The Art of Song & Spontaneity

Instructor: Sabrina Lastman

Dates: May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016 ( 3–6pm)

Tuition: $150 or $250 (Read Payment Options Below)

Language: English

Target Users: Singers, actors, dancers, and interdisciplinary artists and others with singing background.

Location: IATI Theater: 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003

Website: FaceBook Event


This intensive 2-day voice workshop (6 hours total) will focus on enhancing voice’s freedom in its direct relation to the body.  The singer will increase awareness of sound-making as a physical process, being able to sing from a more functional, healthier and expressive instrument.  We’ll work on voice technique, individual song interpretation, and individual & collective voice improvisation.  Techniques for performance practice and performance anxiety management will be addressed.  This method of work promotes a state of creativity, spontaneity, and a safe atmosphere for learning and collaboration.

Participants are encouraged to choose a song they have been working on to develop during the workshop.  They should bring 2 copies of the lyrics and/or music chart in their tonality--if possible.

Course Learning Objectives

- Develop freedom of sound production (posture, vocal mechanism strength, proper breathing)
- Develop voice/singing expression (hearing, emotions)
- Develop song interpretation.
- Develop spontaneity and creativity.

About the instructor: Sabrina Lastman

Vocalist, songwriter, voice educator & Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP).  She graduated from the Jazz Department at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel, The Feldenkrais Institute in New York City, and The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework at Shenandoah University in Virginia.  Drawing from jazz, Latin American, Jewish, Spanish and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, Sabrina concentrates her work on contemporary jazz projects, and the creation of interdisciplinary performances combining voice, sound, electronics, movement, and visuals.  She has performed at venues such as Carnegie HallClassical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard, Harvard University, CUNY, Yale University and NYU, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (GRAMMY Award Winner), Meredith Monk (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Emilio Solla (GRAMMY Award Nominee), Pedro Giraudo, Alexander Norris & Meg Okura, among many others. In the US, Sabrina has taught voice in New York City at Feldenkrais AssociatesHispanic Organization of Latin ActorsIATI TheaterActors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, Multicultural Music Group, Movement Research, and New York Theater Workshop; in Vermont, at Middlebury College; in Maine, at Portland Arts & Technology School; in Indiana, at Purdue University, Butler University, and Morton Center. Sabrina has a private teaching practice with more than 15 years of experience.

How to register

To register for this workshop, you must complete the registration form and make payment. Both links are below. To pay by check, you may call the office to bring your check or mail it to the following address. Please write check to "IATI Theater."

IATI Theater
64 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attention: Winston Estevez

Registration Deadline: 5/14/2016

Payment Options

Option 1
The Art of Song & Spontaneity
May, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 | 3 to 6pm (6 hours total)
// Cost: $150
Option 2
The Art of Song & Spontaneity + Two Individual Voice Lessons 
May, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 | 3 to 6pm (8 hours total) 
Individual Lessons Time TBD (same or different day of workshop) 
// Cost: $250
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