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Would you like to...

  • Become a more confident singer

  • Increase strength, power and range

  • Improve tone and control

  • Work on stylistic expression

  • Develop emotion and delivery in songs


Join award-winning Swing Era vocalist Matt Ford on Sunday 26th May between 1pm and 4pm for for his unique singing workshop.

Using his unrivalled experience of over 2000 Worldwide concerts (with line-ups ranging from 2 to 110-piece ensembles), live TV, radio and internet broadcasts, Matt has written a complete teaching methodology based on a breakdown of the performance skills required to perform the songs of the swing era with stylistic accuracy. The skills can be addressed individually or collectively, and layer up to form the ‘complete’ performance. 

Matt has analysed performances from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Matt Monro, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and other master interpreters of the Great American Songbook, and identified the stylistic ingredients that made them so successful as singers.  

Specifically aimed at the Swing Era and Big Band repertoire, Matt guides participants through the six SingSwingSing! elements:

– The Importance of Words

– The importance of Melody

– Connection with The Audience

– Body Language & Movement

– Dynamics

– Emotional Content

Who is this workshop for?

  • Professional vocal performers looking to step to the next level

  • Vocalists preparing for a final recital, first big concert, recording session, singing exam, or other important performance

  • Any Big Band/Swing singer looking to improve their vocal performance/delivery

Non singers/observers – There are unlimited spaces for ‘audience’ members, who will learn from watching the process unfold, and enjoying the social aspects of being in a group of like-minded people

Singing slots are strictly limited, so book your place today to avoid missing this exciting opportunity to work with the UK’s most experienced exponent of swing era songs.

What does it cost?

Singers - £100 (max of 5 people)

Up to 50
Non-singers/observers – £25

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The 3 - hour course content:

  • General introduction with Matt detailing his methodology

  • Vocal warm ups/maintenance exercises

  • Each active participant (maximum          of five singers) will then get 20 minutes individual tuition (in front of the group)

  • Final performance from all singers

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