ZingliZh Singing Class Information

SUMMER CLASSES 2018:

Beginner/Intermediate Combined

Singing Classes

Beginner/intermediate Class- Introduction to Singing Concepts,  (4 min 8 max)  $189.00  This classes uses recorded music for background, or you can bring your own instrument. You can make up a class by attending another class during the same semester. Returning students from last semester get a free 1 hour lesson! I appreciate your devotion! 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON:  12:45-3:00 PM (8 seats left)

  • June 14th
  • June 21st
  • July 5th
  • July 12th
  • July 19th
  • July 26th
  • August 2nd
  • August 9th

THURSDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00 -- (5 seats left)

  • June 14th
  • June 21st
  • July 5th
  • July 12th 
  • July 19th
  • July 26th
  • August 2nd
  • August 9th

Wednesday Evening  SINGING WITH GUITAR Class, 6:45-9:00 $189.00  You may accompany yourself. Or Guitarist  Bruce Loring will accompany you. You can make up a class by attending another class during the same semester.  Returning students from last semester get a free 1 hour lesson! I appreciate your devotion! 

WEDNESDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00 -- (1 seat left)

  • June 13th
  • June 20th (Bruce gone)
  • June 27th
  • July 4th (NO CLASS)
  • July 11th (Bruce gone)
  • July 18th
  • July 25th
  • August 1st
  • August 8th

SUMMER SHOWCASE WILL BE  for any students wanting to perform. 

  • SUNDAY August 12th - 2:45 Pot Luck - THE SUNDAY SHOW and Party! This will be a casual fun event at my home.


Specialty CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Specialty classes are created by the interests of the students. The dates will be selected when I have at least 4 students who are available on a given day. Pay by check or cash.

Ear Training and Harmony -- Two Day Saturday Workshop

Ear Training and Harmony  -- Introduction to Basic Concepts for Singers

12:00-4:30 with 1/2 hour lunch break  at 2:15-2:45  (8 seats left) $99.00.

Do you know people who can "naturally" harmonize? Do you wish you could, but have no idea how to begin?  I'll teach you the basics so you can do it, too. Must already be able to match pitches easily. You'll learn how to hear the notes in a chord, improvise a melody line within a basic chord structure and then apply harmony to that melody. No sheet music. No sight reading of harmony lines. You will learn to do it by ear in the moment. Make it up as we go! This is a two day workshop.

TWO SATURDAY DAYS:  12:00-4:30

  • TBA

Introduction to Songwriting Workshop $59


Are you clueless about how to even begin to write a song? Perhaps you play an instrument and would like to put some lyrics to some chords, or maybe you already have poems or lyrics and want to put them to music. In this class we'll create some simple songs, perhaps even add some harmonies to the chorus. No music reading skills needed as this will be a beginning class using improvisation with simple chords progressions.

Date Saturday  -- TBA 

12:00-4:30 with 1/2 hour lunch break  at 2:15-2:45  (8 seats left) $49.00.


Introduction to Classical Technique & Opera Workshop $59

Am I a soprano? A tenor? What the heck does all that mean? And how is that singing different from other styles? Will this help increase my range? Come find out in this 2 hour introductory workshop. You will learn vocal coordination, jaw, tongue, breath support, larynx position, formants, resonance, for singing Opera correctly, and learn a few exercises and have a one-on-one personal assessment of your voice with an Opera Singer and Teacher from England. Have a song you are already familiar with.

  • Saturday  TBA 11:45 AM - 2 PM (5 seats available)

One Day Grit/Rasp Workshop $59

Ever wonder how to do those raspy or growly sounds you hear from contemporary singers? Are they totally thrashing their voices? Not if it is done correctly. This workshop will feature a rasp specialist from England, Aliki Katriou. You don't want to miss this!

  • Saturday TBA 11:45 AM - 2 PM (8 seats available)


One Day Applied Grit/Rasp Workshop $59

This is for students who have already taken the grit/rasp class, understand the basics and want to apply it to songs. This workshop will feature a rasp specialist from England, Aliki Katriou. 

  • Saturday TBA 11:45 AM - 2 PM (8 seats available)


Contemporary Singing Lessons

Are you someone who "just wants to be able to sing better" whether it be at karaoke, or with their guitar at a family gathering, or to have stamina singing in a local theater group or in a band? Do you want to learn to sing with ease and expression but don't want to sound like a classical singer? If you want something different than doing scales and singing to a piano, I'd love to have you as a student.

I am a New York trained Contemporary Singing Instructor  available for people who want to learn contemporary styles of singing, like pop, folk, rock, jazz, metal, musical theatre. These styles of singing are VERY different than classical styles. 

Regardless of your singing skills at the present time, the classes are held in a private residence in Rohnert Park, CA. This is a safe fun place to get to know, or to improve or free up your voice. The house is easy to find as you can't miss my colorful pink and green Honda in the driveway. Maybe you've seen it around town?

I am a certified voice technician as well as a contemporary vocal coach. I teach based on how the body/vocal instrument works, dealing with the specific muscles you are using to sing. I will teach you some basic anatomy so you know what's going on in there!  AND make it EASY for you to sing. I can also help you prepare a song for performance. 

For the beginning class: Introduction to Singing Concepts, class tuition includes a 30 minute private voice lesson and is good until the last day of that semester. This is to give you a little one-on-one time. But you do need to use it before the last class as it does expire. Toward the last classes, I introduce a little bit about song writing and we do some improvised singing where we make up a song or two. I also touch briefly on harmony, what it is, how to do it, and a bit of ear training. (Special workshops are offered on ear training, harmony and songwriting.)

I have a variety of intermediate classes. What will be taught is determined by student questions and individual needs. You will be individually coached on whatever your needs are at the time. I give a bonus of a free 1 hour private lesson if you come back the following semester. It's my thank you gift for you for your continued support. Currently, the accompanist for my Wednesday intermediate class is Bruce Loring.

In all of my classes we do a lot of laughing along with learning! I often will start or end class with group singing because it's just so much fun to sing together!  

I often use a rubber band to show students how the vocal cords stretch. A funny thing happened one private lesson when the rubber band flew out of my hand and landed on the floor in the shape of a Treble Clef. Wow! That was amazing. I excitedly told the student." Look! My vocal folds turned into music!"  And so they do!


The intermediate classes end with a showcase and may even include a karaoke party! Beginning student are encouraged to participate.


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Enrollment is non-refundable. If you drop the class or stop attending at any point, you will not receive a refund or credit. If the class is under-enrolled and is cancelled, you will receive full credit which you can use toward another class or private lessons.  

On the flip side, if classes are full, I often  add another date as a freebie! (It's just like Chinese food dinners: with 6 you get egg rolls! ) Also, you are welcome to make-up a class by sitting in on one of my other class times.

Returning Intermediate Students receive a free 1 hour private lesson if you repeat a regular class in a consecutive semester. I appreciate your dedication!

All Beginning Student receive a free 1/2 hour private lesson.

Also: Drop-in rate is $35 per class. Ask me!

Classes are small and a lot of fun, 4-8 students, so you get personal attention without intimidation. The length of a class is roughly two hours and 15 minutes. (Yeah, sometimes we go over a bit if we are really into something cool!)

We meet mostly every week but sometimes there is a holiday or special circumstance which means a skipped week, so check the dates carefully. I will always remind you and send an email.

Specialty classes are usually one day, on a Saturday with a lunch break (bring your own bag.)

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Singing voice lessons in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, near Cotati, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.