release of Simon Pyke’s 20 minute musical score for The British Science Museum installation
Thursday 19th September was the launch not just of the Universal Everything project in collaboration with Benjamin Millepied (LA Dance) but the opening of a whole new section to the museum. I worked with the composer for the project Simon Pyke and my recorded singing vocals were used in the installation.
Soon to be open a New Media Space at The British Science Museum. I am singing with Universal Everything on their project.
Sneak preview here……
Find YOUR voice ………..A course to help you to uncover your creativity!
I am co-facilitating with novelist Alison Taft (www.alisontaft.co.uk) a residential course from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2013. It takes place in a beautiful parkland setting near Barnsley.
From Friday evening to Sunday evening we will guide you through creative practices that unblock your creativity and support you to move through obstacles in your creative practice, professional and personal life. We will develop your writing and singing practices and have time for focus groups, ending in a performance of singing and spoken word on the Sunday evening.
Cost per person including en-suite accommodation and food is £175 (Free to those on means tested benefits). Please contact myself or Alison to reserve your place. Or visit the WEA website to ensure your place.
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN AND PLACES ARE LIMITED.
I will be facilitating a singing master-class weekend in August. At the Swarthmore Education centre, Leeds. Saturday 10am until 6pm and Sunday 11am until 8pm.
Cost is £54
We are now taking bookings for the course. The number of places available is limited so please let us know if you would like to reserve a place.
The course is open to those that have previous experience of singing in front of others. The course is funded by the W.E.A; making it a very affordable weekend course.
To book please send a message to
ring 07934 859885
Thank you, Jennifer.
Overview of the course…………………
Sing solo and group pieces with the aid of piano accompaniment.
Explore singing and acting; using acting methods to dramatise the voice and performance.
Sing advanced to difficult pieces of music.
Learn in depth the singing techniques employed to tackle increasing the vocal register, improving the tone of the voice and having greater control over the delivery.
To perform a set of songs individually in front of a live audience.
Stage techniques; musical, opera & general pop/rock music.
Work on audition skills.
Individual voice coaching.