Sing jazz 3
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: MF654
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Continue with the work of jazz singing 1 and 2, explore and improve your ability to perform in the jazz idiom.
Learn jazz tunes that a singer would be expected to know. Increase your appreciation of time feels and harmony.
What will we cover?
Ongoing work to improve vocal technique.
Improve phrasing and timing in a song.
Free the rhythm of the lyric - moving towards improvisation.
Learning new repertoire, and learning to source your own.
Musicianship matters pertaining to improvisation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- know what to practise, and how to practise
- be accustomed to researching songs/performers
- have a clear grasp of jazz styles
- use the mic with confidence in solo performance
- be able to perform with confidence
- use the class appraisal of your solo effort to develop your ability to perform.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Singers should have completed jazz singing 1 and 2 successfully. Entry by approval from your previous tutor. Newcomers may enter by audition and show they can deliver a jazz tune well.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Warm up and technical exercises sung together every session. Learn tunes/solos/exercises by following your tutor's demonstration, and/or led from the piano. Solo presentations, giving and receiving constructive criticism. Sharing ideas and repertoire. Practice of your music material between classes is essential.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You are advised to record parts of class for revision/practice at home. Music materials will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course leads to the title Sing jazz advanced.
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.