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The Songs of Stevie Wonder

clif payne

Overview

In this course, students learn classic songs by Stevie Wonder as both soloists and background singers in preparation for an end-of-quarter student performance. The instructor shares information on proper vocal technique, stage presence, and interpretation, and helps students find the appropriate keys and sheet music. Participants are also welcome to bring in their favorite Stevie Wonder songs to try. A professional accompanist works with the class. Open to all levels.

Saturdays 1:30 – 3 pm
4/8 – 6/10 (10 weeks)
Clif Payne • $425

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Clif Payne (voice)

Evershift recording artist, international concert vocalist,and vocal coach. Studied jazz improvisation and performance with legendary jazz educator David Baker at Indiana University in Bloomington and studied vocal technique with Seth Riggs associates Chip Hand and Roger Burnley in Los Angeles. Discovered by Bobby McFerrin, Clif has performed or recorded with Freda Payne, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Champlain, Lenny Williams and Evelyn “Champagne” King and has opened in concert for Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick. Clif also teaches voice at the Castro Valley School of Music.

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