These ‘freestyle’ workshops are all about enjoying the freedom and spontaneity of creating amazing group sounds on the spot. Instead of learning songs which have already been arranged in harmony, you’ll be guided through a variety of simple tips and techniques to help you make up your own notes and rhythms as you go along. The emphasis is always on creating a group sound, so everyone will be working together; you won’t have to sing on your own and you don’t have to have lots of ideas! These workshops make improvisation un-scary and accessible to everyone – you don’t have to be born with a particular talent. Expect to be moved, surprised and delighted… and to have a lot of fun!
We shall be singing in the meeting room at Sale Quaker Meeting House, which is set in its own gardens with a Quaker burial ground. It provides a peaceful, secluded environment in a busy residential area, close to Sale town centre. Singing for Larks only uses venues that are accessible to disabled people.
The meeting house is only 5 minutes walk from the A56 with lots of buses and about 10 minutes walk from Sale Metrolink station, which has regular services to Manchester’s train stations. It is less than 5 minutes drive from Junction 7 of the M60.