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Learn to sing. Cultivate a joy practice. Find your voice.

The Empowered Voice is an 8 week singing journey for womxn who want to cultivate self-knowing, grounded confidence, and joyful resilience through the practice of raising our voices in song.

 

 

Fall session starts September 21st. 

Together, we rise.

**To inquire about scholarships and equity pricing, please send an email to theempoweredvoice1@gmail.com with the subject heading "Empowered Voice Equity Pricing." 

"THE LEARNING IS HOLISTIC - EMMA INTERWEAVES EMBODIED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND ACADEMIC CRITICAL THEORY IN A MASTERFUL WAY THAT PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE STRUCTURE AND SPACE TO TRANSFORM...ALL WITH DELIGHT, PLAY, AND GRATITUDE WOVEN THROUGHOUT THE LEARNING PROCESS." 

GEENA GLASER / SINGER/SONGWRITER / EV PARTICIPANT FALL 2019

Guiding Questions: 

What are the fundamentals of vocal technique? How can I increase my range, improve intonation, and eliminate feelings of pain, fatigue, or tension when I sing? 

How can I use a singing practice as a tool to awaken and cultivate a sense deep joy and connection with myself and others?  

 

Vocal music plays a consistent role in social upheaval across time, culture, and history.

 

What is the power of my voice? How is my voice participating in conversations of environmental and social justice, and what is the impact of how I am using (or not using) my voice? 

The human voice has the potential to be a modality of healing. How can I learn to sing, speak, and embody that power in service to the ones I love? 

Welcome to the journey of The Empowered Voice, where we will spend 8 weeks cultivating balance within these guiding questions.

 

 

 

Join us.  

Welcome, guest

a Spellsong to embody Radical Belonging

oh that i know 

as I walk through the world

i am a welcome guest

with the sky up above

and the roots below

i am a welcome guest

WHAT YOU RECEIVE IN THE EMPOWERED VOICE

  • Learn and embody 6+ Spellsongs 

  • Live instruction with a professional vocalist

  • ​Strategies to expand your singing range, eliminate pain, and reduce fatigue and tension in your singing​

  • Access to a renewable life-long source of inspiration, joy, and rejuvenation​​: your voice!  Bear witness to courageous learning and growth of folks in your community  ​

  • Engage in cross-disciplinary intersectional resources drawn from the fields of vocal pedagogy, feminism, somatics, sociology, psychology, Alexander Technique, and more​...

  • Each week we will discuss a different aspect of vocal technique, and work on exercises and songs to apply the skills we're learning. Class time is about 60 mins of singing and 30 mins of discussion on assigned readings, podcasts, TED talks, embodiment exercises, and other resources that will support you on your journey of The Empowered Voice. 

Starts September 21st: 8 week series Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm.

 

Class meets at Art City Studios in Downtown Eugene.

Vaccination is required to participate in this course.

 

8 people max.

Cost: $299

To inquire about equity-based pricing, please send an email to theempoweredvoice1@gmail.com with the subject "Equity Pricing."

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 The human voice is a healing modality--one that each of us has available as our constant companion through the crests and falls of life. It can sing, pray, laugh, screech, cry, and when we learn to channel it's power it can facilitate radical belonging.

 

The Empowered Voice is a bi-weekly urban refuge amongst compassionate womxn who will cherish your triumphs, walk alongside you in the darkness, and harmonize with you throughout your journey.

ARE YOU READY TO RAISE YOUR VOICE?

**To inquire about scholarships and equity pricing, please send an email to theempoweredvoice1@gmail.com with the subject heading "Empowered Voice Equity Pricing." 

"DAMN. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE AN EVEN CLEARER LENS THROUGH WHICH I VIEW MY THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, WORDS, ACTIONS, AND FLOW OF ENERGY. I SEE MY PRIVILEGE MORE. I SEE MY WORTHINESS." 

LILY LUNNERMAN / MASSAGE THERAPIST / EV PARTICIPANT FALL 2019

FAQ'S

What's your mask & Covid policy?

Vaccinations are required. Specialized singing masks designed for singing comfort will be included in your course tuition. 

 

Wearing masks during class is required. 

I've never taken a singing lesson before, and I'm a little nervous to sing in front of people. Am I right for this class? 

Yes. 

Sometimes I get tired and hoarse at the end of the day after speaking for too long. Is this class right for me? 

Our focus will be primarily on learning to sing healthily and authentically. However, many of my students have found that the information they learned about how to use their voice in singing intuitively transfers into how to use the voice more sustainably in other areas of life. 

Someone once told me that I have an ugly voice or that I should stop singing. Is it ok if I join this class? 

Yes. Please join. That person likely didn't know that there are incredible resources and tools available to improve your singing, and that you can learn to sing at any age. 

 

I want (or wanted) to be a professional creative, but the realities of my creative industry have worn me down over time. I have lost some of the joy my art form used to bring me, and I may still feel some grief or shame around this. 

Girl, get over here. This class is for you. 

What ages are the students in your classes?

 

I intentionally try to cultivate an intergenerational learning environment. In the last section of The Empowered Voice we had one person in her 20's, three in their 30's, one in her 40's, two in their 50's, three in their 60's, and one in her 70's. 

I see from your videos that you're trained in classical singing. I'm not interested in classical singing, but I like to sing other genres. Is this class right for me? 

Yes. Professionally, I primarily sing in the classical style, but I teach functional voice pedagogy. This means that my aim as a teacher is to help you acquire the skills you need to make the sounds you want to make, and to gain enough knowledge that you can do so without hurting yourself or your voice in the process. Functional pedagogy spans genre and style. 

I've always wanted to learn to sing, but I'm nervous that I'll mess up or sound bad and everyone will laugh at me, so I'm not sure I'm ready for this course. 

That's a really common anxiety when it comes to singing, so please know that you're not alone in feeling that way. I hope you join us in spite of that fear, and know that you are welcome in this space regardless of any perceived "imperfections" in your singing voice. 

I've had a serious vocal injury in the past. Can you help me? 

I do work with students who have had vocal injuries that they are in the process of healing from. However, I would recommend first getting scoped and diagnosed by an ENT, and contacting me with the specifics of your vocal history before class begins so that we can work in collaboration with your doctor's recommendations. 

I thought you had to have natural talent to be able to sing. Is it true that anyone can learn to sing? 

Yes. While people generally have differing levels of innate ability with singing, the voice is an instrument like any other instrument: it takes diligence, hard work, creativity, and perseverance, and it is a learned skill that improves with daily practice. Not every voice is destined to be a professional singer, but every voice deserves to be heard, cherished, and cultivated for the unique gifts it alone has to offer the world. 

THE EMPOWERED VOICE IS A SAFE CONTAINER TO REALLY EXPLORE YOUR VOICE, INSIDE AND OUT, AND STEP INTO YOUR TRUTH AND POWER BEYOND FEAR. IT'S A PLACE TO REALLY TAP INTO AND FIND YOUR POWER AND TO JUST PLAY AND BE.

KATIE ROSE / CRANIALSACRAL HEALER / EV PARTICIPANT FALL 2019