Corvallis Vocal Workshop
Time & Location
About the event
Join musician and educator Sean Frenette Saturday, Dec. 22nd at Integrative Acupuncture and Natural Therapeutics in Corvallis, OR for an all-levels vocal workshop (Nāda Yoga and Raga Singing) followed by an evening concert of Sean's solo music.
Please RSVP as space is limited.
Nāda Yoga — Nāda Yoga is a rich, medicinal mindfulness practice of embodied vocalization and voice cultivation. Nāda Yoga is also a philosophical system which posits the nature of cosmic reality can be uniquely experienced by human beings through the study of sound.
This particular form of Nāda Yoga is designed for a meditative, healing experience of effortless singing and a vibratory exploration of the prismatic nature of our voices. Some aspects of these practices are ancient, and others are a contemporary synthesis.
This form is also similar to and complementary with a yoga asana practice; that is, we utilize poses with the body (and, more specifically, the breath, larynx, throat, jaw, tongue, and lips) for our journeys. Increased mind-body-heart connection and a warmed up voice are just a few of the myriad benefits of this deep well of study.
Rāga Singing — Rāga singing is a foundational practice for Indian classical musicians. Rāgas are exquisite musical forms passed down through the ages from teacher to student, reaching back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years and informed by the cycles and sounds of nature.
Whatever kind of music interests you (or whatever instrument or singing styles are your focus), being introduced to these foundations of Indian Classical Music with your voice will enrich your understanding and experience of intonation, melody, rhythm and musical form.
Saturday, December 22nd
3:30pm - 5pm
Integrative Acupuncture and Natural Therapeutics
2727 NW 9th St, Corvallis, OR
$10 - $25 per person, sliding scale
Sean Frenette — Sean has been teaching music for two decades to many hundreds of students of all ages, in numerous musical genres, and on numerous musical instruments. His own studies of Indian Classical vocal music and Nāda Yoga began in 2003 when he began weekly lessons with master educator and performer Warren Senders at New England Conservatory, and has continued studying with Warren and also with Portland's own Kirana treasure Michael Stirling. Sean has performed Indian classical music at Carnegie Hall, toured full time for seven years with Benjy Wertheimer and the kirtan ensemble Shantala, and has taught numerous vocal workshops in the Pacific Northwest, including a weekly class since 2014.
"Wow! I feel amazing and my voice feels so full. I went home and had so much clarity and got so much done. This was about way more than just voice."
"This practice helps everything I do from my Singing to my work and how I express myself with my family and others."
"I didn't know my voice could do that!"
"What just happened? All I know is that it was good. I feel great!"
"Never felt so inspired to sing after a voice lesson before!"
"I have never been exposed to Indian classical music and there were times when I was struggling with my own stuff and feeling uncomfortable but it was totally worth it to work through it and feel my voice open into a whole other space. I'm coming back."
"This man is an accessible creative genius. Get in on his transmissions while you can!"
"An incredible, impactful teacher..."