Terms & Conditions

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Terms and conditions

Full payment is required in advance. Do not make a transfer or a payment by Paypal etc on the day. Only cash (at the higher rate where applicable) can be taken on the day. If you do make a payment other than by cash on the day, you will still be asked to pay cash (at the higher rate where applicable) when you arrive and you will be refunded what you have transferred/sent by transfer afterwards. Doing so will also risk you place, as your place/time slot will not be secured until you have made payment

Date and time of lessons are to be mutually agreed and scheduled.

If you are late for a lesson, your time slot will not be extended and the time lost is non-refundable.

Lessons cancelled by yourself with less than 48hrs notice are non-refundable.

If you do no show up without cancellation, the lesson is non-refundable.

In the unlikely event that I cancel a lesson slot, a new lesson slot will be arranged which is mutually agreed.

Lessons are non-transferrable.

All multi-lesson deal lessons must be taken within their 4 or 6 months allocation or are non-refundable.

If my availability causes the multi-lesson deal lessons to not fit within the 4 or 6 month period, an extension will be given.

Shorter or longer lesson slots (than 1hr) can be arranged if preferred when you have a multi-lesson deal.

Once you have begun using a multi-lesson deal, a refund cannot be given.

Newsletter

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Amaris Arts Bi-monthly Newsletter

Nov-Dec 2018

 


 

SINGING COURSE

- The Singing Course will now consist of fewer sessions, more spread out and with more materials, which can all be paid for on a pay as you go basis (book in advance to avoid higher on the door rates & disappointment).
- The first session doubles as an open workshop (Sound & Feel Better When You Sing) which anyone can attend.
- In addition, there will be top up workshops (also open to anyone to attend) which will be introduced throughout the year alongside the Singing Course sessions (Pitching & Ear training. Rhythm & Timing. Harmony & Theory. Confidence, Relaxation & Dealing with nerves. Improvisation).

A copy of the Quick Start Guide to Using Your Voice is also included

SOUND & FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU SING - Vocal Workshop
- Practical and informative Vocal Workshop for 1hr&45mins.
- Open to anyone to attend.
- Price £15.00 in advance (£20 on the day).
Those whom are current Soul Choir members or whom have previously attended the Singing Course should book directly through Mandy for best price.

The first Singing Course text book is in the pipeline. If you are looking to book onto the Singing Course you will need to purchase and go through this book thoroughly before attending the second session (starting from Jan 2019).

- Upcoming dates 12th, 19th & 26th Nov, and 3rd Dec  2018 6:15-8:00pm Ithaca House, Stratford

Info • Enquire or Book

 


 

SOUL CHOIR

Soul Choir takes place most term time Monday evenings 8:15pm till 9:30pm at Ithaca house, Stratford, East London. This half term dates are 12th, 19th & 26th Nov and 3rd & 10th Dec 2018

It is a fun, friendly and supportive choir of lovely people singing meaningful, soulful songs in harmony.

You can join/start anytime. A years subscription gives the best rate. Instalment options and some discounts and concessions are available.

Subscriptions will now consist of one year or half year subscriptions. 1 years starts at the equivalent to £3.50/session, plus some concessions are available
One Free taster session is available to new people ANY TIME.
There after visiting members will pay a £10 cash flat rate on the night with their 5th visit free (via stamps collected on loyalty card).

Info
Enquire or Book

 


 

SINGERS FORUM

An evening to meet other singers and to discuss and share experiences, ideas, tips etc.

THEME: How do we define ourselves as singers
How do you describe yourself singing wise and why? - Range, genre, involvement/activity, interest, experience. Are you apprehensive to call yourself a singer? If so, why? Do other people try to define you. Do you define yourself differently depending on the circumstance or who you are speaking with?

Dates for your diary: 6:15-8:00pm 4th February 2019 & 3rd June 2019.

This is a FREE event, contributions appreciated. No need to book, just turn up/pop in etc. Please invite others, spread the word. The more the merrier.

There will be some simple, general rules set out beforehand and by attending you will be agreeing to be photographed/filmed at the Forum

Invite others.

 


 

1-TO-1 SINGING LESSONS

Private tuition is geared around the individual students needs.

InfoEnquire or Book

 


 

GROUP VOCAL TRAINING, WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES

Singing training for community groups, worship teams, workplaces etc. Prices are much lower per individual in a group than they are for private 1-to-1 lessons.

InfoEnquire or Book

 


 

SONGWRITERS SHARECASE

 We are hoping to bring it back the Songwriters Sharecase in the near future. Let us know if you would be interested in sharing/performing your original songs in front of a lovely, friendly and supportive, chilled out audience.

Info

 


 

SHARING IS CARING

When someone makes a first booking/purchase with Amaris Arts and says that they heard about Amaris Arts through you (gives your name or your ID code) you will both receive £1 credit.

You can redeem this credit when you book on any vocal training activity or renew your Soul Choir membership.

I will text those of you whom have attended or do attend activities with your ID code so that you do not have to give your name when posting publicly on social media etc in order to benefit.

 


 

See prospectus: http://www.amarisarts.com/about/prospectus

To make an enquiry or booking please text Mandy on 07793 861116. Thank you

 


 

Feel free to share this information with others who'd be interested
Look out for the next Newsletter in early January 2019

 

If you would like to receive future Newsletters by email, please text Mandy and let her know. The online newsletter is currently being reworked and our email is unfortunately currently playing up

 

Website www.amarisarts.com

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Prospectus

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Spring-Summer 2018

Amaris Arts Prospectus

 

Singing Course & Soul Choir

 

Vocal Technique Courses
Workplace Choirs
Group Training
1-to-1 Lessons
Workshops
Soul Choir


 

Singing Course

This is a thorough singing technique course designed to teach you to sing better - to sound better and feel better when you sing. The course is designed to develop attendees voices, learning in an all-encompassing way in a friendly and supportive environment.

Sound as you wish you did, using the vocal equipment you’ve always had

Discover How Your Voice Really Works
Explore The Freedom Of Balanced Singing
Gain Skills To Reach Your Potential

            The course includes:
            26 hours of group vocal tuition
            Folder of course materials
            Vocal exercise CD
            Scheme of work, activities, exercises, tasks & progress tracking
            Quick start guide and other learning resources
            Certificate of completion

Extend your vocal range  •  Develop agility, strength & control
Deal with nerves & tension  •  Increase your volume & projection
Learn how to make a song yours  •  Discover how your voice works
Improve your pitching and tuning  •  Gain a better tone and overall sound
Performance & microphone techniques  •  Develop your vocal expression
Find out how to take care of your voice  •  Explore how to sound at your best
Increase projection and improve breathing  •  Build confidence  •   And more....

This isn't a music theory, ear-training, harmony or songwriting course, although some elements of these will be taught within the course. This course is not genre/style specific nor based on songs as the material. Your voice is the material being worked on and my job is to get you singing at your best whatever you sing.

Requirements:    There are no musical or academic requirements in order to go on the course, but a good level of spoken and aural English will be necessary in order to understand the teaching and materials. It is for adults of all abilities and levels of experience (beginners to advanced). Students aged 12-18 are allowed on the course if always accompanied by an adult also on the course who is responsible for them.

The Singing Course is run twice a year at Ithaca house, Stratford. Term dates and prices are on the next pages.

Venue:         Ithaca House, 27 Romford road, E15 4LJ

Transport:    8min walk from Stratford station (Jubilee, Central line, London Overground, DLR, TFL rail, Mainline) or Stratford High street (DLR) Zone 2/3

            1 min from buses 25, 86, 308
            3 mins from buses 69, 104, 108, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473
            6 mins from buses 97, 158, 339, 388, D8

Off of broadway, (near St Johns, the Library and Nandos) onto Romford road. It is by the first bus stop on the left.

Enrollment:    Complete and submit the online enrollment form. Once we have received your completed form, we will send you details on how to pay. Your enrollment is not confirmed until payment is arranged (either to be paid in full or by instalment).

Bonus:        Those who complete the Singing Course receive a 20% discount on Soul Choir for life (which follows straight after course sessions on Monday evenings) and alumni benefits. If you join Soul Choir whilst you are on the course, you will receive 20% cash back on the price you have paid for Soul Choir or extended membership of Soul Choir upon completion of the Singing Course.

Tell a friend:    A £10 voucher will be given to you if someone who comes on the course gives your name as the person who told them about the course. This voucher will become available once they have completed paying for the course.

 

Course running February 2018 - July 2018

Day & time:    Monday evenings 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Dates: 15 weeks on the following dates
            26th February 2018
            5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2018
            16th, 23rd, 30th April 2018
            14th, 21st May 2018
            4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2018
            2nd July 2018
            Dates observe school holidays and bank holidays.

Venue:         Ithaca House, 27 Romford road, E15 4LJ

Prices:        Super Early bird:      Available till 14th January 2018
                        £200 in full or 5 monthly instalments of £42
    
            Early bird price:    Available till 11th February 2018
                        £210 in full or 5 monthly instalments of £44

            Normal price:    £230 in full or 5 monthly instalments of £48

            No refunds are available if you later change your mind or pull out of the course.

Group size:     Maximum 12

 


 

Soul Choir

Sing inspirational, uplifting and meaningful songs with other lovely people. Be part of the beautiful sound - expressing soulfully styled songs in harmony. Fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Soul, RnB, Jazz, Neo soul, Soulful Pop, Gospel, Funk, Blues.

Material will also include remixes, mashups, original arrangements, rare and original songs.

Soul Choir sessions are not vocal technique training sessions though elements of technique are incorporated. For Singing technique training see ‘Singing Course’, ‘1-to-1 Singing Lessons’ or ‘Group Vocal Training’


Day & time:     Monday evenings 8:15pm - 9:30pm

Dates:         Dates observe school holidays and bank holidays.
            8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Jan 2018. 5th Feb 2018
            26th Feb 2018. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2018
            16th, 23rd, 30th April 2018. 14th, 21st May 2018
            4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2018. 2nd July 2018

Transport:    7min walk from Stratford station (Jubilee, Central line, London Overground, DLR, TFL rail, Mainline) or Stratford High street (DLR) Zone 2/3

            1 min from buses 25, 86, 308
            3 mins from buses 69, 104, 108, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473
            6 mins from buses 97, 158, 339, 388, D8

            Off of broadway, near St Johns, the Library and Nandos) onto Romford            road. It is by the first bus stop n the left.

Requirements: No audition. No need to be able to read music. Outside of rehearsal sessions you will have access to recordings of harmony parts and backing tracks for rehearsal purposes. People of all abilities and levels of experience are welcome. Members aged 12-18 are allowed in the choir if always accompanied by an adult also in the choir who is responsible for them.

Performing:     We will be looking to perform as a whole choir and in smaller groups. We are aiming to put on our own show at the end of each semester, perform in community settings, provide professional backing vocals for artists and shows and support any in-house (choir members) as songwriters etc. We will aim for paid gigs where possible. There may be additional rehearsals required for those members involved with upcoming performances from 9:30pm-10pm some term weeks.

Fees:         You cannot pay membership fees or receive discounts on the door. Individual sessions on the door cost £10. It is therefore recommended that you enroll & arrange payment before your first Soul Choir session. You can opt to pay on the door as a single session, and, as long as you arrange payment before the next session (not on the door), you will be able to claim what you previously paid against your fees. The session you paid for on the door will then be counted as your 1st week of your membership subscription.

You can begin any time. Your fees will cover you for the number of consecutive sessions you have paid for (5, 10, 15, 30) whether you are able to attend them or not. You cannot be refunded for any sessions that you miss.

If the choir were to come to a close, you will be refunded proportionally for the remaining sessions. If the choir needs to change venue, day or time, you will be able to be proportionally refunded (for the remaining sessions) if you will no longer be able to attend. Under no other circumstances will a refund be available.

Best rate:        1 years membership subscription (30 weeks of Soul Choir)
            £105 in full or 10 instalments of £11 or 5 instalments of £21.50

            Semester membership subscription (15 weeks of Soul Choir)
            £71.25 in full or 5 instalments of £15.25

            Term membership subscription (10 weeks of Soul Choir)
            £62.50 in full or 3 instalments of £22.50

            Half term membership subscription (5 weeks of Soul Choir)
            £40 in full

Discounts:     Those who complete the Amaris Arts Singing Course receive a 20% discount on Soul Choir for life. If you join Soul Choir whilst you are on the course, you will receive 20% cash back on the price you have paid for Soul Choir upon completion of the Singing Course.

Concessions:     For Soul Choir there are also discounts for those over 60, unemployed, existing members of INUF and those whom were former members of the Trust In Harmony choir. If applicable, you will need to bring ID/proof with you for your first session.

Join:            You can enroll via the online enrollment form

 


 

1-to-1 Singing Lessons

Vocal tuition to develop your voice. Private tuition is geared around the individual students needs. Lessons can be booked on an adhoc or semi-regular to suit basis to fit around your pace and schedule. Private vocal lessons for individuals are £35/hr if coming to my teaching space for lessons or via Skype at a scheduled time. Cost of travel and time spent traveling will need to be covered if I come to you to teach. Sharing lessons with others is much more cost effective (See ‘Group vocal training’). 2 people sharing a 1hr lesson is £40 if coming to my teaching space for lessons or via Skype.

Individual 1 Hour Lessons - £35
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If, upon your first lesson, you decide to take advantage of the 6hr or 12hr multi-lesson deal, you may include your first 1hr lesson and pay the remainder of the deal price in advance of the remaining 5hr or 11hr of lessons.



6 Hour Multi-Lesson Deal
Save £9 £33.50/hour. £201. 
Use within 4 months of first lesson taken

12 Hour Multi-Lesson Deal
Save £42 £31.50/hour. Pay £378. Use within 6 months of first lesson taken


Terms and conditions for 1-to-1 tuition: Full payment is required in advance. • Date and time of lessons are to be mutually agreed and scheduled. • If you are late for a lesson, your time slot will not be extended and the time lost is non-refundable. • Lessons cancelled by yourself with less than 48hrs notice are non-refundable. • If you do no show up without cancellation, the lesson is non-refundable. • In the unlikely event that I cancel a lesson slot, a new lesson slot will be arranged which is mutually agreed. • Lessons are non-transferrable. • All multi-lesson deal lessons must be taken within their 4 or 6 months allocation or are non-refundable. • If my availability causes the multi-lesson deal lessons to not fit within the 4 or 6 month period, an extension will be given. • Shorter or longer lesson slots (than 1hr) can be arranged if preferred when you have a multi-lesson deal. • Once you have begun using a multi-lesson deal, a refund cannot be given. Under 18s must have an adult on the premises who is responsible for them.

Prices are much lower per individual in a group than they are for private 1-to-1 lessons.

Group Singing Lessons

As a guide:
2 people     £40/hr (£20 each)
3 people     £45/hr (£15 each)
4 people     £50/hr (£12.50 each)  
5 people     £55/hr (£11 each)
6 people     £60/hr (£10/each)
Up to 12 people    £65/hr
Up to 20 people    £70/hr

Travel expenses and pay for time spent traveling to your venue will also need to be in added. Please email and let us know your requirements and your budget and we can discuss your options etc.

There are discounts for multiple sessions and regular, long running training initiatives etc, there are also discounts for registered charities.

 


 

Other activity

Musical reach: Our sister organisation will be looking to get singers and musicians into hospitals, hospices, orphanages and other places to touch hearts and minds. www.musicalreach.org

Songwriters Sharecase:    Amaris Arts is looking to start the Songwriters Sharecase back up later in the year. If you are a songwriter and would like to share or test out your material with a lovely, friendly, supportive and chilled out live audience, get in connect

 


 

Comments

A TEACHER WHO HELPS YOU EXCEL AT WHAT YOU DO BY EXCELLING AT WHAT SHE DOES
"Mandy is an excellent singing teacher who is capable of giving you a sense of direction where it may not have seemed possible. She specialises in vocal technique and through a vast amount of expertise and experience, teaches exercises and gives advice that will be useful to singers of all ages and experiences.I personally have gained so much knowledge on different areas of singing such as: vocal control, projection, harmony, vibrato and so on. I would strongly recommend singers of any level to invest in themselves by grabbing these excellent opportunities where not only will you be able to see improvements in your vocals, but in your confidence and character as well." - Semi-pro singer

THE IDEAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
"Mandy is a terrific Singing teacher and motivator. She excels at tapping into the potential of individuals, and always challenges others to explore the capabilities of their voice. Her expertise and knowledge of singing ensures that she provides highly useful advice which aids the development of the singer. Her invaluable experience and longevity also speaks for itself. Lessons covered Technique, Control, Pitching, Harmonies and much more, to ensure that we can be as complete as possible. I strongly advise others to invest in this learning experience, as not only will it build confidence, but also helps tremendously to perfect your craft and tap into hidden potential that you may not even know was there!" - Semi-pro singer

“Loved it! So insightful”

FUN AND HIGHLY INFORMATIVE - LEARNED LOADS WITH EASE
"Mandy instantly puts you at ease - you have fun, and before you know it you've learned loads without even realising it. She can make what you thought was difficult seem easy, and you don't feel intimidated despite her immense knowledge when it comes to all things vocal. And to top it all off, as you'll hear when she demonstrates - she has the voice to back it up...and then some! I increasingly find myself recommending her to friends and colleagues of all different levels, which speaks for itself". - Professional sound engineer, musician and song writer

GREAT SINGING TEACHER
"I think Mandy is an excellent singing teacher. She really knows her stuff and works hard to bring out the best in her students. She creates great resources that make learning fun and help tune up your ears. If you want a thoughtful teacher who will care about your progress then I really recommend her". The teaching was clearly well informed on all scientific aspects of the way the human voice works. Tuition was delivered with warmth and inspiring encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about using their voice". - Professional community musician

“The sessions have been very informative and it’s
been very helpful having singing myths dispelled”

MANDY DRAWS OUT THE GOLD FROM PEOPLE
“Mandy is an incredible person! She is truly gifted not only to sing and teach, but to draw out the gold from people. When I first started singing I hated my voice and did not believe I could sing let alone it being a potential career path!? I thank God that despite my negative attitude she saw something worth fighting for and she would not let me give up. She trained me and taught me to believe in myself. I am now pursuing singing professionally and if it had not been for her I would have given up years ago. Whoever is lucky enough to have Mandy as a vocal trainer I can truly say you are in GOOD hands!” - Professional singer

 


 

Contact details

Website www.amarisarts.com
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Text 07793 861116
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At Amaris Arts people really do matter most
We exist to bring delight to the world and to help make dreams possible

 

To make an enquiry, use the online enquiry form

Singing Course Nov 2016 to Feb 2017

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About this course specifically

Maximum of 12 people being taught in total on this course.

Tuesdays 6:15-7:45pm

Stratford, East London. 7min walk from Stratford station (Jubilee, Central, London Overground, DLR, TFL rail, Mainline) 1min from local buses. Address: East London skills, 37 The broadway, E15 4BQ (up stairs). Opposite Argos near St Johns church.

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November. 6th, 13th December 2016. 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January. 7th, 21st, 28th February 2017

14 Xs 1.5hr sessions (21hrs technique tuition in a small group)

• £200 in full up front or 5 installments of £42 

Prices will increase when the course is run again next semester

 

Discover How Your Voice Really Works

Explore The Freedom Of Balanced Singing

Gain Skills To Reach Your Potential

This is a thorough singing technique course designed to teach you to sing better - to sound better and feel better when you sing. It is for adults of all abilities and levels of experience (beginners to advanced). It is designed to challenge attendees as individuals whilst learning in an all-encompassing way in a friendly and supportive environment.

 

Extend your vocal range

Develop agility, strength & control

Deal with nerves & tension

Increase your volume & projection

Improve your pitching and tuning

Gain a better tone and overall sound

Performance & microphone techniques

Develop your vocal expression

Learn how to make a song yours

Discover how your voice works

Find out how to take care of your voice

Explore how to sound at your best 

And more....

 

The course includes:  21hrs small group technique tuition. Folder of course materials. Vocal exercise CD. Scheme of work, activities, exercises, tasks and progress tracking. Quick start guide and other learning resources. Certificate of completion.

This isn't a music theory, ear-training, harmony or songwriting course, although some elements of these will be taught within the course.

There are no musical or academic requirements in order to go on the course, but a good level of spoken and aural English will be necessary in order to understand the teaching and materials.

Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to book

Choirs

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Soul Choir, Stratford east London
Monday evenings 8:15-9:30pm term time
Ongoing, most term time Mondays (See Soul Choir page for dates)

1 year (30 weeks) subscription membership
Paid in full £105 (equivalent to £3.50/session) or 10 monthly instalments of £11 or 5 monthly instalments of £21.50. Some concessions are available, please let us know if you are eligible. You can pay in full here (non concessions)

Half year (15 weeks) subscription membership
Paid in full £71.25 (equivalent to £4.75/session) or 5 monthly instalments of £15.25. Some concessions are available, please let us know if you are eligible. You can pay in full here (non concessions)

Text Mandy to arrange a subscription membership or payment. Thank you

Or £10 cash per session with your 5th session FREE via collecting stamps on your loyalty card

Subscription members also receive discounts on Vocal Workshops and Singing Course sessions

 

MORE INFO
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Other choirs may also be in the pipeline

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