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The Voice Academy of New York City Singing Classes

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Company

Voice Academy NYC

Production Description

Seeking students for new group vocal classes and a new songwriting workshop at The Voice Academy of New York City.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Beginners Group Class: 8-week course begins Nov. 7 (Thurs. 6-7 p.m.); Solo Performance Group Class: 8-week course begins Nov. 7 (Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m.); Songwriting Workshop: 4-week course begins Oct. 19 (Sat. 4-6 p.m.). All classes are held at Ripley Grier Studios in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Courses are $240.

Auditions

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Beginners' Group Class

Saturdays: 2-3pm:
Starts: October 5, 2013 ***SOLD OUT!***
Next Saturday class ***To Be Determined***

Thursdays: 6-7pm
Starts: November 7, 2013 ***NOW ENROLLING***

Instructors: Rob and Kat

NEW! 8 week course for $240.00 starting November 7.
Please contact us to sign up and secure your spot!

The focus is on using proper vocal technique including breathing with your diaphragm and singing without tension. We do breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups on piano and then sing songs together in unison. This is best class for those who still require basic vocal technique or are developing their voices or haven't sung in a while and want to get back into it again.

* Vocal warm-ups with piano
* Sing songs with group
* Receive instruction on proper breathing
* Learn proper vocal technique
* Gain confidence singing with others
* Live guitar and track accompaniment

Solo Performance Group Class

*This class requires prior knowledge of basic singing technique*

Thursdays: 7-8:30pm
Starts: September 5, 2013 ***SOLD OUT!***
Starts: November 7, 2013 ***NOW ENROLLING!***

Instructors: Rob and Kat
NEW! 8 week course for $240.00 starting November 7! (slots available)
Please contact us to sign up and secure your spot!

Students perform songs Solo to live acoustic guitar or instrumental track using a microphone and speaker in front of class We also do breathing exercises and vocal warm-ups on piano. This class is a fun way to boost your vocal ability and gain confidence while performing solo in front of others. Students also get feedback in this interactive setting.
* Vocal warm-ups with piano
* Perform individual songs and get feedback
* Gain confidence singing in front of others
* Learn stage presence and mic technique
* Receive regular vocal technique tips

Songwriting Workshop

Saturdays: 4-6pm (4 Saturdays)
Starts: October 19, 2013 ***NOW ENROLLING!***

Instructors: Rob and Kat

NEW! 4 week course for $240.00 starting October 19! (slots available)
Please contact us to sign up and secure your spot!

Week 1: Intro to songwriting
Different methods of creating a song idea
Song concepts
How to get inspiration

Week 2: Song structure
Common parts of a song
How to turn an idea into a song
Telling a story

Week 3: Lyrics and rhyming
Groove, chords and melody
Improvisation as a tool

Week 4: Songwriter rights
How to protect your songs
Working in collaborations
Showcase your finished song with class]

Students should bring an original song or song idea to class. We will spend some individual time giving pointers on each students song and student should be willing to complete the song (or co-write with someone) within the 4 week timeframe.