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All in-person workshops are postponed until it is safe to sing together again.
Here are some online/virtual options for the time being!


--> VOCAL MEDITATION — Mondays & Thursdays
--> "ALONE TOGETHER" VIRTUAL SING" — Tuesdays & Wednesdays


VOCAL MEDITATION with Jane Lewis

MONDAYS, 7:30-8:15 pm ET
THURSDAYS, noon-12:45 pm ET

Weekly until the end of June!
(*no group May 10, 24, 27 or June 7)
See Zoom registration page for a list of dates.

Drop In / On Zoom / Pay What You Can.

Spend 45 minutes tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore relaxing vocal exercises: sounding, toning, chanting & simple songs. The sessions are intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get through these challenging times. Drop in any week. Pay what you can.

Here's a video intro and explanation: youtu.be/BE-nxk0X8Yw
Here's even more info! www.vocalmeditation.com

REGISTER VIA ZOOM
MONDAYS: https://tinyurl.com/VM2021-Mondays
THURSDAYS: https://tinyurl.com/VM2021-Thursdays

Questions? Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


"ALONE TOGETHER" VIRTUAL SING
with Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley

TUESDAYS, 7:30-8:30 pm ET
WEDNESDAYS, 1-2 pm ET

Weekly until the end of June!
(*no groups the weeks of May 24)
See Zoom registration page for a list of dates.

Drop In / On Zoom / Pay What You Can.

Join us for a fun session of singing! We'll offer different songs each time, so you can drop in any week. You'll get lyrics in advance. We'll look at harmonies on one or two songs, but the majority will be pure singalong. They will be classic songs that you are likely to know, or can learn quickly. Pay what you can.

Please note: Technology does not yet allow a large group to sing together online in real time. So for these sessions, all participants will be muted and you will sing along with the song leader.

REGISTER VIA ZOOM:
TUESDAYS: https://tinyurl.com/VirtualSing-Tues
WEDNESDAYS: https://tinyurl.com/VirtualSing-Wed

Questions? Email Cheryl at admin[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca



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PREVIOUS, AND POSSIBLY FUTURE GROUPS...


HOW TO SING HARMONY BY EAR with Jane Lewis

WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:15 pm ET
FEBRUARY 10-MARCH 17 (6 WEEKS)
$150


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 can't sing together as a group on Zoom, but you'll get lots of practice in different ways!

REGISTER VIA ZOOM: https://tinyurl.com/HarmonyByEar

Questions? Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca


VOCAL CONNECTIONS — Tuesdays, noon-1 pm.
with Jane Lewis

4 weeks: November 10-December 1.
Closed Group / On Zoom / $60-$80 sliding scale.


In this time of social distancing and isolation, we need human connection more than ever. Zoom provides a new and interesting avenue for using our voices in joyful play and interaction with each other. Join me for a 4-week exploration of improvisation and singing together.

This will be INTERACTIVE! All voices are welcome. No improvisation experience needed, just a willingness to dive in and join the fun (and a familiarity with your mute/unmute button). We'll do some vocal warmups followed by a series of exercises such as call-and-response, circle singing, passing a musical phrase around the group, and working in pairs or trios to create spontaneous music. It's recommended that you're comfortable singing in front of others OR interested in getting more comfortable. (This will be great practice!)

You must have the latest version of the Zoom software, headphones, and preferably the ability to join via a laptop or desktop computer (but if you only have a tablet or phone, we'll make it work).

REGISTER VIA ZOOM: https://tinyurl.com/VocalCs

Questions? Email Jane at music[INSERT AT SIGN]all-together-now.ca



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PREVIOUS "IN PERSON" WORKSHOPS


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 13 until June 1, 2020.
*NO group on Family Day, Easter, or Victoria 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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Rise Up Singing — Co-Ed "Choir" (7 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This group will meet for seven 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 January 14, 2020 (Guelph) *full*

Cost: $200
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Rise Up Singing — Women's "Choir" (7 Weeks)

with Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley

Experience the joy of making music together! This women's group will meet for seven 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 January 13, 2020 (Guelph)
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm, starting January 14, 2020 (Guelph)

Cost: $200
Location: Toronto Street, Guelph
Registration: Visit the All Together Now registration page


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Women's Music Weekend — May 1-3, 2020

with Jane Lewis, Katherine Wheatley, Linda McLean and special guest Joni NehRita

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 1-3, 2020
Cost: Please visit www.womensmusicweekend.com
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph
Registration: Visit www.womensmusicweekend.com


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Circle Singing

with Jane Lewis, Joni NehRita & guests

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! All levels of singers welcome.

The first hour will involve vocal warmups and circle songs led by the instructors. You will be part of the circle—divided into sections—singing parts that we give you as we create spontaneous, improvised music.

In the second hour, we will move into exercises where participants learn how to create parts, and you will have more opportunities to create your own parts and practice your own improvisational skills. This is optional! You can participate as a singer, and do not have to improvise or sing on your own unless you want to.

You are welcome to stay for just the first hour, or for the whole session. Either way, we encourage fun, and intend to leave you energized & invigorated.

GUELPH (Second Saturday of the month)

Time: 1-3 pm
Dates: Saturdays: February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, and Jun 13
Cost: $15-20 suggested donation. If funds are an issue, pay what you can.
Location: 122 Harris St., Guelph (Unitarian Church)
Registration: Just show up! If the weather is iffy, check our facebook group or this page for cancellation notices, or email admin@all-together-now.ca.

KITCHENER

Dates TBA


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