This class is both a forum for individuals to learn more about their own voice, and a way to build community through group singing. Warm-ups deepen breath and relaxation to find the most natural and efficient use of our singing instrument. Over the course of the session, we develop a repertoire of songs from many traditions and styles. Drawing from her love of diverse melodies and rhythms, Elise might introduce a Brazilian samba, an Italian round, or four-part harmonies from Zimbabwe. There are also lots of songs in English, including songs from the African American tradition, quirky rounds, food songs, Bobby McFerrin style Circle Songs, and Elise originals. All of the songs are broken down into easily learnable parts, and become thrilling to sing in a group. Even folks who think they “can’t carry a tune in a bucket” in no time find themselves part of an Impromptu Glorious Chorus. Music reading is not a prerequisite.
Check out this article on the neuroscience of singing.
“Elise is a master at guiding voices and opening hearts.”
$75 before 9/11, $90 after
Send check to: EMWorld Records, PO Box 148, Pine Lake, GA 30072
For more information: (404) 297-8398