- Recognizing in the current songs melodies that are part of our musical background, learning to use them in creative singing and improvisation
- Exploring the different vocal sounds that we already have and learning to use them in songs like embellishments
- Learning to interpret songs with right feeling and passion
- Better understanding of yourself through singing, recognizing and sharing the uniqueness of your sound
- demonstrations on musical intelligence through improvisation and how to access this.
Richard Hartley is a New York-based pastor, singer, arranger, songwriter, actor and musical director who has spent much of his career helping other major artists sound their best. He's recorded and/or performed with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tricky, Kelly Price, Candi Staton, the Staple Singers,Edwin and Walter Hawkins,Celine Dion,Mary J Blige,Faith Evans,Diddy R.Kelly,a tv appearance with Ms Aretha Franklin and and a movie appearance with the legendary Diana Ross and more! He's been lauded by Luther Vandross,Ashford and Simpson,Andrae Crouch and others.
Starting as youth in New York, Richard began singing at the age of four in the church of god in Christ and grew up to be one of the premier choir directors in New York City. After being selected for a role in Vy Higgensen's "Mama I Want To Sing" he went on to hold several principal roles in this hit musical, touring in over twenty countries with this production and appearing on many cast recordings. He appears in two Mariah Carey videos and has performed on The Grammy Awards show, Late Night With David Letterman, Show Time At The Apollo, Soul Train, The Rosie Odonnell Show,The Soul Train Music Awards, Donnie and Marie and The Oprah Winfrey show!
Richard Hartley can be described as Luther Vandross onstage with Walter Hawkins and The Hawkins Family, infused with the rhythms of Sade and Maxwell as backed by a band reminiscent of Earth, Wind & Holy Ghost Fire!! Richard has travelled and performed in London, Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, West Africa, Australia, China, Turkey, Russia, Paris, Ghana, Senegal, all through the Caribbean, Greece, Vienna and Japan over 100 times!
For the past 14 years Rev Richard Hartley has served as Pastor and co-founder of HAVEN INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES in Rockaway New York, which began in the private home of our co founder Shepherd Mother Naomi Hartley! Haven is the home of the dynamic HAVEN HOUSE CHOIR...The choir has made tv appearances appeared at the Apollo Theater,Carnegie Hall and BBKINGS Club! and have recently recorded a soon to be released project, "Journey to the Good Life".
Wayne Ellington, artist from Manchester has a magnificent voice and an extraordinary talent, he was awarded in 2013 in Verona, at the Gospel Music Awards (GMA) Italy, as "Best International Male Artist".
After studying music at Brunel University, where he won the prestigious Prix Instrumental Sheridan, he worked as a Vocal Coach with different singers, schools and choirs, celebrities, and in particular with the Brunel University Choir.
For years, he has been conducting seminars all over the world, nine, with great success in Italy, exclusively for the Workshop of Novara Gospel Festival.
In January 2005 he founded the Manchester Project "Sing Out" with the 'intent to help reduce crime and anti-social behavior in the North-West of the UK, through the learning of music and songs, increasing the level of education and reinforcing the sense of community and unity.
Those who have had the opportunity to witness his performance during the past editions of the Festival, cannot fail to admit the excitement ... Wayne with his impeccable interpretations can, in fact, with innate simplicity capture the attention of the audience, involving them in an intense and exciting show.
Even the biggest names in contemporary Gospel as Donnie McClurkin, Myron Butler, Kurt Carr and Micah Stampley that during the past years, did not hesitate to invite him on stage to sing with them, giving us unforgettable and exciting moments, were fascinated by his voice.
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