workshops & classes

Community Sing @ Art Share L.A.
Thursdays • 8pm • $10
801 E. 4TH PLACE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013 • PHONE: 213.687.4278
artsharela.org
CircleSinging is our way to play, singing naturally into spontaneous musical compositions. Accessing our inherent musicality and our internal music libraries, we create beautiful harmonies and interlocking rhythmic grooves. Making music with others in this way ignites our creativity in liberating and FUN ways. All are welcome! No experience necessary – just a desire to sing. Bring a friend.

Time and Space to Sing for Yourself @ Cleargreen Wellness Studio
STAY TUNED FOR 2017 SERIES
10812A Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 • PHONE: 310.839.7150
www.cleargreen.com
Take time to sing for yourself. Make space to play with everything we know and love about music. We explore the fields of tone, harmony, melody, rhythm, and groove, co-creating soundscapes, nurturing community through musicality, and strengthening ensemble and solo skills that help us in music and in life.
Using the basic elements of music and the forms of Tensegrity® movement led by Nyei Murez, we will learn and practice a set of skills that allow us to access musicality and imagination to build a personal repertoire of creative approaches to everyday life.
This 12 week course will offer games and exercises that build upon each other in a systematic structure to give us a chance to find and fine-tune the natural resources that exist within us and in community with others. Taking time to focus on our own self for a few hours is relaxing, and then enlightening, and ultimately rewarding.
The format is adapted for all levels of musical experience so you can start confidently with what you already know and then venture out to explore new territory. This group is focused on the experience of music as an agent of change. It is more process oriented rather than performance.
We are playing with our inherent musicality and our internal music libraries to co-create an in-tune and in-sync community.
The warm-up is a key strategy to this approach. Please arrive five minutes early to be ready to begin at 7:30. Wear comfortable clothes and please bring a refillable water bottle.
Participants will be asked to sign a Liability Waiver.

Urban Voices Project is an endeavor to provide healing through music for homeless and disenfranchised individuals on Skid Row. Composed of artists and performers from the Skid Row neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, this project is presented by The Colburn School and Wesley Health Centers (JWCH Institute) to bring music, health & well-being, and community to one of the largest homeless neighborhoods in the United States.
For more info: urbanvoicesproject@gmail.com
urban voices project
Check out our Facebook page: Urban Voices Project: A Skid Row Singing Project

Lessons for Adults are offered in small group formats. The primary focus is voicework. Goals might include developing music skills, songwriting, opening the vocal range of pitch or emotion, centering and grounding practices, clarity in personal expression and communication. Instruments used: voice, sruti box, Tibetan bowl, acoustic guitar, keyboard, hand percussion. Lessons are interactive, non-traditional, and process-oriented.

Lessons for Children are music-centered and child-directed, nurturing creativity and musicianship through exploring the elements of music: tone, melody, harmony, tempo, rhythm, and lyrics. We follow the curiosity of the child to create a rich and colorful playground in which to develop mastery in several areas: listening skills (call and response, navigating a keyboard or guitar), personal expression of emotions and ideas (songwriting and musical composition), organization and impulse control (breathing, rhythm, collaboration). These and other goals can be addressed through focused musical play with voice, keyboard, guitar, and percussion. Lessons are interactive and non-traditional. Homework – “HomePlay” – will be offered but not required.

Two hour circleSong events are fun, community building, creative, musical, and often transformative. We listen, hum, interact with each other in the music and together create a series of spontaneous compositions.

Two and a half day workshops allow us to go deeper into music skill building, personal growth, professional development, and creative expression. Every workshop will engage us in voice and movement exercises, active imagination, improvisation, and songs.

Science confirms the physical and psychological benefits of group singing. Here’s a chance to see for yourself – “sing for yourself” – synchronize your heart beat with others, elevate endorphins, release oxytocin: the “social bonding hormone”… become a participating member of an “in tune” and “in sync” community.

These workshops are open all levels of musical training and evolve around the participants. We sing ourselves into musical landscapes using elements of music -tone, melody, harmony, rhythm, groove, language/poetry/story. A supportive community of singers is an essential aspect of this work.

 

VALIDATE the research and experience the JOY of group singing!

SingforYourself@gmail.com