Singing with Courage

Jon Arterton

January 17, 2012 - January 22, 2012

Jon Arterton - Singing with Courage"I'm discovering that lots of people were told not to sing as children - can you imagine?! I'm sure many of them heard far more than "Don't Sing"; they heard "Don't Speak. Don't really be." Singing is a very scary experience for many of us - it's so fraught with opportunities to make a fool of oneself. For those of us who were encouraged to sing as children, singing has always been magical haven, and yet a bit of a mystery. How is it really that we are make these sounds?! I love teaching in a group setting because we join in creating a safe space, and in experiencing each other's risk-takings, discoveries and breakthroughs. We witness little miracles. The Workshops frequently turn out to be about much more than mere singing!"

- Jon Arterton

Jon Arterton's workshop "Singing with Courage!" benefits experienced singers and novices alike. Learning to sing freely with strength, ease and confidence is the goal.

The participants are gently guided to finding their individual voices through group singing, improvisation and vocal exercises. It's not about reading music - it's about making sound and finding the voice, in a safe and fun environment. Shower-singers and Closet-singers are welcome!

There will be two singing session a day, usually in the mornings and evenings. There will be time in the afternoons to explore this most magical part of the world, or to rest and relax around Kalani.

To learn more about Jon’s workshops, click here Jon's website

About the Facilitator(s)

Jon Arterton

Jon Arterton

Jon began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He also holds an MFA in acting from Smith College, and has appeared in regional theater, Off-Broadway and on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he serves as Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House and conducts the 135-voice Outer Cape Chorale which he founded in 2002.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room $ 1050 $ 1375
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 875 $ 1125
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Price for Children (ages 3-12) is $350.00 and the price for offsite is $300 (includes Kalani week facility use fee and workshop - does not include meals).

Kalani requires a $200 deposit to hold a space in the program once you register. The remaining balance will be due upon arrival.

Prices subject to change without notice.