The Los Angeles workshops are starting to fill up, and I’ve gotten enough requests for East Coast workshops that I’ve set two dates: August 10-11 (New York) and August 17-18 (Boston). I’ll have venue information relatively soon.
Workshop 3: New York (Precise location TBA)
Saturday, August 10th, 2013; 10am-6pm
Sunday, August 11th, 2013; 1:45pm-5:15pm
Workshop 4: Boston (Precise location TBA)
Saturday, August 17th, 2013; 10am-6pm
Sunday, August 18th, 2013; 1:45pm-5:15pm
Prices are the same as the LA workshops: $195 per person, and $175 if you register by July 25th. Also, if you’re attending a workshop and refer someone, you both get $10 back.
Also, I’ll be extending the early registration discount for the LA workshops for another few days, until July 4th, 10pm. Information about the workshops is going out on a few mailing lists today, and I want to make sure people on those lists have an opportunity to take advantage of the discount before it expires. That’s it!
I’m trying out a new format for the Los Angeles workshops (July 13-14 and July 20-21). Instead of two full days, we’re going to do a full day on Saturday (10am-6pm) and a half day on Sunday (1:45pm-5:15pm). Prices are now $195 for both days, and if you register by the 1st of July, it’ll be $175. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons: First, my main audience in LA is classical singers, and most singers have church jobs on Sunday mornings. By starting later on Sunday, those singers won’t need to cancel work in order to attend. Second, everyone’s strapped for cash, and the idea of shelling out over $200 for a workshop is understandably difficult. By cutting back on the time, I can drop prices without cutting out too much content.
See the new workshop format here.
A few months ago, I put together a workshop at the University of Vienna on language learning. It was kind of a monster; we started at 9am on a Saturday and ended a bit after 7pm, with a 1 hour lunch break. 9 hours of teaching in a day. By the end, everyone was naturally a bit wiped out, but we had so much fun. I really like teaching in that format, and all the attendees really liked learning this stuff. The feedback forms were just overwhelmingly positive, and aside from a few suggestions to split the material into a 2-day workshop, it seems like we landed on a really good format for teaching my whole method in a weekend.
So I want to do this a lot more often.
Starting today, I’m planning two 2-Day workshops in Los Angeles for mid July, along with another 2-Day workshop in Vienna in November. I’m also interested in doing some East Coast workshops in August/September/October, though I don’t have quite the same network there as I do in Los Angeles/Vienna, so those are a little more tentative. But honestly, if I can drum up enough interest (let me know!), I’d happily flit around the world putting on workshops all the time. It’s fun to teach this stuff.
Anyway, you’ll find all the details, along with a fancy video with clips from the Vienna workshop and comments from the feedback forms at the new Workshop section of the website. If you want to attend one, but I’m not offering one in your area, let me know. If I get enough interest in a certain region, I may set one up near you.
In partnership with the Online School for Unconventional Academics, I’m putting on a day-long language learning workshop at the University of Vienna on March 30th, 2013. (And if there’s enough interest, an additional two workshops in April and May) If any of you are nearby, then check it out! For those of you who aren’t in Vienna, you might find the little workshop website entertaining anyways; there’s a 20 minute interview about language learning methods, and a little demo of my languages.