Last night we were thrilled to welcome Broadway veteran, award-winning soprano, and South Shore Conservatory faculty member, Dianne Legro to our show, My Generation. Broadcast live on 95.9 WATD-FM, Dianne discussed the South Shore Conservatory’s Adult Learning programs that reach every community on the South Shore as well as the class she is currently teaching in voice, The American Songbook. Interspersed throughout last night’s show were audio clips of Dianne’s renditions of some beloved musical standards. Two of her current students, Bob and Julie, also joined us and discussed how they decided to learning something new by taking up singing after retirement. As we learned, it’s all about having fun, keeping yourself engaged with something you love or always wanted to try, and continuing to learn and grow at any age.
Please click on the audio link below and enjoy the show!
The Arts are good for you!
There’s no getting around the fact that we all age. The good news is that aging creatively — through the arts — allows us to enjoy and embrace the process.
We are excited to offer the second session of American Songbook, a 6-week class taught by Broadway veteran Dianne Legro, starting Thursday, March 22, from 6-7:30 pm at SSC’s Hingham campus. This group vocal class, for adults and young adults, is a great way to get your feet wet vocally, in the company of others who may be new to singing, or at least new to singing outside of the shower.
Here’s what adult students from our first session last fall had to say:
“Any opportunity to try something new is always fun,” said adult student Julie Collinge. “Getting used to singing in front of a group of people and having someone tell you, ‘try this’ is a challenge.” But she enjoyed being part of a group because they could share the progress they were each making, and she enjoyed trying out some of the tips the others were receiving. “I get to sing the funny songs. I figure, as long as people are laughing at the words, they’re not listening to all the wrong notes! I had a wonderful time in the class and learned so much.”
Retired dentist Bob DiMaggio took the class to check “learning to sing” off his bucket list. “I didn’t read music, but I can carry a tune,” said Bob, who learned Gershwin’s Our Love is Here to Stay. “The class is very enjoyable. The most important thing about Dianne is she is an excellent teacher, she knows how to reach people and really helps them! I will take this class again!”
To register or learn more about American Songbook, visit http://sscmusic.org/class_american-songbook.html or call 781-749-7565, x10
For more information about the class that Dianne Legro teaches, please click here.