Barefoot Opera is all about training – on many levels and in many situations.

If you are a young singer trying to get into the profession or into postgraduate courses, Barefoot Opera has several options for you.  Equally, we can be found workshopping with amateur choirs and drama groups, as well as in schools and a range of community engagements.


5 October, 2020 - 14 December, 2020

Monthly Workshops

6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at Barefoot Studio in Brockley London.

Jenny Miller is running her Monday evening Informal workshops twice a month rather than once a month, to allow for social distancing (only 3 per session allowed).  Richard Black will be accompanying.

28 October, 2020 - 28 October, 2020

Online Course: Refresh & Reboot

Wednesday, Oct 28th
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Penny Randall Davis, Evelyn Freebury


Explore ways to refresh your existing vocal technique and all it includes: your breath, your body, yourself. Barefoot movement educator Evy Freebury and vocal tutor Penny Randall-Davis come together to offer their practice and experience in finding vitality from within, and resilience in action-exploring stillness, vibrant movement, and vocal exercises.

18 November, 2020 - 18 November, 2020

Online Course: Vocal Colour

Wednesday, November 18th 
5:30 – 7:00 pm 
Jenny Miller & Evelyn Freebury

Classical singers want to ‘sound beautiful’. This can become conflated with ‘monotonous consistency’. What is vocal colour in classical voice and how can we find more colours to use? Jenny Miller and Evelyn Freebury will explore ways to liberate colour literally from the inside out.

25 November, 2020 - 25 November, 2020

Online Course: All things Coloratura

Wednesday, November 25th
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Penny Randall Davis 

How do we scale the heights, and maintain optimum flexibility whilst singing with our freest sound? A fun exploration for all voice types of the fascinating art of coloratura.

10 December, 2020 - 10 December, 2020

Online Course: Introducing Dalcrose – Shaping phrases

Thursday, December 10th 
5:30 – 7:00pm
Naomi Burrell

Brilliant solo violinist Naomi Burrell is also an expert Dalcrose trainer, and we thoroughly recommend that you dive into this exploration of movement phrasing, based on the pioneering work of Emile Jacques Dalcrose, himself a student of Fauré, and Bruckner. A deeply refreshing way to connect to music.