Classes AZ – OLLI

Learn how to sing and improve your voice!

Dr. Zimmermann offers a number of courses in OLLI-UA, Green Valley Campus, Green Valley, AZ.


Past OFFERINGS

Why Sing? ~ Sing yourself to Better Health and Well-being

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The impact of singing on health and well-being has seen a dramatic increase in the number of research projects in this area in recent years. This class will include an overview of current and recent scientific research attesting to the health benefits of singing. Class participants will also learn traditional rounds and part-songs while singing in unison and harmony. No previous musical training or singing experience is necessary. Through physical and vocal warm-up exercises and a variety of songs styles, participants will explore strategies and techniques to strengthen the singing voice and activate the health benefits of singing.

OLLI* Singers

A non-auditioned community chorus. No previous musical training or singing experience is necessary although experienced singers are welcome. Through physical and vocal warm-up exercises and a variety of song styles, participants explore strategies and techniques to strengthen the voice, increase singing range, projection, and even enhance memory. We will learn traditional rounds and part-songs from around the world while singing in unison and harmony. As a finale, the chorus will perform songs learned in class and lead a sing-along at a local senior care facility.


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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BEGINNER CLASSES

Why Sing? ~ Sing yourself to Better Health and Well-being

The impact of singing on health and well-being has seen a dramatic increase in the number of research projects in this area in recent years. This class will include an overview of current and recent scientific research attesting to the health benefits of singing. Class participants will also learn traditional rounds and part-songs while singing in unison and harmony. No previous musical training or singing experience is necessary. Through physical and vocal warm-up exercises and a variety of songs styles, participants will explore strategies and techniques to strengthen the singing voice and activate the health benefits of singing.

OLLI* Singers

A non-auditioned community chorus. No previous musical training or singing experience is necessary although experienced singers are welcome. Through physical and vocal warm-up exercises and a variety of song styles, participants explore strategies and techniques to strengthen the voice, increase singing range, projection, and even enhance memory. We will learn traditional rounds and part-songs from around the world while singing in unison and harmony. As a finale, the chorus will perform songs learned in class and lead a sing-along at a local senior care facility.

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L to R Priscilla Zimmermann, director, Olli Singers , Marilyn Schum, accompanist, performing for residents at Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

*Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) offer noncredit courses with no assignments or grades to “seasoned” adults over age 50. Since 2001 philanthropist Bernard Osher has made grants from his foundation to launch OLLI programs at over 120 universities and colleges in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Wikipedia page

Dr. Zimmermann also teaches classes for Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

1070 S Calle de las Casitas  Green Valley, Arizona 85614

Tel: 520.625.3440 ext. 7226  Fax:  520.625.2353