Ep 20: Kristen Collins – Accompanying Yourself as a Vocalist

by | Apr 16, 2023 | Podcast | 0 comments

Kristen is a vocalist who has a degree in Music Education from Winthrop University. She is also an accomplished classical pianist. She came to me for lessons in Jazz Piano. Now she is learning not only how to accompany herself, but getting into singing Jazz. We’re having a lot of serious fun working together on helping her develop her repertoire and her understanding of a new way of singing. It’s great to be a part of the process.

I love accompanying good singers, so it’s a real pleasure to work with Kristen.

If you want to learn how to play Jazz, but don’t know where to start, the KEYS TO JAZZ BOOTCAMP is for you!

This six week online course will introduce you to the important concepts you need to start making your own music.

We’ll cover topics like; how to play different grooves; swing, latin, funk, etc. Getting a good feel with rhythmic phrasing

and syncopation. Understanding harmony; chords and scales and how to use them to improvise and compose your own tunes.

Making your own melodies. And most importantly, how to learn by listening.

The course will feature weekly online meetings, and personalized instruction for each student.

Course begins June 3.

If you have questions, you can reach out to me at: keith@keithdavismusic.com

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