Singing with Courage

Jon Arterton

January 27, 2014 - February 1, 2014

Each of us has a beautiful voice inside somewhere, waiting to be released. When we begin to quiet the thoughts of self-doubt and criticism that hold us back and learn to sing joyously from the heart, miracles happen. We make connection with our inner selves and discover how truly amazing we are! The "Singing with Courage" workshop gently guides us to finding our voices as we open our mouths and make sounds in a safe, supportive environment. We sing group songs together; we improvise and experiment; we laugh a lot. Since we all learn from each other, the workshop benefits experienced singers and beginners alike. Those who were told not to sing as children are especially encouraged to attend.

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.

“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

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About the Facilitator(s)

JON ARTERTON 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 in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music. He also holds an MFA in Acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals, including one night on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO and in the film Philadelphia. He conducts The Outer Cape Chorale, a 140-voice community chorus in Provincetown, Massachusetts he began in 2002. He also serves as the Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House in Provincetown and gives periodic Singing Workshops. He recently took fifth place in a national online competition to collaborate with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of Dona Nobis Pacem. He and his husband James Mack have recently released their first CD together entitled Legally Married … and the sky didn’t fall!


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 n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 940 $ 1190
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Price for Children (ages 3-12) is $350.00 and the price for local community is $350 (does not include meals).

Kalani requires a $200 deposit (non-refundable) to hold a space in the program. The remaining balance will be due a week before the retreat begins. Full payment is due if when registering after December 1.

Prices subject to change without notice.