Voice & Singing Classes

Sing Harmony by Ear - the Natural Way!

Sue Thompson & Don Share
Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Do you love singing with others? Do you wish you could harmonize by ear and “on-the-fly”? Take Sue Thompson and Don Share’s full-day, high-energy group class at Dusty Strings and learn to sing harmony naturally and intuitively. Grasp great-sounding harmonies for old-time, Americana, bluegrass, worship, and many other styles of music. Break out into small group practice sessions and receive personalized coaching. Discover how to choose the best key for your song; secrets of vocal blending (especially when men and women sing together); and tips for figuring out harmony below the melody. If you’re comfortable playing a chording instrument such as guitar, ukulele, or mandolin, bring it with you! You should be able to sing reasonably in-tune. Recording device recommended. There will be a lunch break approximately halfway through the class.

Comments from Sue & Don’s harmony students:

"As a result of your course I am now very comfortably able to easily find a good harmony. I now can just hear it and hit it.” – David, USA

“Thank you for making this workshop a great experience. I had great fun and I finally found a key to singing harmony that will really work!” – Fride, Norway

“You provided such an amazing way of teaching and you were great at handling the energy of people learning. I feel as if I have new ears.”—Nick, USA

Explore Your Voice

Jonathan Shue
Five Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

Learn to access the most authentic voice there is -- your own. Release tension and open your vocal channel through special stretches and exercises designed to connect your breath and voice. Learn fun songs and speech articulation drills each week and walk out feeling refreshed and singing! This is a continuing class rather than sequential; new students and continuing students learn something new each week. Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving and stretching in. For all levels.

Bluegrass Singing & Harmony

Jason Stewart
Five Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Use songs you already know as well as new ones! Learn new tunings, voices, and positions. Work on first position chords, inversions, and new picking patterns and rolls. Connect with new folks and pick your way towards more fun! For advanced beginners, or those who've taken Beginning Bluegrass Banjo 1.