If you’re a fan of classic R & B, this class is for you. Sing your favorite solo and ensemble songs from the 60’s and early 70’s. Learn songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Sly & The Family Stone and male vocal groups such as The Temptations and The O’Jays. If center stage is not your thing, you can develop your background singing chops. Students are encouraged to bring in sheet music of their favorite songs in the appropriate key. Focus areas: roots of soul music, proper song and key selection, melodic phrasing, improvisation, harmonizing, band leading tips, preparation for live performance. The instructor will accompany this class each week. A rhythm section will be added for performances.
Lilan Kane (voice)
B.M. Music Business and Management, Berklee College of Music (voice principal); faculty San Domenico School (Chorus, Rock Band, Songwriting); Founder of Own The Mic Summer Singing Camp; private vocal coach 12 years; Bandleader of Hella Fitzgerald; recording and performing artist; Featured performer at New Orleans French Quarter Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Novato Art & Wine Festival, San Jose Winter Jazz Fest, Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mint LA, the Whisky A Go-Go, among others. She has opened for Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones, Trombone Shorty, and Morgan James. lilankane.com
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