These Kids Can Sing!
TKCS! LAUNCH DATE: September 17th 2022
TKCS! is a new natural voice choir for children and young people ages 7-14 based in Malvern, South Worcestershire. If you already know you love to sing, or even if you've never really sung before but want to give it a try, then TKCS! is the choir for you!
For answers to practical questions such as when/where etc, click here. To find out what TKCS! will be like, about what 'natural voice' means, and about singing leader Sarah then read on....
(This is a new website for a new choir, which is why there are no photos yet. As TKCS! develops, this website will too.)
What will TKCS! be like?
At TKCS! Sarah aims to create a singing environment free from criticism and judgment where the young can grow in confidence in their voices and in themselves. Singing as part of a group teaches us to listen and hear, to consider others and work together, and to be calm and focussed. Singing together also makes us feel happy and energised. Singing in a group is a very sociable activity where you will meet other kids who love to sing, and TKCS! will be friendly, welcoming and fun. Most important of all, there will be LOADS OF SINGING!
No one will be asked to audition for TKCS! or sing solos, and you don't need to be 'good at singing': all kinds of voices are welcome in a natural voice choir and you don't need to have sung before. Lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to sing are all that's needed.
Songs will be taught 'by ear' using a call and response approach, with no musical notation to read and no instrumental accompaniment. We will sing in rounds, in part harmony and in unison, learning songs from around the world as well as traditional British songs, show songs and classic pop songs. Sometimes we will use word sheets to help us learn a song, sometimes we won't need to.
At TKCS! there will be musical movement, action songs, rhythm work and singing games. Sometimes we will sing in rows like a traditional choir, sometimes in a circle, sometimes spread out around the room. However we go about it, we will make a fantastic sound with the songs we sing, and even if we don't we'll have great fun trying!
On the last session of term, 'Watching Week' will give familes and friends an opportunity to hear the songs we have learnt that term at TKCS! Click here for more details.
About TKCS! leader Sarah Rowe
Sarah is a member of the Natural Voice Network (see below). She is a dynamic leader and teacher who will take your child on an engaging learning journey through song. She is friendly and fun and will help everyone at TKCS! relax, take part fully and with confidence and have a great time.
Sarah lives in Castlemorton with her family. She loves to sing with others and goes to as many singing workshops and events as she can. Sarah leads 'Village Harmony', her monthly singing group for adults (email firstname.lastname@example.org for info). She also runs creative workshops at The Art Room (www.theartoomworkshops.co.uk).
Sarah struggled to find local singing opportunities for her own children over the years, travelling as far as Worcester or Hereford for them to take part in choirs. After leading singing at her children's school Pendock Primary between 2016-2019, Sarah decided to start a kids' choir of her own. It's taken a while to get it off the ground, but good things come to those who wait and TKCS! is happening at last!
What the Natural Voice Network?
The Natural Voice Network is an organisation which represents and supports people working with voice and song. It is a worldwide community of singing leaders who believe singing together is something that can and should be a part of life for everyone, and that singing with others is a great way of making us feel good and creating strong communities. More information about the Natural Voice Network can be found at https://naturalvoice.net
Make TKCS! happen:
Additional Adult Volunteers needed!
TKCS! can only go ahead if there are two additional adults volunteer to be present each session. Click here to see how you can help make TKCS! happen.
Your peace of mind
Sarah has an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and public liability insurance. (To find out how to view Sarah's DBS certificate click here to go to the Terms of Business page.) Two additional DBS-checked adult volunteers will attend every TKCS! session to help things run smoothly and safely (see above).
TKCS! on social media
Follow the latest news about TKCS on Facebook clicking @thesekidscansing