Jazz Vocal Workshop
in Bend, Oregon
with Paula Byrne
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
All Levels are Welcome
This class will cover many basic concepts of jazz singing.
~ Warming up the voice.
~ Understanding rhythm and the importance of knowing the
~ The difference between jazz singing and musical theater/
~ How to find and count off your tempo.
~ Basic good vocal form, register breaks, diaphragm and
~ The different rhythmic subtleties of swing and latin, blues
~ Beginning improvisation.
As a long-time dancer, Paula uses a kinesthetic approach to teaching.
No music theory experience necessary, as we will explore our voices "by ear" and "through the body".
Singers of all levels and experience are welcome.
Questions or to reserve a space:
Paula (-at-) PaulaByrneMusic (-com-)
In Other's Words
Paula Byrne was my vocal coach for over a year. When I came to her, I was petrified to sing in front of other people. Through her gracious, kind, and clear guidance, I now sing well and with confidence. Paula willingly and expertly shared her extensive background in voice training with me. She was both kind and direct. She coached me in voice techniques (breathing, vowel conformation, navigation of breaks, etc.) with honest and constructive critiquing.
Paula was a very devoted and generous teacher, giving me her undivided attention throughout each entire session with her. I always looked forward to my time with her, not just for how much I learned each time we met, but for how much fun I had with her.
I highly recommend Paula as a vocal coach.
-- Sally Wilson-Rolle, student
When I started working with Paula I was literally choking off my own voice. Paula's patience, reassurance, relaxed but professional style played a crucial role in regaining my ability free up my voice and begin the process of reconnecting with my instrument.
-- Keesje Hoekstra, student
Paula has this wonderful, magical way of helping me feel safe to explore my voice, while also challenging me to stretch my abilities. Voice lessons with her are not only instructive and insightful, but FUN! Her intuitive understanding of voice, music, and performance combine with her gift of teaching to make an amazing vocal coach. I highly encourage anyone interested in taking voice lessons to work with Paula.
-- Kendall Crosby, student
Paula seems to know intuitively where to place the focus in a lesson. Within a few minutes she knew that I needed to work on breathing in order to build on other techniques. It feels great to know you've made the most of your time and had fun, too
-- Chris Trevett, student
Paula Byrne is a wonderful voice coach. She has a direct style that hones in on ways to improve your singing voice using tools and techniques she has learned and developed over the years that have helped her grow into a seasoned sought after jazz singer. I noticed a major improvement in my singing after just the first session
-- David Schwindt, student
Working with Paula opens my entire body, essence, and is a gift for what is possible. Even outside of the magic of singing, I feel deeply connected and alive after each session with Paula Byrne. Thank you for helping me connect to a deeper part of me, and open a channel I never knew was there.
-- Jennifer Alyse, student