Fall 2018 Course Series:
What is The Singing Soul?
A Swingin' Swayin' Funk Bump Afro Gospel Sacred Soulful Blues Chant Jam Feelin' Hi Mash-up!!
The Singing Soul is the experience of unrehearsed, spontaneous singing, collaborative creativity and the creation of community through improvised vocal music. It is for people who are ready to let go of "getting it right" and embrace letting it just happen. This utterly experiential program is a powerful experience of being alive and present. We'll explore the skill set of the improviser: deep listening, working with change, following and trusting intuition spontaneity, fluid awareness of self and others. We'll also strengthen our abilities as musical architects: constructing melodies, harmony, vocal percussion, bass lines. There are no wrong notes and there's nothing to memorize - just breathe and sing.
"A cappella improvisation with David Hatfield takes you to unforeseen destinations of hilarity, weirdness, extraordinary harmony, and transcendence. This gifted facilitator can coax music out of your very pores. A cappella improvisation is a metaphor for life, creating harmony and rhythm out of whatever comes your way."
~ J. Tissandier, Canmore, Alberta
This series is for people who would like an gradual growth experience of improvisational singing. Each week will build on the previous one as we explore both technique and magic, structure and flow. Experienced singers and improvisors as well as those who are new are welcome!
Instructor - David Hatfield - M.A., M.Ed.
David is a lover of vocal music and has led The Singing Soul nationally and internationally since 1997. He was the conductor of the improv choir House of Song and his music experience includes percussion, bass and guitar and ranges from street performing to off-Broadway, from fully choreographed to fully improvised. David has won numerous music scholarships including trainings at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Simon Fraser University. He is also a leadership consultant and facilitator specializing in communication, conflict, masculinity and rites of passage. He holds an M.Ed.in Social Ecology and an Associate degree in Jazz Studies. www.davidhatfield.ca
DATES & PRICES:
Tuesdays - 7:00 to 9:30pm | September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9
@Yoga on 7th - 156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver
Earlybird Fees: $190 before August 28
Regular fees: $215 after August 28