Janet Munro - ESTA Summer School

Janet Munro
Singing

Daily, Wednesday 10 August to Sunday 14 August
8.30 am to 9.15 am

Janet Munroe

Biography:

After studying singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the RCS, and the Royal Academy of Music Janet Munro had a career as a professional singer working for companies such as Kent Opera and the New D’Oyly Carte Opera Company while giving concerts and recitals throughout the UK and abroad.

She returned to education to study for BA in Music Education at Middlesex University and some years later a MA in Music Education at the Institute of Education now part of UCL. At present Janet is a lecturer and module leader at the Faculty of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she teaches singing in both the senior and junior departments.  She also works on several academic  programmes  as a lecturer including the BMus, MMus and the Teaching Musician. Previously she has worked as a mentor for the CTABRSM and recently contributed to the development of the Essentials online  course run by the Association of Teachers of Singing for aspiring singing teachers.

Janet is passionate about  vocal pedagogy especially aspects which support student learning and has presented papers at several international conferences on singing. Many of her students have won scholarships and prizes as well as gaining places for further study  at all the major conservatoires.

Presentation:

Singing for Non-Singers

Singing is a universal human activity which gives great pleasure to many people across the world. Yet some people, including  music  teachers lack confidence when faced with singing in front of students. I believe that everyone no matter their level of expertise can improve their singing voice.  In this session we will look at tips and strategies for improving your own singing voice as well as helping your students develop confidence in their singing. Topics covered will include breathing and breath management, warm-ups  to improve pitch and range and advice on maintaining  good vocal health in both singing and speaking voices as well as learning songs from several different genres.