Tuesday, October 17, 2017

La Castafiore singing l'Air des Bijoux dans l'album Tintin et la Castafiore

SINGING IN ITALIAN Workshop

Sponsored by Mosaic Languages and Hanna Pianos, this workshop will combine music and language to help participants master Italian pronunciation and improve their confidence in speaking and singing.

It is aimed at Italian learners and choir members singing Italian arias, but also to any music or language lover.

Our Mosaic Languages tutor, Elise Lefay is a professional language coach for singers, with a degree from Trinity College of Music and a singing diploma from Italy, with experience in coaching soloists and choirs ( BBC Symphony Chorus, Greenwich Theatre, Trinity College of Music.

To book your place,
email info@mosaiclanguages.co.uk or phone Corinne on 07956 53 34 68
Saturday,8th March 2014
St Joseph’s Hall, 30 Park Road, Colliers Wood
SW19 2HS
Time: 2.30pm – 4:30pm

 

Mosaic Languages Tutor: Elise Lefay

 

SINGING IN FRENCH Workshop

Sponsored by Mosaic Languages and Hanna Pianos, this workshop will combine music and language to help  participants to master French pronunciation with a view to ultimately improve their confidence in speaking through singing in French. Participants will have fun mastering songs by Piaf, Brel and other classics or classic to be of La Chanson Française. Lily Zazou, the alter ego of Mosaic Languages tutor, Elise Lefay will run this workshop.  Elise is a native French Professional voice coach.

 

To book your place,

email info@mosaiclanguages.co.uk or phone Corinne on 07956 53 34 68

Saturday, 5th April 2014
St Joseph’s Hall, 30 Park Road, Colliers Wood
SW19 2HS
Time: 2.30pm – 4:30pm

Pronunciation Workshops

Improve your pronunciation in French and Italian with a professional language coach
Elise Lefay is a French professional language coach for singers with a degree from Trinity College of Music, London and a Diploma in Singing from the Conservatorio of Trieste, Italy. She is currently coaching soloists and choirs, including the BBC Symphony Chorus. Starting from September 2011 Elise will be working as a French language teacher for singers at Trinity College of Music.

FRENCH

  • How not to stress French words
  • Learn when to pronounce the final letter of a word
  • Linking words together with “liaisons” as in les _amis
  • How to match French spelling and French sounds
  • Most common mistakes made by English speakers
  • The French nasal vowels .
  • How to cut words in syllables in the French way and know the correct length of a syllable
  • How to master the French “U” and ‘R’
  • At the end of the workshop, you will be given a pronunciation booklet with audio-links.
Friday, 21st February 2014
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm

ITALIAN

  • How to stress Italian words
  • How to recognize and pronounce double consonants
  • Most common mistakes made by English speakers
  • How to make your Italian sing
  • How to pronounce specific Italian sounds -gl – gn
  • At the end of the workshop, you will be given a pronunciation booklet with audio-links.
Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Time: 10.30-12

Grammar Workshops

Level required:This course is aimed at students who are puzzled with the Passé ComposéorPassato prossimo and have a A1/A2 level, are doing Mosaic Beginner or lower intermediate courseor preparing for GCSE.
Method used: The tutor will explain rules in English but there will be a lot of active students’ interaction with an emphasis on speaking. There will be role-plays, language games, pair and group work.

FRENCH

ETRE OR AVOIR – THAT IS THE QUESTION!
  • Revise regular and especially irregular past pariciples like done and gone
  • learn the quick way which auxiliary verb goes with which verb and where to put ne and pas
  • learn to juggle with Q A about past experiences
  • Plenty of examples and practice! Grammar rules explained in English
Saturday, 10th May 2014
Time: 10.30-12.00

ITALIAN

ESSERE OR AVERE- THAT IS THE QUESTION!
  • Revise regular and especially irregular past pariciples like done and gone
  • learn the quick way which auxiliary verb goes with which verb
  • learn to juggle with Q A about past experiences
  • Plenty of examples and practice! Grammar rules explained in English
Saturday, 17th May 2014
Time: 10.30-12.00

PRICE FOR EACH WORKSHOP IS £20; 2 FOR £35. BOOK 3 WORKSHOPS BY 31 RST JANUARY 214 AND GET ONE FOR HALF PRICE

Venue: William Morris Rooms (opposite Polka Theatre), 267 The Broadway, London SW19 1SD
To book your place, use our PayPal facility or alternatively contact us via emailor
phone ( 07956 53 34 68

Singing Workshop in Italian

Friday, 10th June 2011
Times: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: William Morris Rooms (opposite Polka Theatre), 267 The Broadway, London SW19 1SD
Led by Elise Lefay, the workshop proved to be a great success for music and language lovers!
Elise Lefay, French mother-tongue professional language coach for singers, with a degree from Trinity College of Music, and a singing diploma from Italy, with experience in coaching soloists and choirs ( BBC Symphony Chorus, Greenwich Theatre, Trinity College of Music) gently got everyone involved and by the end of the evening every participant was so pleased that Mosaic Languages has decided that more workshops will be coming up soon!!
The aim of the workshop was to combine music and language to hep participant to master pronunciation with a view to ultimately improve their confidence in speaking in Italian.
Mosaic Languages will always deliver ways to make language learning easy and fun.
Vaga luna” by Vincenzo Bellini was the piece that everyone got to sing firstly timdly and then with acquired  confidence.
A Q&A session followed during which participants were able to ask all kinds of questions related to pronunciation.
Some light nibbles with a good glass of wine were enjoyed while talking to Elise and staff from Mosaic Languages.
Participants left with a  copy of the score, notes on pronunciation, and a CD for further practice.
VAGA LUNA CHE INARGENTI  by  Bellini
Vaga luna, che inargenti 

queste rive e questi fiori
ed inspiri agli elementi
il linguaggio dell’amor;
testimonio or sei tu sola
del mio fervido desir,
ed a lei che m’innamora
conta i palpiti e i sospir.
Dille pur che lontananza
il mio duol non può lenir,
che se nutro una speranza,
ella è sol nell’avvenir.
Dille pur che giorno e sera
conto l’ore del dolor,
che una speme lusinghiera
mi conforta nell’amor.
Beautiful moon, dappling with silver 

These banks and flowers,
Evoking from the elements
The language of love
Only you are witness
To my ardent desire;
Go tell her, tell my beloved
How much I long for her and sigh.
Tell her that with her so far away,
My grief can never be allayed,
That the only hope I cherish
Is for my future to be spent with her.
Tell her that day and night
I count the hours of my yearning,
That hope, a sweet hope beckons,
And comforts me in my love.