Upcoming Workshops:

Essentials of Bluegrass Harmony: Wintergrass 2018
Saturday morning, February 24, 10 am
Cedar A Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue WA

Don and Sue return to Wintergrass to teach their 1-hour crash course in Essentials of Bluegrass Harmony Vocals. Everything you need to know to get a solid start in bluegrass harmony singing. Admission is free with your Wintergrass day or weekend pass.

Dusty Strings, Seattle WA
Sing Harmony by Ear – the Natural Way!
Saturday April 28, 10:30 am-1:15 pm and 2:30-5:00 pm
PLUS Sunday April 29

On Saturday, Sue and Don will teach their popular day-long harmony course, with an option to attend the morning session only. We’ll start with the essential skills that enable you to sing harmony without needing written notes, music theory, or someone else to tell you what notes to sing . By morning’s end, you’ll be able to figure out harmony above the melody to hundreds of songs.  The afternoon continues with secrets of singing harmony below the melody, getting a good blend and choosing the right key for your song.

By popular demand—special new workshop on Sunday!
Harmony Beyond the Basics — Tips and Tricks from the Pros
Sunday April 29, 12:15 – 2:15 pm

For several years, our students have been requesting a workshop that starts where our basic workshops end. This is it and we’re offering it for the first time at Dusty Strings! If you already understand how to sing simple harmony parts above and below a melody (no you don’t have to be perfect!) or have taken one of Sue and Don’s harmony classes in the past, come and take your harmony singing to the next level.  Minor chords, intriguing chord changes, voice blending, tricky melodies; they’re all fair game for us! This fun workshop will include intensive coaching and lots of individual attention, so you can boost part-finding speed as well as your skills, ease, and comfort in all kinds of harmony. You’re welcome to come with bandmates or singing buddies and to bring some favorite songs to work on.

Voiceworks, a Workshop for Singers, June 25-30, 2018
Port Townsend, Washington, at beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

We’re delighted to have been invited to teach at Voiceworks, America’s pre-eminent vocal music camp for Americana, Old-Time, Country, Folk, Gospel and Traditional music of all kinds. Come join us for a 5-day course in How to Sing Harmony by Ear, the Natural Way.  A not-to-be-missed event for people who love to sing while spending a week relaxing in magnificent surroundings. More information.

 

Recent Workshops:

Custom private small group workshop
November 18, 2017, Grass Valley, CA

Sing Harmony by Ear – the Natural Way!
Saturday, September 30, 2017, Dusty Stings Music School, Seattle WA

Harmony Singing By Ear– The Natural Way!
Saturday October 21, 2017, Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA