Intro to Singing

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 pm 7/11 - 8/8 (5 weeks)

Intro to Singing
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Technique, Vocal Performance
Day Tue
Instructor Lilan Kane
Status inperson event

Learning the basics of singing can be incredibly helpful no matter what instrument you play. It will give you a better understanding of song form, melody, the role of vocals in an ensemble, confidence in your singing, and ultimately make you more hireable. In this course, we will learn the building blocks of singing – breathing, warm-ups, ear training, and harmonies. Students will sing together as a group and can sing lead or backing vocals, depending on their preferred musical styles. Instructor Lilan Kane has over 20 years of experience directing vocal and instrumental groups. She brings a unique perspective, understanding vocals from both the singer’s and instrumentalist’s point of view. Prerequisites: no previous vocal experience is required, preferably at least one year of musical experience.

Oakland-based soul singer and composer Lilan Kane (LEE – lawn) is authentic, on and off stage. The sultry honesty in her voice is as raw as her lyrical stories of love, life, and self-discovery. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Kane has sold out numerous residencies at Yoshi’s Oakland and SFJAZZ, as well as performances at Minton’s Playhouse (NYC), Chris’s Jazz Cafe (Philly), French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), Concord Pavillion, The Mint (LA), Fillmore Jazz Festival and many others. Lilan has sung with Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra and opened for Hall & Oates, Lenny Williams, Freddie Hughes, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Sharon Jones, Trombone Shorty, and Morgan James.