I have been teaching at The BRIT School since it opened in 1991 and was Professor of Jazz Voice at Trinity College of Music in London for a number of years. Recently,I joined ELAM (East London Arts & Music) - this and BRIT are the two top performing arts schools in London. Along with teaching at various universities and colleges over the years. I was also a vocal coach on tour with BBC Television’s The Voice UK. Singers I work with, range from musical theatre through jazz, pop, rap etc. to death metal! This workshop is suitable for all (intermediate and above level) singers wishing to explore or improve jazz and popular styles.
(we may not cover everything depending on participants and progress)
Things to be Aware of…
Ultimate Guitar is a good source of chords for pop songs - though sometimes wrong!
iReal Pro is a great app for chords - mostly jazz but increasingly other genres. It costs about £10 and takes a bit of getting used to. You have to download charts from the forum once purchased but once you get sorted it’s great. It will also play a cheesy backing in any key or tempo, for you to practice to.
A clip of excerpts of ‘yours truly’ in action…
Jazz & Pop Singing Workshop
Arts at Le Mas, 16210 Orival, France. Tue 11th - Fri 14th August 2020
Le Mas Info & Booking
Baby Baby All The Time - Diana Krall
Baby Baby All The Time - Nat ‘King’ Cole
Baby Baby All The Time - Julie London
Baby Baby All The Time - The Superbs