Private Lessons


 

 

I offer private lessons, vocal workshops and "Siren Salon" events in Portland, Bend, Salem, and Corvallis, Oregon, as well as Prosser, Washington.

 

Private lessons also available via Skype, FaceTime and Zoom.

 

For more info, email: Paula (-at-) PaulaByrneMusic (-com-)

 

Please include your phone#

 

Private Lessons timeslots available are below:

Lessons are $65/hour and are ONLINE ONLY until further notice
Need a different time for lessons? Email me ... some later timeslots are possible.

---2022---

Wed 3/30 @ 3, 4 pm PT
Wed 4/13 @ 3, 4 pm PT
Mon 4/18 @ 3, 4 pm PT
Wed 4/20 @ 2, 4 pm PT
Wed 4/27 @ 2, 3, 4 pm PT
Mon 5/2 @ 2, 3, 4 pm PT
Wed 5/4 @ 2, 4 pm PT
Wed 5/11 @ 2, 3, 4 pm PT
Mon 5/16 @ 2, 3 pm PT
Thu 5/19 @ 2, 3, 4 pm PT
Wed 5/25 @ 3, 4 pm PT
Thu 5/26 @ 2, 3, 4 pm PT


Saturday

6/11/22

 

 

 

 

Jazz Vocal Workshop with Paula Byrne

 

Accompanied by:

Wes Georgiev, piano

Liam Hathaway, bass

 

Gallery Bistro @ The Seasons

101 N Naches Avenue

Yakima, WA USA

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

$60 singers (limited to 9)

$40 auditors

 

Singers !

 

Bring your favorite tune and let Paula help you make it awesome.

Or bring a tune that you want to love, but don't yet.

Or bring a tune that befuddles you and we will unlock its mystery.

 

Wherever you are in your singing journey, Paula can help you take the next step, get over your current hurdle, and remember why you love to sing.

 

Concepts include:

~ Warming up the voice

~ Basic good vocal form, breathing, navigating register breaks

~ Fine-tuning a beautiful timbre

~ Understanding the importance of knowing the original melody

~ The distinction between jazz singing and musical theater/cabaret

~ How to find and count off your tempo

~ Phrasing differences in swing, latin, blues and ballad

~ How to sing it like you really MEAN it

~ Communicating with the band

 

As a long-time dancer, Paula uses a kinesthetic approach to teaching.

No music theory experience necessary.

We will explore our voices "by ear" and "through the body".

 

Singers of all levels are welcome.

 

Questions / Reservations: Paula@PaulaByrneMusic.com

 


 

iReal Pro for Singers


Online in the Zoom Room

with Paula Byrne

 

All Levels are Welcome


Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 6pm PT


Do you use iReal Pro?

Love it? Hate it?

Wanna learn MORE about it?


This workshop, designed specifically for singers,
will help you make the MOST of the amazing iReal Pro app!

We will cover the best features for
practicing along with the app,
expanding your vocal range,
searching and importing songs,
sharing songs, synching your data,
backing up your data, editing charts
and creating great charts from scratch.

Plus, I'll share some little known features
that will make you a better improviser
even if you know zero music theory.

Cost is $35

Email me to reserve your space or for any questions.
paula (-at-) paulabyrnemusic (.dot.) com

STUDENTS SPEAK:

Thank you so much for the class on Monday! I both needed it and enjoyed it, which is a nice combination.

I've toyed a bit with iReal Pro but it has so many options that I found it overwhelming. I never felt that I had enough time to do all the tutorials and practice on the program. But your class was perfectly matched to what I needed. I needed someone to gently nudge me into familiarity with the basic procedures and you did it beautifully.

I also appreciated the guidance with the tablet form of iReal Pro. Just seeing how the two types compared was extremely helpful.

Thank you very much again! -- Elisabeth Goebel

Zoom for Singers


Online in the Zoom Room

with Paula Byrne

 

All Levels are Welcome


Wednesday, September 19, 2020 @ 7pm PT *** SOLD OUT ***

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 @ 7 pm PT


Come learn about the options for connecting and expressing yourself on Zoom.

This workshop is specifically designed for singers who want to jam, take lessons or perform via Zoom.

Topics covered:
Overview & demo of gear setup
(with options demonstrated from *free* to $invest$)
Zoom settings for your best sound
Where and how to find backing tracks
Transposition apps for playback
Overview of the DAMN glitches I've experienced and resolved
Q&A

Includes:
Links to the specific gear I demo/recommend
A Zoom manual designed for music, dancing and singing, teaching
Links to resources for backtracks
Links to resources for transposition apps
Contact for my favorite Zoom advisor
Contact for my favorite Gear advisor

Cost is $25
Email me to reserve your space or for any questions.
paula (-at-) paulabyrnemusic (.dot.) com

From the Shower to the Stage !


Online in the Zoom Room

with Paula Byrne

 

All Levels are Welcome


Workshop 6-9 pm PT, Performance 6 pm PT


May/Jun 2019 : 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/13 *** SOLD OUT ***

Sept/Oct 2019 : 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/21, 11/7 *** SOLD OUT ***

Nov/Dec 2019 : 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/19 *** SOLD OUT ***

Jan/Feb 2020 : 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/6 *** SOLD OUT ***

Feb/Mar 2020 : 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/11, 3/26 *** SOLD OUT ***

Mar/Apr 2020 : 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/23 *** SOLD OUT ***


A series of workshops that culminates in a showcase of up-and-coming singers.

Topics covered:
Selecting your best songs, keys and style
Sourcing and working with backtracks
Singing with rhythm, clarity and emotion
Telling the story of the song
Expanding your choices for timbre and delivery
Embodying the music
Creating the arc of a set
Dress rehearsal

Each singer will perform 4 songs
Limited to 6 singers
Cost is $250
Email me to reserve your space or for any questions.
paula (-at-) paulabyrnemusic (.dot.) com

*** PAST DATES ***



Siren Salon is returning to Prosser !

in Prosser, Washington

with Paula Byrne

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12-3 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$20 singers

$10 auditors


Hello Dear Singers !

I'm so happy to announce I'm returning to Prosser, Washington for another "Siren Salon" jazz vocal gathering.

I've been hosting these events twice a month in Portland for 7 years and it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening.

'Siren Salon' is a casual, accepting atmosphere that allows everyone to step a little out of their comfort zone, cultivate new skills, learn new songs, and meet other singers and musicians.

Joining us are amazing musicians: Brandon Nelson on piano, Perry Thoorsell on bass.

Bring your sheet music in your key, or send me a note with your songs and I'll locate a chart for you.

And...YES....Sirens can be male. ;-)

Location given upon registration

To reserve a space, email Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please connect us via email.

I look forward to singing with you!

Siren Salon is returning to Redmond !

in Redmond, Oregon

with Paula Byrne

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6-9 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$20 singers

$10 auditors


Hello Dear Singers !

I'm so happy to announce I'm returning to Redmond, Oregon just before the dancing/singing retreat @ Breitenbush Hot Springs! (www.WildGrace.us)

I've been hosting these events twice a month in Portland for 6 years and it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening.

'Siren Salon' is a casual, accepting atmosphere that allows everyone to step a little out of their comfort zone, cultivate new skills, learn new songs, and meet other singers and musicians.

Joining us is Don McFarlane on piano.

Bring your sheet music in your key, or send me a note with your songs and I'll locate a chart for you.

And...YES....Sirens can be male. ;-)

Location given upon registration

To reserve a space, email Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please connect us via email.

I look forward to singing with you!

Siren Salon is returning to Bend !

in Bend, Oregon

with Paula Byrne

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6-9 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$20 singers

$10 auditors


Hello Dear Singers !

I'm so happy to announce I'm returning to Bend, Oregon just before the dancing/singing retreat @ Breitenbush Hot Springs! (www.WildGrace.us)

I've been hosting these events twice a month in Portland for 6 years and it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening.

'Siren Salon' is a casual, accepting atmosphere that allows everyone to step a little out of their comfort zone, cultivate new skills, learn new songs, and meet other singers and musicians.

Joining us are amazing musicians: Don McFarlane on piano, Tom Freedman on bass.

Bring your sheet music in your key, or send me a note with your songs and I'll locate a chart for you.

And...YES....Sirens can be male. ;-)

Location given upon registration

To reserve a space, email Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please connect us via email.

I look forward to singing with you!

Siren Salon is coming to Prosser !

in Prosser, Washington

with Paula Byrne

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

12-3 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$20 singers

$10 auditors


Hello Dear Singers !

I'm so happy to announce I'm bringing my first "Siren Salon" to Prosser, Washington

I've been hosting these events twice a month in Portland for 6 years and it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening.

'Siren Salon' is a casual, accepting atmosphere that allows everyone to step a little out of their comfort zone, cultivate new skills, learn new songs, and meet other singers and musicians.

Joining us are amazing musicians: Brandon Nelson on piano, Perry Thoorsell on bass.

Bring your sheet music in your key, or send me a note with your songs and I'll locate a chart for you.

And...YES....Sirens can be male. ;-)

Location given upon registration

To reserve a space, email Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please connect us via email.

I look forward to singing with you!

Siren Salon is coming to Bend !

in Bend, Oregon

with Paula Byrne

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

6-9 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$20 singers

$10 auditors


Hello Dear Singers !

I'm so happy to announce I'm bringing my first "Siren Salon" to Bend, Oregon area right after the dancing/singing retreat @ Breitenbush Hot Springs! (www.WildGrace.us)

I've been hosting these events twice a month in Portland for 6 years and it's one of my favorite ways to spend an evening.

'Siren Salon' is a casual, accepting atmosphere that allows everyone to step a little out of their comfort zone, cultivate new skills, learn new songs, and meet other singers and musicians.
Bring your sheet music in your key, or send me a note with your songs and I'll locate a chart for you.

And...YES....Sirens can be male. ;-)

Location given upon registration

To reserve a space, email Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com.
If you know anyone who might be interested, please connect us via email.

I look forward to singing with you!

Jazz Vocal Workshop

in Bend, Oregon

with Paula Byrne

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6-9 pm

All Levels are Welcome

 

$50 singers

$30 auditors


This class will cover many basic concepts of jazz singing.
~ Warming up the voice.
~ Understanding rhythm and the importance of knowing the original melody.
~ The difference between jazz singing and musical theater/ cabaret.
~ How to find and count off your tempo.
~ Basic good vocal form, register breaks, diaphragm and belly breathing.
~ The different rhythmic subtleties of swing and latin, blues and ballads.
~ 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-)


 

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