about the workshops
facilitators
workshop testimonials
register
 
the singalong
 
contact and booking
home
singing is good for you
 



Click on a workshop title or scroll down for more info.


VOCAL MEDITATION (on Zoom) — Mondays at noon and 7:30 pm ET
CIRCLE*MUSIC (Guelph) — Tuesday, Oct 18 + outdoor date TBA
EVERY BODY SINGS! (Guelph) — Tuesdays, starting Oct 25. 1-2:30 pm
ALL TOGETHER NOW LIVE CHOIR (Guelph) — Tuesdays, starting Oct 25. 7-8:30 pm
"ALONE TOGETHER" VIRTUAL SING (on Zoom) — Wednesdays at 1 or 7:30 pm ET

____________________________________



VOCAL MEDITATION

with Jane Lewis

MONDAYS, noon-12:45 pm ET
MONDAYS, 7:30-8:15 pm ET

Weekly, starting September 26.


Drop In / On Zoom / Pay What You Can.

Spend 45 minutes tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore relaxing vocal exercises: sounding, toning, chanting & simple songs. The sessions are intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding. You'll be invited to sing along with guide tracks or improvise if you like. You can participate at whatever level you are comfortable with! Drop in any week. Pay what you can.

Here's a video intro and explanation: youtu.be/BE-nxk0X8Yw
Here's even more info! www.vocalmeditation.com

REGISTER VIA ZOOM
MONDAYS at noon: click here
MONDAYS at 7:30: click here

Questions? Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~



CircleMusic — sing * play * groove

with Jane Lewis & Joni NehRita

This is an opportunity to come together with a group and create joyful, spontaneous music! We'll be circle singing (ala Bobby McFerrin) and adding body percussion and other improvisational singing & rhythm exercises.

You will be guided to sing and explore your voice in a non-judgmental singing circle. Through the process, you'll practice listening & memory skills, melody, harmony, rhythm and body percussion.

ALL levels of singers welcome!!! The leaders will be improvising, and you will have the OPTION to do some improvising of your own, or you can simply follow along with others.

At Silence on October 18, masks will be required.
For the outdoor session, masks are optional.


Date: Tuesday, Oct 18. 7-8:30 pm.
Location: Silence, Guelph. 46 Essex Street.
Cost: $20 suggested; PWYC if funds are an issue
Registration: Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca

Date: TBA. Please email if you're interested!
Location: Outdoors TBA
Cost: $20 suggested; PWYC if funds are an issue
Registration: Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~



EVERY BODY SINGS!

with Jane Lewis

This is a 4-week LIVE group! Join Jane for an energizing group experience combining easy-to-learn songs, circle singing, body percussion, and more. All levels of musical experience are welcome. There will be *optional* challenges in body percussion and improvisation, but there will always be a part for you to follow if you prefer. We'll make music in a non-judgmental environment—joyful fun, learning and connection are the goals here.

Please note: masks will be required.

Co-ed group
Tuesday afternoons, 1-2:30 pm, OCT 25-NOV 15

Cost: $100
Location: Silence, Guelph. 46 Essex Street.
Registration & Questions: Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~


ALL TOGETHER NOW LIVE "CHOIR"

with Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This group will meet for six 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.

Please note: masks will be required.

Co-ed group
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, OCT 25-NOV 29 full

Cost: $180
Location: Silence, Guelph. 46 Essex Street.
Registration & Questions: Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~


"ALONE TOGETHER" VIRTUAL SING

with Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley

WEDNESDAYS, 1-2 pm ET
WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-8:30 pm ET

Weekly, starting October 26.


Drop In / On Zoom / Pay What You Can.

Singing makes people feel good! Literally. "Singing can help tame stress but also lift the spirits. Singing is a natural antidepressant. According to information published in Time magazine, singing may release endorphins associated with feelings of pleasure as well as stimulate the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is found to alleviate anxiety and stress." tinyurl.com/READtheARTICLE-ChicagoTribune

Join us for a fun singing session on a Wednesday afternoon or evening, and see how you feel.

We offer different songs each time, so you can drop in any week. You'll get lyrics in advance. We may look at harmonies on a song or two, but the majority will be pure singalong. We aim to mainly sing classic songs that you are likely to know, or can learn quickly. (Lots of Beatles, James Taylor, Carole King, and stuff from the 60s & 70s, some folk, some show tunes, a little mix of everything.)

This event is offered on a Pay What You Can basis.

Please note: Technology does not allow a large group to sing together online in real time. For these sessions, all participants will be muted and you will sing along with the song leaders.

REGISTER VIA ZOOM:
WEDNESDAYS at 1:00 pm ET: click here
WEDNESDAYS at 7:30 pm ET: click here

Questions? Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~

_______________________________________


PREVIOUS, AND POSSIBLY FUTURE GROUPS...


To stay up-to-date with workshop offerings, join our mailing list and/or facebook page.


Singing Harmony By Ear

with Jane Lewis

What is harmony? How do you know what to sing? Join me for an afternoon of learning and experimenting with vocal harmonies. This group is for beginners—being able to sing the scale (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) is the only requirement. You do not need to know how to read music!

Date: Saturday, June 18. 1-4 pm.
Cost: $55
Location: Near downtown Guelph (address given upon registration)
Registration: Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~



CircleMusic — sing * play * groove

with Jane Lewis & Joni NehRita

This is an opportunity to come together with a group and create joyful, spontaneous music! We'll be circle singing (ala Bobby McFerrin) and adding body percussion and other improvisational singing & rhythm exercises.

You will be guided to sing and explore your voice in a non-judgmental singing circle. Through the process, you'll practice listening & memory skills, melody, harmony, rhythm and body percussion.

ALL levels of singers welcome!!! The leaders will be improvising, and you will have the OPTION to do some improvising of your own, or you can simply follow along with others.

We will be outdoors; masks are optional.

Date: Saturday, June 25. 1-2:30 pm. *RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 26. 1-2:30 pm.
Cost: $20 suggested; PWYC if funds are an issue
Location: Near downtown Guelph (address given upon registration)
Registration: Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~


HOW TO SING HARMONY BY EAR with Jane Lewis

WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:15 pm ET
FEBRUARY 10-MARCH 17 (6 WEEKS)
$150


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. We can't sing together as a group on Zoom, but you'll get lots of practice in different ways!

REGISTER VIA ZOOM: https://tinyurl.com/HarmonyByEar

Questions? Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


VOCAL CONNECTIONS — Tuesdays, noon-1 pm.
with Jane Lewis

4 weeks: November 10-December 1.
Closed Group / On Zoom / $60-$80 sliding scale.


In this time of social distancing and isolation, we need human connection more than ever. Zoom provides a new and interesting avenue for using our voices in joyful play and interaction with each other. Join me for a 4-week exploration of improvisation and singing together.

This will be INTERACTIVE! All voices are welcome. No improvisation experience needed, just a willingness to dive in and join the fun (and a familiarity with your mute/unmute button). We'll do some vocal warmups followed by a series of exercises such as call-and-response, circle singing, passing a musical phrase around the group, and working in pairs or trios to create spontaneous music. It's recommended that you're comfortable singing in front of others OR interested in getting more comfortable. (This will be great practice!)

You must have the latest version of the Zoom software, headphones, and preferably the ability to join via a laptop or desktop computer (but if you only have a tablet or phone, we'll make it work).

REGISTER VIA ZOOM: https://tinyurl.com/VocalCs

Questions? Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca



BODY MUSIC FOR THE BRAIN

with Jane Lewis

Energize your body and brain with the fun and fantastic exercise of creating rhythms and patterns using body percussion (clapping, stomping, snapping your fingers, etc.) and your voice. This 4-week group will inspire you to focus, co-ordinate, create, move, laugh, and sing. Together we will create rhythms and music in a playful, non-judgmental circle, open to all levels of experience.

Please note: participants must be fully vaccinated and we will be wearing masks.

Co-ed group
Monday afternoons, 3-4 pm, DATES TBA

Cost: $50-65 sliding scale.
Location: Silence, Guelph. 46 Essex Street.
Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Questions? Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


~ back to top ~



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 weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis.

Co-ed group
Monday afternoons, 12-1 pm.
From January 13 until June 1, 2020.
*NO group on Family Day, Easter, or Victoria Day Monday.

Cost: $10-15 suggested donation.
Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email me so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. 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 in the small lot in front of the Silence building.


~ back to top ~


Rise Up Singing — Co-Ed "Choir" (7 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This group will meet for seven 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 January 14, 2020 (Guelph) *full*

Cost: $200
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


~ back to top ~


Rise Up Singing — Women's "Choir" (7 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This women's group will meet for seven 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 January 13, 2020 (Guelph)
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting January 14, 2020 (Guelph)

Cost: $200
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


~ back to top ~


Circle Singing

with Jane Lewis, Joni NehRita & guests

This is an opportunity to come together with a group and create joyful, spontaneous music! In this form, originally developed by Bobby McFerrin, you will be guided to sing and explore your voice in a non-judgmental singing circle. Through the process, you'll practice listening & memory skills, melody, harmony, and rhythm. It is a mistake-free zone! All levels of singers welcome.

The first hour will involve vocal warmups and circle songs led by the instructors. You will be part of the circle—divided into sections—singing parts that we give you as we create spontaneous, improvised music.

In the second hour, we will move into exercises where participants learn how to create parts, and you will have more opportunities to create your own parts and practice your own improvisational skills. This is optional! You can participate as a singer, and do not have to improvise or sing on your own unless you want to.

You are welcome to stay for just the first hour, or for the whole session. Either way, we encourage fun, and intend to leave you energized & invigorated.

GUELPH (Second Saturday of the month)

Time: 1-3 pm
Dates: Saturdays: February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, and Jun 13
Cost: $15-20 suggested donation. If funds are an issue, pay what you can.
Location: 122 Harris St., Guelph (Unitarian Church)
Registration: Just show up! If the weather is iffy, check our facebook group or this page for cancellation notices, or email admin@all-together-now.ca.

KITCHENER

Dates TBA


~ back to top ~