SingingWorks is unique. It is the culmination of 3 skill sets: Singing, Physicality and Breath Bodywork. Matt (an actor whose recent credits include the character of ‘Joey’ in the critically acclaimed West End production of War Horse), Témi (British Wheel of Yoga teacher and singer) and Alex (singer, singing teacher and director) met 20 years ago at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and have since collaborated on many projects both within education and production.
SingingWorks is an holistic approach to singing that works on multiple levels. It addresses posture, breathing, working together as a ‘chorus’, individuality, awareness (both physical and emotional) and vocal technique. All this is wrapped up into fun and engaging sessions that will leave you inspired, transformed and able to get the most out of your singing and performance.
During the week we’ll be staying with our great friends Paolo, Giovanni and Elisabetta at their wonderful rural hotel Fonte Antica. Set in the Sibillini National Park in Umbria, this family run agriturismo manages to combine ‘wonderfully charming’ with ‘boutique style’ – a rare feat! With Elisabetta in the kitchen serving up a sophisticated take on local specialities you can be assured of having a first class stay.
Our days will consist of a morning Breath Bodywork session with Témi followed by a Development Session with Matt that will focus on physicality and chorus work. We will then move swiftly into a music rehearsal with Alex before going off for a lovely lunch in a spectacular setting. Our afternoons will either be spent on a beautiful rural walk, a cultural trip or back at base where you will have the chance to relax and/or, if you wish, have an individual singing lesson, Breath Bodywork or development session.
We will be taking every opportunity throughout the week to sing in some wonderful locations, be it in a cathedral, a Benedictine abbey, a church, a UNESCO world heritage site or even outside amongst the incredible flora and fauna.
SingingWorks is totally inclusive. Whether you are very experienced or totally inexperienced, amateur or professional, it’s unique format means that you will develop and progress in a way that is pertinent to you.
Part holiday and part course, SingingWorks will leave you refreshed, inspired and totally transformed.
Situated in one of the most beautiful and hidden locations in Umbria, Fonte Antica will be our base for the week. Run by two brothers, Paulo and Giovanni and their sister, Elisabetta, Fonta Antica stands out as an exceptional home that has been in their family for 200 years.
The accommodation is stunning. They have managed to create a rural hotel steeped in history that is a brilliant mix of warm, authentic and boutique.
Situated within the Sibillini National Park, Fonte Antica’s clean mountain air and mineral water gushing Roman fountain create the perfect ambience in which to recharge your batteries and unwind with a spot of group singing!
Elisabetta’s home made food at Fonte Antica is always exceptional and with it’s vaulted ceiling and opened fire the dinning room is intimate, stylish and warm.
Your room, as always will be fully en-suite and is furnished simply but beautifully.
- Images of Fonte Antica
Area Images and Map
- Images of Norcia and the surrounding area
- This is where we’re going. Norcia, Italy.
A detailed itinerary will be available here no later than 4 weeks before departure.
Sheet Music & Mp3 Downloads
This is where you’ll be able to download your part (your vocal line) as a music file (MP3) and then upload it to your ipod or computer so you can hum along to it at your leisure.
Music downloads (MP3 and PDF Sheet Music) wil be available here no later than 4 weeks prior to departure.
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SingingWorks is unique music holiday. It is the culmination of 3 skill sets: Singing, Physicality and Breath Bodywork. Matt (an actor who’s recent credits include the character of ‘Joey’ in the critically acclaimed West End production of War Horse), Témi (British Wheel of Yoga teacher and singer) and Alex (singer, singing teacher and director) met 20 years ago at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and have since collaborated on many projects both within education and production.