Inspiring Adults to Stay Active and Stay Involved
Course description: (Varies depending on what we are working toward)
Within a supportive group setting, this class offers an opportunity to explore the ways in which emotional blocks create blocks in the singing voice. This includes a focus on self, on breath, exploring where the voice is being held in the body, connecting more fully with our bodies as instruments, and addressing performance anxiety. No previous singing experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Diploma in Music
Diploma in Recreation Therapy
Certificate in “Training in the Art of Loving”
Certificate in “Shalom Retreat Leadership Training”
Breathwork Facilitator in Training
Core Energetics Practitioner in training
35 years of experience in music with seniors in various capacities
12 years of experience working as a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church
What equipment is required by the student to bring to class?
Something to drink
What equipment will the instructor provide the students?
What clothing is required?
Comfortable clothing for movement
What level of competency should the student be at to attend this course?
A willingness to explore the possibilities within a supportive group setting.
People who would like to sing and have been “told not to” are welcome.
Is this course available for drop-ins?
Because a certain level of vulnerability is required to sing, participants are welcome to drop in for a maximum of three classes before making a commitment to be in the class.
Is there anything else you would like the students to know about your class?
This is an experiential class.
To sing is to risk. To sing is to allow oneself to be vulnerable. Therefore, it is essential that a warm, safe and supportive container be created in which to learn and explore. This is the responsibility of each person in the class.
As in any group, issues do and will come up that need to be addressed:
Each participant is considered an equal and essential member of the class. Each is encouraged not to compare themselves to others, but to embrace where they currently are, set goals and with support, work toward those goals.
There is no tolerance for bullying or gossip. When concerns arise, participants are to come directly to the instructor who will:
Ask each participant to explore how their own behavior may impact the other, to be willing to listen to the other, and to take responsibility for their part.
Ask the participants to work out issues face to face with each other in a respectful manner.
Provide support/mediate conversations when required.