Cathleen Wilder, Voice Teacher
Laughing Spirit Music Project

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My life's work is called the Laughing Spirit Music Project and I am the originator of the popular workshop, How to Sing in the Shower. Originally a folk singer/songwriter, I later studied classical singing and hold Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Oregon and have sung with the Oregon Bach Festival, the San Francisco Symphony, the Eugene Chamber Singers and the Eugene Opera as well as folk venues such as Sam Bond's Garage, the Hopvine and Northwest Folklife.

I consider myself a dynamic, fun and inspiring teacher, and my highly effective style draws from a variety of disciplines (including, yoga, dance, world music, psychology and spirituality) as well as nearly forty years of combined performance and teaching experience.

I am known for playful, holistic, non-judgemental teaching style as well as my laser-like ability to diagnose singers' specific needs and to provide tangible solutions that lead to immediate and lasting benefits.

My work is valued by people from all walks of life, seasoned performers and closet singers alike. My workshops and clinics have been enjoyed at Seattle Folklife, the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, Willamette Valley Folk Festival and by numerous community and church choirs, including: the Center for Spiritual Living's Choir of Light, the Sacred Fire Choir, Seattle Labor Chorus and the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Community Chorus.