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We have an update for Mele a Hakuwale 2021.
Since covid is still a significant travel consideration (along with singing together in person)
...we will be offering another online class for MAY 2021. 
Rhiannon and Peter have  put together a wonderful online opportunity.

We hope to see you in this online  course or in another workshop of your choice. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and to see the complete schedule

We send our sincere wishes for your continued health and happiness.

Mele a Hakuwale: To Sing and Improvise | ONLINE MAY 2021 with Rhiannon & Peter Eldridge

2021 MAY

 Peter Eldridge 
will be joining Rhiannon for Mele a Hakuwale 2021.

This gathering is usually for 16-18 skillful improvisers with strong, committed vocal lives.
We want to keep the group more intimate for the online setting for we are only accepting 12 participants. 16 hours online- two meetings each week for three weeks.
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The following copy is for a residential experience
It is a 10-day (9 nights) workshop on Leo Nani Farms, where professional singers, teachers and experienced improvisers who are busy in their musical lives, come together to develop their improvisational skills and connect with their musical heart. Our singing circles are a combination of improvisation, song form, technique study and intuitive development.  Each year the singers come from far-flung parts of the earth and are bonded by their lifetime devotion to music and desire to create community. We find that friendships and collaborations form in these days last a lifetime.  

This year Peter will be offering what is called an ‘Eldridge Duos’ concert as part of the Mele a Hakuwale workshop.   Peter will work with each singer on an arrangement and he will accompany you for the performance on the farm. The music tends to be varied -  jazz tunes, singer/songwriter tunes,  Brazilian tunes, folks music, etc. Peter will bring a bunch of music with him, as possible collaborations, or perhaps you will have an idea yourself. If you would like to bring  a couple of tunes in your back pocket - bring it! - or you can work on something from Peter's collection.

How To Apply - Acceptance into this workshop is based on Rhiannon’s approval. If Rhiannon is familiar with your work, she may be able to admit you without the MP3 audition. If she is not familiar with your vocal work or it has been a long time we ask you to submit an MP3 audition. Rhiannon always enjoys hearing your voice!
Application instructions 

November 2020

JUNE 2018 
Jessica Baker, Barbara Ford, Lisa Forkish,  Colee Garr.
Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau , Charles Haines , Davis Haines 
Ingrid James, Mahina Lee ,Gary Malkin. Dory Meade,
Bonnie Singer, Fiona Stewart

January 2017
Lauren Arrow, Maya Rogers-Arun, Jeralynn Glass, Sally Glover, Charles Haines, Linda Maich, Jennifer Noxon, Peter Walden,
Vera Westera, Michiko Yoshino

January 2016
Christopher Fleck, Kimberly Ford, Caryn Heilman, 
Ellen Korner, Christine Liu, Augusto Manuel Rocha e Silva, 
Nana Simopoulos, Darlene Spears, Conny van Leeuwen Marion Van Namen, Joyce Weber, Heidi Wilson

February 2015
Barbara Beckmann, Marie Black, Leandro Cavalcante, 
Itauana Ciribelli, Kane Clawson, Zelie  Duvauchelle, 
Evan Feist, Barbara Ford, Mélanie Anne Germain,  
Marielle Hintzen, Jascha Hoffman , Sarah  Jessop, 
Neysa Ricciardi, Charlotte Roberts, Joannie Spear, 
Susie Thorne Cara Trezise 

January 2014
Maya Ayam, Judy Berger, Rikka Bjerring, Jeanie DeQuine, 
Ellen Fiscus, Christopher Fleck, Sue Anne Gershenzon, 
Natasha Grant, Jessica Habie, Jessica Horwitz, Pedro Iado, 
Malia Kulp, Henk de Laat, Alice Ploss, Cara Trezise, Jennifer Yocum

January 2013
Eleni Arapoglou, Gabriella Coniglio, Ruth Cunningham, Kali Cox, Fraua Kruse-Zaiss, Judith Norbrock, Noemi Schneeberger,
Donald C Stewart, Tina Stromsted, Cara Trezise, Michiko Yoshino

January 2012
Grant Abert, Rachel Bagby, Maraya Ben-Joseph,  Lauren Chapman, Sascha Cohn, Lori Derr, Gayanne Geurin, Malene Kjærgård,  
Guri Nyhaug, Christiane Raby, Betty Roi, Virginia Schenck,
Nicky Schrire, Jhonny Sz

January 2011
Karin Bengmark, Sabine Bundsch, Ruth Cunningham,
Monique DeBose, Lori Derr, Francois Goeske, 
Mia Hsieh, Sonja Kreiner, Kevyn Lettau, 
Lucia Rodriguez, Sandrina Sedona, Kristian Skårhøj,
Ariel Thiermann, Cara Trezise

January 2010
Avis Berry, Bronwyn Cooke, Loren Eskenazi,
Janiece Jaffe, Joanne Charllotte Karlsted, Christiane Karam,
J. Lauterling Kelly, Hilde Knottenbelt , Francine Poitras,
Sofîa Ribeiro, Sandrina Sedona, Petra Scheeser,
Luisa Vieira, Lynne Wells

November 2008
Ariella, Stephanie Croff, Jackie Dandeneau,
Loren Eskenazi, Ana Guigui, Starr Kalahiki, Margreet
Ravestein, Virna Sanzone, Annie Sellick, Fiona Stewart, 
Deb Watt,  Michiko Yoshino

November 2007 
Ginny Chen, Loren Eskenazi, Anna Johnson,
Mimi Manners, Sussi Nyqvist, Becky Reardon,
Betty Roi, Fritzi Schnell, Randi Tytingvag,
Laura Wachter, Faith Winthrop, Jodi Wright

February 2007
Silvia Barden, Ruth Cunningham, Saul Germaine, 
Germaine Ingram, Janiece Jaffe, Liz Kohlenberg, 
Jean Langford, Katia Leonardo, Judy Stein, 
Paula Terry, Alison Wedding, Michiko Yoshino 

November 2006
Grant Abert, Emile Dyer, Loren Eskenazi, 
Saul Germaine, Rebekka Goldsmith, Will Hewett, 
Katia Leonardo, Raffaella Misiti, Dara Roberts, 
Wendy Rubin, Johanna Seiler, Nicoline Snaas, 
Alison Wedding

April 2006
Sarah Greer, Rebecca Jones, Jaydn McCune, 
Donna Mittenthal, Laurel Murphy, Carol Newell, 
Celeste Niehaus, Louise Pearson, Patty Shafner, 
Tina Stromsted, Betty Tomboulian, Elise Witt,  
Miichiko Yoshino 

April 2005
Mimi Baczewska, Jean Barkey, Evita Cobo,
Lizzie Eschelman, Loren Eskenazi, Ellen Fiscus,
Annie Follett, Becky Graber, Cherilynn Morrow,
Laurie Newell, Ginger Newton, CJ Hurford,
Lynne Wells, Jennifer Yocum


Disappearing Day’—Eldridge’s fifth album to date—is an out-and-out masterpiece.... If ever there was a singular artist capable of showing us the singularity in ourselves, it’s Peter Eldridge.  

A superb musical alchemist, Peter Eldridge synthesizes modern jazz with not only pop but also R&B and latin music. The results are varied and dynamic but also aesthetically focused, as Eldridge’s mellifluous baritone and urbane lyrics brim with pop accessibility.  

a note from Rhiannon....For those of you who know Peter Eldridge, you understand his skill and unique gifts teaching technique, songwriting, arranging, and his partnership in New York Voices, vocal quartet extraordinaire. He’s an associate professor at Berklee College of Music. He is tearing it up over there. All this you can find in his bio.  If you haven’t heard of him, I want to say that not only is he a rare musical talent but his reputation is authentic as a solid, kind, funny human being. All that decided it for me. I want to work with him.

When I look for collaborators to bring to Hawaii Island, I am looking for someone who will appreciate the raw power and grace of nature. I want to be able to create music together, to laugh, be inspired, share time with singers so that both of us bring our best to this wonderful week together. 

Mele a Hakuwale will be a stellar, transformative time this June. 

Hawaii, Peter, me and the music.