David Jones Teacher Mentoring Program
Instructor: Maestro David Jones
When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm (Check-in begins at 12:45pm)
Where: Kanbar Performing Arts Center, Level IV Room (3rd floor), 44 Page St., San Francisco
Fee: $90. The early registration rate of $75 is available to participants whose payments are postmarked by June 3, 2019.
Registration: Registration is limited. Please email Dr. Julia Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and receive payment instructions.
Participants: While designed with voice teachers in mind, this workshop is equally appropriate for singers.
Description: The David Jones Teacher Mentoring Program was established in London in 2008 to offer teachers and singers information regarding the Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools. The purpose of this seminar series is to offer teachers the opportunity to observe technical teaching in a public setting, providing information based on Old World teaching principles.
Some of the specific subject matter covered will include:
- A brief history of the Swedish-Italian School of Singing
- Balancing the upper passaggio in both male and female voices
- What to listen and watch for in the very first voice lesson with a new student
- Properly diagnosing vocal fach
- Finding acoustical protection for the voice and the voce cuperto
- Diagnosing vocal damage
During the afternoon, six singers of varying voice categories, ages, and levels of experience will be vocalized by David, and then will present a piece of repertoire to work on with David.