Musicianship for Singers


The Musicianship for Singers class will help you to develop an understanding of music theory by learning about harmony, structure, form and musical terminology, and improving sight-reading skills.
There is no audition and the class is open to singers of any ability.

Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Mixed
Duration: 2 hours, 10- weeks
Day & time: Thursdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Membership subscription (term): £75 (sorry – no concessions for classes)
Venue: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, W12 9NL – this is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)

Are you in a choir or perhaps want to return to singing after a break?
Then come to Musicianship for Singers to polish your sight singing skills and develop your knowledge of music. In this two hour group workshop, theory and practice are mixed to increase your musical knowhow, confidence and ability.

We will:-
Help you get your head around key and time signatures
Develop your familiarity with scales, chords, arpeggios
Help you to recognise intervals and common musical patterns
Have fun practising new skills and learning new music!

NB Numbers are limited, and priority is given to existing Addison Singers choir members, so early enrolment is advised to ensure a place


First class: Thursday 19 January 2017
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £75.00 (sorry - no concessions for classes)
Place: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London W12 9NL
This is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)
Half Term: 16 February 2017
Last class: Thursday 30 March 2017
NEW: 10-week course


First class: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm on Thursdays
Cost: £75.00 (sorry - no concessions for classes)
Place: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London W12 9NL
This is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)
Half Term: 1 June 2017
Last class: dates to be mutually agreed with the tutor (10-week course)



This is now a 10-week course

First class: Thursday 15 September 2016 (No class 06.10.16 and 13.10.16)
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £75.00 full member (sorry – no concessions for classes)
Place: 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, W12 9NL – this is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)
Half Term: No half term break
Last class: Thursday 1 December 2016


You can enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method.

Alternatively if there are still places available, you can enrol at the first meeting of the term – but you may have to queue. After the term has started please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Taster Session
Any potential new member is welcome to try a 'taster session' during either the first or second rehearsal of term to see if they would like to join a choir or class. Please let the Membership Coordinator know if you would like to try one rehearsal or class. If you are trying a choir, we will arrange for you to share music with a 'buddy' who will be able to answer any questions you may have. At the end of the session we hope you will decide to join and you will be asked to complete the online enrolment and pay for the full term (or pro rata if not the first session).

Payment methods
You can pay online by direct debit (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). If paying by cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.

Sorry - there are no concession rates for Classes, only choirs. Concessions apply to people who are registered unemployed or disabled, and those receiving Income Support, Working Family Tax Credit, Invalidity Benefit, Severe Disability Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance or similar benefits; also people over 60 and students in full-time education. Full-time students under 25 may also claim a further discount (except for the Learn to Read Music Class). Proof is required to claim a concessionary rate.

More than one choir: if you wish to join more than one choir, you are entitled to a discount of £25 (£17 concessions). For a third choir, deduct a further £10 (£5 concessions).

Early Bird Prize Draw
A Prize Draw takes place each term at the first rehearsal from the membership forms completed and received by the Membership Coordinator prior to the first rehearsal. The winner receives the equivalent of half their term fees.

Introduce a Friend
Current choir members will also receive a £20 reduction in their term fee if they introduce a new member who enrols in a choir!

If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Membership Coordinator and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling please read the Gift Aid declaration and tick the box if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members website
Once you have enrolled in a choir or class, you will be eligible to access the Members' area on the AS website and added to the mailing list to receive e-mail information about choir activities, social and other events. An online resource only, you can access information sheets, publicity posters, the Newsletters, Committee Minutes, photos of concerts, additional trips and social events. This helps us reduce postal costs and speeds up communication about choir events. The Administrator will send you an email with an invitation to join and give you a pre-selected password that you can change to a more memorable version once you are logged in.

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