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Finding Your Voice! FREE Class
March 16 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Six Week Session:
Every Thursday, March 16 – April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm
All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!
Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is important that vocalists use every muscle to achieve the sound they want. We’ll do full body stretches, facial gestures, tongue exercises, lip trills, tongue trills, head and neck stretches, etc. We will learn how to “place the sound forward” to get the fullest sound using concentration on diaphragm and other anatomy.
To add to that there are tongue twisters, catchy songs and harmonic exercises.
Then we get into the good stuff – the song.
Marie will teach one or more songs the first day. On each following session we will review what we have learned and then proceed to learn new songs. Our rate of advancement will be determined by the group’s comfort level and participants are encouraged to provide input about what they’d like to learn.
Marie Vanderbeck has been singing professionally for many years – Old Country, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Appalachian – to name a few of her styles. Her voice is her instrument and she fine tunes it to be soft and sensuous or loud and sassy. Her love of music is contagious: she teaches both to learn and to have fun. Marie’s current professional endeavor is jazz band, The Marie Vanderbeck Trio.