FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your question isn't answered here, please reach out on the contact page.
WHAT IS SOUL SINGING?
Soul Singing is a half-hour or one-hour group practice. We do breathing, grounding, humming, relaxing the body, and releasing the sound. You are invited to "be curious" with vocalizing (warm ups). Participants mute themselves during sound making and singing, so you can explore freely.
CAN GUYS JOIN?
Totes! All are welcome to the "Take a Breather" half hour sessions, and LUNCH BREAK.
WHAT DO WE DO IN A CLASS?
Each lesson combines intentional breath work and body awareness, integrated with the traditional voice lesson elements of warm ups, and pitch matching.
BUT I'M NOT A SINGER.
The beauty of this class is that the singing takes place on mute. It's built for people who don't necessarily want to sing in front of other people.
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND - I AM A *TERRIBLE* SINGER.
The benefits of Soul Singing include breathing, posture, working through a stress cycle, and lots of endorphins. This isn't so much about singing as it is about the *act* of singing, and how these movements can benefit anyone, regardless of the sounds you make.
I WAS IN CHOIR IN COLLEGE. IS THIS FOR ME?
Yes!! Participants who have done lots of singing benefit from the class. Feedback showed that those who sang in college really love the chance to do it with Soul Singing.
I'M A PROFESSIONAL SINGER. IS THIS FOR ME?
Participants who are professional opera and ensemble singers shared that Soul Singing was a stress-free space to focus on breathing and singing in a no-stakes setting. You will have FUN.
WHAT WILL I BE ASKED TO SHARE IN CLASS?
There are questions throughout the class, and participants may share as much or as little detail as possible, or not at all. We talk about how the week is going, things that are causing stress big-picture, and places we find joy.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO SHARE? OR BE SEEN?
Anyone who does not wish to share, or turn the camera on, is welcome to participate on mute and off camera for the whole session, no questions asked. Please indicate this in a private chat with the instructor at the beginning of class.
DO YOU DO IN-PERSON SESSIONS?
Maybe one day, but right now Soul Singing is soul-ly online .
You are welcome in any class or cohort you would like to join! Please feel welcome to join us in whatever capacity you wish. I'm so glad you're here!
THIS LOOKS SO COOL BUT I HAVE NO MONEY. HEH.
If you are a student, or a performer who has been thrown for a loop by the pandemic, or anyone who is struggling, I still want you to join us! Please reach out on the contact page for a discount code. Tell me what's up. Let's work something out.