December Edition of the Performance Workshop was an intimate one - we had a few people who had to drop out due to sickness ('tis the season, as they say - will be posting a very timely post on fighting off sickness to preserve zee voice soon, babies!), so it was a small group. Sometimes we have 20 people at a workshop, other times, just 3, but I'm starting to really love the smaller iterations - we can really get into the nitty-gritty of performance, and share experiences in a different sort of way. I also brought the ladies to my band's practice space this time, which they very adorably were totally stoked on (they loved seeing the full-band set-up, and it was super helpful for my Mic/PA 101 lowdown I wanted to work with them on).
Allegra, Kristina, and Jane had insightful discussions and delivered beautiful, heartfelt, and thoughtful performances. We talked about singing with a mic, all the nuts and bolts that you might need as a singer to be able to sing effectively with a mic, and hear yourself (always a plus), I played some drums very questionably (learning drums = definitely a goal of mine), we talked more about navigating being in a band and what rehearsals and those oft-weird "jam sessions" are supposed to look/feel like for a singer, and we all left feeling inspired and accomplished.
These Performance Workshops have been, and continue to be, a dream to put on. I love seeing these talented, amazing people come alive when they push on to sing and perform in spite of their fears. Empowering women as singers and as women in the music world is something that I additionally hold very near and dear to my heart. So proud of them, and looking forward to many more performance milestones in 2018!