SING ABOUT IT: INTRO TO FITZMAURICE VOICEWORK® with Melisa Devost

Saturday, November 14, 1-6pm
Sunday, November 15, 11am-6pm
Cost: sliding scale $75-$150 for the weekend
*participants are required to be there for both days.
To register, please contact: melisadevost@gmail.com

Fitzmaurice Voicework is a full body approach to voice training that explores the dynamics between body, breath, voice, the imagination, language, and presence.

Singing is one of our most basic forms of expression, and yet it can be one of the most complicated. Most people simultaneously have a great longing to sing, and a fear of doing so, especially in front of people.

In this workshop, we will look at ways we can convey meaning and depth without excess effort. We will explore practical ways we can manage nervousness, and how, when we include the whole body in the process of singing, challenges around pitch, volume and breath can greatly improve.

“Don’t get out of your head, include your body!”
- Catherine Fitzmaurice

About Melisa Devost

Melisa has been teaching voice, mostly singing for the past ten years. She draws upon the many morsels of information she has learned through her own training, along with her drive to emulate and expand upon the gamut of contemporary vocal styles.
Although Melisa considers herself to be mostly self-taught, she received classical voice training and voice training for theatre and musical theatre throughout her formative years. She also studied in the Jazz Program at Vancouver Island University as a guitar major, where she partook in voice training in chamber choirs and vocal jazz ensembles.
 Melisa has worked for many years as a singer/musician. Her years of experience in the areas of songwriting, touring, recording and all the trouble-shooting and problem solving therein, have proven to be valuable assets to her as a teacher.
When she first began to study Fitzmaurice Voicework, it literally breathed new life into her career as a singer, performer and teacher. She continues to explore as a teacher and a student, believing that every good teacher is a perpetual student.