Your Harmony Singing Instructors:
“A compassionate and skilled teacher and an inspirational musician.”
Sue Thompson is a noted bluegrass and roots-Americana vocalist, and a dedicated teacher whose Sing Harmony Now! method for learning to sing harmony by ear has won praise on three continents. Sue performs and teaches at festivals and workshops in Europe as well as in the US, Canada, and Japan. “Singing harmony by ear, on-the-fly, is one of the greatest joys of making music,” she says. “It’s rewarding to see my students sharing that joy.”
In addition to being a powerful and soulful singer, Sue is one of a small number of accomplished women flatpickers. Her recordings include the late Mike Seeger’s GRAMMY-nominated Third Annual Farewell Reunion and the Western Music extravaganza Tall Boots, where her fellow musicians nicknamed her “Harmony Part Wizard.” She has released two harmony singing instruction CDs, How to Sing Harmony the Natural Way, and Switch on Your Harmony Autopilot.
Sue currently performs with Field and Thompson, a bi-continental band that specializes in rare gems of bluegrass, country and Americana acoustic music.
Don Share has been a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest bluegrass scene for over twenty years. He first learned to sing harmony by working in a band with two female singers, so he’s especially skilled at teaching people to sing harmony below the melody, and at helping men and women achieve a great-sounding harmony blend. His masterful teaching, rapport with his students, and sense of humor make him a sought-after harmony singing and guitar instructor.
He collaborated with Sue on Switch On Your Harmony Autopilot, and on How to Sing Harmony the Natural Way, which also features Keith Little. He teaches regularly with Sue in the US, Canada, and abroad.
Don currently sings and plays guitar with the Seattle-based bluegrass band, The DownTown Mountain Boys and can be heard on their album Big Darlin’ and their new release, Heartland.