What you'll do
This experience is designed for anyone with basic knowledge of ASL, looking to improve! Experience structure: 1. Song Selection 2. Lyrics breakdown, we'll start to decipher the linguistics behind the lyrics and visualize how we can bring the words to life by painting a visual picture. 3. Practice together. 4. You're ready to spread your wings and fly! 5. Background info 6. Q&A about deaf culture
Try something new together
Try something new together
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Greetings! My name is Matthew Maxey and I'll be your deaf teacher/ host as you embark on the journey of how to interpret some of your favorite songs with American Sign Language! I'll be co-hosting this experience with a fellow co-worker that is generationally deaf so that you get the most optimal version of this experience! As a deaf performer that focuses in sign language and music being combined, I have been featured on MTV, CNN, Cole Haan, GQ, RiseUp, and on tour with Chance The Rapper! I started up DEAFinitely Dope a few years ago to try to play an active role in merging mainstream culture and deaf awareness through sign language and music!
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How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"I'll be broadcasting classes in whichever city I happen to be in, so if the background scenery changes, don't fret, the quality of the lessons won't change!"
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Matt will host a private group for up to 7 guests starting at $50.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests must have at least…
Try to have some previous knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) at one point! This is not a beginners course, but if you go to lifeprint.com and become familiar, you'll find that adding music to your lessons will become even more entertaining!
Slang Sign Language Music Interpreting