Do you want to thrive as a community choir leader, with the support of a vibrant, collaborative network?
Do you work alone as a community choir leader?
Are you looking for regular guest trainings to boost your choir leading confidence and skills, which you can access whenever you want?
Do you want to develop your portfolio of choir related skills such as leading workshops, composing/ arranging and increasing your online visibility?
The Inspire Club will:
Support you with the community of an engaged network of peers where you can be an equal, valued member
Build your confidence, knowledge and skills to deliver your choir programme with self belief and clarity
Make you feel excited and motivated for choir leading
Help you grow your choir whether online or in-person.
Beth Morgan has been leading choirs for 27 years. During this time she has taken non auditioned youth choirs to national and international competitions; built her own local community choir network with 4 choirs and around 100 members; and helped to establish a thriving trained chorister programme in a local council. During the pandemic Beth launched a professional choir leader Facebook group The Creative Choir Leader Group now with over 500 members from all over the world and most recently, she launched The Inspire Club to help community choir leaders become exceptional in their local community by offering accessible CPD, a professional neworking community and a peer mentor programme.
But it wasn’t always big numbers and a big network…
Here is Beth’s choir leader story….
My first choir was when I was working as a secondary school music teacher, in an isolated rural mining town in Queensland, Australia, where singing wasn’t really a part of the culture. I had 30 teenagers who turned up at 7:30am every Wednesday for choir….to sing.
In the UK, I strategically nurtured my secondary school choir over 3 years to go from local to international level performance. I did it alone without any choir professionals to give me support or ideas. Braching out into the adult community choir sector, my Military Wives Choir and The Great Day Choir have performed on local and international stages and raised £1000s for charity.
But launching the Creative Choir Leader has taken my choir leader support network to a whole new level. It has validated my belief that we are we are more successful when we work together. It reinforced my belief that choir leaders can be aspirational to make an impact in our local communities. We are not ‘just community choir leaders’. We can be more than successful or creative – we can be exceptional.
In the The Inspire Club you will:
- Join a supportive, motivated network of people working in the community just like you.
- Be matched with a peer-mentor for all the support and accountability you need!
- Plan choir leader collaborations.
- Attend regular live guest trainings with inspiring choir leaders and composer/arrangers to develop your skills, knowledge and repertoire.
- Be able to access our Resource Hub 24/7 including training recordings, regularly updated musical resources, warm ups and free songs with scores and tracks.
- Access our private Facebook community for a regular support.
- Have a plan to help you develop and grow your choir.
Kate Lynch Somerset County youth choir
Kari olsen-porthouse liberty singers, icu liberty singers, little liberty singers
Before joining Inspire I felt comfortable in the little I knew and had picked up along the way. But now I feel more ready to try new songs/types of harmony than before. Just listening in on other choir leaders amazing talents and experiences, and getting more inspiration for my little choir!MARY ROBERTSON
Membership to The Inspire Club is £27/month.
Once you join you will receive an email confirmation and you will be invited to access our library and our community within 24hrs.
There are no contracts and you can cancel your membership at anytime.
- Invitation to join our Peer-Mentoring Programme – matching you with another choir leader and working together towards a creative, collaborative or developmental goal of your choice for a three month period.
- Monthly 1 hour online MASTERCLASS with an inspirational guest choir leader, composer/arranger or vocal expert including networking opportunities. (3rd Sunday morning of the month 10:00am UK time)
- Monthly 1 hour online group social session. This is a time where we will all get together, with a drink, talk about choir, answer member’s questions and network. (Typically last Friday afternoon of the month 4:00pm UK time)
- Monthly resource to use in your planning or session and access to a building library of inspiring resources including session recordings, interviews, musical and coaching materials.
- 24/7 access to closed Facebook group for The Creative Choir Leader Inspire Club members.
Frequently asked questions
What is I can’t make the monthly trainings?
The monthly training are all recorded, so you can watch them on replay whenever is convenient for you.
How do I access everything?
When you join you will be given access to our member’s hub and also invited to join our closed facebook community.
What if I want to cancel?
We do not offer refunds however you can cancel your subscription at any time.
How long do I get access to the membership for?
You have access to the membership for as long as your subscription remains active, locked in at the price you join.
When does the membership start?
Your membership starts as soon as you join.
How do you work around time zones?
All trainings are in UK time. The main trainings are in the morning to suit UK and Australia. Other trainings are scheduled for the afternoon or evening to suit North America.
Do I have to do everything?
NO. You are encouraged to do as much or as little as suits your needs and supports your goals.
Do you follow a particular choral or vocal pedagogy?
NO. The Inspire Club embraces all methods to suit our members.
I have learnt such a lot from the Inspire Club members, who, without exception, are so supportive, encouraging and helpful to everyone whilst being non-judgmental. I’m consolidating how I feel about my own skill set, adding to it, changing where necessary, and, where applicable, removing doubts about how I do things. It’s not always a painless process, but an ongoing one that is priceless. As a result I’m finding my feet and realising that I don’t have to be like others that I admire and respect, I’m no less professional if I don’t do everything that they do, in the way that they do it, and am comfortable in my own skin. And the biggest thing of all – I’ve made friends, real friends, all over the world, in my professional life that I never thought would be possible.ANN CLEWLOW
I felt generally pretty confident & experienced; however, having run an established choir (not my own ‘brand’) with over a hundred singers, I have now launched a new community choir (during a pandemic) so it feels like Im starting again & having to prove my worth. It can be a lonely world at times, with many mixed emotions – and although social media is a great way to reach out to people (& promote the choir), it can also feel a little competitive when constantly seeing what other choirs are doing, and how successful they seem. I have to be careful not to feel pressured into ‘keeping up’ and worrying that I’m not doing enough.I love the connections I’ve made with other choir leaders, and the fact that the ethos is one of support, connection & sharing – it doesn’t feel competitive at all! So I’m feeling less isolated, and encouraged about my work, as well as knowing that there are so many lovely people to turn to for help (or just a chat!) I have a tendency to hold back in big groups, but I feel comfortable when sharing here – feeling listened to and valued. Thank you so much to Beth for setting this up!JO SAVILLE
Before joining Inspire, I felt confident with what I was doing but keen to network with others and boost my skills and confidence further. Being a part of inspire club has been like being in a supportive family of fellow choir leaders, all with different strengths and challenges, all with different types of choirs, but all who understand the struggles and who are there to lend a shoulder when needed but also to cheerlead when things go well. Yes, inspire club has provided some fantastic training sessions and resources, but it is the mutual support that has made the biggest impact for me. I would never have thought I would join a group like this…but I’m so glad I did.JESSA LIVERSIDGE