Subject: Welcome Merideth Kaye Clark! And other exciting spring offerings


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*Welcome Merideth Kaye Clark!
*Next Studio Gathering June 30
*Supper Club THIS FRIDAY, May 10
*Summer of Creative Magic
*Playback Theater Returns
*SoulSinging performs for Reigning Roses Walk May 12
*Resound NW Rentals
*Song Studio Class Dates
*Give the Gift of Music
*Find a Lesson Time Online
Welcome Merideth Kaye Clark!
Big news! I'm so thrilled to announce that Merideth Kaye Clark is joining the teaching staff here at Resound NW! Beginning this month, Merideth is available for private voice and guitar lessons.

If you've been following Portland theater and music, you may have either seen Merideth perform or heard about her. She is a consummate performer, warm and friendly colleague, and has talent for days! (For me personally, it was so cool to hear that she played Elphaba in the musical Wicked on the National Tour! And also she performs a one-woman show where she sings all the songs from Joni Mitchell's "Blue" album. I mean, who doesn't love Joni Mitchell?!?)

We are so happy to have her joining our staff as a voice and guitar teacher to support students with their goals. Whether you want to refine your vocal skills, explore your voice for the first time, learn new song repertoire, or practice accompanying yourself on guitar, Merideth is ready to help!

Merideth joins our already awesome team of teachers, which includes Courtney Freed, Claire Hudkins, Nicholas Meyer and myself. Merideth's schedule currently allows her instruct approximately 5 students on Monday afternoons and evenings. And I have a feeling those times will go fast! If you're interested in scheduling or have more questions, feel free to contact us at info@resoundnw.com

Also, next weekend Merideth is performing in a classic "supper club" event, which also includes performances my Resound NW student Michael McDonald! You can read more about that performance below.

Cheers!
Daniel Buchanan

Merideth Kaye Clark is thrilled to finally be in the studio sharing her love of singing! She has an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and continues to work internationally as a performing artist, songwriter, writer, and producer. Most of all, though, she loves playing her guitar, singing, and sharing music as a lifestyle.

She has played definitive leading theatrical roles nationwide, such as Elphaba in the First National Tour of Wicked, Eva Perón in Evita (Northern Stage), Nancy in Oliver! (5th Ave, Seattle), and has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals. Clark is a sought-after concert artist described as "plain astonishing" and "a masterful performer" with "powerhouse pipes." She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays anything with strings, most notably the guitar, dulcimer and viola. Her solo album Young Stellar Object garnered critical praise from New York theater reviewers and the studio recording of her acclaimed Joni Mitchell's "BLUE" concert was successfully funded on Kickstarter in only four days.

Portland area credits include: Co-writer and star of Winter Song (Portland Center Stage); Cathy, The Last Five Years (Portland Center Stage); Tzeitl, Fiddler on the Roof (Portland Center Stage); Clara, Light in the Piazza (Portland Playhouse, Drammy Award Winner); Lilli/Kathryn, Kiss Me Kate (Clackamas Rep).

She is currently touring her concerts Joni Mitchell’s BLUE and Happy Days Are Here Again: The music of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.


To listen to Merideth sing, click here
Coming up! 
Resound NW Studio Gathering
Sunday, June 30
2:00 - 5:00pm
Resound NW
1532 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 (View Map)

Come join us for our next 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!
Supper Club THIS FRIDAY, May 10, 7:00 - 10:30pm
Hotel deLuxe 729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (View Map)
(Featuring Resound NW instructor Merideth Kaye Clark and student Michael McDonald)

Journey back to the days of old Hollywood glamour and the performers who filled our hearts with stories and song. Enjoy dinner and a show at The Supper Club at Hotel deLuxe. If the names Garland, Astaire, Merman, Berlin and Gershwin get your heart pumping, then Hotel deLuxe's Supper Club on May 10th is the getaway for you.

Check out the Facebook event here
Summer of Creative Magic
Did you know that our building manager, Faith Helma, is a skilled and compassionate creative coach? She's offering a special workshop this summer.

Are you feeling creatively blocked, burned out or ready for a change? Faith Helma is a coach and creative guide, and can help you feel more confident, connected and nourished in your creative practice.

Faith is working closely with six people this summer to help shepherd a creative project to life. Imagine if by the end of the summer, you had...

... a thriving, nurturing creative practice that meets you where you are
... a healthy relationship with your trolls so they can’t shut you down
… creative momentum, a regular routine and a connection to your purpose
… a body of work – maybe a book, or a sketchbook full of drawings, or an album's worth of songs, or a powerpoint presentation

If you are curious and want to know more about the summer of creative magic and what that might look like for you, find out more here or contact Faith to set up a free call.

Playback Theater Returns to 
Resound NW
Saturday, May 25 7:00 - 8:30pm
Resound NW 1532 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201
Doors at 6:30pm

Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Playback is a vehicle not only of personal expression, but a way to create a future. It is powerful and creative, allowing diverse voices to be heard and respected.

Public shows are:
* Original and entertaining – no two shows are ever the same
* Creates a comfortable forum to hear and tell personal stories
* Honors the individual voice of the story teller
* Builds community in a creative and engaging manner
* Wildly entertaining!


Check out the Facebook event here.
Reigning Roses Walk
A Benefit for Rose Haven

Our SoulSinging classes are honored to participate this Sunday, May 12 in the Reigning Roses Walk, a benefit for the important charitable work of Rose Haven.  

Wann join in the fun?  We will be singing outside Commissary Cafe from approximately 10:30-11:30am.  Come have a treat from the cafe and sing along!  Commissary Cafe is at 915 NW 19th Ave., Suite A Portland, OR 97209.  
Resound NW Rentals

Did you know the Resound NW studios are available to rent? Our facility is a beautiful, diverse, and flexible community arts and event space ideally suited for a variety of uses.

Our centrally-located building has 4 studios available to rent for:

*Classes
*Lessons
*Workshops
*Performances
*Business meetings
*Parties
*And so much more!  

We offer rentals for single events and ongoing uses with daytime, evening, and weekend availability at reasonable rates. Building amenities include: kitchenette, bathroom, waiting rooms, water coolers, tea, and free street parking.

For rental schedule, rates, and other inquiries, contact:
Lucille Dawson, Building Manager
resoundnwbuilding@gmail.com
(503) 897-0021

We look forward to hosting your next event!
(Click here for more information about rentals.)

Upcoming Song Studio Classes

"Song Studio" is a performance class where Resound NW students perform a song they have prepared and receive valuable coaching on their performance. The class includes a mini-lesson for each student plus a professional pianist to accompany them.

This class is fun, low-key, and an exciting way to learn about the craft of singing!

The class is FREE to observe! Read more -->



Upcoming 2019 Dates:

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm with Courtney Freed
Friday, May 17, 7:30 - 9:30pm with Daniel Buchanan
Give the Gift of Music!
Music lessons are an experience to be remembered and cherished!

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Treat a loved one!

* Voice and Piano
* Single Lessons
* Packages

Would you like to book a lesson with one of our instructors? We offer private lessons in voice and piano. To view our instructors' availability, please check our appointment calendar below. 
Resound NW Instructors

Voice and Piano Teacher
SoulSinging Instructor
Voice and Guitar Teacher

Voice Teacher
Voice and Piano Teacher

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, 1836 NW Overton St., Portland, OR 97209, United States
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