VocalEase, expressive voice and movement classes with voice artist Joanna Finch begins Nov. 7 for six weeks.
“Exciting and really fun” is how one participant describes VocalEase classes, discovering that improvising allows them to communicate in an entirely new way.
Making improvised music takes you outside your head and gets you into feeling the music in your body.
In Finch’s classes, participants are encouraged to freely explore sounds, to move and use their bodies as instruments, sing in a circle where everyone is supported and integral to the creation of each song. People return season after season as they get hooked on the “high” of improvisational singing.
The structure is simple, beginning with body and vocal warm-ups, then moving into a series of group and partner games that are sometimes hilarious and often deeply moving.
This joyful, communal, creative fun is for all voices older than 16 years and runs Mondays for six weeks from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Abbey in Cumberland from Nov. 7 to Dec. 12.
Drop-ins are welcome.
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Jobird MUSIC is taking registration for the popular workshop in transformation and compassion Kali Loves Aphrodite Nov. 25 and 26. To register or for more information, all 250-792-3717 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Joanna Finch