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Use your voice as an improvising instrument

Jazz is a universal language thus learning to "speak Jazz" is priceless! As an educator, Irini aspires to transfer her passion for scat singing and spontaneous creativity to anyone that wishes to dive into the magical and playful world of jazz. She offers individual classes of vocal technique (based on a constructive combination of classical singing principles and CVT elements) that can guide each student to the utmost of his/her vocal skills, according to each one's own style and needs. Furthermore, she gives individual or group courses of jazz improvisation, deepening into phrasing and scat singing as well as focusing on discovering the personal style and sound identity for each one of her students! For more information about the classes she offers (online or in person), you can reach Irini via her personal email, which you will find at the Contact page.

Vocal technique: breath management and development of vocal tone, range and volume.

Management, support-control of breathing for singing – Development of vocal tone, range and volume – Mastering the use of the vocal colour palette by shaping the vocal tract – Control of dynamics and frequencies of the voice – Looking inside the larynx and getting to know the anatomy of the vocal instrument – Understanding the way that the voice “works” as part of the human body – Acquiring the method for “healthy” singing – Vocal coaching: the direct application of the technique onto the song, as far as sound, articulation, stylistic expression and homogeneity of the voice are concerned.

Vocal Improvisation: mastering jazz phrasing and improvisation (scat singing).

Swing feel: analysis of the eight triplet feel. Total grasping of the terms “time” and groove – Understanding the form and absorbing the harmonic progression of the piece – Rhythmic phrasing & Syncopation management – Improvising the melody – Mastering the jazz language, vocabulary & vocal improvisation (scat singing). – Rhythmic & melodic fluency, richness and accuracy – Developing the vocalist’s personal jazz style, cultivating his/her creativity, imagination and reinforcing his/her self-confidence and freedom of expression – Obtaining the ability to improvise instantly on any given melody, over any harmonic progression or rhythmic context – Achieving to be in a creative “interplay” within the jazz combo.