Suzannah Doyle Musical Genius

Recordings
Performing
Teaching / Music Musings
Music made for productions
Talk, Talk, Talk to me

Workshops & School Programs

divider line ribbon

Over the years, Suz has led and provided music for workshops on singing, songwriting, improvising, playing with Boomwhackers, and other topics. Here’s a list of a few of them.

Singing and speaking Without Fear

Jan 13, 2010  (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) graphic Suz ALL workshop

picture Suz, Vicki ALL workshopAdventures in Life Long Learning, Corvallis, Oregon.

An interactive 2 hour workshop about recognizing and releasing the blocks we hold to expressing our authentic voices, whether in singing or speaking. Co-presented with Vicki Hannah Lein of Outrageous Visions.

divider line

Boomwhacker Fun!

graphic Boomwhacker WorkshopApril 18, 2010, 2009 - Seven Feathers Casino, Canyonville

- a two hour playshop using Boomwhackers (tuned percussion tubes), given for 120 women who are members of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International  conference at Seven Feathers Casino, Oregon.
Photo by L.R. Smithdivider line

Taxi Rally

graphic Taxi PanelNov. 5-8, 2009 Los Angeles, CA USA

- Suz sat on a panel called “Writing Songs and Composing Instrumentals for Film & TV”, moderated by Taxi founder Michael Laskow. He interviewed her along with fellow Taxi composers Matt Hirt, Dean Krippaehne, Chuck Schlacter, Ed Hartman, Martin Haene, Vikki Flawith, Dave Walton, Barry French, John Mazzei and Tracey Marino.

graphic Suz Creativity workshopOn the closing day of the Rally, Suz co-led a Creativity Workshop along with Vikki Flawith and John Mazzei, in which she invited participants to explore on the spot songwriting and song stylizing.

Participant Ted Fox won the Brady Bunch T-Shirt for his punk rock rendition of “The Muffin Man,” and Trent graphic Brady Bunch t-shirt TedOliphant Wowed everyone with his Operatic Pizazz!

Yes, that’s right — a Brady Bunch t-shirt — with the entire theme song printed on it. How groovy is that?

divider line

Body Wisdom Wealth & Purpose Experience

graphic piano BWWP workshopJuly 13-16, 2009 Crystal Ballroom, Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

A four day healing workshop for entrepreneurs with Dr. Kirk Prine, Donny Lobree, and David Neagle. Suz provided improvised piano music with viola player Lobree, led specific songs on voice and piano throughout the event, and also led a singalong during one of the evening events. The event was sponsored by The Missing thread, which focuses on an archetypal system of success for activating purpose.
divider line

Singing (and speaking) Without Fear

singing workshopAdventures in Life Long Learning, Corvallis, Oregon. Feb 12, 2008. An interactive 2 hour workshop about recognizing and releasing the blocks we hold to expressing our authentic voices, whether in singing or speaking. Suz and participants explored how to PLAY again — using the voice suz workshop photowithout fear or judgment. At the same time, Suz demonstrated top secret performance tips, tricks and techniques to tap into the relaxed, natural voice inside everyone. The workshop ended with participants making up oodles of styles of singing one song (from country to Grand opera), and then Suz demonstrated some of her on-the-spot songwriting. Yahoo!

- photos by Tony Hayden.

divider line

Easy Improv for the Classical Teacher

April, 2007 A presentation by Suz for the Oregon Music Teachers Association, Corvallis Chapter. Suz led teachers through specifics of how to teach students to improvise and play by ear right away; how to integrate this information into traditional piano lessons, and how to encourage music play.

divider line

Right Brain Fitness

Jean Bonifas, Springboard Speakers Studio. Suzannah has joined Jean numerous times in presenting romps through tapping into one’s inner creativity through movement, storytelling and vocalizing.

divider line

Singing Without Terror

Unitarian Universalist Women’s Reatreat. A, fun small group experience with Suz and Vicki Hannah Lein at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Woman’s retreat at Triangle Lake, Oregon. Participants explored basics of music, improvisational play, and how to create song “styles”. At the end, participants co-wrote two fantastic songs celebrating the human spirit!

divider line

Live Out Your Piano Dreams

Group Classes through Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department and Gracewinds Music, 2001 to present.

Suz led students through the secrets of how songs are made from just 7 notes of a scale, how chords, harmonies, and styles are also made of the same building blocks, and how students can play songs right away using 3 simple chords.

divider line

Music Sequencing and software for Teens

Students did hands on sequencing and recording projects using digital keyboards and Roland MT200 sequencer and sound modules at Gracewinds Music.
divider line

Songwriting workshops

Suz has led numerous sonwriting workshops over the years, at her private music studios, through Gracewinds Music, through the local Olympics of the Mind groups, and through Corvallis Park & Rec and other venues.

divider line

artwork CD Recording Project: “Outta Sight”

Oregon State School for the Blind, Relan Colley’s Class. Suz visited the class several times, gave concerts, and coached students in playing and singing songs of their choosing. Then they recorded the songs and created a nifty Compact Disc of their own!

divider line

Building Communities Block by Block

Keynote concert and workshop presentation by Suz and 2-6-07 with Vicki Hannah Lein, Salem, Oregon

divider line

Keynote Concert & post dinner concert

With Vicki Hannah Lein at Kahneetah Lodge in Easter Oregon, November 2002
divider line

CD Recording Project: “Boomwhack Attack!”

Calapooia Middle School, Albany, Oregon, Cindy Miller’s class. Suz visited the classroom several times to teach students the fun-damentals of using Boomwhackers, tuned percussion tubes that are waaaaaayyyyy tubular, man! Students learned to play 8 songs, including one that they composed themselves. Then these were recorded and made into CDs — and every student got to have one. Pretty fun!

divider line

Keynote Concert with Vicki Hannah Lein

In Coos Baby, Oregon June 28, 2003
divider line

“Building Block to Learning: Developing Capable Children, Supporting professional You”

With Vicki Hannah Lein - Retreat by the Lake June 28-29, 2003 Care Connection, Coos Bay, Oregon
divider line

Seaside Oregon Wellness Retreat

A week of fun, healing and misc. Workshops. Suz gave a workshop on “Fun with Boomwhackers,” and, along with Vicki Hannah Lein, led a workshop on “Singing Without Fear.”