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Full Vocal Presence with Beth Nielsen Chapman

July 5-8, 2023 • At Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center & Ocean Way Studio

Limited to 14 Students

Email Lydia if you have any questions.

This small-group—limited to 14—workshop of Beth’s is designed to help you tap into the power of singing with least effort from the natural tone of your speaking voice.

Beth presents her unique and inspiring style of teaching in much the same way she approaches creativity itself. She will explore the art of singing from the center of your most powerful effortless center of communication. Your speaking voice! With no more effort than speaking, we will open up to new ways to perceive the delivery a song. Whether you plan to make it to American Idol or you just want to sing the clearest vocal on your work-tapes that show your song when you play it or a demo singer, this is a great class even for those who don’t consider themselves singers. It’s a wonderful way to take singing to another level. In addition, we’ll be learning to dive for melody using the voice during the writing process.

Beth will work with you through three basic vocal testing grounds:

  • Day One will be at Scarritt Bennett Center and will be focused on singing acoustically and finding the sweet spot in your voice in an unplugged situation.
  • Then we’ll head over to Ocean Way Studios and work in the studio setting, learning to work with a microphone, headphones and communicating with an engineer. Each person will record a song and you’ll be able to take that demo with you!
  • From there you’ll have the opportunity to adapt what you’ve learned to a live performance environment, from sound check to the spotlight and ending with a fun evening performance for the class.

The workshop will be held at Scarritt Bennett Center and Ocean Way Studios on Music Row, which is only 2 blocks away so easy to walk from Scarritt-Bennett campus.

We will kick things off on the evening of Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 with a dinner cooked by Beth at a Nashville home. The workshop will include the experience of recording a rough demo of your newfound vocal skills in a world-class studio, the chance to perform in a live sound setting, and a closing night dinner together followed by a listening party of your recordings.

Also, we will have a world-class guitarist with us on Friday and Saturday if you need someone to accompany you on guitar for your recording and live performance!

Plus all of the unscripted fun, laughter and surprises that always swirl around Beth…

Workshop Information

LIMIT: 14 Students

COST: $1,595 per student. This includes three days of workshops (Thursday/Friday/Saturday), a Wednesday evening gathering in a Nashville home with dinner cooked by Beth, lunches Friday and Saturday at the studio, dinner at the studio on Friday night, a world-class guitarist available to accompany anyone who needs a guitarist during the recording or live performance days, and closing dinner and class performance Saturday evening.

LODGING: The most convenient and economical option is staying on campus at Scarritt Bennett where rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These are very basic, single rooms that share a bathroom with the adjoining room and can be booked through Urban Vacation Rentals or by calling them at 615-669-1293. There is free parking and it’s just two sidewalk blocks from Ocean Way studio. If you’d rather stay at a hotel, these are within walking distance or short drive to Scarritt Bennett/Ocean Way: Embassy Suites, Best Western Music Row, Hilton Home2 Suites, and Hampton Inn. And there are plenty of Air BnB’s around the area of Music Row/Vanderbilt/Belmont.

REFUND POLICY: Your deposit of $595 will secure one of the 14 spots. You’ll be invoiced for the remaining $1000 on May 1, 2023 that will be due no later than May 15, 2023 to keep your spot and not lose $300 of your deposit. If you are fully paid and cancel by June 1, 2022 you’ll be refunded $1,295. After June 1 there is no guaranteed refund unless we fill the spot. If the spot is filled by June 15, then you’ll still receive your $1,295 refund. If you cancel after June 15 there are no refunds.

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Email Lydia if you have any questions.

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REFUND POLICY: Your deposit of $595 will secure one of the 14 spots. You’ll be invoiced for the remaining $1000 on May 1, 2023 that will be due no later than May 15, 2023 to keep your spot and not lose $300 of your deposit. If you are fully paid and cancel by June 1, 2022 you’ll be refunded $1,295. After June 1 there is no guaranteed refund unless we fill the spot. If the spot is filled by June 15, then you’ll still receive your $1,295 refund. If you cancel after June 15 there are no refunds.

 

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