Subject: Studio Gathering and Concert-This Saturday 🎶 Introducing our newest Resound NW instructor, Ty Chiko!! 🎉

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*Resound NW Studio Gathering and Concert
*Welcome New Staff Instructor Ty Chiko!
*NEW DATE for Song Studio Class
*SoulSinging Registration
*Upcoming Performances Featuring Resound NW Staff and Students
*Well of Peace, a music and meditation class with Audrey Voon
*Gift Certificates
*Find a Lesson Time Online
Resound NW Studio Gathering and Concert

Saturday, November 5, 5:00-8:30pm

Come join us for our fall Studio Gathering! Held at our lovely studios in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, our Studio Gathering is an opportunity for our students to share their talents and our community to come together. 

It is FREE and open to the public. 
Potluck will be provided by our staff and performing students. 
Wine and beer are permitted. Friends and family of all ages are welcome!

We are Pleased to Welcome Ty Chiko to Resound NW
Ty Chiko believes that everyone should sing and find their own authentic voice to express who they are. As a performer, Ty is especially passionate about collaborating with other artists of multiple disciplines. He is excited to be teaching in the studio at Resound NW!

Originally from the Islands of the Bahamas, Ty has been singing his whole life as well as playing piano, guitar, and ukulele. He holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of New Mexico and is completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University.

Ty recently played the role of Edward Cannady in the world premiere of Beatrice at the Portland Opera.
Ty is passionate about youth advocacy. He is a Certified Peer Visitor and volunteers yearly for the Amputee Coalition of America as a Summer Camp Counselor. He is also the host of a brand new and engaging podcast, This Abled Body, a show that celebrates youth living with limb loss and limb difference.

Welcome to the team, Ty!
Cried Wolf
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
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Coming up:
The Resound NW Holiday Sing-Along Spectacular!

at The Lucky Labrador - Quimby Beer Hall
Tuesday, December 20, 6:00-9:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with singing! Now in it's fifth year, the Resound NW Holiday Sing-Along Spectacular is a fun evening of group singing and performances from Resound NW teachers, students, and special guests. 

This event is absolutely free, and family-friendly. Lyrics for holiday songs will be provided. Food and drinks will available for purchase from the wonderful folks at Lucky Lab.
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, November 18th 
with Daniel Buchanan and Ty Chiko

Friday, December 16th
with Daniel Buchanan and Dru Rutledge

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!

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.

Upcoming Performances Featuring Resound NW Staff
Dru Rutledge will be appearing in the chorus of "Carmen" at Portland Opera

Nov. 5 • 7:30PM

Nov. 11 • 7:30PM

Nov. 13 • 2:00PM

Tickets are available HERE

Arts for All tickets are available for those with an EBT card! Click here for more information
Miss Smith Presents Erik Gullickson in 
NSFW: If You Can't Say it, SING IT!

This livestream concert benefits Rose City Pride Bands and broadcasts live Saturday, November 19 at 7pm on the Miss Smith Presents YouTube Channel. 

Miss Smith Presents "NSFW: If You Can't say It, SING IT!" starring Erik Gullickson. With special guests Richard Jung, Larry Williams, and Stephanie Lynne Smith. This livestream is a benefit for the Rose City Pride Bands and features the premiere of "A Curious Token" for voice, clarinet and piano by Evan C Paul.

Rated M for Mature Audiences for bold lyrics and difficult subject matter throughout.

To Donate to the Rose City Pride Bands, go to this link and be sure to mark down Miss Smith Presents in the notes so they can track our giving from this production. Thank you!


Also on the horizon from Miss Smith Presents...

Lisa Benson in "Nothing Rhymes with Christmas"
Friday, December 30 @ 7:30pm on the Miss Smith Presents youTube Channel

"Nothing Rhymes with Christmas" is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season and end the year with a laugh! Lisa Benson returns for one night only in this livestream to benefit HIV Day Center in Portland, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. To donate, please go to this link and be sure to mark Lisa Benson in the note so we can track giving. Thank you!



Merideth Kaye Clark plays multiple roles in It's a Wonderful Life - a Live Radio Play at Portland Center Stage

November 19th - December 24th
Wednesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.
Select Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Resound NW Student Shout-outs
A Grand Night for Singing
featuring performances by Laurie Campbell-Leslie, Wendy Martel, and Doug Zimmerman.

Beacock Music Recital Hall:  November 4th-20th.

A Grand Night for Singing is a musical revue showcasing the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II.

Ticket sales will help fund the Daryle Rustvold MusicForLife Scholarship Foundation, which provides for exploration and growth in music through diverse learning opportunities, for all ages.

Well of Peace
With Audrey Voon

Location: Resound NW
Saturdays from 9-10AM
November 19-December 17
$25/drop-in or $100/5-class pass.

Special offer for Resound NW Community: 
Use code RESOUND for 10% off drop-in or 5-class pass. 
Breathe in. Breathe out. Bathe in the music and in the moment. This is a space to just BE. An hour of contemplation, guided meditation, and sound healing through song. This is your time to dip into your well of inner peace. Carry weekly practices and helpful tips with you into your week, or simply show up to receive and be in community.

This class is for you if you just need time and space to BE. Whether you're an experienced meditator or just dipping your toes in the water, you have a well of inner peace, and you can access it. If you’re new to meditation, have no fear, I will guide you every step of the way.

If you’re a member of the Resound NW community, my guess is your question might be more like “Do I get to sing?” Short answer: absolutely! Do you have to sing? Not at all. You will be invited to use your voice, but it is not expected. This time is for you to use in the way that feels truest to your body and your spirit.

Longer answer: This class is for self-identified singers and non-singers alike. For those with singing training or experience, it is a chance to be in relationship with your voice in a new way outside of traditional or classical training. Emphasis is placed on the healing properties of the voice and on sensations rather than sounds. For those without singing experience or formal training, this is a chance for you to get to know your voice and grow to love your voice. You’ll explore using your voice in new ways outside of your daily norm and discover how your voice has the power to provide comfort and healing.

Hello, I’m Audrey (she/her)—mindful mama, lover of song, and holistic voice coach. I love singing, I love adventure, and I LOVE sharing music with others. My early years were spent immersed in music, theatre, and education. In more recent years I have become a devoted student of yoga, Ayurveda, mindfulness, and meditation. These practices and deep ancient wisdom inform not only my teaching and music, but the way I seek to move and be in the world. I facilitate guided meditations that interweave spoken word, centering exercises, songs, and sung meditations with moments of restful silence. My gift is my song, and I have been told that my energy and presence are “a balm for the soul.” You can learn more and connect with me via my website ( or on Facebook and Instagram @audreyvoonmusic.
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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 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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