Free Your Voice with Phoenix Song
Discover the secrets of freeing your voice and playing your body instrument in these playful, heartfelt classes. Learn healthy vocal techniques for singing, sounding, and speaking. Experience the healing and transformative effects of sound vibrations as we free our voices in this connective community workshop. You will leave with a solid understanding of both the technical/practical aspects of the voice as well as its emotional/energetic/psychological components.
Learn how to build and tune your body instrument with breath support, core engagement, proper posture, open throat, resonance, projection, and more. Next, play music on your instrument and sing songs from around the world. Connect with your intention and desire to express your heart/soul song. We will also come into alignment with our body instruments with chakra sound and movement meditations and powerful Sanskrit mantras. We will often end with an expressive arts activity, improvisational singing or sounding circle, or small group improv skits to release sounds and emotions; help you contact and express your truth; and learn to trust yourself and others in play and creation. You will leave sessions both relaxed and energized, feeling more connected to yourself and others and empowered to free your voice and free your life!
This workshop is for all people: total beginners, shy people, those with trauma around their voices, and experienced singers. Everyone will transform!
Free Your Voice while Drumming with Phoenix Song
Learn to drum and sing at the same time! This playful workshop is a total brain workout and incorporates world rhythms and songs for djembe, doumbek, and cajon; body percussion; improvisation; and jamming. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in this class! All levels welcome including absolute beginners.
Amaze yourself and free your inner singer and drummer at the same time! This workshop will teach you how to play the fundamental drum strokes–bass, tone, slap, pop, and touch. Learn West African polyrhythms and Middle Eastern trance rhythms and songs from around the world. You will gain a deeper understanding of rhythm and learn how to feel the groove and improvise in a rhythm. I will also teach healthy voice technique (breath support, releasing throat tension, using your mask for projection, and a flexible larynx) and basic body percussion. We’ll get expressive on our drums (djembe, doumbek and cajon recommended), rock out, and sing! Drum therapy!
This workshop is for all people: total beginners, those with trauma around their voices, the rhythmically challenged, and experienced singers and drummers. Everyone will grow!