CANBERRANS WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MIDDAY SING, COURTESY OF LISA RICHARDS
Canberra, Australia – Lisa Richards, celebrated singer-songwriter and experienced voice teacher, this week announced Canberrans will now have the opportunity to engage in a lunch time singing session.
Every second Tuesday at SmithsAlternative starting May 17, Richards will host a Lunchtime Sing Fling from noon until 1PM. “You don’t have to be able to sing to come to the Sing Fling. You just have to want to sing. In fact I put out a special invitation to people who are sure they CAN’T sing.
“The group will be a unison singing group, meaning we all sing together so no one gets embarrassed, and I teach the songs in a call and response fashion,” said Richards. “Both interested singers and spectators are welcome to attend, stay for a song or the whole session.”
A new study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music showed that group singing for an hour was associated with significant reductions in stress hormones, such as cortisol, and increases in quantities of cytokines, proteins of the immune system. And it feels great to sing!
“In my 20 years of teaching voice, guitar, and songwriting, I have never met a person who couldn’t learn to sing” said Richards. “I am hosting the Sing Flings and also bi monthly half day “6 steps to Vocal Freedom, Creativity and Aliveness” workshops to support people who want to sing, who are afraid to sing, or who have spent their whole lives thinking they can’t sing. The half day workshops are great in and of themselves and they work in tandem with the Sing Fling.”
Richards has taught singing in New York City, Austin, Texas, and all around her native home, Australia. As an accomplished singer songwriter and performer, Richards has toured Australia, Europe and the United States, recording five CDs of her own songs and receiving numerous song-writing awards and stellar reviews.
Sign up for Richards’ May 14 Half-Day Vocal Freedom Workshop and get four Lunchtime Sing Fling free. The Sing Fling fee is $10.00.
For more information on both the Sing Fling and the Half Day Vocal Freedom Workshop, visit: http://lisarichardsmusic.com/Singfling/