Singers Workout: Coaching, Workshops & More

Singers Workout: Coaching, Workshops & More Sessions & Workshops with Brenda Varda:
Experienced vocal coach & musical director, Ms. V will get m Private/Group Coaching for both vocal development and performance, developing singers' style, technique, & goals.

Brenda Varda is a vocal coach, musician, songwriter and musical director. With 20 years of experience in music and theatre, she brings a unique blend of technique, intention, physicality, and personal choice to her students' missions. Recent projects include: Hello Again (Chromolume), The Offending Gesture (Son of Semele), A Wasted Evening With Tom Lehrer (Caltech), NIne Dresses (Hollywood Fringe), Alice Through the Wormhole + numerous concerts, coachings, and recordings.

Operating as usual

Tomorrow! Singers workout 1-3 pm! (Vax and ventilated!) Bring your latest song to sing and reduxAND the Challenge?? Brin...
08/19/2021
Diana Ross - Ain´t No Mountain High Enough (Live on Diana!, 1971)

Tomorrow! Singers workout 1-3 pm! (Vax and ventilated!) Bring your latest song to sing and redux
AND the Challenge?? Bring a recording of one song from ONE singer that will be your next deep dive!
DM or email to reserve!

Diana Ross performing `Ain´t No Mountain High Enough´ on her first solo television special in 1971. Follow Diana Ross Fan Club on:Instagram → https://instagr...

This  Friday May 14th!  Sing it baby! Had a great time last week!Singer’s Workout Redux— 1:00-3:30 Fully vaxxed?  Limite...
05/11/2021

This Friday May 14th! Sing it baby! Had a great time last week!
Singer’s Workout Redux— 1:00-3:30
Fully vaxxed? Limited to 5 (maybe 6) singers... $20
Everyone sings, gets response and feedback and then sings again! DM brenda

Next Friday May 7th!  Sing it baby!Singer’s Workout Redux— 1:00-3:30 Fully vaxxed?  Limited to 5 (maybe 6) singers... $2...
04/30/2021

Next Friday May 7th! Sing it baby!
Singer’s Workout Redux— 1:00-3:30
Fully vaxxed? Limited to 5 (maybe 6) singers... $20
Everyone sings, gets response and feedback and then sings again... DM brenda

Let’s make some music!
04/30/2021

Let’s make some music!

Let’s make some music!

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm)  - I'm Zoomin' a la NY VardonianJoin me for ...
03/30/2021

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm) - I'm Zoomin' a la NY Vardonian
Join me for some cool new songs/vid...and do your sing/poetry!
& you can sign-up for an open mic slot...
https://saturdayworldopenmic.eventbrite.com
So - the way the tickets are set up... it's a bit tricky (not me...!)
Hit :
1. SELECT A DATE ---- and then.....
2. APRIL 3rd ...TICKETS
3. and then ---- it says 7:00 pm but think of your time zone (4:00 EST)
General Admission/Audience 7:00pm Featured Artist
$5.00
OR sign up for the open mic - different ticket option
See you there....support the singer thing....new songs! And would love to hear what you think -- and hear your sing or read if you sign up for the open mic
XO,
BV

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm) - I'm Zoomin' a la NY Vardonian
Join me for some cool new songs/vid...and do your sing/poetry!
& you can sign-up for an open mic slot...
https://saturdayworldopenmic.eventbrite.com
So - the way the tickets are set up... it's a bit tricky (not me...!)
Hit :
1. SELECT A DATE ---- and then.....
2. APRIL 3rd ...TICKETS
3. and then ---- it says 7:00 pm but think of your time zone (4:00 EST)
General Admission/Audience 7:00pm Featured Artist
$5.00
OR sign up for the open mic - different ticket option
See you there....support the singer thing....new songs! And would love to hear what you think -- and hear your sing or read if you sign up for the open mic
XO,
BV

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm)  - I'm Zoomin' a la NY VardonianJoin me for ...
03/30/2021

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm) - I'm Zoomin' a la NY Vardonian
Join me for some cool new songs/vid...and do your sing/poetry!
& you can sign-up for an open mic slot...
https://saturdayworldopenmic.eventbrite.com
So - the way the tickets are set up... it's a bit tricky (not me...!)
Hit :
1. SELECT A DATE ---- and then.....
2. APRIL 3rd ...TICKETS
3. and then ---- it says 7:00 pm but think of your time zone (4:00 EST)
General Admission/Audience 7:00pm Featured Artist
$5.00
OR sign up for the open mic - different ticket option
See you there....support the singer thing....new songs! And would love to hear what you think -- and hear your sing or read if you sign up for the open mic
XO,
BV

JOIN ME SATURDAY: Tea Time West Coast (4:00pm)- Cocktail Time East (7:00pm) - I'm Zoomin' a la NY Vardonian
Join me for some cool new songs/vid...and do your sing/poetry!
& you can sign-up for an open mic slot...
https://saturdayworldopenmic.eventbrite.com
So - the way the tickets are set up... it's a bit tricky (not me...!)
Hit :
1. SELECT A DATE ---- and then.....
2. APRIL 3rd ...TICKETS
3. and then ---- it says 7:00 pm but think of your time zone (4:00 EST)
General Admission/Audience 7:00pm Featured Artist
$5.00
OR sign up for the open mic - different ticket option
See you there....support the singer thing....new songs! And would love to hear what you think -- and hear your sing or read if you sign up for the open mic
XO,
BV

03/21/2021
Survey

A little Singing and Voice survey!!! Where are you at with your voice?

Yo! Join me during cocktail hour (or tea time) at 5 pm today for a mini-concert!  Fun originals and some jazz-- who know...
02/20/2021

Yo! Join me during cocktail hour (or tea time) at 5 pm today for a mini-concert! Fun originals and some jazz-- who knows what might happen But I'd love to have you there as the sun goes down! MESSAGE ME BACK - here or FB and tell me you'll be there. We will stream to FB also!
Here's the Zoom info...!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89924709404?pwd=TjUyT25KeW1JaFR6WUZNY1ZLTUk0dz09
Meeting ID: 899 2470 9404 Passcode: 145276
It's for The Socal Vocalist Relief fund AND StopAAPIHate (Asian Pacific)! Join Zoom Meeting: And donations are happily accepted at https://www.facebook.com/donate/3706241892801882/

Join Zoom Meeting
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Brenda Varda
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Bringing Creativity & Technique to Writing
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Yo! Join me during cocktail hour (or tea time) at 5 pm today for a mini-concert! Fun originals and some jazz-- who knows what might happen But I'd love to have you there as the sun goes down! MESSAGE ME BACK - here or FB and tell me you'll be there. We will stream to FB also!
Here's the Zoom info...!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89924709404?pwd=TjUyT25KeW1JaFR6WUZNY1ZLTUk0dz09
Meeting ID: 899 2470 9404 Passcode: 145276
It's for The Socal Vocalist Relief fund AND StopAAPIHate (Asian Pacific)! Join Zoom Meeting: And donations are happily accepted at https://www.facebook.com/donate/3706241892801882/

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89924709404?pwd=TjUyT25KeW1JaFR6WUZNY1ZLTUk0dz09

Meeting ID: 899 2470 9404
Passcode: 145276
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,89924709404#,,,,*145276# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89924709404#,,,,*145276# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 899 2470 9404
Passcode: 145276
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kldGNs6oi

Brenda Varda
WORDSPACE
Bringing Creativity & Technique to Writing
213-399-2006

02/20/2021

Tonight, a mini-concert to benefit Socal Vocalist Relief Fund and StopAAPIHate...see details below!

Hope you’re well! Just stay away from this thang!
12/13/2020
Just Call Me Covid

Hope you’re well! Just stay away from this thang!

....COVID gotta sing!

Hi All Singers...long time no hear!  I've just gone on a binge of finding voices and songs.  This one is heart breaking....
10/29/2020
Chris Cornell - "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Prince Cover) [Live @ SiriusXM] | Lithium

Hi All Singers...long time no hear! I've just gone on a binge of finding voices and songs. This one is heart breaking...both the songwriter and the singer of the cover are gone. Painfully simple and beautiful...use your voice to reach and feel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuUDRU9-HRk&ab_channel=Folk%26CountryonMV

Chris Cornell covers Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" for Lithium. Watch more exclusive covers: https://siriusxm.us/ExclusiveCovers Check Out Chris Cornell's ...

01/21/2020
Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx!!!! Singin' it.

Jimmy challenges Jamie to a game of random musical impressions, such as John Legend singing the Toys "R" Us jingle. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starrin...

01/12/2020

Friday Workouts - 12-2 pm! This past week had amazing singers really moving forward. Technique, expression, range - all going in great directions. Join us next Friday - limited to 8- $25....you can record your session!

Tonight!  Support a fabulous open mic— great band and fun singers—- try out your latest!
12/09/2019

Tonight! Support a fabulous open mic— great band and fun singers—- try out your latest!

Saturday Sing - 2 sessions open (only $50)-- yes tomorrow at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM...   And here's the link!    Get some...
12/07/2019

Saturday Sing - 2 sessions open (only $50)-- yes tomorrow at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM... And here's the link! Get some sing on! In Your Pajamas!

Sing for Your Supper—- coming this November 17th!!
11/05/2019

Sing for Your Supper—- coming this November 17th!!

Glorious Week of Singers: Opera to pop, Musical to Blues!! Tapings for auditions, technique dives, song prep, exploratio...
09/27/2019

Glorious Week of Singers: Opera to pop, Musical to Blues!! Tapings for auditions, technique dives, song prep, exploration of form.... You singers are too fabulous!

Yes, Yes, Yes....get your singing goals in order!  Plan for the next show, audition blitz, or more!
04/18/2019
What's the next Sing Goal? Joy, Excellence, Opportunities.

Yes, Yes, Yes....get your singing goals in order! Plan for the next show, audition blitz, or more!

The best way to your singing goals is a pattern of consistent practice, feedback, interaction, and improved listening skills.  Through regular sessions, solo and group, you can move to a new level.  So...how do you build your practice? Next Concert Cycle $450 for 8 sessions plus performance!  Sta...

LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT!   Four Incredible Singers, Band, 17 songs...and an amazing full house!  Leslie Farkas, Christopher...
04/15/2019

LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT! Four Incredible Singers, Band, 17 songs...and an amazing full house! Leslie Farkas, Christopher T. Wood, Emily Van Hanswyk, Aaron Mendelson.... Band: Hannah Dexter, Karen Federoff, Gordon Wimpress, Brenda Varda (director)

If you're interested in doing the next concert, contact me! End of June or Early July!! Nothing better to build your singing chops.

(They all worked for 2-3 months...dedication and joy!)

Sign up to sing this Friday - 12-2 as always. First eight make it great!Bring a song to workout and perform. Great for a...
03/20/2019
Friday Singer's Workout

Sign up to sing this Friday - 12-2 as always.
First eight make it great!
Bring a song to workout and perform. Great for audition material...

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

03/12/2019
10 Minute Vocal Warm-Up

Do that 10 minute warm-up! This one is nice and chill...more coming!

This is a comprehensive vocal warm-up and exercises designed to get you relaxed, improve breathe capacity, improve resonance, focus your sound, and (of cours...

03/07/2019
Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne

Amazing voice, ease, total engagement... Lindsay Mendez.

NEW SONG!! We were so honored to be able to work with Lindsay Mendez on this song -- she's such a brilliant actor and singer and we're over the moon with the amount of emotional vulnerability and storytelling she brought to this recording.

Same goes for the incredible band who sound fantastic. And a special shout-out to Payson Lewis, who did an awesome job recording the video. Hope you enjoy!

It's that time of year...making plans, scheduling, goal setting.Singers Workout (me, BV!) has lesson opening & workshops...
01/07/2019

It's that time of year...making plans, scheduling, goal setting.
Singers Workout (me, BV!) has lesson opening & workshops - check your calendar!--
but before the beginning of the year gets away...
What's Your Singing Goal? Come & sing & plan your 'notes'.
January 23rd: bring a song and a notebook (limited to 12 people, must sign up in advance) Here's the link! https://singersworkout.as.me/singyourgoals or SINGYOURGOALS
7:30-10:00 pm

I've been working with over 200 singers over the past year in sessions, workshops, lessons, and classes-- and there are so many different objectives! Live performance, musical theatre, songwriting, recording, pure fun, concerts, choirs and more, and they all require some real planning and thinking to achieve the desired expression. Making an objective - recording, performance, new songs, new styles, or just singing everyday - can make such a difference - and also, making your statement known is so valuable.

The evening will be a combination of you singing, processing, and discovering possibilities and creating objectives for the coming year. $15 commitment requirement!

With my other work in creativity coaching/ and in my own work, I've always found that concrete objectives and a strategy always make the dream into the possible. I'll have a few templates and guidelines to offer, and also welcome new possibilities.

Sing more!
La La La
BV

Starting January. M/WGet Your Voice On Stage!New workshop to up your game.. PM!
12/26/2018

Starting January. M/W
Get Your Voice On Stage!
New workshop to up your game.. PM!

12/22/2018

Holiday Special: Now Through January 31st! PM for deals on solo or duo sessions. Sing!
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A Glorious Week of Singers: Opera to pop, Musical to Blues!! Tapings for auditions, technique dives, song prep, exploration of form.... You singers are too fabulous!
August 21st! Singer's Workout 4-6 at Sacred Fools. Must email to reserve a spot: [email protected] Come try out your voice (new song, old, audition) SING small.jpg SF singers...This Wednesday - 4-6. Black Box. No charge I do lots of workshops/coaching and some college workshops in the singland. But one thing that I've been doing for 2 years is a regular weekly 'workout': usually a focus on some particular aspect of technique - and then a chance for all participants to present one song for the group (mic/no mike). Physical-vocal warm up and then about 10 minutes per person, and then depending on the numbers, everyone does there song again. DM -- I try to limit to 10 max...would love to hear your voices as I start to get future projects together.... Sign Up! [email protected]
Challenge of the Day. 10 minute vocal warm up...this one is simple, but effective!
An amazing audition...unique rendition of "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" Savannah!
2019 Singing Plans: Join for a "Sing/Plan Night" Jan. 23rd It's that time of year...making plans, scheduling, goal setting. Singers Workout (me, BV!) has lesson opening & workshops - check your calendar!-- but before the beginning of the year gets away... What's Your Singing Goal? Come & sing & plan your 'notes'. January 23rd: bring a song and a notebook (limited to 12 people, must sign up in advance) Here's the link! https://singersworkout.as.me/singyourgoals or SINGYOURGOALS 7:30-10:00 pm I've been working with over 200 singers over the past year in sessions, workshops, lessons, and classes-- and there are so many different objectives! Live performance, musical theatre, songwriting, recording, pure fun, concerts, choirs and more, and they all require some real planning and thinking to achieve the desired expression. Making an objective - recording, performance, new songs, new styles, or just singing everyday - can make such a difference - and also, making your statement known is so valuable. The evening will be a combination of you singing, processing, and discovering possibilities and creating objectives for the coming year. $15 commitment requirement! With my other work in creativity coaching/ and in my own work, I've always found that concrete objectives and a strategy always make the dream into the possible. I'll have a few templates and guidelines to offer, and also welcome new possibilities. Sing more! La La La BV
Sing This ...OMG.
Students! Getting auditions, call backs and bookings...YAY!
MONDAY NIGHT SING/PERFORM workshop - starting Aug 6th! 2 spots open! 4 sessions/one private/ and performance! Click the link for more info. la la la.... BV
Speaking of Your Voice: 3 tips for accessing your sound... 1) Experience your relaxed speaking voice: no whispers, no strain -the voice resting in a comfortable present way with friends 2) When you note this, engage your abdominal muscles in a light laugh - not forced - and feel the connection between source and sound 3) Keep the relaxed and the support, and do your vocal exercises without adding tension. Let that 'laughing relaxed sensation' move through your resonance areas and experience that free voice (without all our usual constraints!)
Sound Lesson #1: you may already know this, but finding your tone in a unpushed volume, but not whispered, is the best place to start. Your voice is literally an instrument buried in you body, so to optimally finesse the instrument, it's best to let go of tension, and find that unique pure sound that is yours. Without the frills, the face, the strain - or finding ways to hide! Sometimes when we do this, it doesn't sound like you to the outside ear - because you're used to manipulating, or pushing or straining...but letting this resonance happen is key to building your real tone!
REHEARSE, RECORD, PERFORM! Hey All - Are you down or up to sing??!! There's people ready to start up in the New Year, with an eye toward getting songs recorded and with a final performance night. This Is The Time! Another 6 week session coming up - and looking at a couple of different times: Seems like Wednesday or Thursday Evening are the best times, starting the week of January 21st. Session Cost is $375, and we will record one song in class with tracks, but we will also have the opportunity to do a 'studio day' for additional fee (depending on the number of students enrolled and the musicians). A performance would also be scheduled - with musicians! - for an invited audience at the Lyric Hyperion or other theatre depending on schedule. I'm leaning towards the Wednesday night...but open to the crowd suggestion! And Singers Workout folk continue to cast and sing around town...La La La! Would love to hear you swinging and singing through! Brenda Singers' Workout LA 213-399-2006
Holiday workshop Thanksgiving weekend? Interested? A few folks requested-Intensive!