Jazz Singing

Teacher: Dori Levine

Enjoy the beauty of singing Jazz standards that include timeless compositions by some of our greatest composers including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Rodgers & Hart, among others. Study the work of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and other historical singers from whom we draw our inspiration. More advanced students might study the work of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other modern composers and musicians.

Some areas of focus include:

Getting your book together

– the importance of clear lead sheets in YOUR keys & finding the tunes that feel right for you interpreting tunes YOUR own way.

-Improvising, phrasing, re-creating melodies

Scat Singing

– creating your own solos

– build vocabulary

– sing instrumental solos played by great improvisers

– scat with confidence!

Vocal Exercises & Ear Training designed for Jazz SingersCommunicating with the Accompanist    

– terminology  

– counting out tempos    

– intros, endings    

– creating basic arrangements

Singing “the story” of the song

Coping with Performance Anxiety

Microphone Technique

How to Warm-up, mind, body & voice

Tools to prepare you to be a CONFIDENT JAZZ SINGER!