CLASSES OFFERED IN NORTH SEATTLE AND LYNNWOOD
INDIVIDUAL COACHINGS IN KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIES
Singing with Friends classes are on summer hiatus until Labor Day. However, small group and individual sessions are available through the summer.
Singing with Friends, a non-auditioned women's choir is a class/choir hybrid. Each week singers learn vocal technique and basic choral skills while singing a wide range of repertoire. Music includes rounds, partner songs, music in unison and in parts, songs both familiar and new. Printed music is provided; however, *no* reading ability is required.
“Even though I am a “shy” singer I let that go at Singing with Friends. Mary Pat is a wonderful director. She is a very good teacher, plus she is so encouraging. We all relax and make beautiful music together. No matter what is going on in my life, I go sing and let the endorphins roll.” ~Sara G.
The Seattle Singing with Friends class meets at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St. Seattle 98125 in the lovely acoustic of their Fellowship Hall
* REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON WILL OPEN IN AUGUST *
The Lynnwood Singing with Friends class meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW Lynnwood 98036 in the intimate setting of the chapel.
* REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON WILL OPEN IN AUGUST *
To register online quickly, easily and securely follow this link to our page on the Shunpike arts management site:
* IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION *
Regrettably, we cannot offer refunds, so before registering we encourage you to visit a class to determine if SFYL is right for you! Please do RSVP by 24 hrs in advance to [email protected]
“Singing with Friends” is
“shy” singer who wants to gain
“non-“singer who wants to
find her voice
“rusty” singer who wants to
brush up her skills
“confident” singer looking for
a joyful group singing experience
"Singing can be intimidating to some and Mary Pat was superb with creating a supportive and open environment to experiment and learn. I can't say enough about the experience." SFYL North Seattle CC Class member
Small Sampling of Repertoire
Will ye go, lassie, go
The Arrow and the Song
Dona Nobis Pacem
Oh how lovely is the evening
Hey, ho, nobody home
I'll fly away
They can't take that away from me
Sight-Reading for Singers
Nine weeks, Tuition $ 234. including workbook fee
This class is designed for singers with little or no reading knowledge, or for instrumentalists who want to learn to read with their voices. It is offered for alumns of the Beginning Sight-Singing class; others may test to join, in order to determine all are at approximately the same level.
Maximum class size is 5 students, to guarantee individualized instruction. We use the "Sing at First Sight" workbook published by Alfred, as well as other materials.
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"Mary Pat's sight-singing instruction was encouraging and
wonderfully productive. I went from hardly knowing where to begin with a
musical score, to being able to analyze and prepare for anything my choir
sings! I now look forward to getting new music because it's a chance to use my
skills." Rachel Scherr
TO REGISTER quickly, easily and securely:
three weeks I went from believing I had a mental block to having basic sight
reading skills. Great course. Great instructor. This class will pay you back in
spades for the effort you put into it."
-- Joan M.
Intermediate Level and Advanced Level
For singers or instrumentalists with an understanding of note and rhythm reading. Each class includes learning skills helpful to choral singing: score reading, vocal coaching and musical terminology. This class is offered as requested.
Sight-Singing Classes meet at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St. SE Seattle, Washington 98125 in Classroom B5.
Group Lesson for 2-4 Singers
This increasingly popular option offers singers the opportunity to learn to sing in a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere. Progress is often faster than private lessons, as singers encourage and reinforce each other's advancement.Lessons are held in a student's home and the teaching is tailored to what the singers need and want to learn. Everyone who has experienced group lessons agrees that this learning process is satisfying and fun!
SESSION FEES for one-hour group lessons:
$ 70. in your home (per group)
$ 60. in my home (per group)
Individual sessions are helpful for one-on-one problem solving, learning and perfecting repertoire and/or performance preparation. Working with a coach like Mary Pat, who is skilled at the piano gives you the additional benefit of learning the music fully, integrating the vocal line with the accompaniment or other voice parts.
SESSION FEES for Vocal Coaching, Repertoire Coaching or Beginning Voice Lessons
$ 70. in your home
Interim Music Director/Choral Conductor
Mary Pat is available for Interim work of any duration. She is able to help a choir of any size thrive during a search process for a new Director or during a current Director's leave of absence. For inquiries or to request resume and references call her at 425. 422-8473 or e-mail [email protected]
Fees are individually negotiated.
Summary of Past SFYL offerings, 2009 - Spring 2017
- 2012-2017 "Singing with Friends" Monday night classes offered year-round in Lake City
- 2015- 2017 "Singing with Friends" Tuesday night classes added in Lynnwood
- 2012 Sight-Singing for Choral Singers class debuted Spring 2013 Intermediate Level class was added
- 2010 Sing With Friends class at NSCC, the second step for alums of the Beginning Singing class was added
- 2010 Singing program at Cancer Lifeline, Seattle began, in which cancer survivors and their relatives and friends discovered the physical rejuvenation that comes from a positive singing experience.
- 2010 "Silver Sounds" Senior Choir at Foundation House at Northgate, where residents created an uplifting musical experience each week in rehearsal and shared their spirit with friends and family at a concert on July 10, 2010.
- 2009 SFYL Beginning Singing Classes offered through the Continuing Education programs at both Edmonds CC and North Seattle Community College, where adults who are "insecure singers" explored what their voices could do.
* Group voice lessons, in which two-four singers grow their skills together. These sessions are uniformly popular!
* Private voice lessons, which taught students how to trust their voices and sing without stressing their instruments.
* Cantor Workshops, in which church cantors learned to lead musical worship with solid singing and a presence that inspires confidence.
* Interim Music Director Services
SING FOR YOUR LIFE Classes at North Seattle Community College and Edmonds Community College are currently unavailable.