Musicianship for Singers


The Musicianship for Singers class is intended for those with some knowledge of basic theory, (rhythm and pitch) but who wish to build upon this to improve their sight reading and to become more confident in their choral singing. We use exercises and sing music from all periods, often referring to music from the Addison Singers programme.

Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Mixed
Duration: 2 hours, 8 weeks
Day & time: Thursdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Membership subscription (term): £60 (NB – 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 know how, 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 to 10, 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 course runs for 8 weeks

First class: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £60 (NB – no concessions for classes)
Place: 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, W12 9NL – this is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)
Half Term: W/B 23 October 2017 (no class)
Last class: Thursday 23 November 2017


Please 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.

This class is off site. After the term has started please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Payment methods

You can pay by:

  • bank transfer online (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). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation. 

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 online enrolments completed and paid for 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 (the following term) 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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