Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I Was Nominated for an Oakland Indie Award!

Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) nominated for a 2014 Oakland Indie AwardI'm honored to be a nominee for an Oakland Indie Award along with an exciting group of Oakland artists, nonprofits, and businesses! You can find me on the nominees list under the Oakland Soul category.

The 8th Annual Awards celebration this Friday night, May 30, promises to showcase an array of performers, food, vendors, and all-around Oakland-lovers. I'll be there! If you see me, don't hesitate to introduce yourself!

The 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards
Friday, May 30, 2014
6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Kaiser Center Roof Garden 
(300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA)
Get tickets!

Eat * Drink * Dance * Shop * Party
1300+ Oakland lovers partying under the stars! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mind-Body-Spirit Tools for Singers: A Successful Workshop!

Mind-body-spirit tools workshop for singers taught by Lisa B and Daria
photo by Ouida Joi
My co-teacher Daria and I are still thrilled that our first workshop for singers, given earlier this month at my Oakland, Calif. home, was so appreciated, and that it ran so smoothly! We had a wonderful group, composed of professionals, semi-professionals, and beginners (see photo at right, which lacks the other man who attended). They all left the workshop beaming and excited about their next steps as singers.

Keep your ears open for news of this same workshop to be given in August in Marin County, and for the next one in the series, which will be offered again at my home in Oakland, also in August. 

Here is some feedback from the participants:

  • I really enjoyed the combination of energy and vocal work." - Chris R.
  • "What a wonderful workshop today! What I appreciated most was that it was not your typical vocal workshop  exercises, sing a song. It truly was a complete overview  mind, body and spirit. I have taken a lot of workshops and lessons and none of them have ever touched upon the metaphysical/spiritual aspects as the two of you did." 
  • "It was full and rich beyond any expectations I could have had. I really enjoyed the balance of energy awareness and singing technique." - Ouida J.
  • "The workshop was amazing. I really enjoyed the guided meditations and learning about the chakras. Still thinking about it all!"
  • "Great start to discovering the artist in myself." - Tricia H.
  • "It was a great experience. I hope you two will continue the series."
  • "You complement each other well. You are a great team! Who knew chakras can support singing!?"