May 1, 2019
A DAY TOGETHER WITH YOGA
New bright energy for this spring with the Yoga practice!
A day to be together surrounded by nature, to share with joy nice vegetarian food, to breathe and deeply relax, to look for a new balance and a new 'way to be' leaving old habits, to embrace the wisdom of practice Yoga.
from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Ashtanga Yoga
from 11 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. Hatha Yoga
1 p.m. shared lunch
from 15.30 p.m. to 17 p.m. Yoga Nidra, the art of deep relax
The meeting will end with a sharing time to leave space for questions and answers.
Bring your mat if you have one.
PREPARING TO RECORD: FOR SINGERS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS
This intensive workshop offers insights and guidance especially focused for those artists who want to prepare to record. Sessions on song selection, arranging, rhythmic fluency, and the studio recording process will all help you in this most important phase of a successful recording project-the preparation!
The ‘big picture’ principles of Laurence’s teaching will be present - essentially that relaxed mindfulness is the key. It feeds the greatest secret Laurence has come to believe regarding musical evolution: the way our egos want to learn music is not the way our brains want to learn music. We can learn to re-calibrate our source of gratification from a quick-fix approach — instant gratification, little evolution or improvement — to a deeper, more contemplative way of working that leads to steadier and more marked growth. The result is real, lasting gratification that translates in performance.
May 18-25, 2019
THE ROYAL PATH RETREAT EXPERIENCE
Highly Transformative Personal Growth and Healing
with Aleah Ava
The Royal Path Retreat Experience
is a time-out from the mundane world
and a deep dive into personal
growth and healing
for both couples and individuals
who aspire to take their life and relationships
to the next level.
It’s about transforming a state of
fear, anger, greed, pride and hate
into balance, integrity, power, wisdom
June 13-17, 2019
This gathering is designed for experienced improvisers -- strong, committed singers & vocal teachers. Deepen your vocabulary and intuitive skills, inventing personal and ensemble music. Improvise in a small group, enjoy solo work in the circle, practice song form, small ensemble exercises, and group collaborations from Rhiannon's book Vocal River. Don't miss this rare European residential offering.
Bring your ears, heart, mind and voice.
For more info: https://rhiannonmusic.com/perugia-italy
June 29 - July 6, 2019
SING and PLAY: A RITUAL FOR DAILY LIFE
with Marilena Anzini and Nicoline Snaas
Sing and play help us to feel better reducing stress level and negative thoughts and developing our attitude toward joy and amazement. Both of them are ritual and link to repetition. Children can repeat thousand times the same game without get boring: they always find something new and exciting in it, every single time. Develop the same approach and attitude toward ourselves and our voice could be an occasion to find joy and innocence in singing, to experience a deeper envolvement and a more authentic self expression in singing and in life. Nicoline and Marilena are very experienced singers and singing teachers that have been working together for almost 10 years. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experience their global approach to singing, a balanced mix of experiences of Functional Voice Training (for a deeper relation with body and voice), vocal improvisation (to develop more freedom in self expression) and choral singing (to join the connection between more and different voices when they sing together).
September 26-30, 2019
ENSEMBLE VOCAL IMPROVISATION
with Bob Stoloff
Bob’s comprehensive workshop will give singers the skills to hear and understand the music they are singing!
Develop rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and stylistic skills so you can quickly contribute to any singing situation with confidence.
A contemporary singer is asked to do many things. Of course, singing solos is important- and the skills you learn in this workshop can support your solo singing-especially if you improvise. But even if you do not improvise - having the opportunity to isolate musical elements and practice them with Bob - this will make you a better singer in all styles -in all settings. Sing every day - all day to develop your own library full of new vocabulary, articulations, rhythmic grooves, bass lines, and harmonic options so when asked to be part of a circle singing event, or asked to be part of a backup group, or invited to sing harmonies with a duo partner, or given the nod with the band to take a solo break you will be able to sing with joy and confidence. Every singer wants to have something beautiful to offer. This takes practice. Bob will teach you how to transform rhythmic ideas into melodic phrases by adding pitches to your own improvised rhythms. Everyone will benefit from an opportunity to practice with Bob's guidance and expertise. Participants will enjoy singing to a variety of contemporary grooves including R&B, Funk, Swunk (swing 16ths), Latin, Reggae and Fusion.
For more info: https://classactsontour.com/perugia-stoloff
October 3-7, 2019
with Richard Scofano and Alfredo Minetti
for singers and instrumentalists
ARGENTINE TANGO and NEW CHAMAME'
This workshop is designed for instrumentalists and singers interested in the ways of Argentine tango and chamamé. The music of Argentina is incredibly rich and diverse. Composers and interpreters like Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Lalo Schifrin, Ariel Ramirez, Mercedes Sosa, and Martha Argerich, just to name a few, have been cultural ambassadors of Argentine throughout the world from the beginning of the 20th century.
In our time together, we will explore aspects of this vast musical legacy with a strong emphasis on performance and communication. In 2009 tango was added to UNESCO’s intangible heritage list, and it looks like the same is about to happen with the chamamé. We will concentrate on stylistic and performative aspects of those two genres.
Participants will receive a list of the repertoire (scores, lyrics, and recordings) that we will work with during the workshop. We will use this set of pieces to discuss history and tradition, and to address style, technique, interpretation, and, ultimately, performance. Next, we will proceed to work with the repertoire.
All participants should take the time to familiarize themselves with all the pieces selected for the workshop.
The workshop will open with an introduction to the concept of Duende – a concept brought to Argentina by the Spanish and that is present in all its music – as a means to understand the depth and intensity necessary to perform such music.
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October 31 - November 4, 2019
VOCAL AWARENESS & DISCOVERY
Vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger and mentor to many, Peter Eldridge brings his well-traveled strengths and sensibilities to Perugia for three days of musical discovery and deeper vocal awareness.
Classes in song interpretation and reinvention, the art of the performing duo (each participant and Peter accompanying/singing), as well as time spent on improving vocal technique, and listening sessions. During this intensive, Peter will work with each vocalist on a special arrangement to be performed in a closing Duos concert (songwriters welcome and encouraged!). It will be a time of open-heartedness and expression.
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