Celia Ramsay

Vocalist, Songwriter, Dance Caller, Teacher

Carmony - Get it in Time for Christmas!

Well, I'm excited and so is Libby! Carmony is being replicated as we speak and we should have copies in hand to send to you in the second or third week in December! If you want it for Christmas, I will put them in the envelopes and send them to you personally - let me know by December 15 by email.

The three-CD set of lessons will cost $45. And just to recap, this three-level series of lessons teaches harmony singing AND is a tool for practicing it - kind of your own practice buddy! Level One features simple rounds and songs, separating the voices so you can learn both parts. Level Two builds on this with more complicated songs. Level Three gives you the guidance you need to create your own harmonies, including some simple aspects of theory.

How will you be able to get yours, you ask? Well, you can wait till we have it - or preorder. Then you have three choices:

1. Use any credit card to buy the CD directly from my store,

2. Pay via PayPal using celiaramsay@gmail.com as my account name, or

3. Simply mail me a check to my address: 1325 Arch Street, Berkeley, CA 94708.

Libby and I are also planning to do a harmony workshop! We'll let you know when that will be - probably in March here at my home studio in Berkeley. More on that when we get closer, but if you know you're interested, let me know and I'll start a list - with YOUR name on it!

...two years before the story, the Ramsay kids!As I write this, the words "like kids waiting for Christmas" sent me back to Christmas Eve when I was in fifth grade. My sister, Lauren, was telling me with great angst, that our brother, Graham, was questioning the existence of Santa Claus. We were really bothered by that, so we contrived a frantic spur-of-the-moment plan. I went outside into the dark, just outside of the window of our shared bedroom, where she had lured him on the pretense of a shared candy cane. I peeked into the window and could just hear their conversation, and he was indeed asking her if Santa was real, so I took my cue and began ringing jingle bells, trying ever so hard to make them sound like sleigh bells. Lauren in hushed voice said, "Listen! What is that?" (ching, ching, ching, ching) "It's Santa!" she crowed, and Graham's eyes got big, and he ran to the window. I had to duck to avoid being seen, but it worked - he believed he was hearing Santa's sleigh! Our conniving saved Santa for one more year.

Years later, when our own kids were beginning to doubt, I remember Kent telling them, "As long as you believe in him, Santa will come!" They're in their 20's, now, but they very wisely still "believe"!

FORTUNATE STRANGERS AT BREWERY ARTS CENTER

Kathy, Joe and I are looking forward to February 11, 2017 when we get to perform at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Mark your calendars for a 7:00pm show. It'll be so close to Valentine's Day, we'll have to sing some love songs.

AND SPEAKING OF CHRISTMAS...

Think stocking stuffers! Look, you have THREE choices! They cost $15 each, and to buy, follow this link to my new Square store. Want downloads? I can handle that by sending you download cards if you want to gift a friend. For delivery in time for the holiday, you need to order before December 15.