Karen Clark's Studio Newsletter Summer 2013

Private Studios in Oakland & Petaluma, CA

My thirty years of teaching are influenced by a lifetime of performing in a wide range of styles and my training and continued studies in the Feldenkrais Method.  I am fortunate to have had teachers who encouraged my exploration of different vocal styles, including early & new music, which peaked my curiosity into how I could adapt my voice to produce an array tones and colors. When I met up with the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, I discovered that, like movement, the voice's response to imagination could produce endless options. By developing a process I could find balance and comfort which allowed me to grow a deeper and finer sense of what my singing feels like. I, for one, am glad there is no end to the learning and I enjoy very much sharing this process with singers. I welcome your questions and would be delighted to hear from you.  ___ Karen Clark

Articles by Karen Clark on singing and the Feldenkrais Method
The Impulse to Sing    Sounds Unfamiliar



Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® for Singers with Karen R. Clark at The Works in Berkeley
Mondays, March 3 - April 28, 2014
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This series presents an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method group lessons called Awareness Through Movement and focuses on the healthy use of the singing and speaking voice. Each class is designed to help you improve balance and flexibility that can lead to greater freedom in your vocal expression. Karen creates a relaxed, playful environment that will benefit singers of all levels, actors, and teachers. For questions and to register: you may use the website contact form.
"Karen is a skilled and articulate teacher who approaches musical training from a deep understanding of the body. Her work is so effective because she looks at the singer not just as a voice but as a whole person." Charles Moulton, choreographer, Garret+Moulton Productions

Workshop: Sing the Music of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Learn from the medieval mystic's original neumatic notation and give voice to her "surprisingly sweet melodies."

The Spring class will be announced in the new year. If your choir or ensemble is interested in hosting Karen R. Clark's class, please inquire by using the contact form. You can view an example of the class offering here:
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"Karen Clark is one of the few voice teachers alive today who is a true expert in both physical voice technique and early music. Her expertise in medieval music, particularly Hildegard's music, is a treasure! Karen is accessible, kind, and passionate about her field, and her love of the music shines through in her teaching and guiding of her students. She understands how to do research using original sources (manuscripts) and holds these scholarly pursuits as an important value.
Her values in performance practice, along with her expertise and passion for this subject, make her an incredible resource for singers hoping to bring medieval music to life."   
Katina Mitchell, soprano
USC Thornton School of Music





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