A Workshop for Singerspyeng1

                                          with Guest Artist/Teacher

                         Pyeng Threadgill

  • Do you ever feel like muscle tension is constricting your sound?
  • Do you wish you had better breath control?
  • Would you like to feel more confident on stage?

Discover improved sound, stage presence and authentic expression! In this experiential workshop, certified Alexander teacher Pyeng Threadgill guides you through gentle physical exercises to discover principles of Attention, Awareness and Inhibition. During the second half of the workshop, participants can receive individualized coaching on a song from Pyeng and Celia, drawing upon their combined backgrounds in Alexander technique, Somatic Voicework ™ (The LoVetri Method), yoga, qigong, as well as Linklater and Roy Hart voice training. Participants are also invited to perform their song at Ryles Jazz Club the following evening and hear Pyeng and Celia in concert!

When: Monday, May 25, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Where: Davis Square, Somerville

Price: $50

Dress comfortably in pants and bring a yoga mat if possible. Bring music in your key if you would like coaching on a song.

For more info: 617-666-3495 celia@celiaslattery.com

About the Workshop Leaders:

The daughter of noted Jazz composer and recent Pulitzer prize winner Henry Threadgill and a dancer/choreographer mother, Pyeng Threadgill has been composing music since age 4. By 2004 Threadgill landed her first record deal with the album “Sweet Home: The Music of Robert Johnson” quickly followed by “Of The Air” (Random Chance Records). Both records soon propelled her onto a European tour and by 2008 Pyeng had developed the song cycle for her third release “Portholes To a Love & Other Short Stories,” which earned her a Fellowship in music composition through New York Foundation For The Arts. Her latest project explores the inner and outer contradictions of African American ancestry, adornment and hair. Pyeng is a certified in both Alexander Technique and Somatic Voice Work™ (the Lovetri Method) and teaches both at her studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Singer/songwriter Celia Slattery has entertained audiences from Boston to Bangkok with her original music and interpretations of jazz and pop standards. Her most recent CD Our Life Together has been called A wonderfully crafted album highlighted by stirring performances both musically and vocally (Doug Sloan, Metronome Magazine). Celia is certified in Somatic Voicework ™ (the Lovetri Method) and teaches Voice at her studio in Davis Square, Somerville. She is currently hosting a monthly series at Ryles Jazz Club featuring members of her studio and special guests.