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Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40/$35 (WKC member)
Limited to 15 participants; pre-registration required
All ages and level of experience welcome.
Inside each of us lives a beautiful and unique instrument, so let’s sing together with joy and freedom!
In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice.
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike.
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles—pop, folk, jazz, and blues—held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.
Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing, and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.
Sloan’s open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome –year after year– in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, SummerSongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW), Moab Folk Camp, Cape Cod Songwriting Retreat and emPower Music & Arts Totally Cool Song School.