ZingliZh Singing Class General Information
Our Summer SHOWCASE will be held on Sunday August 12th.
UPCOMING FALL CLASSES 2018:
Introduction to Singing Concepts Class
4 Week Beginner Class- Introduction to Singing Concepts, (4 min 8 max) 3 payments of $44. Returning students welcome. 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. Most students in this class get a free 1/2 hour lesson! More information. Register here.
THURSDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00 -- (8 seat left)
- Sept 6th
- Sept 13th
- Sept 20th
- Sept 27th
- Oct 4th (possible bonus class depending on enrollment)
Intermediate Singing Class
8 Wednesday Evening SINGING WITH GUITAR Class, 6:45-9:00 4 payments of $49. 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! Register here.
WEDNESDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00 -- (8 seats left)
- Sept 5th
- Sept 12th
- Sept 19th
- Sept 26th
- Oct 3rd (Bruce gone)
- Oct 10th
- Oct 17th
- Oct 24th
Special Christmas Holiday Singing Class
Wednesday Evening HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS Class, 6:45-9:00 3 payments of $42. Spiritual Songs. Solos with backups, and group singing. Register here.
WEDNESDAY EVENING: 6:45-8:30 -- (10 seats left)
- Nov 7th
- Nov 14th
- Nov 21st (no class)
- Nov 28th
- Dec 5th
- Dec 12th
- Dec 19th
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. No refunds. If you have an idea for a class I'd love to hear it!
Introduction to Ear Training and Harmony Workshop $99
Basic Concepts for Singers.
12:00-4:15 with 1/2 hour lunch break at 2:15-2:45 (8 seats available)
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: 12:00-4:15
One Day Sight Singing Workshop $59
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sight read? Do you think you need perfect pitch or need to know the names of all those dots on the page? Not with this technique. You will be taught how to read between the note: How far up or down is the pitch from the last one. This class will be taught by Anne Brenneis, an accomplish musician and choir leader from Marin County.
- TBA (8 seats available)
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 available)
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 (6 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)
About The Classes
The classes are held in a private residence in Rohnert Park, CA.
For Spring and Fall Classes, I have an Introduction to Singing Concepts, where I explain the differences between contemporary and classical singing, play you recorded snippits of songs and other demos, teach you basic anatomy, and we'll work on our voices as a group and individually on a volunteer basis. You will learn terminology and perhaps bust a few myths! (Register here.)
I have a variety of intermediate classes, from singing with guitar, to preforming Musical Theatre staged show tunes, to singing with karaoke background, or perhaps group songs or duets, maybe even harmonies. Which classes are offered varies each season. Intermediate classes are for returning students who have completed the introductory class. (Register here.)
In the Summer, there is a shorter amount of weeks available, so I offer 8 week Beginning/Intermediate Combined classes which cover the information in my Introductory class, but with more time for mini-singing lessons and group songs like we do in the intermediate classes. Summer classes includes a casual "open mic night style" showcase and pot luck normally in the afternoon the weekend of my birthday mid-August. And perhaps a Karaoke party after!
In all of my classes we do a lot of laughing along with learning! It is very casual and go with the flow. What will be taught is often determined by student questions and individual needs. You will be individually coached on whatever your challenges are at the time. I often will start or end class with group singing because it's just so much fun to sing together!
In Spring I'll be doing a Musical Theatre Class. Class will have lecture, staging and voice lessons, plus additional rehearsal classes by arrangement. For those of you who saw the 2018 Spring Showcase, I got a lot of complements on the BAR SCENE, how the 3 songs went together. In the upcoming Spring class we will do the whole show with that concept (maybe not a bar, but some theme) and write a script around the songs people select so they will all fit together like a mini-play. It will be fun and quite unique! I will be the director, but I want class participation in the creative process. You all have great ideas, so let's do this together as a group!
I also offerworkshop classes and sometimes will invite a guest teacher who is specialized in a certain area. Workshop classes have included topics such as Harmony, Songwriting, Rasp/Grit, How to Sight Read, and Opera. I am open to suggestions on what you'd like to learn more about.
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. If 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. (Register here.)
The Fall and Spring classes end with a showcase. All student are encouraged to participate, but it is optional.
Summer classes have a more casual pot luck party and performance. And may even include a karaoke party after!
NEXT SHOWCASE AUGUST 12th!
CURRENT SUMMER CLASSES 2018:
Summer Singing Classes
Beginner/intermediate Class- Introduction to Singing Concepts. This classes uses recorded music for background, or you can bring your own instrument. ENROLLMENT CLOSED. Drop in rate available for $35 per night
THURSDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00
- 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 CLASS FULL -- ENROLLMENT CLOSED.
WEDNESDAY EVENING: 6:45-9:00
- 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.