Personal Resonance: a voice class for all disciplines with Michael Kiley
Upcoming Classes - October 21st: An Introduction, October 22nd: An Exploration

At The Whole Shebang


The act of singing has been defined by our culture as an elitist act that only few may do. Public singing has all but disappeared from daily life. The institutionalization and corporatization of singing has lulled us into accepting that most of us have no business doing it. Yet singing is one of the most beneficial acts of expression and healing possible within the human form.

In Personal Resonance, we will question preconceptions of what a song is and what it means to sing. We will explore the shapes of the hollow parts of our body, learn how to fill them with sound, and use the shape of that sound to connect to other people. We will begin the process of reclaiming our voices as instruments of expression, regardless of discipline. You will leave this workshop with a practice that you can carry with you and develop to suit your own impulses. This workshop will include detailed descriptions and explorations of diaphragmatic breathing, vocal function and health, resonant areas, vocal registers, and the relationship of your voice to your body, memory and emotions. We will generate material unique to each participant in an effort to better understand our voices as representations of self.