Tutor: Jenny Goodman
Jenny Goodman is one of the most experienced community singing leaders in the UK. Since 1992 she has been running community choirs, workshops and singing projects across the UK and internationally. She is renowned for her relaxed, supportive, fun, funky but professional approach. Jenny is committed to the principle that singing is a human birthright – it is part of being human to sing and vocalise. She also believes that singing is a powerful tool for bringing people together and building connections. Jenny specialises in acapella harmony singing for all drawing on oral singing traditions from across the world as well as contemporary and popular songs and her own material. Jenny teaches orally – all songs are taught by ear – ensuring that her groups and workshops are genuinely open to all. She is also an experienced voice specialist and believes that the body and voice are integral to each other, so her work always includes time to prepare your voice, body and breath for singing.
Jenny currently runs three regular groups – acapella performance group Far Cry and drop-in singing group for all Amazing Acapella (both
in Yorkshire) and a small group harmony development group in Leamington Spa plus many other workshops and projects. She has run singing holidays in Corsica, Turkey and France. Jenny is a founder member of The Natural Voice Practitioners Network and has completed training with Frankie Armstrong, Guildhall School of Music and Central School of Drama and holds a Post-graduate Certificate in Community Education.
In addition to her teaching Jenny is a songwriter and performer. She has recently completed a large-scale community song-writing project working collaboratively with adults and children to create original songs. She performs with acapella duo The Blameless Hussies, an acoustic duo The Naked Truth and an 8 piece acapella group called Waiting for Dawn.
You can check Jenny out on Facebook at Jenny Goodman: In Good Voice for her teaching work and Blameless Hussies for her performing and Naked Truth Acoustic.