All workshops will take place at RSM, located at 7318 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912.
The Dynamic Singer
January 25, 2020
This vocal workshop explores the various techniques singers can use to take their singing performances to the next level. The workshop will not only include tips on vocal warm-ups, breathing, and intonation exercises, but also discuss and display ways to enhance your vocal performance with body movement, facial expression, and use of stage environment. This workshop will also teach ways in which a singer can use various tones, vowel shaping, volume to convey an emotion and every word during a performance. Be prepared to participate! Suggested for kids ages 10 and up, teens, and adults.
Creative Writing Illustration in Poetry and Hip-Hop Focuses on creative self expression and empowerment via spoken word. This workshop introduces the basis of writing techniques that includes identifying keywords, rhymewords and the construction of rhyming couplets. With a given writing prompt on "I Love my Family Because" families will create short poems/verses and record the vocals to keep as audio memories and positive reinforcements.
How to Change
Strings on Your Guitar
October 26, 2019
A hands-on workshop on how to change strings on your guitar or ukulele. All participants are welcome to bring a guitar or ukulele and a fresh, new set of strings for their instrument.
How to Play Blues on Your Guitar
December 14th, 2019
*Originally on November 23rd; rescheduled to December 19th*
The blues is one of the most fundamental ways a guitar player can explore both harmonies and melodies. Improvisation is a critical element in this process, allowing you to create freely on your own and in a collaborative setting. In this workshop, you will learn how to form and play basic blues chords and rhythms while also learning how to play and utilize typical blues scales in an improvisatory and lead context. Basic knowledge of the guitar as well as some experience is required such as the ability to form basic chords including the A, E and D chords.