Workshops

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.

 

SING-IN SESSION

Time:  Friday 1 October 7.15pm – 9pm

Fee:  $30

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.

 

SING-IN SESSION

Time:  Wednesday 10 October 5.15pm – 7.15pm

Fee:  $30

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

Cost:  $40

Maximum Group Size:  12 Singers

No solo singing is required at this workshop but it is more suited to singers who have an understanding of vocal placement.This workshop explores the opening of the throat and the deliberate choice of various tone colours with an open throat.  Voice movement therapy classifies these positions as Violin, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone.  Basically it’s about choice and maximum use of resonance.

 

ANCHORING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOP

Time:  Wednesday 31 October 7.15pm – 9pm

Fee:  $40

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.

 

SING-OUT SESSION – CANCELLED!!!

Time:  Friday 19 October 7pm – 9pm

 

 

VOCAL PLACEMENT WORKSHOP

Time:  Tuesday 6 November 7.15pm – 9pm

Fee:  $40

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-IN SESSION

Time:  Tuesday 20 November 7.15pm – 9pm

Fee:  $30

 

SING-OUT SESSION – CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Time:  Wednesday 20 December 7pm – 9pm

Fee:  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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