X-Factor hopefuls looking to gain an edge over competitors can attend a music workshop.

Hillcroft women’s college is offering the free sessions to women and children looking to develop musical talents, gain confidence and improve song writing and performing.

The Kingston Sound Community Project will be held at the Surbiton college every Tuesday throughout February from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

A children’s group will run from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the running of the workshops and others in the area.

Helpers, who will be given training and support, should have an interest in music or musical background.

For more information, to book a workshop or to volunteer phone 020 8399 2688.