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Wild Voice, Solid Roots 2020 (Level 3)

  • Coed Hills 7DR, Cowbridge (map)

March 8-13, May 5-10, August 16 – 21, September 27- October 2nd 2020.

This is a unique extended study of vocal improvisation and vocal musicianship, taught through the voice, ear and body.

It is an in-depth program designed to strengthen singers’ musical rigour and integrate it into your authentic creative magnificence, whilst sensitively holding the personal development aspects of musical growth and containing that within a supportive community.

Watch the 2 min film or the 8 min film made about Wild Voice, Solid Roots 2018.

Level 3 is an intermediate level course.

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Course basics

20 days residential tuition at Coed Hills near Cardiff, Wales. It’s a beautiful retreat centre amid open fields with views over the Bristol channel, beautiful woodlands, a stone circle and a sauna. The price includes lodging 2-3 to a room. Private rooms are available for a little extra. Organic plant-based meals (with a little meat and fish for the willing), 3 meals a day plus snacks. Dietary requirements accommodated.

2 – 4 hours personal practice per week. This is essential: be sure you can make time for this before committing to the course.

Practice guidance, support materials, and a monthly group zoom call to support practice.

A regular call with an assigned course buddy for mutual support.

Cost | £3500 | 2 places available at £3000 | 2 places available at £2500 | 2 assistant places available at £2000

Course Content

The Call

Are you a singer whose musical imagination and spirit goes further than your public voice can right now?

Are you longing to really invest in your vocal musicianship, give yourself to it and lift your abilities and musical place in the world to the next level?

Do you long to have more competence and confidence to collaborate with the musicians you want to sing with?

Do you want to gain a solid musical foundation, through the voice, in a patient, grounded, embodied, playful way?

Has music learning been heady, theoretical, disembodied, over-caffeinated, alienating, critical, un-vocal, unsocial, un-musical? Or unavailable, non-existent?

Do you want to be in your full natural power as a singer?

If so, this course is designed for you.

About Wild Voice, Solid Roots

Vocal Improvisation is a thrilling, challenging, profound approach to singing. It’s not usual in UK music culture, but it is, I believe, both ancient and very contemporary. It can be applied to performance, recording, community music, music learning and teaching, ritual, personal growth and healing, spiritual life, nature connection, birth and death. Wild Voice Solid Roots focuses on cultivating vocal musicianship while making room for these other dimensions of the art form, building up rigorous technique and excellent musicianship, and supporting each student to further their personal path as a vocalist.

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