The Bluegrass Voice – How to Develop the Bluegrass “Sound” in Your Singing with Dede Wyland

Saturday, April 22, 2:45 – 4:15 PM

Looking to develop a “bluegrassier” vocal sound? This workshop is for you!

The workshop will begin with a review of basic vocal tips and techniques that will help to open up your voice, improve range and enhance tone quality.

Secondly, you will learn how to develop an authentic bluegrass vocal sound without distorting or disguising your natural voice. We will focus on the six elements inherent to the bluegrass sound including: vocal production, phrasing, timing, syncopation, ornamentation and finding the right key.

This workshop is open to ages 16+ (students under the age of 16 should speak to us prior to registration).

DEDE WYLANDSinger and guitarist Dede Wyland’s work with Tony Trischka and Skyline brought her international acclaim and made her a role model for a generation of younger female bluegrass musicians. Since moving to the Washington-Baltimore area in 1990, Dede has established herself as a sought-after vocal coach and teaches privately as well as at music camps around the country.


Takoma SPARK
7112 Willow Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Please note masks are required for all workshop attendees. Students are encouraged to wash hands upon arrival.


We require a minimum of 3 attendees for all group classes & workshops. Classes will be cancelled if we have not met the 3-person minimum 72 hours in advance of the start time.

In the event of a cancellation, you may choose between either (1) a full refund, or (2) a full credit to private lessons or a future workshop.

In the event the 3-person minimum has been met, registration remains open at a slightly higher cost for the final 72 hours before the class.

$55 Workshop

BLUEGRASS DAY Special! Purchase both workshops for $100 (add both workshops to your cart, then enter code BUNDLE10 at checkout).

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