Small Group Lessons Class Series
Watch recordings of previous Small Group Lessons/ Class Series that you are a student in.
Recordings for Purchase
Cyrille Aimée Masterclass
with Roberta Lawrence, Elena Longo, Sharon McInnis & Lynne Veronneau: June 28, 2020 Winner of the Montreux and Sarah Vaughan Competitions, her focus is on improvisation and creation in the moment. Her unique sound, compositions and integration of looping in performance make Cyrille a compelling performer.
Alexis Cole Masterclass
with Rebecca DuMaine, Sage Meyers & Ashley Pezzotti June 20, 2020 Head of the Vocal Jazz Program at SUNY Purchase, Alexis performs around NYC and the world. Her students have won competitions and awards. Passionate about teaching, Alexis created jazzvoice.com to be a place for learning and growth
Jane Monheit Masterclass
with Kira Von Ostenfeld, Jessica Jane, Alejandro Peña, & Anais Reno July 23, 2020 Multi recording artist Jane Monheit's new album is a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald! She brings the spirit of Ella to her teaching. Encouraging and caring and having a great love for the song. Experience her teaching!
Tierney Sutton Masterclass
with Steve Sieck, Susan Mack, Marina Pacowski and Karina Corradini Sept 8, 2020 Nine time Grammy Nominee, Tierney has consistently brought her dynamic sound and exquisite arrangements to recording and performance. An experienced educator, she has mentored top singers in the next generation of jazz vocalists.
Nicole Zuraitis Masterclass
with Marina Pacowski, Susan Brison, Karen Mack and Kazue Kiyono Sept 27, 2020 A Grammy nominated arranger, songwriter, pianist and vocalist, Nicole has an effortlessness and warmth that invites the listener to relax. Head of voice at the Litchfield Jazz Camp for many years, her teaching focuses on practical application and developing young talent.
Vanessa Rubin Masterclass
Keep the Channel Open : Letter from Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable it is nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased… There is no satisfaction whatever at anytime There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes “us” MORE alive than the others. – Martha Graham
Carmen Lundy Masterclass
with Sage Myers, Drew Sokol, Kayla Solis and Macy Chen on October 7, 2020 Grammy nominated artist Carmen Lundy lives a life of creativity. From her prolific work as a composer, to stage work as an actress, to mixed media art works, creation shines through all she does and is reflected in her approach to singing.
Dee Daniels Masterclass
with Wendy Luck, Yuka Mito, Brenda Lee and Sonia Cavallari October 17, 2020 Professor at University of the Pacific and longtime clinician, Dee is an expert at drawing out the best in her students. Drawing from her diverse musical backgrounds, she now brings her time honed techniques to the teaching studio.
Jane Monheit Masterclass
with Jannicke Tesdal, Andrew Sokol, Karen Mack and Ashley Jones on Nov 2, 2020 Multi recording artist Jane Monheit's new album is a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald! She brings the spirit of Ella to her teaching. Encouraging and caring and having a great love for the song. Experience her teaching!
Miles Griffith Masterclass
with Maureen Renihan, Don Gooding and Eve Seltzer on November 8, 2020 Miles Griffith’s non-traditional use of the voice as a percussive instrument, combined with an uncanny harmonic sense has made him a prime choice for many musicians. He's taught at the New School, Queens College, and City College and many international schools.
Stephanie Nakasian Masterclass
with Miki Purnell, Susan Mack and Marina Pacowski, January 17, 2021 Stephanie Nakasian is an exciting, well-seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation, completely authentic with a fresh and vibrant sound all her own. Bringing high energy to every performance, Stephanie enthralls listeners with her pure tones and a flawless delivery, engaging them on a personal level with a love for the music that is playful, electric and spontaneous in story and song.
Marguerite Juenemann Masterclass
with Karina Corradini, Bidi Dworkin and Feyza Eren January 5, 2021 A founding member of the singing trio Rare Silk, which opened for the Benny Goodman Band, Marguerite went on to a career of solo singing and teaching in Colorado. Her experimental style and risk taking bravado inspire even the most timid singer to come out of their shell.
Rosana Eckert Masterclass
with Rania El-Kareh, Junko Miyagawa and Susan Brison. December 5, 2020 A renowned educator, Rosana is Principal Lecturer of jazz voice at the University of North Texas. She has helped build the thriving UNT vocal jazz department since 1999, teaching private jazz voice lessons and performance techniques, and creating new courses in songwriting and vocal pedagogy.
Denise Donatelli Masterclass
with Laura May Booker, Tom Francini and Emily Mazzella, January 26, 2021 Denise Donatelli is a multi GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist alternating between jazz and adult contemporary music. As a Savant Recording artist, Donatelli’s last three recordings Find a Heart (2015), Soul Shadows (2012) and When Lights are Low (2010) have collectively received four GRAMMY® nominations
The Flow with Jean McClelland
The Flow of voice breath and body: Keeping open, free, and breathing in audition and performance. Our ability to keep internally alive and fluid while performing is the difference between a stilted and dry performance and one that is emotionally moving and imaginative. To perform freely we must be able to develop the skills to enter into<br>a state of being that is open and sensitive to creative impulses as they arise. In our workshop we will explore ways to stimulate an open and imaginal state of mind and to work with breath to support vocal sound so that our minds are present, our bodies unfixed and fluid, and our voices filled with nuance and expression.
Chord Spelling Bee with Alexis Cole
In this beginning theory workshop with JazzVoice.com director Alexis Cole, we'll learn to spell all the types of chords, understand how to break down complicated chords into their important parts, and learn to read chord symbols. Then we’ll practice hearing types of chord qualities. コードのお勉強 講師：アレクシス・コール JazzVoice.comの理事であるアレクシス・コールによる 初級理論のワークショップです。 あらゆるコード、複雑なコードを如何に分析するか、 またコードの呼び方を学びます。 そして、コードのクオリティを聞く練習します。
Musicianship for the Jazz Vocalist with Nancy Marano
Think about it! "You can’t sing what you can’t hear.” Nancy Marano offers this solutions- based seminar to help vocalists develop their ear; so fundamental to becoming a true musician. Beginning with The Melody, we will learn to sing a scale using solfeggio (syllables), followed by playing the scale on the keyboard. The goal is, to play what you sing, and sing what you play. Nancy’s book was designed to be user-friendly, even if you have not previously studied the piano. Beginners welcome!
Singing with Expression with Rosana Eckert
How do we find our point of view as a vocalist --our unique voice and originality? Is this something we can practice and develop intentionally? Yes! This journey will be broken down into an overview of four practice categories: Phrasing, Tone, Melodic Alteration, and Style, pulling concepts from Rosana Eckert's groundbreaking method book Singing with Expression.
Trust Your Ears/ Spontaneous Songwriting AKA Improvising with Greta Matassa
Let’s learn a song from the INSIDE OUT! This is the BEST class I’ve ever developed to get you comfortable singing and listening at the same time! (A skill imperative to improvising!) If you want to feel more comfortable re-phrasing (changing up melodies) and/or scat singing, this is for YOU. When we “trust our ears”, and quiet our inner critic, musical magic can happen. In this workshop, we invite letting go of patterns and habits that can stifle new awareness and possibilities. We practice hearing the music as it’s happening and allowing ourselves to intuit and respond without editing. This real-time improvisation opens the mind, creating new avenues in the synapse roadmap of the brain.
Breathe! with Jean McClelland
Alexander Technique master teacher Jean McClelland will demonstrate a few simple tools to enliven the ribcage, move or “prime” the exhalation, and stimulate reflexive inhalation. Gain an elementary understanding of the way the body was designed to breathe and get some tools to play with!
IRealPro: More Fantastic Features with Nikolett Pankovits
Join iRealPro's Nikolett Pankovits, herself a vocalist, for a deeper dive into the features available with the iReal Pro app, including just released updates! If you weren't there for the first one, it's highly recommended to watch the first part of this two part series in the Singer Workshops Class Recording before attending this class.
Finding Your Ballpark Key- The Quick & Dirty Method with Alexis Cole
What key you sing a song in is the most important choice you'll make. Especially for women, most standards are NOT originally in the right key. Take the guesswork out of this process. Learn the Quick and Dirty Method® to find a good starting point and make small changes from there.
Live Sound Survival Kit for Singers - with Alexis Cole
Join JazzVoice.com Director Alexis Cole for a pragmatic discussion of how to handle live sound. Ever show up to a venue and there's a PA and nobody knows how to use it, but you're the one stuck singing through it all night! Learn to handle it in this workshop covering the basics of mixing and using reverb and a voice saving tip for when there isn't enough monitor!
Practice Time - What are You Doing_
Taken from her book "Sing Your Story" as a guide, Jay takes us through the steps of planning and executing a productive practice session every time. To add to the discussion, ask yourself these questions in the time leading up to the workshop: Do you have a regular practice time? Do you know what you are going to do during the practice time before you start? Where do you practice? Do you like the place? If not, what's your ideal practice place? How long do you practice? Practice Log - write down all the things you do in one practice time. You can do it either as you go or after you are finished. Do two consecutive sessions. On the third session, list things to do before you start. Have fun!
Phrasing Math with Michele Weir
Phrasing Math- A Unique System for Better Scat Singing. Developing a good jazz vocabulary is the first step in vocal improvisation, but not the only step. Part of the genius of a great solo is in the artful way the musical ideas are assembled, enticing the listener via predictability and surprise, and taking them on a journey much like the unfolding of an interesting story. Michele will guide you through her unique method of building melodic structure in your scat solos: Phrasing Math. Come ready to sing (as a group/no solos); all levels welcome!
Transcription Tips and Tricks with Ashley Pezzotti
Fabulous scat singer Ashley Pezzotti shares her secret of success with us - Transcription! Jazz is a language, and the best way to learn it is listening and repeating. She'll share her best practices for learning solos, and recommend some great places to start and tools to use to help.
Melodic Freedom with John Proulx
It's all about making the melody your own. How to go from the notes on the page - which, yes, you must learn correctly - to an interpretation, with organic choices based in the song's harmonic structure, that complement the song, while still paying proper homage to the writer's intent.
Forward Motion with Stephanie Nakasian
Forward Motion is the secret to great singing, rhythm, and powerful storytelling. If you have issues with range, breath, break transition, movement to falsetto, power, tone, rhythm...Forward Motion is the answer! Forward Motion is the Most important concept in music.
Improvise with Lyrics with Roseanna Vitro
A comprehensive study of the techniques and practice using your words instead of scat syllables to improvise as a horn player, using rhythmic phrasing while melodically building tension and release soloing with lyrics. Consider singing your lyrics down followed by two lyric improvs followed by a scat chorus! When you improvise with lyrics, you never lose your audience. Ella, Carmen, Anita, and Sarah were all adept in this technique.
IRealPro Fantastic Features with Nikolett Pankovits
Learn the features of iRealPro from app director Nikolett Pankovits. Learn how to add an intro and ending, different ways to practice with the app, how to adjust playback settings and instrumentation, how to export to Finale, Sibelius etc. and MANY more features you didn't even know were there!
Transcription Take Two with Ashley Pezzotti
Fabulous scat singer Ashley Pezzotti joins us again to share her secret of success with us - Transcription! Jazz is a language, and the best way to learn it is listening and repeating. She'll share her best practices for learning solos, and recommend some great places to start and tools to use to help.
Hello, Goodbye: Intros and Endings - with Michelle Mailhot
A strong intro and ending can make a song your own. What makes a good intro? A good ending? How important is it? When should I write it out, and when to let it be improvised? What are the most typical endings? Michelle Mailhot leads us through an exploration of intros and endings and how to best use them.