The above combined intro to Singing for Non-Singers includes information from two workshops – “Fundamentals of Singing” and “Style & Authenticity” – as presented for Girls Rock Detroit.
I love teaching a third of the time. My ideal work balance is 1/3 composing, 1/3 performing, 1/3 teaching. I think doing any one of these things %100 of the time could drive me %100 nuts, and I think I’m better at all three for actively doing the other two! So, I love teaching 1/3 of the time, and %100 of the time I’m teaching, I love it!
Some background for my people who don’t know: I earned my bachelors in Music Education from Oakland University. I also got my performance degree there, but it was the Ed program that really blew my mind and got me deep into all things that intersect with education – behavioral psychology, theory, pedagogy, etc. Under the tutelage of Deborah Blair – co-creator of Exceptional Pedagogy For Children With Exceptionalities: International Perspectives – and Jackie Wiggins – Teaching for Musical Understanding – I developed a dedicated skillset to match my passion for the unique function of music in society. Continuing education for me has focused on Self and Other Awareness Through Music, and Music + Intersectionality. I’m as passionate about helping others overcome obstacles and develop their unique voice as I am about my own, and fortunate that my work as a composer and performer has taken me across the world and through several genres of music; experiences which inform my teaching.
The above combined intro to Singing for Non-Singers includes core information from two workshops – “Fundamentals of Singing” and “Style & Authenticity” – as presented for Girls Rock Detroit. If you’re at all interested in singing, check it out! This coming Tuesday, April 26th/Wednesday, April 27th (check against time zone) person’s who watch this or attended the aforementioned workshops are also invited to Masterclass
A masterclass allows musicians to sing or play through their songs, and then once they are done, have a teacher critique them, giving them advice on vocal, instrumental, or performance technique.
It sounds scary, but you only need participate to your level of comfort 🙂 If that’s attending as an observer only, you still learn a lot from these sessions! Attendance is by donation, and proceeds benefit Girls Rock Detroit. Register here.
Interested in learning more about singing but feel too exposed in a group just now? I currently have 5 lesson slots available in my private studio. If you or someone you love is interested in voice or general music lessons (guitar or piano based), hmu anytime! Lessons are Pay What You Can and online so that as spaces become available all persons with internet can access Maggie Cocco Music lessons ❤️