Singing Together & Apart ● California & Beyond
I teach one-on-one individual lessons from my piano in Oakland, CA, on Zoom, and IN PERSON! (Covid protocols: all vaccinated; distanced; air purifier.) My focus is practical vocal technique, to support the singing of music from the Balkans - and anywhere - freely and safely. In our 55 minutes, we warm up, work on exercises to improve mechanics and increase expressiveness, and then apply that to a song of the student's choice. This is a safe supportive place for singers of all levels to explore the simple essence of their own voice.
$85.00 / Ages 10 and over.
I love singing in harmony. My the last thirty-plus years of singing with Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble has been the best instruction on how to work in vocal groups. To me the most important work of an ensemble is blend – which I approach by working on establishing the forward placement that Balkan music demands. With that in place, we then can work on intonation, ornaments, pronunciation and anything else that is needed for a cohesive sound. In addition to working on current repertoire, I am happy to share songs from the delicious menu from the southern Balkans – from village-style diaphonics to mutli-part choral pieces, and anything in-between.
Available as a 3 hour intensive, a 6-hour full day, or a two day 12 hour weekend workshop.
East European Folklife Center - West Coast Balkan Camp - June 17 - 24, 2023
"The How of Balkan Singing" 2 Sections