The Solo Pop/Rock Performer
A performance class to help pianist/vocalist and guitar/vocalist solo performers develop repertoire and stage presence. Weekly in class performances and critiques will help the student with developing a groove while singing by systematically working through straight eighth, swing eighth, straight sixteenth, swing sixteenth, and triplet subdivisions. Some classes will be videotaped so that the students can watch and learn. Practice techniques will be discussed, as well as how to choose a song, how to choose the right key, how to program a set, and the art of auditioning. Original repertoire may be used, but the music of artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, James Taylor, and John Mayer will also be covered.