Time: 14:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MF950
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Find out whether singing jazz is for you. This course offers an introduction to jazz singing - phrasing, feel, vocal qualities, style, and following a jazz pianist.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
-Breath control and vocal technique
-Jazz vocal qualities and style
-The opportunity to work with piano accompaniment.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have improved your vocal technique
- Enhance your understanding of jazz singing and repertoire
- Be able to sing a jazz standard (song) with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have experience of singing and musical activity, not necessarily of jazz.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching is student centred and experiential. We will sing as a group and individually. The tutor will demonstrate and direct you. Music materials will be supplied. Constructive criticism will be given relative to your efforts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Sing jazz 1.
Laura is a highly regarded teacher of jazz and popular singing. Although specialising in Jazz, Laura has studied with some of the top vocal teachers nationally and internationally, giving her an in-depth understanding of the techniques applicable to many vocal styles. She has experience of working with top laryngologists, speech therapists, osteopaths and physiotherapists all working in the field of vocal health. Laura has been featured in an article in the Guardian Arts Section, giving instruction in the art of jazz singing and also in the Sunday Telegraph Lifestyle section, helping someone get over their fear of singing. Laura studied jazz and popular singing at Middlesex University and in New York with Nancy Marano from the Manhattan School of Music. Well established on the London jazz scene, Laura has released four well-received albums, each curating fresh and classy readings of the Great American Songbook alongside unexpected pop tunes. She now collaborates with composer Martin Pyne, writing original material for her recently released EP.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.