Subject: Song Healing Concert: THIS FRIDAY!

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In this Newsletter
*A Message from Daniel Buchanan
*Song Healing Concert with Kiranjot Kaur and Duane Light
*NEW CLASS: Performance Practices with Stephanie Lynne Smith
*SoulSinging Registration
*Upcoming Song Studio Class
*Upcoming Performances Featuring Resound NW Staff 
*Gift Certificates!
*Find a Lesson Time Online

"I'm so busy that I HAVE to sing today"

A Message from Daniel Buchanan
Last week, I had a private student come in for a lesson. She walked in a little harried and stressed and said, "Whew! This is such a busy week. I'm so busy that I HAD to come here and sing today."

It might seem counter-intuitive, but I really understand what this student meant. Sometimes it's easy to think that when life gets so busy, we need to clear up time by cutting out the things that make us feel good. It's like we think taking care of ourselves is the "icing on the cake" instead of a fundamental part of our well-being.

I'd like to think that I can make the self-care things of my life the FIRST priority, not the extra credit. I don't want to think, "If I have time, I'll do some meditation" or "If I finish all my work, I'll go for a hike."

Easier said than done, right?

What if taking care of ourselves was the foundation upon which we build our life?

This is why we chose to offer a special singing event this Friday. We've brought in a special guest to create a peaceful respite in the midst of our busy lives.

Kiranjot Kaur is a world-class singer, a healer through song, and a musician deeply passionate about bringing music into our world as an act of calm and centering.

A founding member of the legendary group Copper Wimmin, Kiranjot has been creating music and spinning melodies with her voice for decades. Just listen to this haunting music!

This Friday, we'll have the chance to gather at Resound NW to sing together, find a calm in the midst of the storm. This event is more than just a concert, it's a chance to sing together and share melodies and mantras in a healing and communal environment. Read the details here.

Because sometimes, life is so busy that you HAVE to sing.

Daniel Buchanan

Song Healing Concert 
with Kiranjot Kaur & Duane Light
Friday, September 16, 2022
Resound NW, 1532 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR 97201
$25 at the door
Contact Resound NW for more information
​Weaving together Indian note singing practice, Kundalini Yoga mantras with English lyrics and original songs that deeply affirm healing, self worth and Divine Love, Kiranjot Kaur's musical offerings are powerful group participation events that leave everyone feeling inspired and having sung their hearts open!
Kiranjot Kaur’s powerful vocals bring together ancient mantras and original songs that call us to deeply affirm our divine essence. Be prepared to experience the healing sounds, add your voice and be immersed in this Divine Feminine Celebration that is being called forward to shed more light on the awakening, to bring us back to the ‘here and now’ and support bringing a new era of coexistence with deep respect for All that walk this blessed earth.

Vocal Amazon turned Mantra Matriarch, Kiranjot Kaur’s unique voice takes you on a journey across continents.

Performance Practices
with Stephanie Lynne Smith

A 7 class series
Dates: Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Resound NW
Cost: By September 21, $250 for all 7 classes.
After September 21, $280 for all 7 classes.
Limit of 8 students

In this class, you will learn:

Ways to manage performance anxiety
How to communicate with your audience
How to set yourself up for success as a performing artist

All levels and all styles are welcome in this class that helps 
you navigate the art of performance.

Stephanie Lynne Smith is a chamber musician and encourages duets, small ensembles, instrumentalists, composers, actors, and those who want to accompany themselves on an instrument.

​Performance Practices is offered as a seven week course that is cumulative.
​Registration for individual classes may be permitted when space allows. 6.

End of Summer Special: Through September 21st, all seven weeks is $250. After September 21st, all seven weeks is $280.

SoulSinging Classes

Registration is open!

SoulSinging is now meeting in a hybrid format which includes in person and online options.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend class in person.

What is SoulSinging?

SoulSinging is an innovative group singing journey that is equal parts choir, singing class, and supportive community. While exploring exciting and diverse musical styles, this group empowers participants to be holistic, mindful singing artists. Focusing on the skills and attention required to create dynamic ensemble performances, participants will learn the potency of singing together.

SoulSinging includes the following:
* Weekly classes with engaging group and solo singing and occasional public performances
* Diverse musical styles rich in harmony, rhythm, and inspiring lyrics, such as folk music from around the world, classical choral music, contemporary pop, musical theater, jazz, and group improvisation
* Opportunities to hone your skills both as an ensemble singer and as a solo artist
* A supportive and safe cohort of people with whom to learn and take new risks
* Extensive coaching from the Resound NW staff to work on your musical skills. The Resound NW staff has years and years of experience teaching voice and performing professionally. We have taught hundreds of people from all walks of life to sing. 
* Observe the measurable progress happening with your voice and the voices of the other students in your group

Ultimately, we will learn that we are not alone. We will learn that there is endless possibility with our singing. And we will unlock the full potential to express ourselves through our voices.

We look forward to taking this journey together!

Time: Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00 pm

Time: Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm

Cost: $150 per month  

"I think SoulSinging is superb and Daniel is a complete delight as a teacher. I’m happy to report that this class was even better than I had hoped it would be. The instructor, Daniel, made me feel very welcome from the minute I walked in the door and the sense of community was very apparent as everyone seemed genuinely glad to have me there. I loved the warm up and the round of singing games that were played at the beginning of class. Everyone participated and it was a blast. Daniel has a talent for picking the correct song for your voice so you actually feel comfortable. The entire group is extra warm and supportive so that anyone will feel successful."
- Nancy S.

Song Studio

What is a Song Studio class?

Song Studio is an opportunity for our community to come together through singing and provide a supportive environment to practice performing. After a period of group singing and warm-up, this class focuses on individual performances from students.

Are you ready to make your song come alive? Sing with YOUR voice and create a captivating, engaging performance

Friday, September 30th
with Daniel Buchanan and Merideth Kaye Clark

Student Level:
Each class is limited to 12 participants
(students who perform in class)

Cost to Participate:
$40 per student per class
Available as a class option for Premiere Plan members

Song Studios are FREE to observe!

Upcoming Performances Featuring Resound NW Staff
Emily Kinkley will be singing "We Dissent" with Resonance Ensemble

October 1, 2022 | 7:30 PM
October 2, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Alberta House | 5131 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Resonance opens the season with a concert focusing on reproductive justice and bodily autonomy. The sopranos and altos of Resonance fight back against recent Supreme Court and state-level decisions preventing individuals from making choices about their own bodies.

Give the Gift of Music!
Music lessons are an experience to be remembered and cherished!

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(May be printed or emailed instantly)

Treat a loved one!

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* Single Lessons
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Did you know...?

...Resound NW is offering private lessons both ONLINE and IN PERSON?  
           We are able to provide a high-quality lesson experience for you via online formats, and we have also developed a COVID-19 safety protocol for private music lessons in person.  Contact us for more info.

...You can purchase gift certificates for music lessons?
           We have an online store where you can purchase gift certificates for private lessons in voice, piano, or guitar.  You can print the gift certificate instantly after purchase, or you can send it via email to your loved one.  Music lessons are a great gift of EXPERIENCE for the special person in your life.

...The Resound NW studio is available for a limited number of rentals for rehearsals, performances, recordings, practice, and other events?
           Our studio provides you a large, open space in which to make music, do theater work, dance, practice yoga, and so much more! We have a number of safety measures in place that make these sorts of rentals possible, including increased air filtration and ventilation.  Read more about studio rentals.
Would you like to book a lesson with one of our instructors? We offer private lessons in voice, piano, and guitar. To view our instructors' availability, please check our appointment calendar below. 
Resound NW Instructors

Voice and Piano Teacher
SoulSinging Instructor

Voice Teacher
Voice and Piano Teacher

Voice and Piano Teacher

Voice Teacher

Voice and Guitar Teacher

Performance Coach, Vocal Coach, and Piano Teacher
Resound NW Staff
Performance Coach
Studio Administrator

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