Sing jazz 2

Course Dates: 30/04/22 - 02/07/22
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
For singers who have completed a level 1 course in jazz singing, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire.
Break week: 4th June 2022.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: MF658

Started Sat, day, 30 Apr - 02 Jul '22

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Gain confidence and skills in performance as a soloist or within the group. Expand your jazz repertoire, and develop skills learned in level 1.

What will we cover?

- Exploring the jazz repertoire and learning new songs
- Exploring the full range of your voice
- Understanding and expressing lyrics
- Study of rhythm in order to keep tempo steady and phrasing interesting
- Studying arrangements and harmony within the songs.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- show that you have extended your vocal range and flexibility, expertise and confidence
- show that you have learned the value of listening and singing as a way of life
- use a vocal mic effectively
- use new repertoire and explore new areas of music
- know what and how to practise
- perform solo and respond to feedback.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be familiar with the jazz idiom, and will have completed 'Sing jazz 1' or have had similar tuition or training. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Warm-ups, breathing exercises, technical vocal exercises, learning and sharing songs. Singing together in class, and solo presentation. Listening, giving and receiving constructive criticism. You will learn how to maintain songs in performance; choosing the song; discussion; stage fright; mic technique; song arrangement, counting and song interpretation.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own personal repertoire, music sheets and photocopies for the pianist, and a folder. You may wish to record parts of the classes with permission.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Progression courses will be scheduled for next term.

Laura Zakian

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.