Vocal Techniques Workshop

Led by Cheryl Keller


Cheryl Keller

B.A., Pomona College, M.M., Holy Names University

Cheryl Keller is a versatile soprano who performs music from the Baroque period to the present. Best known for her work in contemporary music, she has collaborated with many San Francisco Bay Area composers, and sung numerous premieres to critical acclaim. Ms. Keller has served as Music Director of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, Music Director of the Girls’ Choir of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Music Director and Board Member of the Junior Bach Festival, and is a Past President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She was a member of the music faculty of Holy Names University, and continues to teach voice at her private studio in Berkeley and present workshops on vocal technique.

Improvisational Drumming

Led By Philip Didlake

A Cantabella alumnus, Phil Didlake is a drum facilitator trained in the healthRHYTHMS protocol and recently completed his music therapy degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. While pursuing his studies, Didlake served as president of the New England Region – American Music Therapy Association for Students, organized and ran a weekly drum circle facilitation group, and was featured in a Berklee press release recognizing inspiring students in the 2016 graduating class. Didlake is on a team developing an evidence-based drumming protocol known as Drum massage and continues to build communities around drums, music, and dance. He has recently completed a six-month Music Therapy Internship with Music For Therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to provide drumming interventions from children and adults of all abilities. A drummer and multi-instrumentalist, Didlake has over 8 years of experience facilitating rhythm and inclusive musical events to promote individual and organizational growth.

Music Theory in Action Workshop

(aka “Eurythmics”)

Led By Yoriko Richman

Yoriko Richman holds a BA in Piano from Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo, Japan. She studied jazz drums at Yamaha Drums School. She obtained professional performance degree in jazz piano and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. She graduated from the Dalcroze School of Music in New York and received a Dalcroze International License. She has also taught a teacher’s training program at the Dalcroze School of Music in New York. She is a former preparatory division faculty of Mannes College of Music. She then taught the Dalcroze method to children at Showa Academia Musicae in Japan. She also held a teacher’s training program for the Dalcroze method at Maister Music School, Microcosms Music School and The Dalcroze Japan in Japan. She proceeded to study postgraduate program at Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland. She has been a preparatory division faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1999. She held a workshop for the Dalcroze International Conference in Japan. She has been also a faculty member of San Francisco Girls Chorus since 2014.