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PAST WORKSHOPS

Bollywood Back Up Singers, Mumbai, INDIA                                                 
The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy, Mumbai, INDIA                         
Bollywood Back Up Singers, Mumbai, INDIA                                                 
The Salvation Singers Chorus, Mumbai, INDIA                                              
Jeff Golberg Acting Studio, Mumbai, INDIA                                                   
Disney Summer Camp – Leap Start, Cupertino, California, USA                 
Bollywood Summer Camp – Mona Khan Company, Milpitas, California        
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           

Tamil School, Foster City, California, USA                                                      
Private Workshop - San Ramon, California, USA                                          

Cantabile, Pune, INDIA                                                                                 
Indian Classical Singers, Pune, INDIA                                                              
Indian Classical Singers, Goregaon, INDIA                                                  
Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar, Mumbai, INDIA                               
The Danceworx, Andheri West, Mumbai, INDIA                                            
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           
Private Workshop - Saratoga, California, USA                                                
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                          
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           
Adjudicator – St. Andrew’s Zonals, Mumbai, INDIA                                    
Voice Workshop – Symbiosis College, Pune, INDIA                                     
Voice Workshop for Indian Classical Singers – Pune, INDIA                          
Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai, INDIA                                                       
Salvation Singers Chorus, Mumbai, INDIA                                                    
Bekin International School, Mumbai, INDIA                                                
Adjudicator–Andrew’s College, Mumbai, INDIA                                             
Andrew’s College, Mumbai, INDIA                                                                   
Voice Workshop–Furtados School of Music, Mumbai, INDIA                         
Voice Workshop – Furtados School of Music, Mumbai, INDIA                       
Private Studio Teaching, Bandra, Mumbai, INDIA                                          
Voice Workshop - Shiamak Davar Int’l India Pvt. Ltd                                    
Pop / Classical Music Workshop Singers, INDIA                                            
Voice Workshop -The Danceworx, Mumbai, INDIA                                        
Voice Workshop -Theme Music School, INDIA                                              
Voice Workshop for Singers – Mira Mar, Goa, INDIA                                      
Voice Workshop - St. Aloysius School, INDIA                                              
Musical Theatre Workshop, INDIA                                                               
Musical Theatre Workshop, INDIA                                                                 
Voice Workshop-The Danceworx, Delhi, INDIA                                       
Voice Workshop– The Danceworx, Gurgaon, INDIA                                    
Voice Workshop - Neemrana Foundation, Delhi, INDIA                                 
Private Studio Teaching, Goa, INDIA                                                             
Voice Workshop - St. Joseph’s Convent, Mumbai, INDIA                              
Voice Workshop - Kala Academy, Goa, INDIA                                             
Voice Workshop - Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, INDIA                           
Voice Clinic for Choirs – Petaluma High School, USA                                             
Voice Workshop - Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, INDIA                             
Alliance Français, Mumbai, INDIA                                                         
Mazda Hall, Pune, INDIA                                                                             
Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai, INDIA                                          
Voice Workshop Singh Buellar, Delhi, INDIA                                             


OUTREACH PROGRAM
A big part of Deirdre's work is giving back to the community by helping underprivileged students pursue their dreams as singers and teachers. Deirdre will reach out to schools which do not have a music program or have a program where students need the extra help.  Students from those schools will be able to attend classes at CLAV where Deirdre is the Artistic Director, for FREE. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

CONSULTING WORK
The artistic director of CLAV provides consulting services to organisations regarding their music program.  Where need be, suggestions are made to either improve the existing program or for CLAV to provide a program for the organisation. Also specialising in doing Workshops and Clinics. 

Deirdre does voice workshops and master classes at schools, colleges, music schools, dance schools, theatre schools etc. teaching those students the rudiments of vocal technique and repertoire enabling them to sing any genre of music with flexibility and ease. Vocal technique, and song repertoire are taught to the students as a group and in some cases individual students are coached one-on-one. Sometimes even music theory, music sight reading, drama and stage deportment, and ensemble singing in 2 & 3 part or even 4 part are taught.  Number of participants per class could be anywhere from 15 students to 100.  A workshop is normally 1-1.5 hours at the very minimum.  Deirdre also does voice workshops and master classes for singers, choruses, and small ensembles. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING
Learn to project your voice while you speaking using diaphragmatic breathing and open throat technique. You will never be tired after speaking for long hours in a presentation.  Learn to throw your voice with the correct technique, and gain clarity. Work on your Vs and Ws and correct diction. Refine your way of presenting and being absolutely confident while doing this. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

CHORUSES
Voice Workshops for Choruses is 2-3 hours in duration. Choruses should prepare one song or piece they are working on that they are prepared to sing for the workshop. An accompanist must be provided.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the Voice Workshop.  In the first one hour the choristers are taught breathing and vocalises related to technique.  Vowel modification rules are taught in general.  In the next couple of hours choristers will sing the piece they have prepared. The piece that has been prepared will be fine tuned with the technique the choristers learned in the first hour of the workshop. If a students wish to work on their technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options for groups of students ONLINE.
 
SINGERS
Voice Workshops for Singers is designed in such a way where singers are able to work one-on-one with Deirdre.  Some Workshops go for more than 1 day depending what is included in the workshop.  Workshops Int'l now presents workshops for singers to include, group / ensemble singing, music theory, sight reading, movement and drama technique, in addition to the one-on-one sessions. Sometimes, at the end of the workshop, there is a recital where students will present their songs or pieces they have worked on in the days prior. Singers must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing. These workshops are sometimes specific: Pop Music, Broadway and Musical Theatre, Indian Classical, Bollywood Back Up Singing, Western Classical, Opera, Disney Music, etc. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

TEACHERS & CHORAL CONDUCTORS
In this workshop, teachers are given the right tools in vocal technique, to work with their own students and be better teachers! The Vocal Clinic for teachers is normally a 1 Day Clinic which lasts for approximately 2-3 hours. Upon request, the Clinic could be arranged for more than 1 Day. AV slides demonstrating vocal technique will be shown.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the workshop.  If desired by the organization, one-on-one classes could be arranged for participants.  Otherwise in general, participants will be taught in groups of a minimum of 20 with a maximum of 40 students per 2 hours.  Participants will be taught a group song using the technique they have learned in the class. Teachers / Conductors must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing.

THEATRE COMPANIES & DRAMA SCHOOLS
Voice Workshops for Theater Companies & Drama Schools is a 3-6 hour workshop per day, depending on how many days or weeks the organization would like the workshop to be.  AV slides demonstrating vocal technique will be shown to students.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the workshop.  If desired by the organization, one-on-one classes could be arranged for students.  Otherwise in general, students will be taught in groups of a minimum of 20 with a maximum of 40 students per 2 hours.  Students will be taught a group song with movement and blocking.
 
Actors are taught to use their voice in speaking with the correct breathing technique enabling them to speak and project the voice using the breath and not taxing the vocal cords. If the organisation desires, the instructor will work on dialogues, monlogues or a scenes the class is already working on. Fees for the workshop are to be discussed ahead of time and to be paid in US dollars preferably. Singers / Actors must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options ONLINE.

MUSICAL PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Voice Workshops for Musical Production Companies is a 3-6 hour workshop per day, depending on how many days or weeks the organization would like the workshop to be.  Handouts demonstrating vocal technique will be given to the students.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the workshop.  If desired by the organization, one-on-one classes could be arranged for students.  Otherwise in general, singers / actors will be taught in groups of a minimum of 20 with a maximum of 40 per 2 hours.  The instructor can work on repertoire the company is in preparation.

Actors are taught to use their voice in speaking with the correct breathing technique enabling them to speak and project the voice using the breath and not taxing the vocal cords. If the organization desires, the instructor will work on dialogues and monlogues or a scene the class is already working on. Fees for the workshop are to be discussed ahead of time and to be paid in the preferred currency. Singers must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

DANCE ACADEMIES
Voice Workshops for Dance Academies is a 3-6 hour workshop per day, depending on how many days or weeks the organization would like the workshop to be.  AV slides demonstrating vocal technique will be shown to students.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the workshop.  If desired by the organization, one-on-one classes could be arranged for students.  Otherwise in general, students will be taught in groups of a minimum of 20 with a maximum of 40 students per 2 hours.  Students will be taught a group song with movement and blocking. Vocal technique handouts will be emailed to the organization ahead of time to be copied for the students attending the workshop. Dancers must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing. If a student wishes to work on his/her technique, there is an INTRO COURSE and ONGOING CLASS options.

PRIVATE MUSIC SCHOOLS & PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMIES
Voice Workshops for Private Music Schools & Performing Arts Academies is a 3-6 hour workshop per day, depending on how many days or weeks the organization would like the workshop to be.  AV slides demonstrating vocal technique will be shown to students.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the workshop.  If desired by the organization, one-on-one classes could be arranged for students.  Otherwise in general, students will be taught in groups of a minimum of 20 with a maximum of 40 students per 2 hours. 

Students will be taught a group song with movement and blocking. Vocal technique handouts will be emailed to the organization ahead of time to be copied for the students attending the workshop. Students must bring a recording device to record their sessions, note pad, music writing paper, pencil & eraser, water to drink, and wear comfortable clothing.

GRADE SCHOOLS / HIGH SCHOOLS / COLLEGES
Voice Workshops for Schools / Colleges are 2-3 hours in duration. Students should either prepare one song that they are prepared to sing for the workshop or the instructor will teach them a popular short song, the lyrics of which will be distributed. An accompanist / karaoke track must be provided.  Singing technique, vocalises, vowel modification, diction, blending, tonality, expression, and presentation will be taught in the Voice Workshop.  In the first hour students are taught breathing and vocalises related to technique.  Vowel modification rules are taught in general.  In the next couple of hours choristers will sing the piece they have prepared. The instructor will fine tune the piece with the technique the choristers learned in the first hour of the workshop. Students will be taught in groups of a minimum of 60 with a maximum of 100 students.