Time: 11:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MF989
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Duration: 1 session
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.
Cerys Hogg is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. Whilst studying Fine Art, specialising in performance art and installation, she developed her musical skills through performing as a jazz vocalist, drummer and pianist. A scholarship allowed her to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the post-graduate Jazz and Studio Music course. Here she specialised in jazz voice developing a personal approach to improvisation, harmony and arranging. Currently Cerys is combining her work as both multimedia artist and musician. She performs in KOGG, an experimental electronic music duo with fellow City Lit tutor, Selena Kay. Together they create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are in the process of creating an album. An experienced teacher with a PGCE from the Institute of Education, Cerys has a reputation for delivering entertaining and engaging classes. She has a drive to demystify the elements of music, making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.
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.