Learn the hallmark of a professional vocalist: how to create a focused, relaxed, skilled, and unique performance. Topics include choosing the right song; using various grooves, tempos and arrangements; learning and memorizing the melody and lyrics; phrasing; improvisation skills; communicating with an accompanist; and stage presence. In this supportive and challenging environment, students will work on these skills and create arrangements for songs, culminating in an end-of-quarter performance. Weeks 2 and 3 include a professional accompanist, while the last two classes and performance include a full trio. For intermediate to advanced singers. Prerequisites: consent of instructor is required.
Sundays Noon – 3 pm
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 (5 weeks)
Maye Cavallaro • $450
Prerequisites: consent of instructor is required. Call 510-845-5373 for more information.