PERSONAL EAR TRAINING:

Martin has recently resurrected his highly successful personal ear training program, designed especially for young singers to improve their musical ear / harmony / aural ability.

Ear training requires a considerable amount of dedication on behalf of the student, the results however are quite remarkable, assuming of course, that the will and commitment is there on the part of the student.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that ear training will completely eradicate all of your pitching / harmony issues, in our experience – it has never failed to show a considerable improvement. Many WEK: Training members have gone on to get places within WEK after completing a course of Ear Training.

ABOUT THE EAR TRAINING PROGRAM:
The ear training program is carried out on a computer, in your own time and at your own pace. You will simply need a computer or laptop and headset.

WHAT IT FIXES:
– Singing out of tune
– Singing out of time
– Unable to sing harmony

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE:
It is impossible to answer this because everyone is different. Improvements are directly proportionate to the level of effort and time you put in. Quite simply, the more you practice, the better you get. We suggest practicing as much as possible for a 12 week period.

HOW DOES IT WORK:
– You will be given a variety of exercises to practice
– You will complete a weekly test
– Martin will create a new set of exercises and tests based on your previous test results.

FOCUSSING ON SINGING:
There are hundreds of possible ear training exercises, however – we focus just on those that will improve singing ear ability. This includes; Rhythm Tapping, Interval Comparison, Interval Imitation, Rhythm Comparison, Rhythm Imitation, Pitch Comparison, Pitch Imitation, Melodic Comparison, Note Recognition, Counterpoint Singing and Tuning. You do not need to read music and ear training will not teach you to read music.

PRICE:
Software License = £25
12 Week Course = £20 per week

DOES IT WORK:
It will create an improvement in all that participate. There are a number of current Main West End Kids who were unsuccessful in obtaining a place prior to ear training, and who were able to make sufficient improvement / progress to be promoted after completing the Ear Training program.

TESTIMONAL:
“Having come from a purely dance background prior to joining WEK: Training, I’d never done much singing before. I struggled with tuning and I’d never sung any harmonies before. Martin suggested Ear Training for me. I worked hard on it and was given a trial in Main WEK the following term. I’m now able to sing Alto (even though I still have to practice quite hard) and have now done 2 big solos in WEK revues. It was the best thing I’ve ever done and I’m really glad I did it when I did.” – Bethany Lisher

QUESTIONS / QUERIES:
All exercises / tests are designed by Musical Director; Martin Williams and are personal to your own needs and weaknesses. If you have any questions or queries regarding Ear Training, please email martin@westendkids.co.uk

SIGN UP:
To sign up for the personal ear training program, please call 020 8123 2025 or email martin@westendkids.co.uk where we will take you through the next steps and start work!