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Practical Diction Techniques for Singers
In this hands-on (zoom online!) two part workshop series, singers of all levels will have many opportunities to sing and work on their songs in class. With a maximum of 5 participants, significant individual attention will be given.

Singers of all styles of music are invited to participate in this 2 hour workshop. You will learn:

  • how vowels work
  • all about consonants
  • how to avoid vocal strain and throat tension with good diction techniques
  • how to practice your music for great results!
  • how to 'sing through' your consonants
  • how to use your vowels and consonants to enliven your creative artistic interpretation and more!
Fall Session

What: Diction Workshop for Singers
When: Thursday, October 8th; 7:00pm - 9:00pm
For: Adult singers of all experience levels! Maximum enrollment is 5 students
Online Format: Zoom
Equipment: 1) Reliable internet connection, 2) computer, 3) headphones and microphones as needed
Email Addresses: both participant and student email addresses must be provided once tuition has been paid. Any emails sent to participants with PDFs and audio downloads and/or links will be copied to the parents' email addresses.
File-Sharing: This will be done by email (or possibly Google Classroom)
Tuition: $75 per student

Program Director

Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won numerous awards. She performs nationally and internationally as an opera singer, harpist, singer/songwriter and composer, and is on the roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism. She is a recording artist and has two upcoming CD releases with a well known American label. Ms. Vandermeer is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and American Harp Society. She has been on the Voice Faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, and is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020, MTNA Foundation Grant, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, and many others. She has been music director and pianist for many musical theatre and opera productions in California, Connecticut and New York, including You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Hair, Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, Handel's Alcina, and others. Many of her students have had lead roles in shows in CT and NYC, and have sung in Regionals, All State and Nationals. Zoe Vandermeer is the founder and artistic director of Lyra New York.

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Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
About Us!

Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally own business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.