(IN PERSON CLASS)
A songwriter is a poet, a story teller, a composer, and a conduit for the muse. A well crafted song can penetrate the heart of the listener and illuminate the mysteries of life. The melodies we create to accompany our poetry can be as important as the words themselves; and the lyrics we choose can convey so much more than what is written, when they are written well. Songwriting gives us the power of self-expression, it lets us express the collective voice, and it helps us heal and understand ourselves.
In this class we will explore different strategies for building amazing songs, refining lyrics and melodies, and expanding your resources for storytelling. We will study classic songs and songwriters from the western pop world as well as music from around the world. You will have the chance to share your own songs and receive individualized support. Every class will include some combination of warmups, writing exercises, study, work time, and sharing. This is an opportunity to connect in a new way with your muse and to invite your own unique voice to stretch and expand.
SING AND SURRENDER
(VIRTUAL CLASS ON ZOOM)
Singing is a healing practice. We can sing as a means to transform our energy and clear a pathway for emotion to flow through our bodies. As we release what may have been stuck in us, we often , with refreshed love and energy for our art, for our activism, for our lives and for our loved ones.
In this 4 week class, you will be guided in essential warm-ups and breathing practices, learn new songs, have the chance to share your own songs and receive useful tips for improving your vocal technique.
Singing as a group unites people and makes us feel whole. Adrienne uses the virtual space to connect singers to one another, so that the experience of singing online is one of expansion and reaching new and unexpected heights of vocal liberation, expression and connection.
“Sing and the Surrender
Sing and then let go
Sing for your happiness sing for your sorrow”