SPRING 2019 WORKSHOPS - RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW VIA EMAIL
When it comes to singing, folks who are a little timid would rather not stand out. That is why Libby McLaren & Celia Ramsay don't hold workshops for fewer than six students. They ask you commit no later than a month in advance; this gives them time to see if they have their minimum and can hold the workshop.
"Wow! You made it so clear and easy to do what I thought I couldn't do! I'm so excited!"
- Intro to Harmony student
Cost per two hour workshop with two great teachers: $75
All workshops in North Berkeley for small groups of 6 - 12 people!
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 FROM 2:00 TO 4:00PM
INTERMEDIATE HARMONY SINGING - (perfect follow-up to the Intro Workshop) This workshop builds on skills learned in the Intro Workshop using a detailed study of one beautiful song. Reinforce new skills or re-attune your ear if you've been away from harmony singing for awhile. RESERVE BY 2/23/19
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 FROM 2:00 TO 4:00PM
ADVANCED HARMONY SINGING - Learn how to create your own harmonies!
This workshop will bring you from an intermediate singing experience to understanding how to work on your own harmonies, including some very fundamental aspects of music theory (not hard!) and opportunities to practice one-on-one with other students. If you are in a band and want new mad skills, this is the class for you! RESERVE BY 3/27/19
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOUGHT CARMONY
This page has PDFs of lead sheets and lyrics to the songs Libby McLaren and Celia Ramsay used to demonstrate harmony singing on the Carmony album. They really recommend you learn these songs from the album by ear FIRST! Songs learned by ear are more easily retained, and your ability to sing harmony will improve faster.
You don't have your copy of Carmony, yet?
CARMONY: LEARN TO SING HARMONY IN YOUR CAR is a three-CD set of lessons that teach you how to sing harmony. The set costs $45 (plus $3 for shipping.) 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 and includes some very simple aspects of theory.
BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WORKSHOPS follow the process in the Carmony CDs, are for 6 - 12 singers, and are a lot of fun. Check here for the next scheduled workshops. If you want more information, email Celia.
THE WORKSHOPS CAN TRAVEL TO YOU! Libby McLaren and Celia Ramsay will bring their workshops to you. If you have a group of 8 - 12 like-minded folks who want to learn to sing harmony, and have a living room or public hall where we can all meet, we'll be happy to drive anywhere within 2.5 hours of Berkeley. Email Celia for details.
Celia also conducts week-long workshops in basics of singing and harmony at music camps, or repertoire classes in Scottish Folk Music. Email for details