Women Identified Deep Musical Dive with Lauren Arrow and guest teachers Ila Cantor & Tiana Cicco!
9 zoom evenings - 3 in-person daylong retreats
6 private sessions
Tuesday Nights on Zoom and Saturday Daylong Retreats in Occidental starting in late March
from 6:00 - 8 PM PST
(scroll down for dates)
A special 'distanced' zoom edition is available for those not able to make in-person retreats
Access to the online video Baritone Basics Series
Access to the Soulful Singing Sisterhood Songbook + Membership
Private Bloom into Song Facebook Group
From Ila Cantor, Co-facilitator of Bloom into Song
Being a musician is many things: It is an embodiment of our creativity, it is skill development, it is an immersion into the language of emotions, it is sound-sculpting, number-bending, time-skipping, texture-weaving, and it is so much more! And that’s why there are so many ways to be a musician.
In this series, we will explore the art of musicianship with our instruments. We will create original music using simple tools and concepts that are rooted in music theory, yet accessible by our intuition. Expect creative assignments with your guitars/ukes each week. We will also enjoy on-site practice, giving you a clear and simple direction to practice more at home, as well as intellectual explorations to help ground and expand what our ears love to hear.
It’s true that becoming more skilled can take some work, but don’t worry, work is effortless when we’re having fun! That’s why they call it “playing” music. The more ways you learn how to play, the more fun you can have.
You have a basic grasp of your instrument of choice- but you're desiring to go deeper. Diving into more challenging realms of sound and rhythm we'll open up your musical world and help level you up while staying grounded to your musical roots.
There's always more we can explore when it comes to your creativity. If you're feeling like you're ready to repot your sproutling into the soil, this group is for you.
If you can sing and play your instrument fluidly, have knowledge of all the major chords and their placing, and a solid strum and finger picking pattern, then Sproutling will hold you wonderfully!
I hold a deeply safe space where mistakes are celebrated and edges are stretched to help you BLOOM into your song. Scroll down for dates and deets!
- Diving deeper into your instrument of choice and understanding higher levels of theory & rhythm.
- Taking your songwriting to the next level and breaking free from old patterns
- Learning how to collaborate with others in an environment that encourages your creativity.
- Understanding the basics of home recording, music videos, and sharing your work online.
- Strengthening your voice and cuddling up with your edges
- Exploring more challenging group songs + exquisite harmony
- Flowing into improvisation/ channeling
- As always, Magick, Ritual + Play!
BLOOM consists of 9 in-person groups starting in March and going through June, from the Spring Equinox to the Summer Solstice. We meet on a near weekly basis.
3 Daylong Retreats with Full Bloom
During these daylong retreats we will connect with our sisters from both Bloom groups, bringing the tools we've gathered into practice in a day-long journey with song and joy!
9 Zoom Evening Mastermind Groups
We will be focusing on 5 topics during these evenings: instrument & rhythm basics, vocal strength & group singing, improvisation & songwriting-receiving, and recording with a simple home studio, videos, & online sharing.
6 One - On - One Sessions with Lauren
Dive deeper into personalized instruction with Lauren during these 30 minute sessions. If you would prefer to have an hour you can combine 2 sessions. Sessions expire one year after purchase.
If you're unsure if you qualify for this group, please set up an interview with Lauren so she can assess your level.
Please check dates before scheduling an interview!
Saturday Song Retreats with Full Bloom
Occidental, California, 11-5pm
(30 minutes West of Sebastopol, 1 hr North of Marin)
April 24 - May 22 - June 12
9 Tuesday Evening Zoom Groups
Location: Zoom, 6:00 - 8 pm
April 6 - 13 - 27
May 4 - 11 - 25
June 1 - 8
COVID19 Safety for Retreats:
All of our in-person daylong retreats in Occidental, CA will take place outside & socially distanced (6-12 feet apart without masks and under 6 ft masked). You will be asked to take an in-home Covid test 5 days before each of the retreats and your temperature will be taken the morning of the retreat. Hand sanitizer/wipes will be provided and you will bring your own food/drinks for the day. There will be private set-up nature pee stations and if you need to poo or use the kitchen you'll wear masks inside.
There are 6 spots total for this group. The group includes:
- 9 2-hr Zoom evening sessions Co-facilitated by Ila Cantor
- 3 daylong retreats and ritual Co-facilitated by Tiana Cicco (and sometimes Ila!)
- 6 30 minute one-on-one Zoom sessions with Lauren
- Membership to the Soulful Singing Sisterhood + Songbook
- Access to the Baritone Basics video series
If this group SINGS to you, please contact Lauren by filling out the doohickey below. Please make sure to check the dates first before scheduling an interview.
Keep in mind that this group is a significant financial investment. There are a couple different tuition tiers you can engage in and Lauren does her best to accommodate all needs. During the interview call if it feels like a fit, Lauren will discuss enrollment and tuition.
If you'd like to be on Lauren's mailing list, click here
or the Womens Facebook ExpressSING group here.
Please fill out the form below to schedule an interview!