Free Your Voice | Vocal Lessons For Beginners

First Name
Angela
Last Name
Blueskies
Course Summary

This course, designed for students ages 13 to adult, guides students of all levels of experience in learning to sing.  Free Your Voice gives students a space to explore a variety of styles and approaches to singing in a way that is supportive, creative, and encouraging of individual strengths and interests.  Singing for enjoyment is the focus, and students will explore ways to integrate what is learned in lessons into their day-to-day lives.  Free Your Voice lessons are playful, fun, and tailored to each student's needs.

Lives In

Harpers Ferry, WV
United States

Course Duration
12 Weeks
Number of Students per section
1
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$72.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Angela
Last Name
Blueskies
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: United States
Study Details
Bachelor of Music
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Interdisiplinary Master of Arts
Goddard College
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Angela Blueskies music
Organization / Institute Name
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Organization / Institute Name
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Organization / Institute Name
Oella Flute Studio
Organization / Institute Name
Angela Blueskies Music Studio

Course Details

Many people ~ both school-age students and adults alike ~ want to sing, but have been discouraged by teachers, family, and friends.  Our culture has such a strong preference that only people who are the most skilled should sing, dance, or paint, and this course is designed from a very different perspective.  Everyone can sing, and in this course, students will explore their own personal strengths, interests, and voice in an environment that is fun, creative, and above all, encouraging. 

During this course, students will:

  • Explore their own voice with curiosity, including tone quality, range, dynamics, and expression
  • Engage in exercises designed to connect the voice and body awareness
  • Explore important elements of technique, posture, and breath control
  • Experiment with singing in a variety of styles and genres, and also focus on particular songs and styles of interest to the student
  • Learn a balance between wanting to grow and improve as a singer, and the challenges that arise through too much self-criticism and judgment
  • Explore opportunities to sing in daily life ~ from karaoke to kirtan, from joining a band to joining a choir, to singing with friends, family, and community, and even considering dreams of recording an album.  Lessons meet students where they are and ask them to consider their goals and dreams
  • For students who have a strong desire to sing, but who also have big creative and mental blocks, lessons offer a space for processing self-limiting stories, while also bringing in exercises and processes that help them to transform those blocks into opportunities.
  • Students are not required to read music at first, and Angela will evaluate whether that may be an appropriate direction as lessons continue. 

About Angela Blueskies: Angela Blueskies, a graduate of Peabody Conservatory, has been teaching and performing for over thirty years, and is a creative and passionate educator. Her multi-genre career has found her in a variety of performance settings, from symphony orchestras and chamber music to off-Broadway productions, to world music and improvisation, to touring healing arts centers across North and South America offering music and sound meditation events and workshops. For many years, Angela was an artist-in-residence for both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Choral Arts Society of Washington, bringing music integrated programs into K – 12 classrooms. She has just released her third album, Ayni, a collection of original songs inspired by her path of music and meditation. Angela lives in the greater Washington DC area, and now teaches flute, Native American flute, and voice exclusively online.

Angela Blueskies is also seen as a medicine woman, facilitator and visionary musician who has a deepened understanding of the healing power of both music and the Earth. Angela has been playing the flute since the age of nine and was mostly self-taught until she attended high school. Angela has immersed herself in global music styles, such as African trance drumming, the music of the Himalayas, Native American flute music, traditional Celtic folk music, and ceremonial songs. Angela has performed in churches, concert halls, yoga studios, schools, temples, and in sacred ceremonies across the world. She has also released two albums: Songs of Spirit and Sound Medicine Meditations.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits
  1. You will sing often each week, possibly even every day;

  2. You will explore and grow in vocal technique and style, and become intimately familiar with your own unique voice

  3. You will focus on personal strengths and interests, and let go of creative and mental blocks in the process

  4. You will explore the mind/body connection through singing

  5. You will find confidence and joy through singing and exploring personal interests connected to singing

  6. You will explore a variety of styles of singing, genres of music and song, and focus on songs and styles of interest

  7. You will find opportunities to sing ~ from karaoke to kirtan, from joining a band to joining a choir, to singing with friends, family, and community, and even considering dreams of recording an album.

Prerequites
  • This course is designed for students age 13 to adult and is not appropriate for younger students.
  • Students are not required to read music at first, and in lessons, Angela will evaluate whether that may be an appropriate direction to pursue as lessons continue.
  • Students will be given homework assignments to practice in conjunction with what is learned in each lesson, and students must prepare for each lesson accordingly.
  • Students will occasionally be asked to purchase music, books, apps, and/or recordings to support their lessons.  Online resources may also be available, and Angela may sometimes share resources by email.  Most music, books, and recordings can be easily be located and purchased online.  If there is ever a concern, students should reach out directly to Angela by email to consider options.  
  • Students must join online lessons from a quiet and private space, with the ability to close the door to eliminate distractions.  Students may join lessons on a computer, tablet, or phone, and must silence all other apps in order to reduce distractions. 

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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Sun 2:00pm - 2:45pm America/New_York
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Sun 3:00pm - 3:45pm America/New_York
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Tue 5:15pm - 6:00pm America/New_York
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Tue 6:15pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
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Tue 7:15pm - 8:00pm America/New_York
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Tue 8:15pm - 9:00pm America/New_York
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Wed 5:15pm - 6:00pm America/New_York
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Wed 6:15pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
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Wed 7:15pm - 8:00pm America/New_York
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Wed 8:15pm - 9:00pm America/New_York
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Thu 5:15pm - 6:00pm America/New_York
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Thu 6:15pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
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Thu 7:15pm - 8:00pm America/New_York
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Thu 8:15pm - 9:00pm America/New_York
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Fri 5:15pm - 6:00pm America/New_York
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Fri 6:15pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
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Fri 7:15pm - 8:00pm America/New_York
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Section R
Fri 8:15pm - 9:00pm America/New_York
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Section S
Sat 5:15pm - 6:00pm America/New_York
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Sat 6:15pm - 7:00pm America/New_York
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Sat 7:15pm - 8:00pm America/New_York
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Section V
Sat 8:15pm - 9:00pm America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
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How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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