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Beginning Jazz Singing

Amanda Addleman


The objective of this class is to help the singer create a focused, relaxed, skilled, and unique performance. We’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 lead sheet, and practicing with backing tracks (iRealPro). We’ll be joined mid way 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, and provides a supportive, structured environment for students with a burning desire to sing! Prerequisites: none! Open to all.

Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
7/16 – 8/13 (5 weeks)
Amanda Addleman • $270


Amanda Addleman (voice)

B.M Performance from Berklee College of Music. Student of Mili Bermejo-Greenspan, Ken Cervenka, Greg Hopkins, Maggie Scott, Lee Strawn & Tierney Sutton. Professional musician with past residencies at The Palace Hotel, Savanna Jazz Club and more. Vocal Program Director at Sir Francis Drake High School and private music educator and clinician. www.amandaaddleman.com


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