Workshops

Stamina For Singers
Saturday, March 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuition:  $30.00

The Music Academy of WNC is offering a two-hour workshop for high school and adult singers entitled “Stamina For Singers.” This workshop will explore how to maintain consistency with tone, breath, and expression when tired from a rigorous performing schedule or hectic lifestyle.  Yoga for singers will be utilized to help connect breath and voice with intentional exercises and group activities.  Note reading helpful but not required.  Sleep health for singers will also be explored as well as the use of supplements; distinguishing what to avoid and what is beneficial.  Together we will cycle through parts on four different songs from around the world.  We will learn about the differences in the singing principles of each song and what they demand from our bodies.  This workshop is taught by Joanna Boyd Best. Workshop is held in the Music Academy rehearsal room.  Please register on the form below.


Understanding & Applying The Diatonic Modes For Guitarists
Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuition:  $35.00

The Music Academy of WNC is offering a three-hour workshop for intermediate and advanced guitar players on understanding and applying the diatonic modes for improvisation purposes.  This workshop will include the theory and structure behind each diatonic mode, the chords and extensions each mode creates, the pentatonic scale options found within each mode, the three note per string patterns found on the guitar for each mode, and modal options over minor 7, major 7, and dominant 7 chords.  This workshop is taught by Michael Ridenour.  Workshop is held in the Music Academy rehearsal room.  Please register on the form below.