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Upcoming workshops

Workshops are held in Guelph unless otherwise indicated.
 
MONDAYS  Vocal Meditation (weekly drop in)
SEPT 13  Singing Harmony By Ear - Level II (6 weeks)
OCT 12  Rise Up Singing—Co-ed "Choir" in KITCHENER (8 weeks)
OCT 16  Rise Up Singing—Women's "Choir" (8 weeks)
OCT 17  Rise Up Singing—Co-ed "Choir" (8 weeks)
OCT 17  Rise Up Singing—Women's "Choir" (8 weeks)
OCT 18  Harmony Lab
OCT 25  Singing Harmony By Ear (6 weeks)
OCT 29  Harmony Lab
NOV 5  Finding Your Voice in Call & Response
NOV 19  Harmony Lab
MAY 4-6  Women's Music Weekend 2018 at Ignatius Retreat Centre in Guelph


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Vocal Meditation

with Jane Lewis

Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered on a weekly basis. Payment is by donation, so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

Co-ed group
Monday afternoons, 12-1:15 pm. Weekly until December 11.*

* NO group on Thanksgiving Monday.

Cost: By donation
Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
Registration: Please email me so I have your contact information. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

Please note: parking on Essex Street is sometimes limited. There is room for 6 cars right in front of the silence building.


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Singing Harmony By Ear - Level II (6 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis

For those who have taken "Singing Harmony By Ear." Continue to hone your harmonizing skills with ear training and listening/singing exercises. We'll take it to the next level by introducing 4-note chords, new songs, and new (optional) homework assignments.

Co-ed group
Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm, starting Sept 13, 2017

Cost: $150
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Rise Up Singing — Women's "Choir" (8 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This women's group will meet for eight weeks and sing a selection of songs (a mix of folk, traditional & modern), learning melodies and harmony parts. "Choir" is in quotation marks because we are more fun than formal. Our main goal is to sing lots, and to enjoy ourselves. No auditions, no performance, no reading music — we'll be learning by ear.

Women's group
Monday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Oct 16, 2017 (Guelph)
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Oct 17, 2017 (Guelph)

Cost: $195
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Rise Up Singing — Co-Ed "Choir" (8 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This group will meet for eight weeks and sing a selection of songs (a mix of folk, traditional & modern), learning melodies and harmony parts. "Choir" is in quotation marks because we are more fun than formal. Our main goal is to sing lots, and to enjoy ourselves. No auditions, no performance, no reading music — we'll be learning by ear.

Co-ed group
Tuesday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 pm, starting Oct 17, 2017 (Guelph)
Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Oct 12, 2017 (Kitchener) *NO group Nov 9

Cost: $195
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph (Tues) and Grand River Unitarian Church, Kitchener (Thurs)
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Harmony Lab

with Jane Lewis

For those who have taken "Singing Harmony By Ear" or who have a solid grounding in harmony singing. This is an opportunity to practice and hone your harmonizing skills! We will work on ear training and listening/singing exercises, as well as one or two songs. All by ear.

This is a stand-alone session, so you can join us just once, or every time a Harmony Lab is offered.

Dates:
Wednesday, Oct 18. 7-8:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 29, 1-2:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 19, 1-2:30 pm

Cost: $20 per session
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph (I will confirm location prior to each lab)
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Singing Harmony By Ear (6 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis

Have you ever wanted to sing harmony on the fly? In this group, you'll learn how to listen for harmonies and how to find parts on your own. We'll work through exercises and songs, and give you a road map to help you find your harmonic way. The group is designed for beginners: being able to sing the scale (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) is your only prerequisite.

Co-ed group
Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm, starting Oct 25, 2017 *NO group Nov 8

Cost: $150
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Finding Your Voice in Call & Response

with Jane Lewis

If you have done a workshop with me in the last few years, you have probably experienced my call & response warm-up exercise. In it, I lead a "call" (an improvised vocal phrase) and everyone in the circle responds. After we've warmed up, others have the (optional!) chance to lead a call. Some people are nervous about doing so, or would like to know more about how to do it. In this group, we will break it down and look at ways to approach "putting your voice in the circle" and how to get more comfortable with doing so. I'll create some gentle exercises so that you can practice in a safe & accepting circle.

The benefits of the call & response circle can extend beyond the singing voice and into life, so if you feel ready, please join us!

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017. 1-2:30 pm.
Cost: $25
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Women's Music Weekend — May 2018

with Jane Lewis, Katherine Wheatley and Linda McLean

In this transformative, inspiring music program, you will experience the joy of singing, the magic of creating music, and the power of playing with a group of like-minded women. It's designed to suit you—whether you're a musical beginner or someone who's been at it for a while and wants to dig in and learn something new.

There'll be yoga, group singing, songwriting and vocal workshops, jamming, and a final concert where everyone has the opportunity to perform a song. You can look forward to a weekend of inspiration, creativity, empowerment and community!

More info at www.womensmusicweekend.com

Date: May 4-6, 2018
Cost: $545 early bird until March 1, 2018
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph
Registration: Visit www.womensmusicweekend.com


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