Recently I had the amazing privilege of studying Vocal River with Rhiannon at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, in B.C., Canada. Apart from being an incredible travel experience involving seaplanes, ancient growth forests, much late night hot tub singing and sublime Canadian scenery it was a wonderful challenge and encouraged me to grow as a singer, improviser, student, teacher and as a human being !
16 singers from around the world joined the beautiful Rhiannon (check out her website : www.rhiannonmusic.com/vocal-river) for 5 days of singing…learning the skills and spirit of improvisation via many exercises, scenarios and practices, all improv, all spontaneous with no agendas ! Such beauty emerged, healing, letting go, setting free, and intense collaboration and connection through vocal play, harmony, singing and movement.
We did 2 completely improvised public performances too ! A jazz and improv legend in her own right, Rhiannon has worked and played for many years in Improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, the master of improv and a highly accomplished musician.
I am so excited to bring this work to my community….so we launch on Sept 5th at Coolah Place in Cooroibah on the Sunshine Coast with a Circle of Song Workshop. Join me for a day of discovering the music that is inside your heart, learning skills of improvisation, and healthy vocalising, tuning into the songlines of nature, and connecting with body, breath and movement.