Here are a few singing, ukulele and songwriting courses from Suyra and Elaine for you to consider over the holidays.

Songwriting workshop

SongwritingPosterMaster2 2015

Saturday 10th January from 10am to 3.30pm at Twickenham Library

This is co-run by Surya Cooper and the amazing Elaine Samuels of Kindred Spirit, in support of Off the Record -a local counselling service for children and young people. We’ll be showing you how to tap into your inner creativity, get your thoughts on paper and craft those thoughts into beautiful works of art – whether you’ve already written songs or are a complete beginner this will be a fun workshop with plenty of practical exercises and a good opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

The early bird price is £35 and this has been extended to 20th December (full price £50 if booked after 20th)

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Ukulele Courses

Ukulele Beginners Course Spring 2015

The next Ukulele Beginners Course is on 15th, 22nd and 29th January 7.30pm to 9.00pm at ETNA, Rosslyn Road, Twickenham. Learn basic chords, strumming patterns and a range of songs both classic and modern. Complete beginners welcome. Price is £65.00, early bird price £50.00 if booked by 5th January. The next improvers course will be in March – more details to follow soon.

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Vital Voices Singing Group


For anyone who’d like to develop their singing and percussion skills we’d love to see you on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12noon at a private house in St Margarets. All abilities welcome, you don’t have to be able to read music or be an experienced singer! We not only sing part songs but work on developing range and tone, learn to improvise and harmonise by ear, plus exploring, pushing the boundaries, playing with and learning how to care for our voice as well as some fabulous breathing techniques.

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