Natalie will coach all participants on their contemporary musical theatre or pop selections. The class will end with a group Q & A session with Natalie. Participants need to prepare at least 2 pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre songs. They can be full songs or cuts. Bring your book with options if you want! An accompanist will be provided. Participants should provide sheet music in the correct key. |
Natalie's workshop provides students with:
-a stronger music theory foundation
-the necessary tools to be able to break down riffs on their own
-a stronger sense of pitch awareness
-guidance to help personalize song lyrics
-helpful tips to navigate the business of the business
Wednesday, February 20th
6:00 - 10:00 pm
519 8th ave (b/w 35th and 36th) 12th floor - Room G
**Ages 13 and up
**This class limited to 11 participants**
**First come-first served**
Observers can sign up for $70.
Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs," which have collectively reached over 4 million views. As a private vocal coach and master class teacher, she trains performers across the US and throughout the world. Her career has taken her to the UK, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, and Austria, where she has taught for many institutions including the Institute for Vocal Advancement, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Vocology in Practice.
Natalies workshops provide students with various techniques to access a healthy belt, open up the head voice, strengthen the middle mix, and personalize song lyrics. She incorporates music theory and pitch accuracy to ease fears around improvisation. Natalie guides singers with her trademarked method to break down riffs/runs from pop icons and often refers to her mission as Pop Singing For Dummies.
Natalie is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers and is a featured soloist on several albums by Scott Alan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Joey Contreras, and Kooman & Dimond. Her self-titled EP and duet EP, One Voice (featuring Sally Wilfert), are both available on iTunes/Apple Music/Spotify. Natalie is featured on the Oscar & Grammy nominated soundtrack for The Greatest Showman and appeared on the 90th Academy Awards in the ensemble of This Is Me. She can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as one of the Virtual Community Voices and on the jingles for The Incredibles 2. Natalie made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. In the fall of 2017, she played Molly in Ghost at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Other career highlights include swinging the National Tour of Les Miserables and performing in the ensemble of the 2nd National Tour of Wicked (Elphaba u/s). She was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist and has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, Most recently, she performed to sold-out audiences at her solo shows in NYC, London, and Hamburg. Natalie received her BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. She is currently developing an online riff course, set to launch in late 2019. For more information, visit natalieweissofficial.com
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519 8th Avenue (b/w 35th and 36th) - Room G
New York City, NY 10018