December 20, 2012 - ‘Stretch Your Sound’ Class Offered at Music School
CONCORD, NH – Peggo Horstmann Hodes, director of the Songweavers chorus at Concord Community Music School, will offer a “Stretch Your Sound” class for community members on Wednesdays, January 9 through February 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord.
Toning is from the Latin word tonus, which means stretched sound. Toning vibrates every cell in our bodies, expanding our awareness of sound, our voice and ourselves. Toning is a natural foundation for improvisation, both vocal and instrumental; it frees up our breath, body and voice. Come to tone with this class, and leave happy, energized and re-inspired.
This class is open to all singers and instrumentalists age 18 and older. No singing experience is necessary.
Tuition for the five classes is $75. To register or for more information, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
Peggo Horstmann Hodes (soprano), holds master’s degrees in elementary education from Lesley College and vocal pedagogy from the New England Conservatory. Horstmann Hodes has been a soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Granite State Symphony, the Boston Civic Symphony, the Concord Chorale and the Musicians of Wall Street. In recital, she has premiered works written for her by William Fletcher and Thomas Oboe Lee. Horstmann Hodes is a founding member of femme m’amie, the seven-woman a cappella ensemble, which has recorded two highly acclaimed CDs. She is also half of the duo Peggo & Paul, the New Hampshire recording artists who have gained an international reputation for their original family recordings, two of which won Parents’ Choice Awards. Horstmann Hodes teaches a workshop called Vibrant Voice, which combines creative singing and writing to free the voice and soul. She has led workshops in Hawaii, California, New York, Maine and New Hampshire.