Jazz Singing - Introduction/Intermediate

This course led by Wendy Linsey will introduce you to jazz singing in a practical, fun and creative environment which will offer you much opportunity to perform. This course will take place onsite at Parkshot.

Course Content

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and will present a solid grounding for developing your jazz singing. It is also suitable for singers who have already attended some classes and/or have some knowledge of singing jazz. Sessions will include activities and topics such as:

How and what to practice
Learning the song and its structure
Singing with a microphone
Developing confidence and performance skills
Singing with and communicating with other musicians
Listening to and appreciating the classical vocalists

This course will be taught by Wendy Linsey, see her profile here:

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You will likely be able to sing some songs, although not necessarily jazz, and have some appreciation of pitch.

Some knowledge of music theory will be useful and level 1 literacy important as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning.

First Class Requirements

Notebook and pencil

Attendance Requirements

Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.

Additional Information

The course will include some performance opportunities at college concerts and events including a weekly Saturday lunchtime Open Mic session. Your tutor may recommend some music reference books and recordings to listen to.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

Please note that whilst most of the classes in your course will be classroom based, the final session of the course may be in the form of a cross college jazz concert evening and so may not be on the same day and time of your course .