sometimes called Vocal Improvisation Nourishing Everyone gathers together singers to create spontaneous musical play and composition that will open hearts and make souls sing! 

Based on improvised Circlesinging in the lineage of my teachers Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, David Worm, Joey Blake and Judi Vinar and more, we evolve into leaderless forms of improvisation learning and reinforcing the building blocks of musical concepts (Rhythm, melody, harmony, etc) then applying this knowledge to improvised structures spontaneously creating music together with deep, compassionate and generous listening. We occasionally bring this form of music making into the community with performances or collaborations with other artists. Performance is always optional.


V.I.N.E. continues on Monday evenings

 at Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue


Starting with some Drop-Ins Sings

(Drop-in sings are open to everyone, especially for those who wish to try vocal improv out for the first time or cannot commit to a registered session. We have found that we can go deeper into this work when we have the same singers each week to build upon the skills and relationships with each other. (Drop-ins are also welcome the first date of each session)

Monday, January 29, 2024 - 7-8:30pm (All Voices)

cost by donation (suggested $15-$25)

V.I.N.E. is growing and to meet the needs of all the voices who wish to improvise I will be offering a Making Roots class and an Integrated Class

MAKING ROOTS - Open for all voices and levels of experience but definitely for those who may be shy with their voice or want a little more time for developing skills like singing patterns, harmonies, rhythms and understanding the “roots” of Vocal Improvisation allowing you to more freely create spontaneous music with others.

MAKING ROOTS will run from 6:15 to 7:15pm

INTEGRATED - This class is open to all voices. There will be some skill building and exercises but the main focus will be finding ways to sing together within different improvisation structures. If you are new to singing and improv it may be better to start with Making Roots but that is not always the case with everyone so please speak with me if you have any questions whether this class if for you.

INTEGRATED will run from 7:30 - 9:00pm

Session 1 -  7 sessions

Feb 12 (Drop-ins welcome), 26  March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1

Investment for session 1 - Making Roots - $100   Integrated - $150 

Both $240


Session 2 -  7 sessions

April 8, 15, 22, 29  May 6, 13, 27

June 3 - Performance (optional)


Investment for session 2 - Making Roots - $100  - Integrated - $150 

Both $240


Investment for Sessions 1 & 2. 14 weeks. -   Making Roots - $180    Integrated - $280

Both Making Roots and Integrated = $450

** If you are also a current Soul Song Circle Singer you will receive 10% off your VINE fees.


No one turned away due to lack of funds

cash, cheque made to Karen Porkka or etransfer to


Looking forward to making music up with you!


A heartfelt thanks for all who support V.I.N.E. with attendance, love and enthusiasm for all that
Vocal Improv has to offer!  

Please contact Karen with any questions you may have.


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