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
Autumn Vocal Retreat Series with Karen Clark
Singing & the Feldenkrais Method® in Petaluma, CA
Saturdays September 28, October 19, & November 9
10AM to 2PM Download Flyer Here
The Autumn Vocal Retreat Series presents a relaxed, playful way to explore the healthy use of your voice. Each class is designed to help you develop balance and ease throughout your range and offers a process to help ground and enrich your experience in performance. Class size is limited to 6 participants to allow for group singing and individual instruction. Use the website contact form to sign-up.
Workshop: Sing the Music of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Learn from the medieval mystic's original neumatic notation and give voice to her "surpassingly sweet melodies."
Saturday, November 16, 2013
10AM to 4PM
St. Alban's Parish Hall, Albany, CA (near Berkeley)
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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