A year-long study of the art and technique of vocal improvisation, and a deepening study of music through the voice.
Taught in Bristol and South Wales, January – December 2018
An in-depth program designed to strengthen the musical rigour of singers and vocal improvisers, and integrate these skills into your authentic creative magnificence.
Vocal Improvisation is an approach to singing shaped by sacredness, flow, ease, joy, wildness, presence, authenticity, expression, healing and collaboration. We cultivate this while also building up rigorous technique and excellent musicianship, and supporting each student to further their personal path as a vocalist.
23 days’ tuition: one weekend per month for 9 months + a 5 day retreat
50% rural residential with board and lodging, 50% urban non-residential in Bristol
Practice assignments and support between sessions
£200 – £250 per month (discount rate £166). Total £2500 – £3000 for the year (discount £2000).
Two levels are offered. Which Level am I?
Level 1 with Briony Greenhill: Developing confidence and competence with rhythm, harmony, melody and language; using them freely with your full voice as a solo and collaborative improviser.
Level 2 with Briony Greenhill and David Eskenazy
Sophisticating vocal use of rhythm, melody, harmony and language as a solo and collaborative improviser; stepping more fully into your path as a singer be it through performance, teaching, ritual, healing, or a combination of these. David Eskenazy teaches rhythm.
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, sacred, embodied, playful way?
Has music learning been heady, theoretical, disembodied, over-caffeinated, alienating, critical, un-vocal, unsocial? Or more still, unavailable, non-existent?
Do you want to study sound as a devotional path within today’s world?
Do you want to be in your full natural power as a singer?
If so, this course is designed for you.
Please direct all questions to Dee@brionygreenhill.com