What if I can’t read music?
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What if I can’t read music?

If you've always dreamt of joining a choir but have hesitated due to concerns about sight reading music, then it's high time we dispelled that myth for you—especially if you're considering becoming a member of the Budleigh Salterton Ladies Choir.

Don't let not being able to read  music hold you back

Although some choir members read music, many of us do not. We learn our parts by listening to CDs (£1) provided by Nicky Perry, our Musical Director - or downloads are available on this website. Here is an example  - the soprano part of "I dreamed a dream". Just hit the play button below.

We welcome singers of various abilities and skill levels, meaning you don't have to be a sight-reading maestro to participate.

What really matters

Our emphasis is on the joy of singing and the camaraderie that comes with it. While some technical skill is helpful, what truly matters is your enthusiasm, your ability to hold a tune, and your willingness to learn and collaborate with others. Our musical director Nicky Perry is great at getting the best out of everyone and will help guide you in understanding the basics if you're willing to put in a bit of practice.

being in a choir is good for youR mental health

Singing in a choir is not only an excellent way to improve your sight-reading skills in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, singing can help keep our mental faculties sharp and improve our mood.  

So what are you waiting for? Follow the contact details on this website and speak to our Choir Secretary. You are welcome to try a few practices with us to help you decide.