The Real Group Academy

The Real Group Academy provides online courses, online coaching and online workshop rooms for participatory learning of amateurs and professionals engaged in vocal music.

Our vision

Drawing from their accumulated substantial experience over 30 years of rhythmic a cappella performance, members of The Real Group team are willing to share their learnings with singers & performers around the world.

Over the years The Real Group have developed an approach that embodies three keystone elements that form the foundations of their workshop methods, positive reinforcementfocus on distinct identified objectives and enhancement of group interactions.

This approach is followed in their workshop sessions.

Latest

New short online course

How to connect without being together in the rehearsal room

For choir leaders. Teachers: Peder Karlsson and Merel Martens
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Why have choir rehearsals online when we cannot sing together?
The purpose of this course is to provide choir leaders with concrete tips and inspiration, to maintain continuity for the choir during times of physical distancing.

Free online book chapter

Play It By Voice – first chapter

Play It By Voice is an online multimedia book by Peder Karlsson.

Coachings

Testimonial

“Working with Katarina is like getting a taste of a unique mix of experience and enthusiasm, demands and benevolence that lead us straight to the simplicity and obviousness of a shared sound.”

— ENSEMBLE PERSPECTIVES, FRANCE, G.H

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How can we help you?

You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
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You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
Read more.

You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
Read more.

You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
Read more.

You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
Read more.

You like to sing and want to get some feedback from us. You don’t have to sing in a group to take your own singing a bit further.
Read more.

Board

Katarina Henryson

Since 1984, as one of the founding members of The Real Group, Katarina has contributed to the group with her flexible alto voice and distinctive stage presence as well as with numerous compositions. Katarina composes and writes lyrics with jazz and folk music forming the starting point of her music-making.

Katarina’s experience as a workshop-leader and mentor for choirs and vocal ensembles is as extensive as her artistic career. Since leaving the group she still directs significant energy towards developing The Real Group Academy.

Peder Karlsson

Peder studied classical and jazz composition at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm before graduating with a Master’s Degree in vocal group performance as one of the founding members of The Real Group.

He was a major force in creating The Real Academy and organizing the first “Real A Cappella Festival” in 2008, bringing together amateurs and professionals from all over the a cappella world, into a very much-praised atmosphere of noncompetitive sharing and mutual learning.

After 26 years of singing with The Real Group, Peder now devotes his substantial energy to spreading inspiration in the world of vocal music; with The Real Group Academy, as a mentor with Perpetuum Jazzile from Slovenia, and through workshops and seminars all over the world.

Morten Vinther

Morten Vinther sings baritone in The Real Group & has a Master’s degree in choir conducting in rhythmic music from The Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark.

Before joining The Real Group in 2010 Morten was a member of Vox11, Postyr Project and VoxNorth, all Danish groups exploring new directions in a cappella performance. This advanced his understanding of some of the technical aspects of capturing and delivering a cappella performances.

Anders Edenroth

Born in Stockholm, Anders started playing piano and singing in choirs at an early age, and studying at Adolf Fredrik’s School of Music in Stockholm from ages 10 to 20. Following five years of studies at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, he and his fellow-students formed an a cappella quintet – The Real Group.

Anders has contributed to the development of vocal music by composing many songs sung all over the world by choirs and vocal ensembles of all shapes and sizes. Anders is also a very engaging and appreciated workshop leader. He is one of the founding members of The Real Group and he still performs and tours with them.

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Katarina Henryson (SE)

CEO

Peder Karlsson (SE)

Morten Vinther (DK)

Claes De Geer (SE)

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Team

The current actitivies in our online courses, workshops and coachings are facilitated by members of the board as well as various professionals with a wide range of experiences.

 

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Merel Martens (NL)

Gina Kanizsa (HU)

Katus Várallyay (HU)

Anders Edenroth (SE)

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Global Network

Our thoughts on music and creativity are shared by numerous people worldwide and we would be happy to connect you to our extended “family”, if you are interested. Do not hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in a live workshop or online session.