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Vocal and Music Workshops

Singing Circle

If you’re looking to relax, laugh, and tap into an infinite well of vitality, this is the class for you! Singing as a group is a wonderful way to transmute your feelings into a source of power, abundance, and vibrant health. Our voices are a unique imprint of ourselves, and when we join together in song, we allow our collective strength to support and uplift not only us, but the entire community.  Explore vocal meditations and exercises, instinctual movement and traditional songs from around the world on a healing journey with your voice. We’ll incorporate simple wellness rituals and ideas that you can incorporate into your daily routine to increase energy, creativity and personal power. 

4 Thu., August 23 - September 13
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Room: 2100B - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before May 31: $98
Register after May 31: $112
Register two or more: $95 each


register online


Megan O’Donoghue, BA, received her degree in Music, Voice and Composition from Cornish College of the Arts. She is a music instructor, vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter/composer, and has studied and performed traditional Japanese music for the past 10 years.




Healthy Harmonica

Breathing is our foundation when playing the harmonica. We will take the simplest of pop, folk, and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful, techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music--only a desire to have fun and feel more alive!

Students will need a “C” major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don’t have one.

Wed., October 24
6 - 7:30 pm
Room: 514 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $30
Register after Sept. 10: $35

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

register online


Dave Broida - see bio below




Beginning Blues Harmonica

Beginning Blues Harmonica will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Emphasis in this class will be on playing and having fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques to make the harmonica cry, laugh, wail and scream. No previous musical experience or harmonica training is required--only a love of the blues and the desire to play the harmonica!

Students will need a "C" major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don't have one.

Wed., October 24
7:45 - 9:30 pm
Room: 514 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $45
Register after Sept. 10: $52

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

register online


Dave Broida has been teaching and performing for 20 years. He plays professionally throughout northern California and teaches throughout the state.




Singing, Wellness and Global Traditions of Song

Singing, and the simple act of practicing the ritual of song, is a way express joy, foster healing and maintain wellness. Cultures from around the world have known this for centuries, and study after study has found that singing reduces anxiety and contributes to quality of life. Science has been hard at work trying to explain why singing has such a calming yet energizing effect on people, and the evidence is clear that it soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits. When you sing, musical vibrations literally move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.

It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people, and it comes back as something even more thrilling.
In this class you will enjoy all of the healing and wellness effects of singing, and learn about the beauty and power of the ancient tradition of song from around the Globe. You will learn about Indonesian, Arabic, Irish and European vocal music. We’ll have fun discussing the different styles and meanings from each culture throughout the world, and then learn pieces to sing as a group.

This class is not about performing vocal music, but enjoying it and participating. Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out.  It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. Absolutely no prior musical experience necessary, just “open ears” and a curious mind! 

COMING SOON!
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 2100B - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before May 31: $98
Register after May 31: $112
Register two or more: $95 each

register online


Megan O’Donoghue, BA, received her degree in Music, Voice and Composition from Cornish College of the Arts. She is a music instructor, vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter/composer, and has studied and performed traditional Japanese music for the past 10 years.




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