Werbeck Singing Summer Courses
Your favourite song just came on and you would love to sing along at the top of your voice, but you can’t, not under any circumstances, because – you’re tone deaf! Well, the time has come for us to reveal a truth that might not be too easy to accept.
There’s no such thing as a tone deaf person, it’s impossible! Anyone who can speak simply cannot be tone deaf, prof. Mikulić convinces us.
The voice, however, may be “trapped” because of physiological or other obstacles, which are removed by the Werbeck singing method. Everyone who wants to finally sing, has the chance to fulfil their dream this summer.
A Week to Remember
Werbeck singing summer courses (School of Uncovering the Voice), will be held in Orebić on Pelješac peninsula in Croatia . You may choose between two periods: July 22 – 28 and August 11 – 17, 2018. During the course week, the participants will meet twice a day in the Orebić Municipality Council Building in the mornings from 10 to 12, and from 17-19PM.
A Singing Work Day
The length of the course allows us to get deeper into creating musical instruments from ourselves, to understand our own voice better, as well as to understand the ways in which it can be more easily and efficiently used. Attention is also paid to the listening to other participants in the group. The week’s work is mostly focused on training by the Werbeck Singing Method, as well as on singing monophonic and polyphonic songs. You may use your free time for walks through Orebić. The rich tradition of this cradle of captains and sailors can be seen in the Maritime Museum. You may also visit the 15th century Franciscan monastery and taste the world-famous local wines while you have lunch.
Active and Fun
Pelješac offers various possibilities of Sea Recreation to anyone interested in a more active holiday: from swimming, surfing (the ideal position on the Pelješac Channel is in front of the town Viganj), water-skiing, rowing and sailing to diving and exploring various marine flora and fauna, as well as archaeological rarities. Of the recreation “on dry land” there is no lack of possibilities either: walking in nature, away from traffic, cycling, hiking, especially to the highest summit of Pelješac – St. Elias (Sv. Ilija), 961m.
If There’s Enough Time Left…
If you want to embark on sight-seeing Croatian historical and natural landmarks, take a deep breath first and enjoy the unspoiled nature of the hundred-year-old pine trees, cypresses, olive and almond trees, agaves and flowers. This will give you strength to continue. You have a truly wide selection of excursions to choose from – the islands of Korčula, Mljet, the city of Dubrovnik, the site of religious pilgrimage Međugorje… All of these locations can be reached by car, bus or boat in the blink of an eye. However, we have to warn you that neither of them has ever left anyone cold and if you visit one of them, you’ll feel the urge to visit another…. A week surely won’t be enough. The good news is that we will offer the singing course again next year.
How to get to us?
- By Bus
During the tourist season, Orebić is connected to Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb and Sarajevo by bus multiple times a day. More information at: Zagreb Bus Station (Autobusni kolodvor Zagreb) www.akz.hr , The Autotrans Group Rijeka (Autotrans Rijeka) www.autotrans.hr , Libertas Dubrovnik ( www.libertasdubrovnik.hr)
- By Car
If you travel on the D8 State Road (Jadranska Magistrala) from Dubrovnik, you will reach Orebić via Ston. When at Ston, turn onto the Pelješac Road (Pelješka cesta) which will bring you to Orebić in 60km. If you’re coming from the direction of Split, also take the D8 State Road via Makarska or Ploče to Ston where you can turn onto the Pelješac Road to Orebić. You can also get on a ferry with your car in Ploče and be in Trpanj in an hour, from where it will take you about 20 minutes to get to Orebić. More information on Croatia Traffic Info (Hrvatski Autoklub) www.hak.hr
- By Ferry or Passenger Boat
The fast boat coastal line connecting Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik docks in Korčula every day during the summer months. Once you’ve disembarked in Korčula, it will take you about 15 minutes to get to Orebić with a ferry or a passenger boat. The Katamaran line (Katamarska linija) Split-Korčula is the fastest connection between Split and Korčula in the summer months. Orebić can be reached by a passenger boat departing soon after the catamaran docks in Korčula. More information on: Jadrolinija (www.jadrolinija.hr), Mediteranska plovidba (www.medplov.hr)
- By Plane
If you’re arriving from most of the larger European cities, Airport Dubrovnik (Zračna luka u Dubrovniku) enables you to reach Orebić quickly. When you arrive to the airport, you have the option of organized transport to Dubrovnik Bus Station (Dubrovački Autobusni kolodvor), where you can catch a bus to Orebić. Rent-a-car is also available. More information on: Croatia Airlines (www.croatiaairlines.hr)
Prices and Payment
The price of the course is 250€ per participant. The price includes one individual lesson. An application fee of 100€ has to be paid (until June 16, 2018) on the account number (the account is owned by mr. Baldo Mikluć): 3225310425, Zagrebačka banka d.d., Zagreb, Paromlinska 2, Croatia (SWIFT/BIC: ZABAHR2X, IBAN: HR6423600003225310425): Accommodations are available in Orebić, Mokal (5km outside of Orebić), in a camp or tourist apartment, as well as in other neighbouring towns (Viganj, Kučište, Postup).