Having made my quinquennial pilgrimage to the pool I have packed away my swimsuit, ankle length sarong, long sleeved tee, giant hat and the vat of industrial strength sunscreen and returned to work. Next up is a project that I’m ridiculously excited about.
I love to sing, and write and tell stories, but almost as much as I like to do all those things I like to help other performers do those things. In August I will be doing just that alongside three performers whose work has inspired me for throughout my career. Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes and I will be teaching a workshop called SING! August 18th through the 20th at Shetler Studios in New York City.
The purpose of SING! goes beyond helping you sound pretty. Our goal is to help every student get to the heart of the song in a way that expresses who you are as a performer and a human being. We give you the chance to work on three different types of song over the course of the class and then guide you in putting them together to make a mini set of songs that combine music and spoken word. We also talk about finding a visual style that’s unique to you and what you do as a performer. The best part is that you get to show off what you’ve learned in a final performance before an invited audience of special guests.
I can hardly wait to get started. Our schedules are so crazy it’s a rare occasion that we are able to combine our talents in this way, and I’m looking forward to seeing some magic. I hope you’ll join us, it will be a class like no other! You can get all the details HERE.