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Upcoming workshops

 
MONDAYS  Vocal Meditation (Guelph weekly drop in - starting Jan 14, 2019)
JAN 14  Rise Up Singing—Women's "Choir" (8 weeks in Guelph)
JAN 15  Rise Up Singing—Co-ed "Choir" (8 weeks in Guelph)
JAN 15  Rise Up Singing—Women's "Choir" (8 weeks in Guelph)
JAN 16  Rise Up Singing—Co-ed "Choir" (8 weeks in Guelph)
FEB 3  Circle Singing (Kitchener/Waterloo)
FEB 7  Circle Singing (Guelph)
MAR 3  Circle Singing (Kitchener/Waterloo)
MAR 7  Circle Singing (Guelph)
APRIL 7  Music in the Air: Intro to Vocal Improvisation (Guelph)
APRIL 11  Circle Singing (Guelph)
APRIL 13  Singing Harmony By Ear (Guelph)
APRIL 14  Circle Singing (Kitchener/Waterloo)
MAY 3-5  Women's Music Weekend at Ignatius Retreat Centre in Guelph
MAY 9  Circle Singing (Guelph)
MAY 26  Circle Singing (Kitchener/Waterloo)
JULY 6  Singing Harmony By Ear (Haliburton)
JULY 8-12  Finding Your Voice Through Vocal Improvisation (Haliburton)
SEPT 13-15  Women's Music Weekend at Ignatius Retreat Centre in Guelph


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Location: Workshops are held in Guelph unless otherwise indicated.
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Vocal Meditation

with Jane Lewis

Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis.

Co-ed group
Monday afternoons, 12-1 pm.
From January 14 until June, 2019.
*NO group on Family Day Monday.

Cost: $10-15 suggested donation.
Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email me so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

Please note: parking on Essex Street is sometimes limited. There is room for 6 cars in the small lot in front of the Silence building.


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Circle Singing

with Jane Lewis & Joni NehRita

This is an opportunity to come together with a group and create joyful, spontaneous music! In this form, originally developed by Bobby McFerrin, you will be guided to sing and explore your voice in a non-judgmental singing circle. Through the process, you'll practice listening & memory skills, melody, harmony, and rhythm. It is a mistake-free zone! We encourage fun, and intend to leave you energized & invigorated. All levels of singers welcome.

Each date is a stand-alone event. Come to one or all of them!

Guelph dates: Thursdays - Feb 7, March 7, April 11, May 9.
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Cost: $20
Location: TBA Guelph
Registration: Please email me to sign up for the date/s of your choice.

Kitchener/Waterloo dates: Sundays - Feb 3, March 3, April 14, May 26
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $20
Location: Emmanuel United Church, 22 Bridgeport Road W, Waterloo
Registration: Please email me to sign up for the date/s of your choice.


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Rise Up Singing — Women's "Choir" (8 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This women's group will meet for eight weeks and sing a selection of songs (a mix of folk, traditional & modern), learning melodies and harmony parts. "Choir" is in quotation marks because we are more fun than formal. Our main goal is to sing lots, and to enjoy ourselves. No auditions, no performance, no reading music — we'll be learning by ear.

Women's group
Monday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Jan 14, 2019 (Guelph) *full*
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Jan 15, 2019 (Guelph) *full*

Cost: $220
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Rise Up Singing — Co-Ed "Choir" (8 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This group will meet for eight weeks and sing a selection of songs (a mix of folk, traditional & modern), learning melodies and harmony parts. "Choir" is in quotation marks because we are more fun than formal. Our main goal is to sing lots, and to enjoy ourselves. No auditions, no performance, no reading music — we'll be learning by ear.

Co-ed group
Tuesday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 pm, starting Jan 15, 2019 (Guelph) *full*
Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting Jan 16, 2019 (Guelph)

Cost: $220
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Music in the Air: Intro to Vocal Improvisation

with Jane Lewis

Come and explore the realm of improvised singing. This workshop is a gentle introduction to the art of listening, sounding, and collaborating to make vocal music. This is not a jazz-based workshop; we will instead follow the forms of Bobby McFerrin's Circle Singing and Rhiannon's Vocal River work. (And you don't have to be familiar with those in order to participate!) All you need is your voice, your ears, and a willingness to play!

Co-ed group
Sunday, April 7. 1-4 pm.

Cost: $45
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Singing Harmony By Ear

with Jane Lewis

What is harmony? How do you know what to sing? Join me for an afternoon of learning and experimenting with vocal harmonies.

Co-ed group
Saturday, April 13. 1-4 pm.

Cost: $45
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Women's Music Weekend — May 2019

with Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley, and special guests Eve Goldberg & Laura Bird

In this transformative, inspiring music program, you will experience the joy of singing, the magic of creating music, and the power of playing with a group of like-minded women. It's designed to suit you—whether you're a musical beginner or someone who's been at it for a while and wants to dig in and learn something new.

There'll be yoga, group singing, songwriting and vocal workshops, jamming, and a final concert where everyone has the opportunity to perform a song. You can look forward to a weekend of inspiration, creativity, empowerment and community!

More info at www.womensmusicweekend.com

Date: May 3-5, 2019
Cost: Please visit www.womensmusicweekend.com
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph
Registration: Visit www.womensmusicweekend.com


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Singing Harmony By Ear

with Jane Lewis

Have you ever wanted to sing harmony on the fly? In this group, you'll learn how to listen for harmonies and how to find parts on your own. We'll work through exercises and songs, and give you a road map to help you find your harmonic way. The group is designed for beginners: being able to sing the scale (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) is your only prerequisite. We will be working by ear; you do not need to know how to read music.

Co-ed group
Saturday, July 6. 9-5 pm.

Cost: $122.22
Location: Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton
Registration: Visit the Haliburton School of the Arts website


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Finding Your Voice Through Vocal Improvisation

with Jane Lewis

Free yourself from the page and dive into the realm of vocal improvisation and finding 'music in the air'. Using various exercises in the tradition of Circle Singing (Bobby McFerrin) and the Vocal River (Rhiannon), work with the group to find the joy of singing spontaneously. Explore vocal meditation, songs, and skill-building exercises. Not suitable for total beginners—you should be able to sing a scale and chord tones without accompaniment and feel fairly comfortable singing in front of others. (Or be willing to dig in and work on those things!) Most importantly, willing to try new things and support others in this group vocal adventure.

Co-ed group
July 8-12 (Monday through Friday). 9-4:30 pm.

Cost: $393.39
Location: Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton
Registration: Visit the Haliburton School of the Arts website


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Women's Music Weekend — Sept 13-15, 2019

with Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley, Linda McLean and special guest Suzie Vinnick

In this transformative, inspiring music program, you will experience the joy of singing, the magic of creating music, and the power of playing with a group of like-minded women. It's designed to suit you—whether you're a musical beginner or someone who's been at it for a while and wants to dig in and learn something new.

There'll be yoga, group singing, songwriting and vocal workshops, jamming, and a final concert where everyone has the opportunity to perform a song. You can look forward to a weekend of inspiration, creativity, empowerment and community!

More info at www.womensmusicweekend.com

Date: Sept 13-15, 2019
Cost: Please visit www.womensmusicweekend.com
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph
Registration: Visit www.womensmusicweekend.com


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