Understanding Vocal Jazz Stylizations

  • Specific vocalizations and techniques
  • Taken from the big bands
  • Vocal imitations of instruments

Working with Your Ensemble

  • Taking what is already great and adding more! 

Contact Natalie from the Home Page

to ask how she can provide a workshop or clinic for your students, jazz festival, conference or program!

(References may be provided upon request!)

All of this and more!

Natalie can provide this education via:

  • Undergraduate Training/Workshops
  • Artist-in-Residence
  • Honor Choir Conductor
  • In-class Workshops
  • Conference Presentations
  • Festival Adjudicator/Clinician
  • Article Publications

Personalizing the Chart

  • Making the best selection first
  • Accommodating your ensemble
  • Playing with the form

Differentiating Jazz Grooves

  • Swing
  • Shuffle
  • Latin

Teaching Improvisation

  • Know the melody
  • Listen to quality examples
  • Create a vocabulary

Approaching a Young Rhythm Section 

  • Piano - Playing whole note chords, playing rhythms
  • Bass - Playing roots, playing walking bass lines
  • Drums - Simplistic patterns, fills, set-ups

Sessions include:

The Program