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The Goddess Sings Workshop

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Connect with the Goddess inside, by sharing your voice outside.

There is something magical that happens when we share our voices aloud with others. Even if you've been taught you can't carry a tune in a bucket, even if you've been taught that women should be quiet, you have a voice, and your voice is sacred.

We will sing simple chants and rounds leading to more complicated songs and harmonies; classic and contemporary. We will sing music that honours the Earth, the Goddess, nature, the seasons, silliness and each other. We will sing and release the Goddess within ourselves. We sing our dreams into being!

Facilitated by Kimberly Denness-Thomas, vocal coach at South Island Studio, 'The Goddess Sings' is a workshop for you to explore your voice comfortably and in the supportive companionship of other women. No music-reading needed. You may wish to bring a journal for notes and a bottle of water.

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Campfire Guitar/Ukulele

Have you always wanted to lead a few tunes around the campfire or participate in a music jam?

In this workshop, you will learn the skills and gain the confidence to do just that.

Level: Novice - Intermediate (knowledge of basic chords recommended)

We'll learn how to:

  • strum chords to accompany a singer, whether it's yourself or others
  • play basic to more complex strums, depending on the song and level of ability
  • decipher chord/lyric charts and discover where to find them
  • experience the enjoyment of playing music together
  • carry a song as the sole accompanist
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Songwriting Starter Pack

This series is for you if you love songwriting but find starting or finishing songs challenging. In these workshops, we'll explore strategies to address this common issue and improve your lyric writing skills.

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

  • Basic chord knowledge and singing skills recommended
  • Instruments: guitar or piano

We'll cover:

  • How to write lyrics that connect with the listener
  • Authentic songwriting
  • Where do songs come from?
  • Using chords and melody to support lyrics
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"Blue Mondays" Blues Workshop and Jam

In this workshop series, we'll explore Blues in a variety of styles with a focus on improvising and playing with other musicians.

All instrumentalists are welcome! We can take turns singing or bring in singers once we feel ready to accompany.

Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

  • Electric and acoustic guitar are both welcome
  • Basic bar chord skills recommended

We'll cover:

  • Musicianship - learning to play as part of an ensemble
  • What makes chords and melodies sound like blues?
  • Songs and common blues forms
  • How to move beyond scales and solo over chords
  • How to accompany other players
  • Using a looper pedal for practice and performance
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