Kari has been leading singing classes and workshops for more than a decade. Kari draws on her vast experience as a Spanish and English teacher and her lifelong love for and experience with music to create a safe and encouraging environment for new and experienced singers alike. Just bring along your love for singing, and everything will fall into place in our safe and supportive circle of song.

Testimonials from workshop participants:

“Kari is a true professional and an expert at what she does.  She is a very skilled teacher.  Music lessons with her exceed  my expectations.  And, for the icing on the cake, she makes learning fun.”

“A special thanks to Kari for so humbly sharing your incredible talent and for being so patient and encouraging as we all seek our own voice.”

July 6-8, 2018:

Mountain Mama Madness

#40

“Country Harmonies”

(SOLD OUT – but contact Kathy Scott cbscott59@gmail.com for waiting list info)

July 21-28, 2018:

Pinewoods

Harmony of Song and Dance Week

September 1, 2018

Songs from the Piedmont

~ a singing workshop for ALL ~

Saturday September 1, 2018 10am-6pm

Hosted by Catherine Shreve, Led by Kari Sickenberger, delicious lunch included

Join us for a day of singing songs from the Piedmont – IN the Piedmont. This culturally diverse region of NC has produced an array of traditional music, from Blues to Bluegrass, and much in between. We will explore some of these styles and sing some great songs from our very own stomping grounds (Kari resides in Asheville but is originally from Greensboro).

Harmonies will be developed. Voices will be honed. Good food will be eaten.

Friends will be found.

Lunch, compilation CD and lyric sheet packet included

10:00 – 12:30  Workshop

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch

1:30 – 3:30  Workshop

3:30 – 5:00  Free time (practice time)

5:00 – 6:00  Concert

Cost: $85

To register contact Durham host Catherine Shreve: CatherinewithC@gmail.com

September 28-30, 2018:

Apples in the Fall

Carter Family & Traditional songs in Floyd, VA

ALL meals by Stephanie Wolf are included $270

Host: Stephanie Wolf  333stephaniewolf@gmail.com

October 19-21, 2018:

LEAF Festival

in Black Mountain NC

January 13-20, 2019

Sing San Miguel presents: ¡Canto del Corazón!

~ Singing from the Heart ~

A homestay & workshop in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Hosted by Stephanie Wolf ~ Singing, Spanish, and Yoga by Kari Sickenberger

Join us for a week of heart-centered singing in traditional Mexican and American genres – Conjunto, Mariachi, Polka, Norteño…. And Country and Folk from north of the border too! We share much in common with our southern neighbors, and while visiting their beautiful country, why not learn and sing some of their beautiful songs – and share some of our own? NO Spanish language aptitude or singing expertise required….only a willingness to try, and an open heart. Some songs will be in Spanish and some in English, but ALL will be achievable, meaningful, and fun to sing. CD and lyric sheets provided.

The week will be peppered with lots of free time to explore San Miguel, a World Heritage Site and a culturally and historically rich gem of a city in Central Mexico. We will share 2 large, neighboring homes and hold workshop/classes on the rooftop terrace or beautiful, sunny living room, offer optional excursions, yoga, and Spanish Classes, and provide most meals (see schedule below) – subject to slight changes.

Stephanie will serve not only as caterer for most meals but also as all-around host and facilitator of activities with many ideas and suggestions for those who want to venture out on their own or as a group.

Sunday ~ Arrive and settle in – welcome snacks and beverages provided

Monday ~ Breakfast provided, walking tour of San Miguel, Singing 3-5,

optional Sunset Spanish class 5:30-6:30, Dinner provided

Tuesday ~ Breakfast provided, free day, Singing 3-5, optional Spanish class 5:30-6:30, free evening

Wednesday ~ Breakfast provided, Singing 10-12, free afternoon (Galleries? Hot springs?), Yoga class provided 3-4, optional Spanish class 4-5, free evening (sunset reservations as a group?)

Thursday ~ Breakfast provided, free day (Botanical gardens? Shopping?), Singing 3-5, optional Spanish class 5-6, Big Fancy Dinner and Music on the town included

Friday ~ Continental breakfast provided, optional excursions – mountain biking, art class, horseback riding, city tour, etc., Dinner provided, GROUP CONCERT 8pm

Saturday ~ Continental breakfast provided, Free day (again – Stephanie is happy to help you plan)

Sunday ~ ¡Adios, Amigos! (option to stay at the house a little longer; talk to Stephanie)

Contact Stephanie or me for details – just a few spots left, Amigos!

February 15-17, 2019

Mountains 2C presents: More Love

A singing weekend at Folly Beach, SC (google: 510 West Ashley) hosted by Leigh Pettus and Catered by Stephanie Wolf.

Join us for a weekend of singing more songs of love, and songs of more love, in a big, beautiful, Deltec beach home just across the street from the Ocean. No voice training or experience necessary to participate in this circle of song – just a desire to sing and share with kindred spirits and loving hearts. We will learn new songs, work on harmonies (if you’d like to) eat good food, and meet new friends.

We’d love to have you!

Schedule:

FRIDAY

Come! – any time after noon. You are on your own for dinner.

Evening workshop from 8 – 10pm

SATURDAY

Breakfast provided

Morning workshop 10-12:30

Catered lunch

Afternoon workshop 2:30 – 5

Sunset 5:30

Catered dinner

Concert (workshop participants only) at 8:30pm

SUNDAY

Breakfast provided

Gospel/Group singing 10-12 noon

Good-bye

Cost: $270 per person includes shared room lodging with linens (2-3 people per room,) 2 breakfasts, catered lunch and dinner Saturday, all workshops with lyric sheets, compilation CD including the songs we learn, and new friends.

To Save Your Spot:

Send non-refundable $50 check to Leigh Pettus 143 Avondale Ridge Road AVL, NC 28803. Non-refundable but yes-transferrable balance of $220 due by January 2.

Space is limited, and we expect to fill up quickly (maximum 12.)

Include with your deposit the following information:

1.Your name and address 2.Your email address 3.Your cell phone number 4.Your food restrictions/roommate preferences, if any

contacts: Leigh pettus57@gmail.com and Kari rosasmom@gmail.com

September 11-15, 2019

Announcing…..

New and Improved! MountainMamaMadness

~~An extended mountain singing experience with benefits~~

Wednesday Sept 11 – Sunday Sept 15, 2019 on Tray Mountain near Helen, GA

Hosted by Kathy Scott, Led by Kari Sickenberger

Some of the benefits include:

-fully catered meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks)

-12 hours of group singing workshops with Kari (themes will include harmony, traditional songs and ballads, and getting the most out of your voice)

-private singing or songwriting sessions with Kari

-yoga and hiking excursions with Kari

-guitar workshops with Kathy

-jam sessions with Kathy

-free time to enjoy all the mountain has to offer

-Saturday night CONCERT

(some details subject to change)

All inclusive – $525 includes all of the above

$250 non-refundable deposit saves your spot

Balance due August 1, 2019

Contact Kathy cbscott59@gmail.com or Kari rosasmom@gmail.com with questions