Sing from the Heart at Christmas
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What is Full Self Singing?
Full Self Singing is an online singing course that aims to support singers in all aspects of their development. Courses are run on a bi-monthly basis and offer participants the opportunity to perform and learn in a supportive and friendly environment. Participants gain the opportunity to learn how to sing from gifted guest artists and teachers who join the course on a regular basis and also receive a weekly coaching with the course tutor, Salwan.
About the Tutor
Salwan Cartwright-Shamoon is a musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland who enjoys singing, playing the piano, and composing. He studied music as an undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast and his master’s in vocal performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He enjoys working with singers and musicians of all abilities helping them achieve their potential and developing their love for music. Some of Salwan's music may be found on his Souncloud and Vimeo pages.
Some Participant Feedback from Previous Courses
"I looked through the internet for some sort of singing group and came across this one. First night I was nervous and concerned that the other singers may be singing classical singing (while my country and western style would not be respected. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I felt welcomed and safe during the whole course."
"The courses are much more than simply developing your vocals. They provide many opportunities to perform, compose and to meet renowned artists. Salwan is fully committed to supporting each participant and helping them to develop every part of their performance."
"One of the things which particularly stands out for me from Salwan's courses is the supportive atmosphere and camaraderie of the participants. Salwan (as he is humble and generous) would be quick to point to the role of the participants in that, but he as the facilitator is the common denominator across the courses and can take a lot of the credit for this supportive atmosphere."
"It was all very inspiring and a great amalgamation of both the vocal and spiritual aspect of singing allowing much more freedom of expression."
"The courses that I have done with Salwan have been beneficial and exploratory for me. I have learnt about myself through singing and giving feedback to other participants. Salwan is a fantastic teacher and he is so practical and logical. I would definitely recommend doing the singing courses with Salwan as he will teach and guide you."
"These courses provided, above all else, a warm supportive community of fellow singers. I find that the character of any group is generated first and foremost by its leadership. I credit Salwan with creating an atmosphere of trust and sincere regard for everyone. In addition, he carefully crafted a highly individual program for each participant based on their particular strengths and weaknesses."
Next online singing course:
Sing from the Heart at Chirstmas
Dates: 19-20 December
Duration: 2 days
Time: 12-3 p.m. each day
(concert at 4 p.m. on final day)
Location: Online via Zoom
Suggested Donation: £50
About the Course:
Our heart is a powerful and sensitive organ that navigates us towards that which we truly love and care about. Despite the challenges that singing and making music can pose for us at times, singing and making music are things that many people truly love. This course will focus on how we can nourish our love for singing and set aside any fears, worries or concerns that we might have. When we sing from our heart, we sing from our respective truth, and that has the power to free us.
Throughout the two-day course, there will be opportunities to engage with participants, to perform for the group, and also to perform for a wider circle of friends and family at the end-of-course concert which will happen at 4 p.m. on the final day of the course, Sunday. We may also be joined by guest artists who will contribute in a supportive way throughout the course.
The course is run in a fun, friendly and supportive environment, where all singing abilities are welcome. Nothing on the course is compulsory and an emphasis is placed on making you feel as at ease and as comfortable as possible. To this end, there will be regular comfort breaks on the hour throughout the course.
Participants are asked to prepare two songs for the course, with one of them being related in some way to Christmas.
I look forward to seeing those of you who can join the course in the coming weeks.
All the very best,
Get in Touch
If you any questions or would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact Salwan on:
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