For a pianist, playing with a vocalist is about the best training you can get. You learn repertoire, melody, lyrics, transposing, phrasing, intros, endings and many other skills that one can even apply to instrumental settings. Michael Kanan’s masterclass will review some basics of vocal accompanying: playing swing, ballads, and the most challenging art of rubato accompaniment. There will be a singer on hand with whom Michael will demonstrate a few basic ideas. But please by ready to participate by accompanying the singer yourself. You are also welcome to come with a singer of your own choosing.
37 reserve seats available