Course outline

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Monday 15th of August

10.00-11.00

INTRODUCTION 

 

11.15-12.15

VOCAL WARM-UP & VOCAL WORKOUT: Mind, Body & Breath

We sing with our minds. In this session we'll look at ways on how to connect body, breath, and mind with the aim to transcend into the music we are performing and make our singing a relaxing and effortless experience. 

12..15-13.00

CIRCLE SINGING: Vocal improvisation and extended vocal techniques

In this session, we'll explore improvising together as a group to a blank canvas whilst exploring different vocal textures, and colors using a variety of sounds and basic extended vocal techniques. 

13.00-14.15

LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

MASTERCLASS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SINGER AND ACCOMPANIST

Each singer is invited to bring a song of their own choice. We will explore ways of communicating your musical ideas verbally, and through body language and singing. 

20.00-22.00

JAM SESSION at Manzioli Square:

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 16th of August

10.00-10.40

MASTERCLASS: ARTISTIC IDENTITY-finding our own singing path

What are your influences in music, life, and art and how can you draw from this to create your own artistic identity?

 

WHY-statement 

 

10.50-11.10

VOCAL WARM-UP & VOCAL WORKOUT 

Posture + Tounge/Jaw/Neck

 

11.10-12.00

VOCAL TECHNIQUE MASTERCLASS

Solving problems and exploring options 

 

12.00-13.00

WORKSHOP: PERFORMANCE MINDSET

How do we mentally prepare for a live performance or a studio session, and what should we focus on during a performance. 

This session will include practical work, where you work together with a pianist. 

13.00-14.15

 LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

WORKSHOP: PERFORMANCE MINDSET

 

19.00

Boat ride-(ADDED EXPENSE). 

/OR CONCERT DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th of August

10.00-11.30

MASTERCLASS-(with Matt):  Understanding Jazz Harmony

This session will be an introduction to Jazz Harmony where we'll explore the relationship between lyrics, melody and harmony. 

 

12.00-13.00:

MASTERCLASS-(with Emilia): Learning a song from the inside and out

In order to be feel 'free' within a song, and to be able to sing what we hear in the moment, we need to know our repertoire inside and out. 

You'll be provided with a template for how to practice learning a song well through studying the relationship between melody and harmony and learning the inside of the harmonic structure. 

13.00-14.15

LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

MASTERCLASS: Individual approach and expression: 

In this session, we'll work on the song 'HOW INSENSITIVE' and explore different ways of interpretation, arrangement, mood and delivery arriving from a range of different story lines and narratives. 

This session will include practical work, where you work together with a pianist.  

20.00-21.00 

JAM SESSION AT MANZIOLI BAR 20.00

 

 

 

 

Thursday 18th of August

 

10.00-10.30 

CLASS: PRIORITISE CREATIVITY

How do we maintain momentum with our singing and creativity?

How do we work on creating clear goals for ourselves, and how do we implement a good structure around our lives in order to optimize and help us prioritize our creative path. 

10.30-11.15

VOCAL WARM-UP & VOCAL WORKOUT 

Tone/Articulation/Pitch/Placement/Registers&Range

11.15-12.45

ENSEMBLE SINGING

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FREE IMPROV 

12.45-14.00

LUNCH

14.00-18.00

MASTERCLASS: BAND LEADING SKILLS 

Communicating your musical ideas

(Bring a song of your own choice)

SURPRISE CONCERT

TAXI PICK UP: TBC

THE CONCERT STARTS AT 20.00

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th of August

 

 

10.00-11.00 

TALK TO THE RHYTHM SECTION

 

11.00-13.00

WORKSHOP

Working with a rhythm section

(Develop individual repertoire)

In these sessions, you get to work with a professional rhythm section and explore everything we've touched on during the week. 

 

13.00-14.30

LUNCH

 

14.30-18.00

WORKSHOP

Working with a rhythm section

(Develop individual repertoire)

Use this time to explore new avenues within your repertoire, take risks and PLAY!

FREE NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th of August

13.00-15.00

SESSION WITH MARINA

 

18.00-21.00

FINAL PERFORMANCE 

Live performance on Manzioli Square

Perform two songs of your own choice. 

Accompaniment by Beyond Vocals Rhythm section led by Matt Robinson on piano. 

EXTRA ADDITIONS

 

As part of implementing more momentum for my course participants, I am this year including: 

-A one-to-one online GOAL SETTING session prior to the course

-A series of FOUR online accountability and practice group sessions post-course, (Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec)

-An online handbook including vocal practice routines, jazz harmony exercises, mindset practice sheets, playlists, and a setlist of standards with lead sheets and audio files/piano accompaniment.

​THE COURSE OUTLINE MIGHT CHANGE SLIGHTLY DEPENDING ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.