Vlada Tomova is excited to invite you to three different folk singing offerings: Vlada will be either leading, or hosting on Zoom in the upcoming months. She is planning on May and June for now, and shall see how life goes after that in these unprecedented times.

Feel free to pass this on – all levels are welcome, and the classes are by donation, or free!


Sing Bulgarian ornaments with ease! – Vlada will lead with this one to start

  • Mondays, 8-9 PM EDT (45 min singing, 15 Q&A, send in your recording for feedback)
  • 15$ suggested donation (pay what you can)
  • starting May 4

Learn your favorite Bulgarian folk songs with a native singer! – Vlada will lead with this one to start, with special guest teachers

  • Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm EDT (if you have a song you’ve been aching to learn, or find out more about its meaning, send it her way)
  • 10$ suggested donation (pay what you can)
  • starting May 9

International folk song exchange! – led by native singers from around the world

  • Sunday, 4:30-5:30 pm EDT (Q&A follows)
  • FREE!
  • May 10 – Mavrothi Kontanis (Greece), a great singer, oud player, and teacher, well known and loved in the EEFC community mtkontanis-music.com/home.html
  • May 17 – Lemon Guo (China) – a versatile vocalist, composer, and sound artist, Yasna Voices member lemonguomusic.com
  • May 24 – Galina Durmushlijska (Bulgaria)one of the beloved voices of Dobrujda, Northern Bulgaria, fantastic singer and teacher, will join direct from her beautiful traditional Bulgarian home in Kotel

Next Vlada will be inviting great native singers from the following places/traditions (not in any particular order):
South India, Turkey, Syria, Persia, Romani, Serbia, Cuba, Armenia, Mexico, Sudan, Russia, Appalachia, Sepharic, Yidish, Argentina, Spain, Georgia, Albania, and more more – suggestions are very welcome!

Valda’s desire is to create an opportunity for more sharing and connectedness in our singing community during these slower times; to open our ears and throats to new music, ideas, and techniques; see old friends, and meet new singers and cultures, close and far.

Please send Vlada a note which class(es) are you interested in, so she can register you accordingly (space is somewhat limited by the technology), and send you details for contribution and meeting link.

Let’s-хайде-vamonos 🙂 Vlada can’t wait to see you on the Zoomside!

Vlada Tomova