The next Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic on October 28!!!

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It’s been a while but we’re back!!! I will see you Saturday, October 28 from 4-5pm at The Blue Note Grill in Durham, NC for the next Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic. Sign up for a spot HERE or just show up!!!

See you soon…




Rissi Palmer Songwriting & Vocal Performance Camp, July 10-14!!!

July 10-14, I will be teaching a Songwriting/Vocal Performance camp for kids ages 8-16 at Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham. We’ll be composing, learning a little theory, as well as exploring movement and using our voices. It will be a great time!!! There are a few spots left…reserve your spot or get more information today by clicking HERE.

The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic 3/25/17 (Recap)

This was our first The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic of 2017 and our first back in Durham, in our new home, The Blue Note Grill. We had some veteran performers as well as a newcomer that wowed the crowd. You can check out their performances below:

As you can see, it was a GREAT show!!! I am pleased with our partnership with The Blue Note Grill and look forward to doing it again on Saturday, May 6. I hope we’ll see you there!!!  You can sign up for a performance spot HERE.

Until Next Time…


New Year, New Location, New Time for the Relative Pitch!!!


Happy New Year everyone!!!  I know, I’m a month late…sorry!  As many of you know, my family and I recently made the move to Durham and have been busy settling in. In addition, I am preparing to release a new album and do some touring. Needless to say, 2017 is already off to a busy start.

After much consideration, I made the decision to move The Relative Pitch back to Durham this year. I want to take this opportunity to say that the two years we spent at Sola Coffee Cafe in Raleigh were amazing and John Luther and his staff were nothing short of wonderful to me and I hope that you all will continue to patronize this great establishment. On Saturday, March 25 at 4pm-5pm, we will resume The Relative Pitch Youth Open mic at one of the best BBQ and music venues in Durham, The Blue Note Grill!!! Our performers will now be on a full fledge stage, complete with lighting and sound (AND a sound man that is not me or my husband…yay!!!).

I hope that you will join us at our new location and know that you will love The Blue Note Grill as much as I do. You can sign up for a performance slot HERE. I’ll see you on March 25!!!


The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic November 12, 2016 show (Recap)

This was the last show for 2016 and the performers did not disappoint!!!  It was another night of girl power and lots of instrumentalists and songwriters. This ends my 4th year of hosting and it’s wonderful to watch so many performers return and witness their growth. Anyway, here are some highlights from the show:

The show will be back in 2017, so please stay tuned and sign up now HERE.

Happy Holidays!!!



Walltown Children’s Theatre offering Songwriting class this fall…taught by Rissi Palmer.

I adore Walltown Children’s Theatre and all the amazing things they do in the Durham community and I am proud to now be a part of their staff! In addition to returning as one of the choir directors for Raising Voices Children’s Choir (which starts on Monday, September 12 and it’s FREE to join!!!) , starting next Wednesday, September 7 at 5:30pm, I will be teaching songwriting. We will explore various genres’ writing styles, basic song structure, publishing and admin, and the students will have an opportunity to place their songs in a very special project I’m working on. If you know of a young person who has a free Wednesday night and wants to learn to write songs, click HERE for more information.  Scholarships are available.