Always wanted to sing? BUT –
Thought it was too late?
Were afraid to try?
Didn’t like your voice?
Only ever sang in a choir or in the shower?
NOW is the time to reawaken the music in your heart and (re)claim your singing birthright!
In this fun and inspiring day-long workshop you will learn by doing, break through your blocks and step through the doorway into a new world of musical expression.
International performer and vocal coach Sheila Cooper facilitates your journey with warmth, humor and understanding.
Sheila’s own path from stagefright-stricken scaredy-cat to singer on concert stages throughout the world*** paves your way as she and your fellow participants hold the space for you to express yourself with your voice in a friendly, supportive and stress-free environment.
Watch as your fellow singers relax and connect to their inner musical beauty; feel yourself enjoying the same shifts in your own singing!
There is no level of singing experience too small (or fear level too great) for this workshop!!
***For details, see 6-min. video here:
“I am fascinated by Sheila’s method of motivating people. Not only can she sing beautifully, she also has the gift of giving people the feeling of being special, and bringing out their hidden talent. I enjoyed working with her and being inspired by her. I recommend everyone who hasn’t yet dared, to come out of their shell to do one of Sheila’s workshops!”
Julia W., hairstylist. Beginners Singing Workshop, Vienna, Austria
“As a real beginner I was initially very nervous singing in front of other people. But Sheila’s workshops offer such a warm and safe environment that I really started appreciating “being on stage” — a huge personal development for me! It is now the third workshop and it will definitely not be the last; it is so much fun – every time after a workshop I walk home singing loud on the street, just feeling happy. I do not have a lot of time for practicing outside the workshops but still there is continuous improvement, it is just astonishing. Sheila managed that after only 8 weeks everybody in the group has improved very much. And of course, the concert is the absolute highlight – I really felt like I have achieved something very special, something I did not think I was capable of.”
Angelika W., lawyer,Beginner Singing Workshop, Vienna, Austria
Saturday, February 22, 11 am. to 7 pm
Half-hour individual Skype consultation in advance of the workshop, to get acquainted and to choose and prepare the sheet music of your 2 favorite songs
Morning Session, 11am to 1:30 pm (with short break):
“ Packing the Parachute!”
– ice breakers, vocal warmups, vocal technique, group singing, instruction about using the microphone, games to help release microphone shyness, a taste of singing alone in front of group
Lunch Break, 1:30 to 3 pm
Afternoon Session, 3 pm to 7 pm (with short breaks):
“Taking the Leap!”
– individual singing “onstage”, accompanied by top-notch pianist Jonathan Dryden, singing your favorite songs (organized in advance with Sheila in private consultation, so all is stress-free), guided and coached by Sheila, cheered on by your fellow singers!
We are the audience for each other, as each person takes a turn onstage — reaching new levels of self-acceptance and ease, discovering the joy of communicating who you are through song, left with wanting more of the thrill of performing!
“Sheila is a master musician, that is clear. But I don’t think it automatically follows that learning with every pro is as much fun as it is with her. In one workshop she said, that to sing is to be happy, and it makes her happy when the people around her sing too. I really liked her approach of helping us make the song a personal statement. It was fascinating how much development happened in such a short period of time from one beginners’ workshop!! I will definitely be back for more!”
Ina F., shiatsu therapist, Beginner Singing Workshop, Vienna, Austria
Workshop fee: $150, includes phone or Skype consultation to organize songs
Materials cost: possibly sheet music (if needed, up to $10)
What you need to be prepared: 3 copies of sheet music for 2 of your favorite songs (Sheila will help you with this, if you need!!!)
Referral bonus! Bring a friend and receive a $25 discount.
Location: Walnut Creek/Danville CA. Shuttle from BART can be arranged
For information and to sign up, contact Sheila at: