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Intermediate Singing Class for LGBTQ People and Allies - San Francisco
Tuesday Jan 22, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm in San Francisco
Intermediate Vocal Technique, Beginning Harmony and Ear Training
With Singer/Songwriter & Voice Teacher Eli Conley
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, January 22nd - March 12th

*See below for full class info and how to register*

The Women's Building
3543 18th St, San Francisco
0.4 mi from 16th St BART
Wheelchair Accessible

http://www.eliconley.com/singing-classes.html

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**Class Description**
This is a class for self-identified transgender, queer, bisexual, lesbian and gay people and our straight allies who want to develop their singing voices in a fun group setting.

This level two class is for people who are already comfortable with singing, whether or not they have performance experience. Previous musical instruction or an ability to read music are not required. We will explore solo song performance both a capella and with instrumental accompaniment, singing in harmony on assigned parts as well as coming up with our own harmonies, and ear training to hear and sing a major triad chord and the intervals of a major scale. The class will culminate in an optional informal recital. Glitter will also be optional but highly encouraged!

Participants should generally be able to stay in tune and hold their part against another part in a song. Students who wish to work on playing an instrument and singing at the same time are welcome to explore that in this class. If you have any questions about whether this class is right for you, please contact Eli at SingWithEli [at] gmail

**About the Teacher**
Eli Conley is singer/songwriter and voice teacher based in the Bay Area. He is a gay transgender man who particularly enjoys working with queer and transgender singers. Eli has trained in classical singing at Oberlin Conservatory and jazz vocal performance at Berklee College of Music. He performs and tours as a folk musician, and sings tenor with the award-winning International Orange Chorale of San Francisco. He is also a former member of the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Along with group classes, Eli also offers private voice lessons for everyone, ages 13 and up.

**Testimonials**
“I recommend classes with Eli to all of my friends! Studying singing with Eli is affirming, challenging, and joyful. It’s an opportunity to combine skill acquisition, personal growth and queer community and is grounding and inspiring.”

“Great teacher! Everything was clear and interesting – I felt very engaged… He was awesome at making me feel good about where I was at and moving from there.”

**Class Fee**
$200, payable at the first class session, unless you inquire about special arrangements

For students who have a steady income and/or access to wealth, I invite you to pay at the $250 sponsorship rate. Paying at this rate makes it possible for me to offer scholarships to the class for low- and no-income students.

Sliding scale conversations are available upon request.

**Fragrance-Free Notice**
Please join me in making preparations to ensure this class is accessible for community members with environmental illness. On class days, I ask that you refrain from wearing scented products, including colognes and perfumes, clothing washed in scented detergents or dryer sheets, and hair and body products with fragrance, including essential oils. More info about how to be scent-free and a list of scent-free products is available here - http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html

**Registration**
Registration is open until January 15th, and is first-come, first-served. The class will be capped at twelve participants, with a waiting list once it is full.

Write SingWithEli [at[ gmail {dot} com for a registration survey. Please return your survey early to reserve your spot!

**Gift Certificates**
Gift certificates for the class are available upon request. Gift certificates with Eli are redeemable for a group class or for private voice lessons at the rate of $55 for an hour, $35 for a half hour. Full info about private lessons is available at http://www.eliconley.com/voice-lessons.html

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