Voice Technique & Song Interpretation

Instructor: Sabrina Lastman

Dates: May 25, 2021 - June 29, 2021 (Tuesday 3–4:30pm)

Tuition: $100 (6 weeks)

Language: English & Spanish

Description

This seminar aims to promote more freedom in the production of the voice, and to explore how to interpret songs more musically through the connection with our bodies, emotions and the tools of vocal technique.
 
Focusing on enhancing the voice’s freedom in its direct relation to the body, participants, in this workshop, will increase awareness of sound-making as a physical process. Applying The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, and vocal technique based on The Lovetri Method--Somatic Voicework (with an emphasis on vocal registers -head, chest, mix-), participants receive tools to develop a healthy sound production, and experience the voice and the body in a more innovative way: as an endless musical resource, being able to sing from a more functional, healthier and expressive instrument.
 
This path of work promotes a state of creativity, spontaneity, and a safe atmosphere for learning.
 
Participants are recommended to send a song they know well, and would like to work with during the seminar:
a) the chart of the song on the tonality you’re singing, in a pdf format -if you have it
b) a link to the song version you have chosen
c) the lyrics of the song you have chosen -in doc format-
 

 

About the instructor: Sabrina Lastman

(Uruguay/ Israel) is a vocalist, creator, voice educator and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CFP). 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 in 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 toured in Poland, Israel, the US, Argentina and Uruguay. In the US, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Classical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard, Harvard University, Roulette, Issue Project Room, IATI Theater, CUNY, Yale University and NYU, among others. She has played in the US 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 Winner), Gustavo Casenave (GRAMMY Award Winner), Pedro Giraudo, Alexander Norris, David Silliman, José Pedro Beledo, Meg Okura, Franco Pinna, Alexis Cuadrado, Victor Prieto, Edward Perez, VOICES Project of Philip Hamilton, Quintino Cinalli, The M6, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, and Yulia Musayelyan, among many others.

Sabrina has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught voice and singing, and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education: in New York City, at Feldenkrais Associates, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, IATI Theater, Actors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Jewish Community Center, 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, Jefferson High School, and Morton Center. She moved to Uruguay in 2017, and since then she has taught privately, and in collaboration with other organizations such as Universidad Tecnológica (UTEC), Escuela de Música Montevideo (EMM), Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), Uruguayan-American School (UAS), Escuela de la Voz, and Centro Tiféret, among others. http://www.sabrina-lastman.com

If you have questions, please reach out to our Education Coordinator Yani Perez (yani@iatitheater.org).

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