Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to audition?
No there are no auditions. You can just come along and join in.
Do I need to be able to read music?
No, we teach all of the songs by ear, so you don't have to be able to read sheet music.
Do I need to be a good singer?
Our aim is to help women to develop confidence in their voices and to enjoy singing together. We teach techniques and exercises that will help you to build on and strengthen your voice, so don't worry about what stage your voice is at currently. All our classes contain ladies at different levels of experience, including complete beginners.
Which Session should I join?
We have a variety of classes on offer, so have something to suit you whatever your level of experience.
Our regular Sessions run on a Saturday morning (10.30am - 12.00pm) and a Wednesday evening (7.00 - 8.30pm). The Wednesday class is particularly suited for people with less experience. We also have a Beginners Singing Session, to get you started, on a Tuesday evening (7.00 - 8.30pm).
Book your place at our next Online Session.
I Don't Have Much Experience and Am Worried About Whether I'll Be Able To Keep Up With The Class?
Our classes are aimed at all levels of singers, including beginners and those with less experience, and run at a pace to suit the needs of the group. They are interactive and you can ask questions as we go along and ask us to go over sections again at any point. We also have a members area for each class, where we upload tracks of the songs that we are singing, so you can have the opportunity to get to know the songs better and practise in between classes.
Where are the Sessions and Workshops held? *
We currently run our Sessions and Workshops in the Unitarian Church building at 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS. Entrance to the building is via a buzzer. If you press the buzzer at the bottom of the panel, marked 'hall', we will answer and let you in.
How do I get there?
The Unitarian Church is located near Charing Cross, just along the road from the Mitchell Library. It's not far from Charing Cross train station and some of the main bus routes in the City Centre. There is also free parking available on Berkeley Street, and the surrounding streets, in the evenings and on a Saturday morning.
* We have currently moved our Sessions online during the COVID-19 pandemic and are running these via Zoom.
When you sign up for one of our Sessions we will send you information about downloading and setting up Zoom. It is not difficult to use, so don't panic if you are not that familiar with using online technology! We will do our best to assist if you do happen to have any problems.
We will also be maintaining an online element to our classes once the restrictions are lifted, so don't worry if you wouldn't be able to come along in person in the future, we will still be here for you!
Are the classes accessible?
Yes, the building is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users via the door in Newton Terrace Lane. Please contact us for further details and to let us know you are coming along. Email us at: email@example.com or phone/text us on 07714 459 243.
We also provide large print copies of all of our materials, should you require these. We are able to accommodate assistance dogs at the classes, if you could please contact us in advance. If you have any other requirements, please let us know.
Do I need to let you know I am coming along?**
You can pay in advance for the Sessions and Workshops via the payment links on our website. This books your place and lets us know that you are coming along. If you prefer to pay cash on the day it is helpful for us, in planning the class, to know that you are coming along. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reserve a place for you.
** Whilst we are running Sessions online, during the pandemic, you need to book and pay for your place in advance so that we can send you the login details and other information that you need to take part in the Session. Our Sessions are secure and we only send this information out to people who have booked onto a specific Session.
What is the difference between a Session and a Workshop?
At our Sessions, we cover some vocal technique and then focus on learning and singing songs together. In our Workshops, we focus on a specific topic in more depth using exercises and songs to explore and learn.
What should I wear?
Avoid wearing tight clothing that restricts your breathing or uncomfortable footwear. Wear something you feel comfortable in, that allows you to move freely.
If possible, avoid wearing strongly scented perfumes, deodorants etc., as these can cause breathing difficulties for some people.
Can I come along and observe a class?
We ask that everyone who attends our classes, participates. You will get much more out of a class by taking part and being observed can be off-putting for other participants, who are also learning. Our classes are very relaxed and you will quickly get the hang of things!
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Our online courses are now available!
Head over to our Online Singing Courses page for more details about Start Me Up and Every Breath You Take, the first two courses in the series. Take advantage of our special offer on buying both courses together!
Free singing resources for you!
Sign-up at our Ladies Room to access our Voice Box full of free resources to help you start working on your singing voice. There are singing and breathing exercises for you to practise and useful tips to inspire you! Our free Singing Practice Planner for June is now available for you to download.
Next Singing Sessions
We have a variety of weekly Singing Sessions available to suit you, whatever your level of experience. Find out more and book your place at one of our Online Singing Sessions this week on Tuesday 15th (this class is particularly suited for people with less experience) or Saturday 19th June. We are also looking to rerun our highly successful Absolute Beginners Singing Course in the near future, so make sure to register your interest for the new 10-week course and don't miss out!
We run Singing Workshops every couple of months. Details of our next Workshop will appear on our Upcoming Workshops page.