Join our Music Director Michael Taglieri for a two part seminar on the art of practicing. Are you ever assigned a song to learn for a class, a play, or a concert? You kind of know the song, but not well enough to perform it solo without any help and without any lyrics. How do you get to a place where you can learn the song in a day if you have to? Believe it or not, there is a technique to this skill. Michael has spent the past 20 years of his life performing nationally in New York and L.A. and everywhere in between in musicals, plays, concert and cabaret work. He is excited to share his knowledge and experiences with you.
In this class, you will develop the skills necessary to learn a piece of music quickly and efficiently. By the end of the first class each student will be assigned with a song they have never heard before. They’ll have a week to use the tools provided to learn the song- memorized, musically accurate, and also with an effort to give emotional life to the song.
During the second session each student will share their pieces with the class and see how it went, what we learned and ask any questions. Remember: this is not a test. It’s an exercise. These assigned songs will also be appropriate for students to keep in their repertoire book so they can continue working on it as time goes on.