The Handmade Music School presents Duet Singing with Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following COVID-19 guidelines. Cost is $30.
This workshop will delve into the incredibly varied and intimate world of vocal duets. While there may be as many ways to approach duet singing as there are singers, we’ll take this time to demonstrate and examine some of the many considerations to be made when arranging songs as a duet. Topics will include how we choose parts (assigning lead and harmony), finding the right key, and various stylistic choices to be made, as well as how to achieve a good vocal blend by examining phrasing, pronunciation, intonation, and tone production.
About the Instructors
Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small are active teachers and performers of old time, bluegrass, and country music. Their band, the New Macedon Rangers, is a regular at the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamborees and they have won many awards for their playing and singing at fiddlers’ conventions and festivals regionally and around the globe.
Handmade Music School COVID-19 Guidelines
All Handmade Music School instructors are fully vaccinated now and we are following all CDC guidelines for safe outdoor gatherings. This workshop will be capped at 10 participants and held outdoors with social distancing requirements in place.
Please read our outdoor events page for details on what to expect during our outdoor workshops.
We ask that everyone follow our safety protocols and requests in order to make these outdoor events safe and fun for all of us!