All The Way In - Invitation from Rhiannon
This course is for 16 to 20 advanced singers with a deep and daily commitment to their voices, musical lives and to building community with song. Students must be committed to the whole series. Singers will be able to develop strong relationships with one another and with Rhiannon, as well as having the assurance that each session will reach further into the skills and spirit of improvisation. Admission is by permission from Rhiannon.
Stay connected. A very important goal of this course is to develop alliances and projects that could continue after the completion of these sessions. Between sessions there will be assignments and periodic check-ins through conference calls, blogging and emails.
Rhiannon will have two “co-pilots”, senior students of her work, who are also strong teachers in their own realms, to participate and collaborate with her and with you. They will be part of all the sessions, bringing special qualities that you will find very helpful and inspiring.
ALL THE WAY IN has been a major landmark in my learning about this craft called improvisational singing. The sharing of knowledge, tools and unique perspectives by the participants is a valuable adjunct to the course materials themselves. I have made lifelong friends with whom I am sure to collaborate, in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about vocal improvisation. – Emile Hassan Dyer, Los Angeles CA
Rhiannon can so easily and lovingly bring me to my edges - that wonderful place that I sometimes dare not go - in music making and living. ATWI was a supportive, challenging, wonderful group experience where I felt myself grow stronger in myself, and felt my voice seek out and explore new territory too. At
the end of these three weeks I have returned home to life and work as a music educator with a renewed commitment to music, deeper attention to my own process, the continuing support of my ATWI colleagues, and a feeling of “new beginnings”. THANKS from me and all the people I live and work with!!!
– Becky Graber, Brattleboro VT
So many times as a singer, as a seeker, I have felt alone. ALL THE WAY IN brought me into a circle of singers whose styles might vary from mine, but whose soul songs resonated and opened my heart and voice in ways I could not have imagined! Rhiannon’s open and steady guidance allowed us all to venture into new territory and come back shining with new ideas and deeper groundings in fundamentals. The journey has just begun. I am so grateful to Rhiannon for creating and improvising and holding the sacred space that ATWI is...
– Patti Schaffner, Gary IN
Watching Rhiannon is watching a true Master. She inspires with an amazing, clear and heartfelt ability to bring out the best in everyone. It is a great honor to learn from her.
– Sabrina Fox, München, Germany
Your spirit, soul and way of honoring and treating music is world changing. It has a strong effect in the music itself but it also clears the spirit, which gives the soul an opportunity to speak from an honest place. – Ulla Britt, Denmark
What has remained so powerfully with me since doing the ALL THE WAY work is the body memory the workshops created within me. The work continues to live in my bones; the techniques get grounded to your creative source, you will never lose them, even if they get rusty from time to time. Rhiannon has really tapped into something essentially human and exceptional in this training. Writing is the place where I do my creative reckoning, where at times I feel I am engaged in a wrestling match, but for me, music, and particularly singing is the great exaltation, the exhale, the wail -- the beckoning, the balm. I have always wanted to incorporate music into my plays without them becoming musicals and the ALL THE WAY work has created an amazing foundation and trust in the voice and shown me how song can be linked to play text so that difficult stories can be truly heard, and therefore felt by an audience.
– Denise Kumani Gantt, Seattle, WA