This class was designed to help the singer create a focused, relaxed, skilled, and unique performance. You’ll work on basic musicianship starting with warm-up exercises, improvisation skills, understanding and singing in different “grooves,” finding new songs that suit us, ascertaining the correct key, understanding the song form, preparing a leadsheet, and making practice tracks. We’ll be joined midway through the course by a professional pianist to further develop the songs we’ve chosen by working on sub-text, song interpretation, communicating our intentions to an accompanist, singing in different “feels” including rubato, and setting up and counting off songs. This class includes an end-of-quarter performance. This is a supportive and structured environment for students with a burning desire to sing!
Section I: Mondays 4:45 – 6:15 pm
9/18 – 11/27 (10 weeks) no class 11/20
Maye Cavallaro • $450
Section II: Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/21 – 11/30 (10 weeks) no class 11/23
Cecilia Engelhart • $450
Maye Cavallaro (voice)
Advanced degree in Education, UC Santa Barbara; B.A. in English Lit, UC Santa Barbara. Fellow NY Cabaret Symposium; faculty, Blue Bear School of Music; private coaching, 25 years; producer, 8 recordings; bandleader, recording artist; awarded Best of the Year in Jazz by the San Francisco Chronicle; visiting clinician, St. John’s U.; graphic artist, web designer.
Cecilia Engelhart (voice)
Education: San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College of Music. Has performed/recorded with a wide range of artists including: RubenBlades, Theo Bleckmann, Willie Colon, Santi Debriano, Paquito D’Rivera, Rinde Eckert, Tania Libertad, Meredith Monk, Oscar Castro Neves, Mario Rivera, Michael Spiro, Keith Terry, Tamba Trio, Wayne Wallace etc. As composer and arranger with “Tanaora”, “Free Dive” and “Trio 3”. Classical performance includes SF Symphony Chorus,“Conjunto Nuevo Mundo” early music ensemble.