We are giving away a ticket to attend the Awaken Your Voice workshop on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Awakenings Wellness Center. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 2.
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Awakenings Wellness Center
1016 SE 12th Avenue
Activate your musical birthright and sing! Do you want more confidence in your singing voice? Are you scared of singing in front of other people? (or even in the shower) Are you self conscious when you sing?
Do you YEARN to feel confident with this part of yourself that has so much potential for connection, healing and personal freedom? Do you want to expand your voice in exciting and deeper ways through the power of shared musical creation?
If you answer YES to any of these, then this workshop is for you! Come engage and explore the power and beauty of your voice in this musical workshop for anyone who wants to sing. This workshop will be satisfying for all levels – From the experienced to the terrified.
¬Â¢ Build confidence in your voice and thus in yourself
¬Â¢ Expand your creativity and discover and expand your natural talent
¬Â¢ Learn some awesome new songs you can then share with others!
¬Â¢ Have fun!
You will learn simple songs and rounds in English and from other traditions and cultures like Orisha songs from Brazil, South African harmonies, Balkan beats, Gospel chants and more. We will use basic vocal improvisation and learn how to sing harmonies. You will get into your body, breath and heart as you step into the unknown and delight in a musical world where anything is possible, all with joy and playfulness. Guaranteed to expand your confidence and your consciousness!
Robin Jackson is a professional composer, performer, educator and multi-instrumentalist as well as a youth worker and community organizer. He has taught song workshops in arts based youth camps, community events and festivals for ten years. His musical exploits include Vagabond Opera, the March Fourth Marching Band the Everyone Orchestra and others. He teaches at the Joy Now Arts Camp for Youth. He studied music in New Zealand, the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in Ethnomusicology from the Evergreen State College. He runs a monthly song writing event called the Songwriters Soiree and lives in Portland, OR on an urban farm with his cat Miso, some chickens and a circus.