This class explores the essentials of vocal performance including healthy vocal technique, repertoire development, and performance skills. Students are encouraged to bring in songs ranging from pop and R&B to jazz standards and bebop. The instructor can also recommend music based on interest and level. Students learn how to determine a comfortable key for a song, count off a tune, and communicate effectively with an accompanist. The class culminates in a performance showcasing material developed over the 10-week session. All levels are welcome, for ages 12 – 18.
Saturdays 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
1/12 – 3/16 (10 weeks)
Performance date: Wednesday 3/23
Kyra Gordon • $415
Kyra Gordon (voice)
Vocalist/B.Mus. in Jazz Vocal Performance, California Jazz Conservatory. Spent a year performing in Paris, France, at Les Carveau Des Oubliettes and The One Way. Performed with Martha High, Boney Fields, Lucky Peterson, Kenny Neal, and Vernon Bush with Taj Mahal. Soundtrack vocals for feature films “Owned” and “Bert.” Vocalist/keyboards with improvised hip-hop collective The Freeze, performing the Bay Area’s hit show “Mortified.”