For Teachers

Thousands of schools across the UK take part in Young Voices every year.

We are proud to say that the schools that take part in Young Voices have reported an increase in the numbers of children wanting to join the choir with the most pronounced change being in the number of boys wanting to be involved.

So, how do you take part in Young Voices? Once you have registered your choir using our registration form, our team will provide the required support and resources you'll need.

We also have a Teachers' Community Network, which can provide additional information. This is a support network of other teachers who can give advice on the Young Voices Experience, anything from planning your rehearsals to what to bring on the day.

You can also watch the video below to hear what other teachers think about Young Voices. 

How we can help you:

  • Give your pupils the performance opportunity of a lifetime at the world's greatest venues
  • Engage your pupils with our diverse range of music arranged especially for them
  • Offer your pupils the chance to sing alongside incredible artists
  • Make choir practice the most popular activity in school  

How it works:

  • Complete the registration form and send it back to us with your payment

We will send you all your resources by the end of the summer term 2014, (Music and Information Pack, with CD's for Music and DVD for Dance Moves)

  • Rehearse with your choir using our support materials, including CD’s and comprehensive Music Pack
  • Sing to a sell out audience on the day of your concert
  • Access support and resources from our very friendly and experienced office staff and through the YV website 
  • Attend our Teacher Workshops in October (This is an optional extra to assit you with teaching the music)

Things you need to know:

  • This is not just any ordinary choir concert – your choir will sing with between 5,000 - 8,000 other children in a massive arena near you
  • Young Voices uses the best sound, lighting, and production teams, making your concert as spectacular as any other arena concert
  • Your choir will sing a variety of music with amazing artists, from all different backgrounds
  • A Young Voices concert is all about YOUR CHOIR – they are designed to put you and your school at the heart of the production. Your children are THE STARS
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Workshops

Our Teacher Workshops are led by David Lawrence (our Conductor) with Craig McLeish (our Musical Director) and Andy Instone (our Creative Director). Check out the video below and read on for information:

Workshops content: 

  • Learn some great warm-up exercises and choir training tips from our conductor
  • Go through the songs and medleys in depth, highlighting the key areas of musical and technical challenge
  • Cover all the dance moves in their context
  • Questions and answers can be put to our Conductor, Musical Director and Creative Director
  • Chance to meet other music teachers and share best practice.
  • And - if this is your first ever Young Voices experience - get some amazing top-tips from those who have the most to give; the dedicated and experienced Young Voices music teachers who have been with us for years! 

Workshop Dates and Location

Sheffield 29th September 2014                          
Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, S1 2JA

Manchester 30th September 2014
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Rd, M13 9RD

Birmingham 1st & 2nd October 2014
Birmingham MAC, Cannon Hill Park,  B12 9QH

London 6th & 7th October 2014
Sadlers Wells Theatre, Rosebury Avenue, EC1R 4TN

Don't miss out – workshops are a guaranteed fun day out, with lots of useful information and networking.

Teacher Workshops

Community

As a teacher you can expect so much from the Young Voices experience, not only on the day of the concert but during the period leading up to it.

The team of professionals involved in bringing Young Voices to you are always hard at work making sure that you get the most out of your rehearsal period. From the beginning of the year, we are putting together information packs, musical arrangements, and teacher support CDs so that you can make the most of the time with your choir before the day.

Recently we have developed the YV Teacher Community into an online group where you can discuss various aspects of Young Voices with other teachers and also ask our Community Managers any questions you might have.

Join our Teacher Community