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Vocal courses starting in August 2018  

Vocal course at Le Mas

Thursday, Aug 23 - 24 2018

Two day vocal course for Pop/Blues/Jazz singers.

The course will be run over two days in August 2018, when Anton Browne will be leading the course in vocal techniques with the aim of setting you on the road to understanding your voice, how it works, and how to go about improving your singing techniques. There will be the possibility of recording your voice for your own use, or maybe, for you to include on social media, downloads, etc! Anton outlines his approach in the video below...

We have limited residential space available, and will provide buffet lunch and refreshments. Please contact us via the Reservations page below, for enquiries or any further requests.

The cost for the two day course is €180 per person. 

Please select two songs that you would like to use as your workshop content, and make sure that you bring the sheet music/chord charts for your song choice with you.


Anton Browne outlines the aims for his vocal course this August


It is hoped that you will enjoy a musical and fruitful event in lovely surroundings and will come away with an overview of what singing practice and exercises are about. Enough that you will be able to direct your own practice and make informed use of the wonderful (and often free) resources that are available online... but discernment is key!

Here are some of the aspects we'll be looking at -

How The Voice Works...


Singing As An Extension...

What Do You Need To Practice...

Please bear in mind that two days (with a maximum of ten participants) is only enough time for an overview to get you on the path but don't fret, subsequent courses are in the pipeline! We conclude with a relaxed gig in a local bar where you will be able to perform to a friendly crowd, and show off some of your new skills!

The course will run over 2 days, and a buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements you may have. 



Associate Musical Director


Chris Lee


Chris Lee is a London-based composer, songwriter, and pianist. He has worked with several of the leading singers on the London scene, including Anton Browne, with whom he produced the album Alternative Arrangements, featuring his arrangements of pop/rock classics, and Jenny Howe, with whom he produced a follow-up album Second Take. 

He is currently working with singer Mark Jennett on a song-cycle portraying the fictional Swedish police detective, Kurt Wallander, from Henning Mankell's famous series of detective novels.

Chris will be supporting our musical content with his Piano skills, as well as his extensive musical knowledge and abilities. 

Chris is also fluent in French and German, and speaks conversational Italian!


 Album on SPOTIFY

Reservations and Contact details

For further info, or any enquiries:-

Please call +44 (0)7702 169 490 from the UK

or 07 67 43 93 25 from France

or email:-



We are located here in the Charente, in the south-west of France:-