A VOCAL WORKSHOP taught by GRAMMY-nominated
BROADWAY and TV SINGER-ACTRESS, ILENE GRAFF
SPECIAL SUMMER SESSION:
6/1, 8, 22 and 7/6, 13, 20, 27
1-4 P.M. in STUDIO CITY, CA
$25 per class
All skill-levels welcome
WHAT IS MAKING THE SONG YOUR OWN?
I love to sing and I want to share with you what I've learned over a lifetime of being on stage.
My husband, ASCAP-Award winning composer Ben Lanzarone and I will lead you
through a joy-filled workshop which will make you a better, more confident singer.
You will sing every week in a stress-free atmosphere and learn some important
techniques that you can always use, whether your interest is musical theater,
cabaret, or just the fun of singing for yourself. Class culminates in a salon showcase for family and friends.
WHY MAKE THE SONG YOUR OWN?
You are the most important element in your performance. We’ll help you develop your point of view,
and show you the basics you can count on to make sure your personality shines through.
We'll talk about storytelling, vocal technique, stage presence, working with a musical director, even wardrobe…everything that's important in putting a performance together. We’ll also help you deal with stage-fright and show you how to turn the stress of facing an audience into excitement and energy. And we will always come back to the all-important WHY you are singing.
Ilene Graff and Ben Lanzarone are a terrific creative team! They offered a workshop in song interpretation to my students. It was a very different take than their usual studies here. They helped students see ways to take a song, creatively reinterpret the style, tempo, and overall interpretation, to make the song unique to the students' particular performance needs. They both are very nurturing, intuitive, and engaging in their work and presentation. I recommend them highly to any aspiring singer in theater and in concert or recording settings.
NEIL DONOHOE, Director of Theater Division, The Boston Conservatory
Ilene, along with being a wonderful actress, is the best singer I know. Not just Broadway singer singer.
Singer, period. She and her husband, Ben Lanzarone, who is a composer, arranger and music director,
are really special talented smart and funny people. And born teachers.
JOANNA GLEASON, TONY Award Winner
Ilene Graff is a brilliant vocal teacher and coach. As a mother and a professional she has provided my
child with the professional cutting edge and the compassion and understanding of a loving parent. Ben Lanzarone
is a musical genius. He makes it all seem so simple; his patience and musical expertise guided my daughter through vocal challenges and triumphs. DONNA ROSENSTEIN, Casting Director “Castle,” “Grimm”
Ilene Graff brings a wealth of experience to everything she does! Her incredible knowledge,
sensitivity and professionalism add greatly to the lives of young students! If you're an upcoming artist, LISTEN TO HER!!!!
JERI GAILE, Director, Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards