The Joy of Song: Voice to Stage

All Levels

This class will embrace the Joy of Song...Teresa's songs and yours. Having sung everywhere from the utterly unamplified, intimate setting of NYC’s Rubin Museum Theatre, to many recording studio settings, to Madison Square Garden, Teresa will teach the basic foundation of breathing and the support / flexibility / control that affords any singer (experienced or novice), as well as giving you a plan to take home for your daily practice. She will show you vocal techniques and tips that lend support to your song while sharing her valuable experience on how to keep nerves at bay, focusing and harnessing stage fright into usable energy for performance to help you experience the Joy of Song.

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About Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams grew up living the story of Americana music, picking and hoeing cotton on her family’s 7th generation West Tennessee farm. Surrounded by the music of the Delta, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Kentucky, she sang at church, Revivals and “Singings with Dinner on the Ground.” Teresa’s voice drips with the sweet authentic sound of the South as she delivers a powerful performance that brings her audience a deep feeling of living it right along with her.

When she moved to NYC, she joined Southern Comfort, and later Swing Fever. Teresa created the role of Sara Carter, the lead singer of The Original Carter Family, for the stage and for the BBC and PBS. She’s sung with Bonnie Bramlett, Mavis Staples, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Little Feat and toured with Jackson Browne and Hot Tuna. She is a frequent member of Phil Lesh and Friends and has been featured with Further, Lesh and Bob Weir’s post-Grateful Dead projects. She worked for almost a decade as a member of the Levon Helm Band at Helm’s famed Midnight Rambles in Woodstock, NY. For the first time, she was working with her husband, and with the release of their first duo album, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, they continue working and touring together with their own band.

Among the recordings on which Teresa appears are Hot Tuna’s Steady as She Goes, Jorma Kaukonen’s River of Time, and Ain’t in No Hurry; and Levon Helm’s 3 Grammy Award winners: Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and Ramble at The Ryman.She contributes her talents on Helm’s MerleFest Ramble, on the concert film, Love for Levon and the documentary, Ain’t In It For My Health. She and her husband, Larry Campbell, just completed their first duo record.

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