A Year of Piano Lessons in an Hour and a Half ~ with Dale LaDuke

Dale LaDuke

Fundamental piano developed to teach music theory to children. Popular with professional musicians and beginners alike.



Format of Class

Instructor-led discussion; In-class writing exercises; Experiential exercises (singing, playing, working on musical ideas together); Assignments to complete during camp.

Learning Tools

Handouts, Students demonstrating new technique learned


One-time class, each session is essentially the same


Pen and paper


Vocal Recording Technique ~ with Penny Nichols and Ed Tree

Here’s the workshop you have been waiting for! A chance to work with one of the most experienced vocal recording artists around in a real studio environment on one of your own songs! Learn all about how to give your best performance on a recording, how to communicate with the engineer/producer, how to stay on pitch, how to keep breathing, how to deal with anxiety in the studio, how to evaluate your performance, how to choose the best performance and how the recording process works. Plus you will leave the workshop with one of the best performances on a CD that you have ever done! Penny Nichols is an award winning, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and vocal arranger. She has recorded and toured with everyone from Jackson Browne to Jimmy Buffett and has a doctorate in Education (psychology of music) from Harvard University. Penny is the founding director of SummerSongs and the guiding force behind the SummerSongs community of songwriters that now reaches from coast to coast. For more info on Penny visit: www.pennynichols.com

Harmony Singing ~ with Penny Nichols and Dale LaDuke.

by Penny Nichols and Dale LaDuke.

Have you ever wanted to learn to sing in harmony better, how to do it and where it is appropriate in a song? You will have a chance to experience for yourself the fun and unique qualities of singing in harmony and how to begin to master the skills needed to sing well in harmony. You will learn listening techniques, how to recognize chordal relationships and how harmony fits into a melodic landscape. Don’t miss the fun of singing in harmony with your pals at WinterSongs West!