Course Summary

Over two consecutive Saturdays explore your singing voice in a fun and supportive workshop learning the fundamentals of vocalising by performing songs as a group and individually with guidance and positive feedback.

Topics include:

  • vocal anatomy and health
  • vocal warm up exercises
  • breathing and phrasing
  • rhythm
  • lyric interpretation
  • pre-performance nerves
  • stagecraft

Included in this workshop is an overview of the history of gospel, blues, country and jazz and the artists who continue to inspire contemporary singers, with the aim of inspiring participants to delve deeper into the history of music to find their own voice.

Helen Ryder is a Melbourne based singer and songwriter with over 20 years’ experience in live performance and recording who has sung across pop, country, soul, blues and jazz as a soloist and backing vocalist. Helen has performed at the Aria Awards with The Whitlams, The Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, and opened for Vika and Linda Bull, The Badloves and Russell Morris.

In 2015 Helen released Someday Love, 11 tracks of country soul pop which was featured in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald with air play on ABC Radio’s The Inside Sleeve nationally, RRR and PBS in Melbourne, FBI, 2SER and Eastside Radio in Sydney.

‘A beautiful selection of songs interpreted with great feeling and backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians.’ – Brian Wise, Off the Record / RRR.

‘Helen Ryder’s debut album is way overdue. To me, it sounds like the soundtrack to a romantic movie: Old Hollywood romantic, wistful and moving. The voice is exquisite and the playing is beautiful.’ – Jeff Jenkins, The Music / ABC radio.

Helen’s sophomore album, released in 2023, once again enlists Melbourne’s finest, with launches nationally. In the meantime Helen is further developing her successful festival and theatre show The Girl From Chickasaw County – An Ode To Bobbie Gentry, which played the Americana festival Out On The Weekend in 2021.

Helen can also be found regularly performing in her trio at select venues in Melbourne. Helen holds a Diploma of Music and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. With over 15 years of teaching experience Helen shares her knowledge and experience to inspire her students in all aspects of the voice in a fun and relaxed environment, providing positive support and feedback for all levels of students.

More information on this tutor:

www.helenryder.com

https://helenryder.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/3sZHaF91QmEIwdWTUXS2b3

https://www.facebook.com/HelenRyderMusic

https://www.instagram.com/helenrydermusic

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

Helen Ryder is a Melbourne based singer and songwriter with over 20 years' experience in live performance and recording who has sung across pop, country, soul, blues and jazz as a soloist and backing vocalist. Helen has performed at the Aria Awards with The Whitlams, The Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, and opened for Vika and Linda Bull, The Badloves and Russell Morris.

In 2015 Helen released Someday Love, 11 tracks of country soul pop which was featured in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald with air play on ABC Radio's The Inside Sleeve nationally, RRR and PBS in Melbourne, FBI, 2SER and Eastside Radio in Sydney.

"A beautiful selection of songs interpreted with great feeling and backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians." Brian Wise, Off the Record / RRR.

"Helen Ryder’s debut album is way overdue. To me, it sounds like the soundtrack to a romantic movie: Old Hollywood – romantic, wistful and moving. The voice is exquisite and the playing is beautiful." Jeff Jenkins, The Music / ABC radio.

Helen's sophomore album due for release in 2023 once again enlists Melbourne's finest and will be followed with launches nationally. In the meantime Helen is further developing her successful festival and theatre show The Girl From Chickasaw County - an Ode To Bobbie Gentry which played the Americana festival Out On The Weekend in 2021.

Helen can also be found regularly performing in her trio at select venues in Melbourne. Helen holds a Diploma of Music and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. With over 15 years of teaching experience Helen shares her knowledge and experience to inspire her students in all aspects of the voice in a fun and relaxed environment, providing positive support and feedback for all levels of students.

More information on this tutor:

www.helenryder.com

https://helenryder.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/3sZHaF91QmEIwdWTUXS2b3

https://www.facebook.com/HelenRyderMusic

https://www.instagram.com/helenrydermusic

This class is suitable for singers of all levels:

(a) trying something new,

(b) wishing to re-connect with vocal practice, and

(c) singers interested in returning to live performance.

Last updated: May 23, 2024 12:50pm