Voice & Singing Classes

Sing Your Soul Alive!

Debby Boland Watt
Four Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
February 4, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, followed by the Circle Sing from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4 weeks, $80

Use your voice to improvise with confidence in any situation. Learn how to create, and lead others into, spontaneous and complex musical pieces using call and response, vocal percussion, harmonic play, free improvisation, and more. Gain experience facilitating an improvised circle sing at one of Debby's Circle Sings, held on the first Saturday of every month at Dusty Strings. Visit debbywatt.com for more information. NOTE: The last class will be held from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and followed by the Circle Sing from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

How to Sing Harmony By Ear Level 1: Essential Skills and Techniques

Sue Thompson & Don Share
Saturday, March 25
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40

Get all the essential skills needed to harmonize on hundreds of songs, including bluegrass, Americana, pop, blues, worship, folk, and country. Learn how to figure out your first harmony part by ear without reading notes or using music theory; the three notes every harmony singer must know and how to sing them in any key; how to sing harmony above the melody in any song; and how to use "keywords" for hassle-free harmonizing. For all levels. Please bring a recording device.

How to Sing Harmony By Ear Level 2: Beyond the Basics

Sue Thompson & Don Share
Saturday, March 25
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$40

Learn the secrets to figuring out the harmony below the melody (the bluegrass baritone part) and start singing songs with three-part harmony. Practice ear training and learn licks and tricks for finding harmony quickly and intuitively. Discover how to achieve a great vocal blend, especially when men and women sing together; how to choose the best key for your song no matter if your voice is high or low; and how to develop a natural "ear" for harmony. For all levels. Please bring a recording device.