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Working with an Accompanist

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Overview

This class provides a unique opportunity for singers to study with one of the great vocal accompanists in jazz. Learn how to communicate effectively with a pianist/accompanist about simple arranging techniques and other essentials including count-offs, finding keys, setting up intros and endings, rubato interpretation and more. Students should bring their own repertoire to class. Focus on selections from the Great American Songbook is recommended. Prerequisites: some singing experience is recommended.

Saturdays 1:30 – 3 pm
1/13 – 3/17 (10 weeks)
Mike Greensill • $400

Registration

Mike Greensill (piano)

Graduated from Leeds College of Music (England). Long-time musical director for acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield. Resident pianist for Public Radio’s “West Coast Live.” Worked as an accompanist with Rita Moreno, Margaret Whiting, Madeline Eastman, Ann Hampton Callaway and many others.

 

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