Since 2020 we offer a special course for (music) teachers: Vocal Leadership in school. You will learn how to apply the Vocal Leadership methods in your classroom! If you are ready for innovative, inspiring methods to activate your students, break the ice, train their skills and creativity and have them sing with all their heart – now is the time for you to join our program!

Why Vocal Leadership in School?

Vocal Leadership in School will stimulate shared leadership and initiative and provide a safe learning environment. It will also provide a clear framework for creation of new (vocal) music and stimulate the students’ ownership of the process and musical outcome. In addition to the musical goals, the course will improve the self-esteem and creativity of the kids in your classroom.

When you are a ‘VLIS’ student, you will get a chance to exchange ideas and repertoire with fellow students and teachers. You will also get individual feedback and coaching, using video material from your classroom.

Our methods can be used in combination with any style of (vocal) music.

Main teachers are Rohan Poldervaart, Mathieu Vulto and Merel Martens. Additionally there are auxiliary and guest teachers like Signe Sørensen and Line Groth. You will have classes in VLIS, piano, voice, arranging, ear training and “move & groove”. Within the main subject curriculum we will provide games, tools and methods with a focus on didactical and pedagogical work.

For whom is ‘VLIS’?

Target group: professional music teachers in primary and secondary schools (4-18 yr) and students who are currently studying ‘Music Education’.

From September 2021 we will also open our doors for Pabo students and graduates. Primary school teachers make a huge difference and we want to offer them the chance to learn how to implement Vocal Leadership in their daily classes.

Practical information VLIS Track

The classes of our  ‘VLIS’ track take place in nine weekends, combined with the other Vocal Leadership weekends.

  • The first three weekends are identical to module 1 of Vocal Leadership, so you can get to know our methods and games.
  • The next three weekends are specifically developed for Vocal Leadership in School, where we are going to adapt the methods to general school classes. You can choose a specialty: Primary schools (4-12 yr) or Secundairy school (12-18 yr).
  • Weekend 7, 8 & 9 are new: Vocal Leadership in School – Expertise (VLIS-E). In this module we can deepen your skills, provide chances to exchange with students and teachers and guide you in your daily work with the children via video coachings.

After completion of the course you will receive certificates; ‘Vocal Leadership, module 1’, ‘Vocal Leadership in School’ & ‘Vocal Leadership in School – Expertise’.

‘VLIS track’ starts in February and in September of every year. Students who already completed module 1 may enter the second module of ‘VLIS’ directly.

There is no audition required. For any questions, please contact us here.

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For application, click here.