Voice & Singing Classes

Avanti: Advanced Circle Singing

Debby Boland Watt
Five Saturdays, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5 weeks, $125

Dig deeper into spontaneous song, practiced listening, exercises and facilitation in this new advanced circle singing class at Dusty Strings. Build your knowledge and prior circle singing experience through melody and harmony work, soloing, call and response, hocketing, mirroring, vocal percussion and improvisation. Fearlessly lean towards a more intuitive singing practice in a safe, collaborative setting. Singers must have worked with Debby or other advanced teachers before signing up. Drop-ins welcome.

Bluegrass Singing & Harmony

Jason Stewart
Five Mondays, January 8, (skip 15), 22, 29, February 5, 12
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

Learn to sing the high, lonesome sounds of bluegrass songs and uncover the secrets to this iconic style of singing -- right from the start of the first class. All levels of singers are welcome, and you can expect to sing a lot each week! (Check out Jason's Beginning Bluegrass Banjo 1 class, running concurrently!)

Sing Your Soul Alive!

Debby Boland Watt
Five Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27, (skip February 3), 10, 17
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

All singers welcome! Learn how to create complex pieces spontaneously through the layering of rhythmic and melodic patterns, call and response, vocal percussion, and free improvisation. Attentive listening and collaborative exercises, held within a creative and safe environment, will free your voice! Drop-ins welcome.

Sing Together! Music & Parts From Around the World

Judith Shahn
Date change: Now  scheduled for Saturdays, January 27, February 3, 10
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Price reduced! Now 3 weeks, $120

Get the most out of singing and working together as a group without judgement or criticism, so you can sing for the sheer joy it brings! Judith Shahn returns to Dusty Strings Music School with a cappella songs from around the world sung in parts and harmony, this time in a three-week class. Starting with simple tunes, each session builds on each other, adding complexity as you go. Learn by ear without music, with no music reading necessary. Judith is recently retired from twenty-six years of teaching voice at the University of Washington’s School of Drama. She has lead Sing Together workshops for the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association (VASTA) for years, the Linklater Center in New York, and at conferences and events around the U.S., Canada, and in London. Besides being a vocal coach, she teaches public speaking, presentation, and is an actor.

Bluegrass Singing & Harmony

Jason Stewart
Five Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5 weeks, $125

For all levels. Learn to sing the high, lonesome sounds of bluegrass songs right from the start of the first class. Uncover the secrets to this iconic style and get the keys to the kingdom of bluegrass singing. Expect to sing a lot in this class!