Avocational Singer - You've got singing to do!
You long to sing.
To understand why some days singing is easy, and other days...
Well... it's rough.
Maybe you set it aside because you had kids, have a busy work schedule, or just made everything else the priority.
You haven't sung in ages because... well... a Pandemic.
Now's the time for some singing SELF CARE!
Everyone grows when we share our discoveries with each other - it's one of the secrets to group learning!
Well, ya know those voices that are in your head?
Those nagging voices that say...
"I'm no good."
"Everyone will laugh."
"My throat hurts when I sing."
"I never learned to read music."
"I'm too old."
"It's too late."
With group lessons, you will discover that you're not the only one hearing those negative thoughts and gain strategies to combat them!
Singing and learning in a group
can be therapeutic.
Amy Mushall provides a judgment-free zone where you feel free to explore and take risks. She offers a wide range of tools to help you achieve a new perspective on your voice.
Melissa O'Rear, Performing Arts Teacher, Actor, and Singer
Mapping movement and discovering physical freedom leads to vocal freedom!
Through the Wholehearted Singer Method -
a combination of Body Mapping, the principles of Alexander Technique (psychophysical re-education), and functional voice training -
you will discover a new awareness of yourself as a singer and develop a mindset of growth -
finding new choices available to you!
We map the body - because as singers, your WHOLE BODY is your instrument!
At "Sing With Your Whole Self" you will:
Gain new skills to unleash your voice
Exercise and strengthen your voice
Discover a mindfulness in singing
Connect with other community singers
Develop better posture
Liberate yourself from anxiety
Breathe with ease
Release back, throat, and neck tension
Trust your voice
Sing with Freedom, Confidence, and Joy!
BEFORE taking this course, participants described themselves as:
Tense, frustrated, seeking
Unconfident, inconsistent, driven
AFTER taking this course, participants described themselves as:
Hopeful, aware, open
Gentler, curious, longer-view
These classes are for you if you are:
- Excited to discover how your whole self supports you in the activity of singing
- Curious about how the voice functions in speaking and singing
- Eager to try new ways to sing
- Frustrated hearing the same old mantras that you've been trying to for years - "lift your palate", "more support", "sit tall"
- Ready to delve into new songs and revisit old ones
- Looking for opportunities to try solo singing in a supportive environment (and the choice not to!)
- Want to learn from others in the room - because as you share your discoveries everyone grows!
"Conscious constructive discovery and experimentation: HIGHLY recommended for anyone who's interested in investigating and improving their being a human who sings! [The only thing that could make it better...] would be a continuation course where we could continue learning, applying learning, and making discoveries while singing."
Brooke Graves, Singer
Here it is!!
Continuing the learning of our 2021 Summer Courses!
Who: Adults who have a desire to sing with freedom and joy!
What: 10 Lesson Package for the Fall Semester!
Participants will receive a songbook and other bonus items!
A piano accompanist will support the learning environment each week.
Every participant will have the opportunity to sing in the group and perform a solo!
Multiple classes will include an opportunity to perform for each other!
When: Mondays at 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
(9/13; 9/20; 10/4; 10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/8; 11/15; 11/29; 12/6)
Where: St. Michael's Episcopal Church (near Woodmen and I-25)
Cost: $425 - (Best Value) One-time Payment or 3 Monthly payments of $150!