Singer's Salon

The Singer's Salon is an opportunity to sing for your peers and others, in a safe and nurturing setting. It is a place to refine your performance skills, try out new material, or just get more comfortable in front of an audience.

The Salon meets once a month and is a venue for singers to perform. It is NOT karaoke or group singing, although you could certainly do a duet or small group if you wanted. Both beginners and more experienced singers are welcome, and all genres are welcome.

We are trying out a new space which is 3160-Chicago's Piano and Cabaret, a cool little cabaret space at 3160 N. Clark Street. This is the first really "public" venue for the Singer's Salon, but I think it may prove to be fabulous for us! They have a cabaret space in the back on an elevated section, with a gorgeous baby grand and little cafe tables. There will be a few changes: no suggested cover, instead, they have a two drink minimum. Naturally, this can be soft drinks or whatever if you don't want to imbibe. Please keep your feedback coming by the way. I always want to hear about your experience.

For those of you new to the Salon, I am a singer, voice teacher and performance coach. I host the event and usually kick it off with my acoustic band, The Red Apples. Maggie Dahlberg will be on hand to sightread your music and accompany you on piano if you like. The intention is for this to be a nurturing and supportive environment to try out new material or learn how to perform before an audience. I will offer some tips, and I also offer a discount to folks who come to the Salon and would like to take lessons or coaching sessions to whip a song or two into shape!

We are on Facebook! click on the facebook link on the homepage and like us! There is a link to my blog there also where I write about the Salon! check it out! Here is a link to my website...www.vocalperformanceworkshop.com

Feel free to call or email me with questions. It would be great if people can rsvp as it is a small space. Also if you'd like to come and just watch (and/or bring your support people) that is great too!

Thanks and I look forward to hearing many new singers!

Wendy Parman

 

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  • Wendy P.

    It's going to be a great Singer's Salon tonight! I feel it!

    April 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I appologize for not coming this time, but I did not feel very good, I had a sore throat the entire week:(. But I definitely hope I will make it next time! Also, Wendy, I could not find a music sheet for my song...could you please tell me where I could find them online?:) Thank you! Lumi

      April 15, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      I understand, no worries. Let me see what I can do and I will get back to you.

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was really looking forward to attend tonight on the 14th but I'm not feeling up to par (Golfer's term). I'm, in Bogeyville tonight (just watched the Masters) but know I'll be at my peak next time in 1 month. Good Luck to everyone tonight and I hope we can get some new pictures by the audience of the entertainers on our site with your cellphones so we can feel like we were there too.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      We understand, Terry. Hope to see you next time! You're right about the pix, I've been awful about it myself. The lighting makes it doubly hard, but it would be great to get more pix up!

      April 15, 2013

  • Victoria

    Sorrry, I have to work on an art project tonight. Wish I could make it.

    April 14, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Hope to see you next time Vicki!

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just realized that I forgot to pay my bar tab :(. Will do that tonight

    1 · April 15, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      LOL Vikrem! I'm sure you're not the first to do that!

      April 15, 2013

  • Wendy P.

    Gorgeous! What a beautimous night! So much going on here! A night of tributes, to parents, to beloved spouses, and even to voice teachers! ;-) Thanks to Dave and Maggie as usual for their support and musical chops!

    April 15, 2013

  • Wendy P.

    What a great Singer's Salon! Thanks to everybody who came out!!!!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, but I'm ill and must cancel.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 14th. I maY bring one guest.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was definately going to attend but have a sinus infection I cannot get rid of. So it looks like one more month. Miss you and sing your hearts out. Will be thinking of you.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will definately be there and participate. A bit nervous. Haven't been there in a long time.

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      No worries Tammy. That's what we're here for!

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ...has anyone heard of Mina Mazzini from Italy? She just goes by her first name Mina, and she's more or less the Barbra Streisand of Italy...but, in my opinion has a nicer voice and is more hip.

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      She sounds great, I just looked her up. Nice voice, I agree, she looks a bit like Dusty Springfield.

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I recently sang a duet with Robin Watson. She is pretty good, for a little sister...

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Sounded great at the Salon last time!

      April 6, 2013

  • Victoria

    I am going to try to make it, if it works out.

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Ok then star of radio airplay! We will be so happy to hear you!

      April 6, 2013

  • Robyn Waldman B.

    Yea!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope amateurs (like me;) are welcomed, among all these song writers and musicians!:)

    1 · March 26, 2013

    • Wendy P.

      Hi Liminita, Sorry for my delay in replying! Terry is right, this is a forum for anyone and everyone. We welcome all different skill levels and genres of music. You will see that this is the case when you attend the Salon! Welcome to the group! I look forward to meeting you!

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Luminita ! Sorry I misspelled your name.By the way, thats a very beautiful name.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Luminata, Welcome to the Singers Salon. I am just like you;an amateur. Like so many of the crowd that attends the Singers Salon. Sure there are some really great professional performers scattered throughout but by and large its just regular folk with some strong desires to let their light shine brighter and stronger. Students of music in some fashion or another that want to join in celebration in community fashion. You are most welcome !

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited about it! It will be my first time;)

    1 · March 25, 2013

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