Doug King-Smith

Mongolian Overtone Singing (and WOODwork) workshop leader

Based in
Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Worldwide

Rates: negotiable

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I have been holding workshops since 2000.
In this time I have taught over 2000 people to sing Harmonics (that is how to sing 2 notes at the same time, traditional to the people of Mongolia and called Khoomii - pronounced 'Who Me?). It is an amazing vocal technique that opens up both the ability to listen - and to think around just how amazing sound is - If you are interested in singing this is a unique opportunity to learn something most of us consider impossible. (teacher for Oily Cart Theatre Company and countless groups).

I have also run all sorts of workshops such as making and playing Didgeridoo... recycled percussion Samba band... Tibetan Singing Bowls and Gongs... and then many things to do with wood.

I am a professional sculptor - and have work here and there around the country (including Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in Gloucestershire)... and as far afield as Japan.
I've run workshops with adults and children making things from wood - benches and tables - and carving too. Sometimes combining both of these by making a bench and carving into it (Stoke Gabriel Community Orchard, Newton Abbot museum, various schools). For 5 years I ran a community carving project called The Woodshed Collective in Totnes Devon.
I am now working to manage my own woods on Dartmoor National Park - involving many volunteers and hosting occasional events and activities.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


Organise a Workshop and come for free, maybe even make some money. I am happy to travel if my costs are covered. We agree a fee and then you can keep anything on top. This works well for groups and choirs interested in learning new vocal technique.

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