Please note: This FAQ page is about the Wonderland Singers online Zoom choir. Click here if you are looking for Coco's local, in-person choir in Owen Sound, ON.
Wonderland Singers ZOOM Choir FAQ
What songs will we be singing?
A mix of Coco's original songs, a handful of cover tunes and music of the moment. A music page with a few selections will be posted soon.
Will we be able to all hear each other while we sing?
No. Due to varying internet speeds and lag times, all participants will be muted and will only hear Coco's voice when we sing. Coco will often be layering her voice with advanced looping technology which will allow singers to hear harmony parts and approximate the feeling of singing with multiple voices.
However, we do stick around after the singing every second week for an optional social.
What time are these sessions in my time zone?
Tuesdays are at 2pm ET... (that's 11am Vancouver, 12pm Calgary, 2pm Toronto, 3pm Halifax... etc)
Wednesdays are at 7pm ET... (that's 4pm Vancouver, 5pm Calgary, 6pm Winnipeg, 7pm Toronto, 8pm Halifax... etc)
If I sign up for the Tuesday group, is it ok if I sing with the Wednesday group sometimes throughout the 9 weeks? (And vice versa)
Yes. You can sign up as a member for the Tuesday or Wednesday group and then occasionally visit the other group.
Is there a difference between the full price and the reduced price choir membership?
The only difference is the amount you pay. The choir is offered at 2 rates as everyone is in different financial positions and money shouldn't get in the way of singing!
Do I need to be able to read music?
No, everything will be taught by ear.
Will Coco be teaching us about vocal technique? Proper vocal production?
Coco will not be addressing vocal technique in these sessions.
Is it ok if I keep my camera off during the sessions?
Is there a way for me to be singing the songs outside of our weekly sessions?
Yes. There will be audio learning files posted on the members page for the core material. You can also find lyrics and chords in the same place. :)
Is it ok if a miss some of the sessions?
Yes. If you'd like to know what you missed you can find out by reviewing the sessions logs. They will be updated weekly on the members page.
Will you be posting the sessions after the fact?
No. These are meant to exist purely in the moment.
Am I expected to do homework singing outside of the sessions?
No. All homework is optional. If you want to spend extra time singing along with the learning files and learning harmony parts... great! If not, also great!
Will we warm up our voices together at the start of each session?
Coco always starts the sessions with a wee bit of stretching and some singing that's light and easy... her Coco take on warming up. But we often get to the meat of the session pretty quick. If you feel like you would benefit from extra warm up time, here's a sweet youtube series from Wendy Nixon Stothert: 30 Days Of Vocal Warm Ups With Wendy