Workshop Schedule

CURRENT San Diego WORKSHOPS:

Exploring Your Powerful and Healing Voice.
Singing is fun, joyful and a powerful source of self expression. It’s music medicine! With the natural, soothing rhythms of your voice, you’ll say goodbye to anxiety and worry while you discover a mindful form of self expression. You’ll be encouraged to connect with your breath and explore the sound vibrations of your voice while bringing a sense a calm, stillness and peace to your mind. No musical experience required. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have fun!
Pre-registration is required. Email Alison to sign up.
Dates: Saturdays, Oct 20 and 27 from 1-2pm.
Price: 
$45. Cash, check or Paypal accepted.
Location:
University Heights at Alison’s home music studio. Limited to 4 students.

Vocal Techniques for Ukulele Players
Dates: Saturdays, Oct 20 and 27 from 2:30-3:30pm.
Price: $45. Cash, check or Paypal accepted.
Location: University Heights at Alison’s home music studio. Limited enrollment.
Description: Not only will you learn vocal and breath techniques to help develop a healthy, flexible voice but you’ll also learn the chords and notes needed to create your own beginning level vocal class at home. Please note, the chords shapes and techniques we’ll use for the ukulele are for an advanced beginner/intermediate level ukulele player. You will be learning 3 different, moveable chord shapes using barre and 4 finger chords. Pre-registration is required. Email Alison to sign up.

Intro to the Ukulele Workshop – For Absolute Beginners. 
Dates: Saturdays, Nov 2 ,10 and 17, 2018; 1-2pm. or SundaysDec 2, 9, 16, 2018; 1-2pm.
Price: $65. Cash, check or Paypal accepted.
Location: University Heights at Alison’s home music studio. Limited enrollment.
Pre-registration is required. Email Alison to sign up.
Description: Playing the ukulele is fun and easy! In this introduction workshop, you’ll quickly progress on a path to musical happiness! Ukuleles are available to borrow during the workshop upon request. Ages 12 and older. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to hold your ukulele.
  • Learn which fingers to use when strumming.
  • Learn one, two and three finger chords in the key of C major.
  • Learn how to read a ukulele chord chart.
  • Learn several basic strumming patterns.
  • Learn how to transition between chords.
  • Learn what the four strings of a ukulele are tuned to.
  • Learn a handful of easy songs by the end of the workshop.
  • Tips on singing and playing the ukulele at the same time.
  • Take home learning materials.

Beginning Ukulele: Level 2.
Dates: Nov 2 ,10, 17; Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm or Dec 2, 9, 16, 2018; Sundays 2:30-3:30pm. Price: $65. Cash, check or Paypal accepted.
Location: University Heights at Alison’s home music studio. Limited enrollment.
Pre-registration is required. Email Alison to sign up.
Description: This next level ukulele workshop is geared for those who have either taken Level 1 ukulele or can already easily play and transition between chords in the key of C major (C, F, G7 or G, A minor). Ukuleles are available to borrow during the workshop upon request. In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Review chords and songs in the key of C major.
  • Learn new chords in the key of G major and A minor.
  • Learn songs in the key of G major and A minor.
  • Learn how to play a barre chord.
  • Learn how to play rhythmic/percussive strumming patterns.
  • Learn how to smoothly transition between chords.
  • Learn how to sing and play the ukulele at the same time!

Questions? Email Alison!