Workshops & Classes
Join Laura for fun, productive classes, workshops & jams in both voice and dance. Learn new techniques or simply test out your material in a supportive circle of fellow performers. Keep your skills fine-tuned and up-to-date. Browse the offerings below. Use the contact form for any inquiries. Class sizes are limited.
Vocal Jazz Workshop with Laura Stilwell
Laura utilizes her dance and theater background, to instill confidence and ease, with an emphasis on stage presence, subtle movement, visualization and storytelling techniques.
- Stage Presence: Singers’ relationship with the tune; The audience and the band.
- Basics for Professional Vocalist: Finding the correct key; Lead sheets vs. charts; Song form (A, A, B, A, etc.); Intros & Outros; How to make a set list and make it interesting.
- Foundations of Live Performance: Counting off the tune, Conducting the band, How to come back in after solos, Styles & tempos; Breathing exercises; Phrasing; Storytelling techniques and exercises
- Advanced Techniques: Scatting, Evolved soloing; Re-writing the tune
“Stage presence is the result of discovering the truth in your song through storytelling. It’s the ability to make the audience connect with the performer and envelop the audience into the story being told, and in turn express what the audience feels.” — Laura Stilwell
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