I would sign up for anything Amber Field teaches. I’ve taken both private lessons and group classes with them. Both are the most inspiring and supportive classes I have ever taken–Lisa
The voice is the primary means of communication in human beings. By transforming and enhancing the way we sound, we transform and enhance the way we perceive our self, and this influences the way others perceive us. By extending the breadth, depth, strength, flexibility and fluidity of the vocal range, you can draw out the full imaginative spectrum of the psyche in sound.
Since 2011, I have helped free thousands of people’s voices and drums through group classes. We do sound meditations, expressive arts, drama, improv, play, and community building exercises and sing uplifting songs from around the world.
I believe everyone can sing. Before words, we expressed our emotions through the song of our sounds–cooing, babbling, gibberish, crying, laughing, etc.
FREE YOUR VOICE SERIES DESCRIPTIONS:
Initiation Free your voice and express yourself without any judgment, inner or outer! Toning, chanting, song, expressive arts, drama, community building exercises and improv. Playtime for adults!
Harmonize: Learn songs in 4 part harmony and sing on pitch in your team. Includes songs in the oral tradition from the African diaspora, spirituals, gospel, and civil rights songs and vocal improv, expressive arts, and play.
Chakra Tuning Explore the Indian chakra (energy) system and open and balance them with sound and movement practices. Breath meditations, toning, Indian devotional chanting and mantra, drama therapy, expressive arts, improv and play. Examine the psychological aspects of each chakra and your particular stories as we transform our life narratives.
Free Your Voice while Drumming Learn rhythms from the Middle East and West Africa and different world songs and how to sing and drum at the same time. Lots of improv, play, creative expression, and fun! Bring a djembe, doumbek, cajon, or Arabic tambourine. Rhythms and songs change every course.
Upcoming 2 hour workshops:
Free Your Voice, Oct 13, 2-4pm: Yoga Kula, 1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, $35 Register
Free Your Voice while Drumming, Oct 19, 2:30-4:30pm, Bija Yoga, 217 Hugo St., SF $35 Register
Free Your Voice, Oct 20, 2-4pm: The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St. $35 Register
10 week classes:
SAN FRANCISCO: 2141 Mission St. #204, 1 block from Mission BART
Free Your Voice: Initiation
BERKELEY: Hanwen School, 1548 University Ave, 3 blocks from North Berkeley BART
Free Your Voice–Harmonize:
The 10-week program costs $350. Payment plans available. A couple sliding scale spots for queer POC activists and artists. Venmo @AmberField to sign up or follow the eventbrite links above.
Amber has taught me to play from within. They create space for my own music and song to express itself while also pushing me to build good technique through careful listening–Andrew, Native flute
Individual sessions are $120/hour in my Albany studio. $150 for house calls in SF. Buy 6 sessions and save $50. A few sliding scale spots available.