Skip to Site Navigation | Skip to Local Navigation | Skip to Content
Cabrillo College - Home
students on campuscabrillo campus

 

musicmusic

Vocal and Music Workshops

Singing, Wellness and Global Traditions of Song

Singing, and the simple act of practicing the ritual of song, is a way express joy, foster healing and maintain wellness. Cultures from around the world have known this for centuries, and study after study has found that singing reduces anxiety and contributes to quality of life. Science has been hard at work trying to explain why singing has such a calming yet energizing effect on people, and the evidence is clear that it soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits. When you sing, musical vibrations literally move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.

It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people, and it comes back as something even more thrilling.
In this class you will enjoy all of the healing and wellness effects of singing, and learn about the beauty and power of the ancient tradition of song from around the Globe. You will learn about Indonesian, Arabic, Irish and European vocal music. We’ll have fun discussing the different styles and meanings from each culture throughout the world, and then learn pieces to sing as a group.

This class is not about performing vocal music, but enjoying it and participating. Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out.  It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. Absolutely no prior musical experience necessary, just “open ears” and a curious mind! 

4 Thu., March 8 – 29
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 2100B, click HERE for an interactive map of campus, click on buildings to see room numbers!
Register before Jan. 29: $98
Register after Jan. 29: $112

 

register online

 

Megan O’Donoghue, BA, received her degree in Music, Voice and Composition from Cornish College of the Arts. She is a music instructor, vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter/composer, and has studied and performed traditional Japanese music for the past 10 years.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Healthy Harmonica

Breathing is our foundation when playing the harmonica. We will take the simplest of pop, folk, and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful, techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music--only a desire to have fun and feel more alive!

Students will need a “C” major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don’t have one.

Wed., March 21
6 - 7:30 pm
Room: 513, click HERE for an interactive map of campus, click on buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Jan. 29: $30
Register after Jan. 29: $35

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

register online


Dave Broida - see bio below

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Beginning Blues Harmonica

Beginning Blues Harmonica will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Emphasis in this class will be on playing and having fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques to make the harmonica cry, laugh, wail and scream. No previous musical experience or harmonica training is required--only a love of the blues and the desire to play the harmonica!

Students will need a "C" major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $12 if you don't have one.

Wed., March 21
7:45 - 9:45 pm
Room: 513, click HERE for an interactive map of campus, click on buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Jan. 29: $45
Register after Jan. 29: $52

plus $15 for course materials payable to instructor at class

register online

Dave Broida has been teaching and performing for 20 years. He plays professionally throughout northern California and teaches throughout the state.

 

 

 

 

 

    Was this page helpful?    
Ask Cabrillo WebAdvisor Cabrillo Library Cabrillo Bookstore  Canvas icon  Facebook Icon Twitter Icon YouTube

© 2013 Cabrillo Community College District

Campus Safety | Accessibility | Title IX

Main Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003, 831.479.6100