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Vocal Anatomy and Singing Technique Classes

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Vocal Anatomy and Singing Technique Classes with Shannon Thurston

For singers aged 15 years or older. Vocal Anatomy and Singing Technique Class is designed to give singers and vocalists a better understanding of their vocal mechanism. Though not a one on one voice lesson, vocal anatomy and singing technique will give you the tools to understanding the sounds you make and how to use your voice in all conditions, rehearsals, and styles. We will visit how muscles work for singing, types of breathing techniques, the use of resonance, the use of the tongue, and how psychology can affect your singing voice. There will be 2 class periods per week for 5 weeks. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm and Sundays from 2:00pm-3:30pm.
Price: $150 for all 5 weeks (10 classes). CLICK HERE to register for classes.
Some partial scholarships are available. Scholarship Application can be downloaded HERE.

Week One:
June 28 at 6:30pm – Class One: Introduction
July 1 at 2:00pm – Class Two: The Vocal Folds and the Larynx Part 1

Week Two:
July 5 at 6:30pm
– Class Three: The Vocal Folds and the Larynx Part 2
July 8 at 2:00pm – Class Four: Respiratory System, Breathing Types, and Air Pressure

Week Three:
July 12 at 6:30pm
– Class Five: Breathing and Anchoring (Not the Boat Kind)
July 15 at 2:00pm – Class Six: Muscles: The Unsung Hero

Week Four
July 19 at 6:30pm
– Class Seven: Questions and Review Class
July 22 at 2:00pm – Class Eight: Mapping a Song Vocally

Week Five
July 26 at 6:30pm
– Class Nine: Pulling It All Together
July 29 at 2:00pm – Class Ten: Last Sing Song

Each class will begin with a vocal warm up. Students may be called upon to sing a warm up individually to show process or change, however warm ups will always been in groups. The rest of class will be covering content for that day and week. Classes will be various styles from lecture to group work. All class notes and materials will be posted online if a class is missed. Please note: this is a group vocal class, not private voice lessons.

Instructor, Shannon Thurston: 
Shannon Thurston holds degrees from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. A native of Maine, Shannon has lived and performed in many cities including New York, Portland, Zambia, London, and Edinburgh. Alongside holding her Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Performance, Shannon is also a professional performer and musical theatre composer and loves her job as high school Choral Director and singing coach at Snow Pond Arts Academy. She holds two broadwayworld.com awards for Maine local theatre and is proud to be a Maine performer and Arts Educator.


June 28
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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