when does each choir rehearse?
Songstars Singing Club (6-8 yrs) will rehearse on Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30p.m. as from Tues 9th Jan ’24.
Dreamtide Children’s Choir (9+ yrs) will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30p.m. as from Weds 10th Jan ’24.
where are rehearsals held?
St. Gluvias Community Hall, Calver Close, Penryn, TR10 8ER.
It’s a tucked away at the bottom of Calver Close. Click below for a map.
Are you police checked?
Yes, Kayleigh is DBS certified and holds a current Safeguarding Level 2 certificate. Where possible and/or necessary, DBS certified volunteers will be on hand, too.
How much does it cost?
Each child gets their first session absolutely FREE! After that, if they’d like to enrol, subs are £4 a week.
How do I pay subs?
Weekly subs are paid at the beginning of every rehearsal by either contactless, card or bank transfer. Please contact Kayleigh for more details.
Drop-offs and pick-ups
- There is a small ARMTRAC car park at St. Gluvias Community Hall. It has limited spaces.
- Please be aware the car park may get busy!
- Parking permits must be applied for – please contact the hall on 01326 375 786 to do this, and state the club, date and time that you’ll be parking for.
- Please note, the permits DO NOT cover ANY other time of the week. Parking outside your permit time may result in an ARMTRAC fine.
- Please ensure to drop off and pick up your child on time and contact Kayleigh if there’s a problem.
What happens if my child is ill?
If your child is unwell, we politely ask you to refrain from sending them into rehearsal and we’ll see them when they’re better! It’d be most appreciated if you could also let Kayleigh know before rehearsal starts via text, call or email.
Do I still have to pay if my child is absent?
No; however if your child is not ill, regular attendance is strongly encouraged to ensure optimum levels of progress.
What sort of songs will be sung?
First and foremost, Kayleigh ensures all songs are child-friendly and age-appropriate. Aside from perhaps a couple of Christmas carols, songs she chooses are non-religious in nature. In order to provide a well-rounded musical education, there’ll be songs from a wide range of genres and perhaps some even in other languages!
My child is shy. Is choir for them?
If they love singing, absolutely! Kayleigh is experienced with working with children of all confidence levels. NO ONE will be made to stand up and sing on their own OR perform in the choir to an audience unless they want to. However, if they’d like to challenge themselves, they’ll receive the utmost support to ensure a rewarding experience.
Through the years of Kayleigh’s choir leadership, she has repeatedly seen the magic of music work miracles on children who began their first rehearsal barely singing a note. By the end of the year, those kids were asking for roles in the school musical and giving a fantastic performance. Not everyone wants to be in the limelight, and Kayleigh totally respects that.
My teen loves singing, is this just for little kids?
The Dreamtide Children’s Choir will be great for keen teen singers! Due to their voices starting to mature, teen voices bring a richness in sound which complements younger singer’s voices beautifully.
Should kids sing at home?
Yes! Supporting and encouraging your child to sing at home would be fantastic! Learning lyrics (song words) off by heart is a great skill that also comes with practice and comes in VERY handy when performing to an audience.
When you need a bit of peace, although it may sound counter-productive, putting headphones on your child and suggesting they listen to choir songs *without* singing is actually really helpful too. It ensures they learn the song correctly and trains their musical ear. (Links will be provided.)
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