Classes & Workshops
Whether you want to hone your harmony skills or refine your singing skills, I offer a variety of classes and workshops for you.
Are you ready to take your singing to the next level? Learning a song is the first step, but what about bringing that song to life? Would you like to become so immersed in your performance that you don’t think about “acting” or words or any of the other things that might distract you? I’ve combined elements of vocal technique, song study, community building and singing therapy to create an environment that supports each student in their journey toward being a better singer. You will feel more confident and comfortable on stage by the end of this class, and singing will be easier. July 14, 21 & 28 from 4-7pm
Summer Singles Option: Register for individual classes or the entire course. Themes will vary from week to week.
Mark your calendar. Our next studio showcase will be September 22nd at 4:30pm. Girl Guitar will be hosting again, so we’ll have plenty of room. Contact me if you are interested in performing. It’s a great way to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and/or lessons.
Boost your skills even if you don’t have time for a weekly class.
PERFORMANCE IN PRACTICE
Shine a spotlight on your stage presence and learn how to capture your audience’s attention. Bring a song that is memorized. July 20th from 4-7pm.
mics, pedals & boards
Need amplification? I’ll give you tips on how to get the volume you need, and get your board working! June 22nd from 4-6pm
Learn how to sing country and folk styles as we focus on three sings in that style. This time around we will learn, “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell, “Hello in There” by John Prine, and “Nobody to Blame” by Chris Stapleton. August 3rd from 6-9pm
Love to rock but don’t want to blow out your voice? I’ll show you how. In this session we’ll be learning, “The Pretender” by the Foo Fighters, “I Am the Highway” by Audioslave, and “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette. August 11th from 4-7pm.
percussion for singers
Increase your value as a singer -- play percussion! Learn how to accent, subdivide, and even play two different instruments at once. Taught by John Chipman. July 15th from 7:30-9pm
Classes meet in South Austin
Singing with others makes you happier and studies show that people who sing in groups live longer. I love stats like that! This class will bring joy to your life as you learn the harmonies to some of your favorite songs, while also learning how to choose a harmony line. I provide everything you need to succeed, including mp3 tracks to make practicing easy and convenient.
HARD ROCK HARMONIES
Learn how rock artists like Green Day, Alice in Chains, and Def Leppard use harmony in their songs while we sing some of those harmonies in class. This two-day mini-class will focus on choruses rather than entire songs. August 16th and 23rd from 7-9pm. (Materials will be available to registrants a month in advance.)
80’s POP HARMONIES
Get in the way-back machine and revisit some old favorites. We’re gonna sing songs by The Eurythmics, The Cure, The Go-Go’s, and hopefully we can fit in some Culture Club. As we learn those harmonies we’ll learn about how they’re constructed. September 6 & 13 from 7-9pm. (Materials will be available to registrants a month in advance.)