This is a 2 hour workshop to guide singers in the use of a highly beneficial classification of voice

exercises. Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract exercises include Lip Trills, Humming, use of skinny straws,

and the KING of all of SOVT exercises, LAX VOX which uses a specific kind ot straw/tube partially

submerged in water, to create an optimal condition in the vocal tract for superior vocal

development, healthy singing, recovery from laryngitis and more.

Singers will need their own standard 20oz (cheap kind with narrow top) bottle of water and one of these 3 options: Lax Vox Tube (adequate), PocketVox (Excellent), MaskVox & PocketVox combo (BEST option). They can be ordered here:, or purchased directly from Ted, if you will be seeing him before then. He will also have them for sale on site at the workship. All PocketVox and/or MaskVox purchase from Sing-Gevity will come with a DISCOUNT coupon for this workshop!! NOTE:  This workshops is for those who are unable to attend Harmony College NW this year, or who cannot fit the similar class in their schedule. It is essentially a training session on how to get the most of your Lax Vox device. NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10am- 12pm Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church[         click for directions] 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502

HARMONY Singer Workshop

This 2-hour workshop will focus on specific skills and responsibilities of the HARMONY singers

(Bass, Baritone and Tenor) in a Barbershop - Sweet Adeline - quartet or chorus. Singing into the

sound. Supporting the lead/melody. Responsibilities of YOUR part. Being an artist. Finding your

personality and more!

Though focusing on HARMONY SINGER issues, LEAD singers will benefit from learning this as well!!! We’ll cover the implications of the Harmony singers’ role in the context of the Lead singer. NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 1pm - 3pm Location: Queen Anne Baptist Church[         click for directions] 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109


Get yourself on the path to faster, more accurate music-learning by learning to sight-sing. This

course will have you moving from zero to intermediate “sight-singer” in just 2 hours. You will learn

some very basic music-reading theory, as well as how to find your notes INSTANTLY while you

sing. Intervals? No problem! Rhythms? You bet! While aimed at beginners, those who can read

music already will discover new and MUCH SIMPLER ways of approaching sight singing.

NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10am-12pm Location: Queen Anne Baptist Church[         click for directions] 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109


This 2-hour workshop will focus on what to listen FOR when singing barbershop. HOW to listen to

other singers, to the chords, to the musical elements. How do hearing (in our heads) the chords,

help us to sing our music more accurately and more artistically? Increasing your Aural Awareness

will open whole new worlds of barbershop BLISS!!

NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1pm - 3pm Location: Queen Anne Baptist Church[         click for directions] 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Effective SINGER’S POSTURE and All about the BREATH

This 4-hours worth of instruction is for Beginners through advanced singers - All will benefit from the concepts and exercises in this one-of-a-kind workshop focusing on LOOKING like a great singer through optimal and effective body alignment (including the face!) that is engaging, relaxed and supportive of outstanding singing. PLUS Everything BREATH related - to help the participant to MASTER the Breath, quick, full and silent inhalation, BREATH SUPPORT demistified, Breathing with and FOR expression, Stagger Breathing and more!! The participant will come away with a solid understanding of Posture and Breath, along with several exercises and ways to develop the concepts - and how to incorporate them into their music. While these concepts will obviously involve other aspects of singing such as resonance, for example, the overwhelming focus will be on the posture/alignment issues and “all things breath- related”.

Wavebox Singing

This innovative approach to singing in the barbershop style and transferable to other styles, developed by Paul Ellinger has gone VIRAL. Ted has been trained and certified by Paul to teach Wavebox Singing. What is it? It is an all-encompassing set of tools and concepts to build barbershop technique and artistry - in a very “user-friendly” package. This Introduction to Wavebox Singing will be a HANDS-ON approach in which participants will be applying the concepts and skills to their own singing. GREAT for quartets and WHOLE CHORUSES as well as individuals! All levels of singers are encouraged…from the brand new singers to seasoned veterans! Whether you’ve been introduced to Wavebox singing already or if you are hearing about it for the first time, this incredible set of concepts is for YOU! NEXT WORKSHOP: TBD Location:TBD

Resonance Alignment through Vowel Modification

This cutting-edge, “science of sound”-based skill-set developed by Scott Kitzmiller is being used by some of today’s top quartets, such as Instant Classic, Forefront, New Fangled Four and others. Learn how to maximize your voice resonance in the context of the barbershop sound - and blend like never before!! Ideal for quartets and choruses, and beneficial to ALL singers! All levels of singers are encouraged…from those just starting out, to professional-level singers. NEXT WORKSHOP: TBD Location: TBD

General Vocal Development Workshop

Learn the basics of singing with a freely produced, powerful tone with the ability to move an audience. Participants will begin to develop healthy and versatile skills in vocal production, and will each go home with warm ups and a plan for personal vocal development. Participants will receive FREE copies of Ted’s unique “Vocal Conditioning Warm-up”, which normally sells for $15.


Location: TBD

Mastering Intonation!!

Do you really listen the right way to truly sing in tune? Intonation is an “exact spot”, not a general area - and you can learn to hear and feel it!! Learn to MASTER your intonation and sing INTO THE SOUND. It will revolutionize your experience of RINGING CHORDS!! Participants will be provided with FREE coipies of the full set of Ted’s incredible “Tuning Drones”, which normally sell for $20! NEXT WORKSHOP: TBD Location: TBD

Quartet Development Workshop

Learn the in’s and out’s of being in a quartet. Just for fun? Show Quartet? Contests? Learn how to develop your brand, select repertoire, rehearse, select coaches and more! This workshop is designed with the novice quartetter in mind. Get all your questions answered and set yourself squarely on the path to a GREAT future in QUARTETTING! NEXT WORKSHOP: Announcing soon.

Sectional Leadership Workshop

This workshop is designed to help section leaders (or anyone interested in learning more about it) to gain some tools, skills and understanding on how to maximize progress during a sectional rehearsal. NEXT WORKSHOP: Announcing soon.

Audacity for Barbershoppers Workshop

Based on the popular class I have taught at Harmony College NW, participants will learn how to use the free audio recording software called Audacity, to record rehearsals, make learning tracks, supercharge your repertoire practice, make demo recordings for marketting online and more. NEXT WORKSHOP: Announcing soon.

Understanding Judging Workshop

This workshop is designed for singers who want to get an overview of how barbershop performances are judged and scored in BHS and SAI contests. This information is used to develop a practical approach to quartet and chorus development that addresses the needs of the audience in the context of a contest performance. NEXT WORKSHOP: Announcing soon.
Take your singing to the next level with these one-of-a-kind workshops  - for men and women - with one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier voice teachers and coaches for barbershop singers, quartets and choruses. Presents! Earlybird 1 week prior  and on-site Individual $20 $25 Quartet $65 $85 Groups of 5 or more $15/singer $20/singer

Workshop Prices

Click on the buttons below  to register for the workshops of your choice. Times and Locations Vary.
Audacity Sectional  Leadership Understand Judging Quartet Development Wavebox Singing Vocal Development Resonance Alignment Tuning Drone Intonation Vocal Development Tuning Drone Intonation Quartet Development
For Customized Workshops, Chorus and Quartet Coaching and Private Voice Lessons (any age, ability, style), contact Ted here: 253-237-4641 (253-23-SING-1)
Sectional  Leadership Audacity Understand Judging
Ted’s Other Links: 4.0 quartet - Evergreen District Quartet Champions 2015 Seattle SeaChordsmen - Where do you do YOUR singing? Ted’s SQUARE STORE - Purchase 4.0 CD, Chromatic Tuning Drones, Vocal Conditioning Exercises, Voice Lessons and Coaching.
Take your singing to the next level!
© Ted Chamberlain 2016
Groups, contact me: 
Sing-Gevity Sing-Gevity NW Voice Studio NW Voice Studio Contact Ted Contact Ted TED ’SHOPS
Vocal and Performance-related workshops designed with Barbershop singers in mind.
Wavebox Singing Resonance Alignment Posture & Breath Lead Singers Harmony Singers REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER Ear Training Sight Singing REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER More Events Coming Soon! NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!


This is a 4-hour workshop on Saturday December 30, 2017. The first half is from 10-noon and

the second is from 1-3pm.

This workshop will set your path of vocal development and performance excellence for the coming year. We will learn some great ways to develop the voice (including expressiveness), exercises and techniques; Understand YOUR voice’s specific needs; and develop a custom daily warm up routine for you to use over the coming months. NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday, December 30,  2017, 10am- 3pm (with an hour break for lunch) Location: True Grace Church in Lacey   [<-- click for directions] 5615 30th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503