Class Overview

Singin' the Blues | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationExplore a truly American art form and learn to sing from a Blues storytelling perspective.

Guided by a talented musician, you'll learn about:

  • Getting Started: breathing, singing right away, rhythm, forms of the Blues
  • Shaping Your Song: choosing details, researching various artists, finding inspiration
  • Finding the Heart of the Song
  • Finding Your Voice: What makes your voice uniquely yours?
  • Revision: How do you sing from the soul and make it real?
  • Presentation: Singing your songs for an audience

The last class will be open for your friends and family to join, and you'll have the opportunity to perform with local professional musicians.

Learning Outcomes

  • To overcome fears about singing in front of people
  • To learn the form of the 12 bar, 8 bar and 16 bar Blues
  • To learn and master rhythm by keeping a steady beat while singing
  • To find your voice and learn to sing comfortably and confidently as yourself
  • To discover your story in the song and how it relates to you
  • To treat yourself with respect and have an open mind to learning and singing
  • To learn to think, observe, and learn from your fellow classmates
  • To let music flow from your soul

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Beginning vocalists
  • Intermediate vocalists
  • Anyone interested in learning to sing using the Blues as your vocal tool
  • Singers who would like to work on their ability to sing in front of an audience

Student Testimonials

I enjoyed learning about the blues in a small setting. It gave me the opportunity to sing and grow as an artist King is a phenomenal instructor! -- Jackie Argueta

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6641
  • Instructor: Katie King
  • When: 8 Wednesdays | 4/18/18 - 6/6/18 | 8:10 PM - 9:35 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 12
  • Where: Broadway Performance Hall - Room 101 | 1625 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $185