Vocal technique workshops and Musicality workshops are open to all current singers. They are also open to casual students, past students and newcomers. Workshops are balanced with a certain amount of music making, and fun singing. Most workshops provide a lot of information and an opportunity to explore and experiment in a fun environment. There are a few workshops that have solos (always specified) but generally this is not the case and singers can come along knowing that they will not be called upon to do this. themselves but most workshops.
Time: Friday 1 October 7.15pm – 9pm
Come and join the Capriccio Group for a fun night of singing some of the songs they are working on as well as songs to a given theme.
Time: Wednesday 10 October 5.15pm – 7.15pm
Come and join the Intermezzo group who will lead you in song. Sing the songs they’re working on as well as well as well known old-time songs.
VOCAL TIMBRE – WORKSHOP
Thursday 11 September 7.15pm – 9pm
Maximum Group Size: 12 Singers
ANCHORING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOP
Time: Wednesday 31 October 7.15pm – 9pm
While there are many workshops in my studio, Anchoring Your Voice is the most important one and it is great if all singers can do this workshop every semester. To anchor the voice, the diaphragm must drop so the singers is essentially working with gravity to create full tone. When the voice is anchored it sounds full as opposed to tight and clouded. The spine is also relaxed with an anchored voice and head feels light. The entire body is connected clear and authentic voicing.
VOCAL PLACEMENT WORKSHOP
Time: Tuesday 6 November 7.15pm – 9pm
Vocal Placement is all about achieving maximum resonance and lifting the voice off the throat. It’s a very important workshop in that it addresses the health of the throat and possibilities for using the voice well when the throat is compromised. Placing the voice helps with vocal range, vibrato and when voices are placed well, the diaphragm drops. Most singers find that singing is easy for some time after doing the vocal placement workshop.
It’s a good workshop to do at least once every year!
SING-OUT SESSION – CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Time: Wednesday 20 December 7pm – 9pm