Interested in learning the fundamentals of healthy singing technique? How about tips on how the brain works to help you better match pitch? Does your body know how breathing for singing is different from what most of us normally do?
Yes? No?? Let’s work it out!!
We’ll meet via Zoom and talk about and work on fundamentals. This will be a flexible format that responds to the interests and needs of the group that shows up.
We'll focus on exploring the primary concerns of the participants and giving you the immediate feedback, practical suggestions and demonstrations that will help you right now to take the next step in building your vocal skills. Participants who would like to sing for personalized feedback are encouraged to do so. Otherwise, you are free to follow along, singing in the privacy of your own space with your mic muted. Whatever you choose, I am so honored that you would take the leap and jump in and see what this is all about!
This MeetUp is for participants of any age. Those under age 13 should be joined on the Zoom calls by their parent or guardian.
A little background about me is that even though I was deathly shy as a child, I always loved to sing and I was good at it - even though I experienced baaad stage fright! Life was tough, and singing was the bright spot that got me through it. I grew up on an eclectic mix of 1950's rock n' roll, 1960's--'70's folk music, classic rock, with jazz, musical theater, classic and hymns thrown in there for good measure.
I ended up getting both a bachelor's and master's degree in vocal performance/singing. Since then I've taught hundreds of kids, young adults and mature adults in groups and singly. I've been a church choir director, developed a few short term community choirs, sung with a couple opera companies and symphonies and the Dallas Opera Chorus, been a volunteer vocal coach for the Dallas Street Choir, and served as a church worship leader. In MBTi I’m an INFJ. I do my best to be social and help everyone feel safe and comfortable. All of that said, I’m just human after all! Since we all are, I figure that’s a good thing.