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The Faye Carol School Of The Getdown

"I had the first Rainbow Coalition:

black, white, men, women, young, old, gay and straight. We love each other and learn music together.

Do you want to join the family?"

Now Accepting Enrollment For Summer/Fall 2019:


Berkeley Classes Are Wednesday Nights

August Session: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

September Session: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

San Jose Classes Are Thursday Nights

August Session: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (No class August 1st)

September Session: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


Donate now to secure your space!

Donation: $280 for entire 4 week session


Specify session of interest in special instructions to seller.

Address will be provided when donation transaction is completed. No refunds.

About the school:

This adult and young adult workshop series is open to students of all levels & singing experience.  


Improve and/or develop musicianship, improvisation skills, and stage presence. Have fun & increase confidence in a supportive environment.   End of session concert for family & friends followed by a delicious potluck dinner.


The class is accompanied by pianist  Joe Warner.  Each student is asked to bring music in their key to the 1st class. Both group & individual singing is offered.


The School of the Getdown meets Jam Camp West!!

Teaching the young folks in the woods, 2018 

Exceptional Piano Accompaniment By 

Joe Warner

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Young folks love Mama Faye, Mama Faye!!

Getdown Family Voices

Students who complete the vocal workshop series occasionally have opportunities to perform with professional singers, musicians, and more School Of The Getdown alumni.  Past venues include Yoshi's, Eastside Arts Alliance & the Black Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area. 

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