your co-ordination, your understanding of intervals, chords and tonalities?
Would you like to learn in a sociable, calm, supportive environment?
Are you a professional or amateur musician?
Would you like to improve your general musicianship skills?
Would you like to develop your musical memory, your aural acuity, your sight-singing ability,
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then The Phoenix Collective can help!
We are a group of musicians passionate about education and the arts in general. We are all trained in the Kodály approach to music education and his philosophy as a music teacher is part of everything we do.
We provide short courses on a variety of musical topics, in various parts of the UK, including singing lessons in London. We are also able to provide bespoke courses upon request. Our members also provide their own individual training and courses.
Chris Rupp is a classically-trained, versatile and creative musician who has over 20 years’ experience as a performer, composer and arranger.
His a cappella group 'Home Free' won NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’ competition for a cappella groups (previously won by Pentatonix) in 2013. With Chris, they recorded several albums and toured extensively in both the USA and Europe.
In 2016 Chris decided to leave the band to explore his own musical passions and interests.
Since then he has formed another band, 7th Avenue, and has released two albums with them. His solo albums include a cappella hymns/gospel songs, original songs, piano compositions and collaborations with other artists including Simon Khorolskiy, Tim Foust and Melissa Priller (violin).
Chris is available on Sunday 20th October for bookings, either from individuals or groups.
One booking already made is an hour’s songwriting session, bought as a husband’s 40th birthday present.
A Cappella Arranging:
You can find out a bit more about Chris here, and the following links will demonstrate the wide variety of Chris’s work:
Cyrilla Rowsell's Music in the Primary Classroom is both for those those completely new to the Kodály approach as well as for those who already have some experience. Within it, Cyrilla will look at:
Teaching Musical Elements:
Structure and Progression:
Joining Cyrilla for this course will be the creative educator Gerard Klaassens from the Netherlands. He will be looking at:
Working With Materials:
Rounds, Canons and Partner Songs:
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