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Singing Lesson with a Professional Musician with PHAME

Your instructor Tess Raunig will lead you on a journey of voice discovery!

Photograph of Tess in a blue shirt

What will be covered in class?

Learn to sing a song with other vocalists while also learning simple singing warm-ups, breathing techniques, and healthy vocal placement. This master-class style workshop is co-hosted by PHAME Academy—a local nonprofit that empowers adults with developmental disabilities through arts education and performance—and taught by local musician, songwriter, and actor Tess Raunig. Tess will share an overview of good singing practice and will help you fine tune your vocal technique while having a blast with other music lovers.  

Want to know more about the instructor Tess Raunig?  

Tess Raunig is a musician, actor, songwriter, and activist, originally from Missoula, Montana. They hold a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana. Since moving to Portland in 2013, they have performed with companies such as Artists Repertory Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theater, Disability Art and Culture Project, Oyster Shell Productions, Impetus Arts, and Genderbomb. Tess sings and plays keyboard in the Portland based theatrical folk pop band, Sasha and The Children. You can listen to their debut EP at sashaandthechildren.com. They are also a member of Acchord, an a'capella group comprised of transgender and non-binary folks. When they aren't teaching, acting, or playing music, Tess enjoys drinking tea, social justice activism, attending concerts and plays, and hanging out with their cat child, Sasha. And yes, the band is named after Sasha kitty. Pronouns: they/them.

Want to know more about PHAME?
PHAME experiences are designed to be accessible to adults who identify as having a developmental or intellectual disability. Teaching Artists incorporate a variety of teaching methods in order to accommodate students’ different learning styles. PHAME experiences incorporate skill-building around four key areas: striving for excellence, teamwork and communication, self-awareness, and self-advocacy.

You can reach Phame at:
Facebook: phamepdx
Website: www.phamepdx.org

This free event is part of Sunday Parkways at Home brought to you by Kaiser Permanente