Classes for Vocalists Courses


The Vocal Showcase

In this class, students will have the opportunity to rehearse and launch a professional show hosted by the Nashville Jazz Read More

Master Class

A class focused on special topics or skills, led by a master NJW vocal teacher. Topic will vary with the Read More

The Voice Lab

Focusing on natural voice and conversational phrasing, students will learn from diagnostic techniques to evaluate performance and correct common vocal Read More

Uptempo Tunes for Vocalists

Study and perform up-tempo tunes, which all vocalists need for their sets, including “Avalon,” “Lover Come Back To Me,” “Cloudburst,” Read More

Get in the Pocket

This is an essential class for the intermediate to advanced vocalist or instrumentalist. With a drummer as the only accompanist, Read More

The Blues – Part 1

Study and perform different elements and styles of the blues with such songs as “Kansas City” and “Route 66.” You Read More

The Blues – Part 2

Study and perform different elements and styles of the blues with such songs as “Bring It On Home”, “Everyday I Read More

Ballads – Part 1

Study and perform 24 famous jazz ballads, including “For All We Know,” “Body And Soul,” “Spring Can Really Hang You Read More

Ballads – Part 2

Study and perform 24 famous jazz ballads, including “My Old Flame,” “Too Late Now,” “Autumn in New York,” “Dedicated to Read More

Vocal Improvisation 1

Students will learn the basic concepts of improvisation with topics including rhythmic syllables and spoken scat, basic root motion and Read More

The Art of Phrasing

Students will learn to transform a lyric from the page into something instantly memorable. Exercises will involve tools such as Read More

Jazz Classics

Study an assorted collection of great songs from the American Popular Songbook, including “Angel Eyes,” “Green Dolphin Street,” “Don’t Go Read More

Vocal Calisthenics

Students will build stamina and speed in the vocal line with this two-hour vocal workout covering three octaves with an Read More

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

A selected group of advanced vocalists perform original and standard material in the style of Singers Unlimited, Manhattan Transfer, and Read More