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Song Performance Workshop 2021

Song Performance Workshop with Vanessa Parvin
This class will be an online, 7-week session for adults and teens!

Do you love to sing and perform? Are you ready to bring your favorite songs to life with truthful storytelling? Do you ever feel stumped by just what to do with your hands while you sing?


This 7-week song-performance workshop is a “master class” environment, offering singers of all levels the opportunity to learn through observation as well as individual coaching on short solo pieces. Veteran teacher Vanessa Parvin gently and enthusiastically works to draw out each performer’s individual personality and passion, with questions and suggestions designed to guide singers toward an authentic, unique, and captivating performance.


Singers must arrive prepared with a memorized 16-32-bar (1-2 minute) cut of a song, to be sung with recorded accompaniment. After a group warm-up including a review of fundamental vocal technique, individual students perform their pieces in front of the group and receive constructive feedback and direction to encourage an honest connection to the lyrics of the song. Over the course of the 7 weeks, participants will have the opportunity to either hone in on one particular song, or dig into a few different pieces, time allowing.

Song Performance Workshop for Adults & Teens
Spring Class:
DATES: Saturdays, April 10 - May 22, 2021 (seven weeks)
TIME: 12:30-2:30 pm
LOCATION: On your screen!
COURSE FEE: $245 for seven classes
(Instructor: Vanessa Parvin)
Vanessa Parvin
InstructorSong Performance Workshop

Vanessa Parvin has loved singing and the stage since childhood. In addition to a variety of jobs as a musical director and vocal coach, she has been fortunate to perform alongside Broadway legends on theater and cabaret stages. Favorite stage roles include Cinderella in Into The Woods, Marsinah in Kismet, Irene in Hello, Dolly!, Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, and at the Goodspeed Opera House as part of the Angel City Four in City Of Angels. Vanessa has been featured in a number of shows at Disneyland, and has been a professional holiday caroler for over 20 years. She is the soprano for MAC Award-winning vocal quintet Marquee Five, recently described as “Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium.” With Marquee Five, Vanessa has appeared at 54 Below, SOPAC, Feinstein’s, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman Theater, and Don’t Tell Mama. You can hear her on Marquee Five’s debut CD “8-Track Throwback". Vanessa holds a BA in Music from UCLA and a MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College. When not performing, she teaches private voice and piano in her Maplewood home. Visit Vanessa’s Web site

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