Workshops

Mary offers private, on-site workshops throughout the state of Washington. Further destinations can also be arranged. Please contact Mary to discuss details.

Current Workshops:

Vocal Master Class
Singers come prepared to present a song of their choosing and perform for the class.  Mary will then work with each individual, addressing any problem areas such as tension and it’s sources, breath, alignment, resonance, etc.  There will also be a specific teaching on the voice and how to preserve and maintain it beyond our youth.

Performance Without Fear
Learning how to prepare for a vocal performance to reduce anxiety/stage fright. Participants will learn how to select appropriate repertoire for their unique voice and temperament. Classes throughout the summer will build on techniques to reorient focus from fear to confidence. The culmination will be a live performance in front of an audience and seasoned professionals offering constructive advice.

Songwriting and Improvising Basics
Beginning with the basic patterns that make up scales and chord structure – participants will learn how to improvise familiar songs using chord charts, (most helpful for those who are playing or who want to play with bands and worship teams). Throughout the summer the course will progress to creating our own arrangements of familiar songs and then ultimately how to create your own original songs.