Get the skills you need to lead your choir with confidence
Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve, we've got the right online course for you.
I used what I learned so far on the course to plan my rehearsal and I was very happy with the result. Things are moving along nicely. Thank you so much for offering the course. It is a perfect fit for me!
Our online courses
Basic Conducting Technique
From posture and hand position to expression, dynamics and pauses, you’ll learn the physical vocabulary of conducting that will enable you to give concise visual instructions to your choir and achieve the musical results you want.
Our Rehearsal Planning course is a comprehensive programme that will give you the skills you need to plan effective and enjoyable rehearsals for your choir, week after week. Packed with practical tools, this course will take your choir rehearsals to a new level.
Warm-ups & Exercises
This course gets to the heart of the skills that choir leaders use week in, week out. With lessons on vocal health, team-building and musical improvement, this course will help you to build development into every choir rehearsal.
Repertoire & Score Preparation
Not just for choir leaders who use printed scores. Whether you’re singing madrigals or Motown, this course will help you assess whether a piece is suitable for your choir and plan how best to teach, practise and rehearse it. This is the day to day work of choir leaders all over the world. Mastering the skills in this course will save you time and boost your choir’s enjoyment.
This course will put you in the driving seat of your choir rehearsals, giving you clear strategies for staying on track, handling questions, rehearsing vocal skills and developing your choir’s musicianship.
This course will take you step by step through the skills that you and your choir need to create fantastic performances: assessing performances spaces, planning formations, behaviour on stage, receiving applause and handling mistakes and problems.
Frequently asked questions
Why should I sign up for a Total Choir Resources online course?
Because we know exactly what it’s like to feel that you lack confidence and skill as a choir leader. That was us, only a few years ago. With training, experience, support and mentoring, we’ve become effective, confident and, most importantly, very happy choir leaders who have a positive impact on the lives of our singers.
Our passion is helping new and inexperienced choir leaders to find their feet. That’s what we’ve been doing since 2012 with Total Choir Resources, and that’s what we bring to our online courses.
Will I have enough time to do the course?
Yes, because you can do this training at your own pace. Once you’re signed up for the course, you can take is as fast or slow as you need to. You have a whole year’s access to the course materials.
Will I get feedback and support?
The course is based on online lessons – video, audio and written – which you can access at any time. Our courses are designed to be self-contained and comprehensive, but if you have questions or concerns, you can always contact us. We're here to help.
Will the course be too difficult/too easy?
Our courses are aimed at new and inexperienced choir leaders who, although they might be competent musicians in other areas, have no formal training in choral conducting or choir leading. If you sign up for a course, then realise is isn’t right for you, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked, so you're not risking anything by giving it a try.