Vocal Performance Workshop

We are really excited to offer this fun and informative workshop to singers in the Portland area. We feel we can help you improve your performance technique, and enhance your stage presence through weekly sessions geared toward your individual needs.

We provide bimonthly showcases for participants, so you can share your progress with family and friends. We hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity, and join us for the Ayars Times Two Vocal Performance Workshop.

Welcome to the Ayars Times Two Vocal Workshop! Each session will consist of a group focus, including, but not limited to:
  • Deconstruction of and experimentation with interpretation of selected songs
  • Stage movement
  • Microphone technique
  • Phrasing
  • Song selection and set organization
  • Embellishment of melody lines
  • Audience interaction
  • Shows versus sets
  • Harmonies
  • Accompaniments

We work on songs brought in by workshop participants that fit the selected themes for showcases, so if you have a favorite, and/or want to build your repertoire, this is the perfect environment. When we feel your songs and performance are where we want them, Bo will provide you with professional arrangements/charts to keep for your personal use. This adds tremendously in gaining the respect you deserve as a musician.

One of the most impressive things about our workshop is the offer of the professional setting of Mazza’s for your sessions. Working onstage is invaluable to singers, and you will gain that experience – the lights, the microphone, the audience.

Since the size of the workshops is limited to 8 on Saturdays and 8 on Sundays, an advance payment of $45.00 for the first session is required to secure your placement in any of our sessions. Payments can be made through PayPal here on our website, or by check or money order. If you have any questions, please contact us at babbslavoo@hotmail.com.

Workshops are held weekly, Saturdays at 10:00 AM at Barbara and Bo’s home in Milwaukie, OR.

Showcases are held at Arrivederci Wine & Jazz Bar
17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267
(503) 659-1143

Workshop Participants Testimonials:

“I am amazed at how far I have come in a very short time; all due to Barbara and Bo’s wealth of musical knowledge and experience, their patience, and their personal approach to teaching.”

“Barb & Bo have helped me to fine tune my music career with their expert advice on stage presence, timing, and knowledgeable vocal techniques. Their workshops have also provided a fun, positive, and encouraging musical environment!”

“The workshop has given me the chance to hone my skills with the guidance of two seasoned professionals. Being able to perform on stage with a live audience has been another opportunity that most of us never get to have.”

“You work hard and come away feeling wonderful, having learned a lot about yourself and your music. And what fun meeting and working with these entertainment pros!”

To sign up for the Vocal Workshop, fill out this form, click ‘Sign Up’ and follow the payment instructions on the next page.

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