Singing in the Sacramento Valley

"Sing Softly" by James C. Glica-Hernandez 2006

After years of teaching voice privately or in a school setting, I’m taking my lessons on the road, as it were.

I’ve been joyfully affiliated with Woodland Opera House for twelve years and finally, I’m beginning vocal classes there.  It’s exciting to have yet another part of my life experience melded with this 100-plus-year-old theatre. 

As I’ve been preparing for my classes, I’ve been wondering why some people are afraid to sing.  Could it be because as the breath of sound begins, it resonates with one’s heart?  As this intimate expression of our feelings and art exits our bodies, it doesn’t stop until it finds its way to another’s heart.  I suppose to some, this might be fear-inducing; however, not to me.

This truth is simultaneously intimate and grand. 

The fear that we may feel is like a pain when we’ve been injured.  They are both simply messages to our brains that we have work to do to make things right.  Because fear and creativity cannot co-exist, we know that once we get beyond that fear, we have every opportunity to grow creatively and emotionally, and some would say, spiritually, through our art.

Woodland Opera House

If you are interested in participating or simply want more information check out my Facebook page for these lessons, James Glica-Hernandez @ Woodland Opera House.

Group lessons are on Thursdays at 6:00 PM.

Individual lessons are on Saturdays between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

I also teach privately from my home in the West Natomas area of Sacramento, California on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

For more information, call me, James Glica-Hernandez, at (916) 201-1168, or e-mail me at, for more information.  Feel free to visit my webpage at

I look forward to hearing your voice.


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