Vocal Courses for ADULT SINGERS from Amateur to Professional

​LUMINOUS is so excited to present THREE brand new courses for adult vocalists of any experience level. Join us if you are looking for a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment to expand your vocal abilities and overcome your personal vocal limitations. Whether you are looking to learn the basics, or refine your existing technique, LUMINOUS has something for everyone. Simply sign up for the workshop that suits your individual needs. In order to give singers the attention they deserve, spaces in each workshop are extremely limited. Don't miss out!

Coaching4Coaches

The Contemporary Singing space is still so new in comparison to the age old reliable Classical sphere. There are so many books available for Classical Coaches to research and reference and grow their art and for me, as a contemporary vocal coach, my biggest frustration is the lack of reliable resources at my disposal. There are so many "teachers" out there with little to no training and so many others with so much talent, but lacking the vocabulary and the resources to turn their gifts into knowledge, for their students to grow and improve. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Coaching4Coaches Course offers Contemporary Coaches a space to network and pool their knowledge as well as a platform to learn new tools for their vocal coaching toolbox. We will spend time discussing different elements of contemporary singing and learn through active participation. We will discuss both the technical and emotional demands of the job, while exploring ethics in the workplace as well as creating a network of Contemporary Coaches that support one another in a very specialised field.

When:
Friday 28 September 12pm - 4:30pm until Saturday 29 September 9am - 4:30pm
2 day workshop
Where:
The Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo
Cost:
R1580 including tea, coffee, snacks, welcome pack

To sign up, click
here

Coaching4Adults

Looking to learn some vocal techniques to brush up on your skills?​​​​

Never had lessons before but you know that you love to sing and you have a natural ability that you would like to explore?

Wanting to learn some basic techniques to kick your vocals up to the next gear?

Come and join LUMINOUS for our adult vocal classes. Learn about the basics of voice production and begin to truly connect with, and understand your vocals. Learn about healthy sound production in a performance based environment where you can track your progress and build confidence weekly.

Our Coaching4Adults course is an 8 week program with one class per week. Each class explores a different element of vocal production and allows you the opportunity to explore your voice in a safe and supportive environment. Sign up now to avoid disappopintment!

When:
The first class begins on Thursday 27 September
Time:
9:30 - 10:30am
Where:
The Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo
Cost for 1 class weekly for 8 weeks:
R1760 (just R220 per lesson)

To sign up, click 
here

Coaching4Professionals

As a professional vocalist, my biggest frustration was reaching vocal ceilings all the time. I didn't understand why I couldn't do everything that I wanted vocally and why I kept losing my voice. I had no longevity as a singer and performing became stressful and often overwhelming. It didn't matter how many coaches I saw, everybody just kept telling me to accept my limitations and be grateful for my gift. But that frustrated my intellectual side; why couldn't I study harder and acheive better results?

So I went on a personal mission to learn as much as I could. I travelled to Sweden and trained with the world renowned Seth Riggs! I began online courses and took Skype lessons with incredible coach Jeff Alani Stanfill and now, I can honestly say, I have discovered the voice that I always knew I had. I feel more excited and enthusiastic about my singing than ever! My stamina is the best it's been in years and I never worry about losing my voice. I approach new songs with excitement rather than fear. If this is something that interests you, join me now for the Coaching4Professionals 8 week course.

When:
The first class begins on Monday 1 October
Time:
6pm - 7pm
Where:
The Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo
Cost for 1 class weekly for 8 weeks:
R1760 (Just R220 per lesson)

To sign up, click
here
COMPANY
PROFILE
We are a company exploring all elements of lifestyle, taking a holistic approach to designing your life. In an age of social media, we all, to some extent, live a life of voyeurism. We spend so much of our time in envy as we marvel at the highlights reel of the people around us, and we feel dissatisfied, frustrated, and disappointed at the state of our own lives. So much of our day has become an online comparison and after pouring our energy into self-doubt and second-guessing, we are often left with very little motivation or inclination to act. Luminous is committed to connection: helping its clients feel heard and appreciated and, more importantly, encouraging them to live their best, most luminous lives.

The face behind the brand is professional singer Samantha. Samantha has been in the South African music industry for ten years, performing in hit shows in and around South Africa. She was, more recently, a contestant on The Voice SA Season 2 and she has performed in England, Ireland, and Whales, as well as at South African International Events in Russia. She released two singles with her renowned girl group MitzyGeorge, known for their sassy singing and three part harmonies.

Samantha has been a Contemporary Vocal Coach for eight years and has spent her time working with both amateur and professional singers, helping them to discover their sound, refine their technique, and increase their ability. But singing coaching has revealed more to her than just a vocalist’s need to perform. She has realised the need for individuals to find their voice and the importance of feeling heard.

Samantha’s classroom has become a safe place for her pupils where they can express not only their creativity, but their concerns, worries, fears, and doubts about their lives. It has become a haven and a release where young vocalists are guided on their journey to self-discovery, and more experienced pupils can have a place to unwind and relax for forty-five minutes, before getting sucked back into life’s hustle and bustle. She realised that “it wasn’t just the singing. It was the feeling that they could really express themselves in a safe, confidential environment”, that kept students coming back even after graduating from school.
The psychology behind the singing is the driving force behind the brand. Luminous uses the performing arts as only one of its vehicles to help clients reach their ultimate goals.

Luminous provides vocal training to performers of any age and experience level. We offer workshops and master classes to aspiring and professional vocalists focusing on foundational technique, range extension, vocal quality, performance, as well as vocal rehabilitation. Through these platforms, we give our singers the tools to guide them in self-expression: understanding their own emotions and expressing them both articulately and visually (as in the case of a performance). We give pupils practical steps to manage stress and anxiety as well as creating a safe space for pupils to openly discuss and work through various issues. Luminous is dedicated to creating a space that is safe and encouraging to its clients where they feel supported in discovering and overcoming their personal boundaries and limitations.
 
As a teenager, Samantha often felt uncertain and unsure of herself. She spent her high-school life feeling insecure about her appearance and she would compare herself to the tall, skinny, blonde girls in her grade that seemed to have everything she wanted. But her status as choir soloist gave her the confidence to believe in herself and her ability. She represented her school singing in a number of competitions and eisteddfods and this helped her to find her own voice.

“Singing saved my life. It became who I was and it made me feel worthy and deserving in an environment where I don’t think I would have fit in otherwise. It was my safe place, my release, my constant. I hope that Luminous can be the constant for others going through their own challenges and obstacles in their own lives. I want this to be the place where they too can discover their glow”.

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