Diana Yourke offers vocal workshops that teach vocal technique and embodiment as well as build community and incorporate singing of easily learned songs and improvisation. She uses her skills with individuals and groups of all sizes to bring awareness to the connection between the voice and body and how to produce sound with the greatest ease and least amount of effort. Diana is currently the conductor and co-director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus and works as a Teaching Artist in NYC public schools teaching music and dance in various programs. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies of NYC, and has studied improvisation extensively with master teachers Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon.
Jascha Hoffman is a singer, improviser and teacher in Brooklyn. He believes that the voice holds a strong connection to the body, heart and spirit—and that improvisation can help unlock its power. His most recent album, The Afterneath, was hailed as “a remarkable album and great achievement” by American Songwriter and aired on National Public Radio. He has studied intensively with master teacher Rhiannon, and has taught singers to improvise at Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, Bobby McFerrin's Circlesongs workshop, and schools from Brooklyn to Brazil. In 2015 he co-founded the Society for Spontaneous Singing, a weekly prompt for vocalists worldwide, and Sounding NYC, a monthly gathering for public singing in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.