Cathy Segal-Garcia
Workshops

 

I give 1-3 workshops per month usually.  People are really excited about them.   

The subjects cover:

~ SCAT ~ SINGING WITH A TRIO ~ SINGING WITH ONE OTHER PLAYER ~

~ CAREER CONSULTING ~ SOCIAL MEDIA ~ VOICE TECHNIQUE ~

~ THE ART OF MAKING MAGIC IN YOUR PERFORMANCE ~ 

and Special other subjects as they come up.  

 I teach them myself, and I also invite guest high level artists, either local or from out of town, to teach.  

I've been doing this for about 16 years!  Call me or email me with any questions! 

in Granada Hills 91344
I usually have great bagels and coffee!
cathy@cathysegalgarcia.com for reservations -- or call (818)368-8839
                                       cash, check, or credit card accepted

 



 

2017

CATHY IS CURRENTLY GIVING FREE FACEBOOK LIVE

SHORT CLASSES ON SCATTING!

KEEP TUNED TO HER FACEBOOK PAGE OR EMAIL HER TO PUT YOU ON A

MAILING LIST SO YOU CAN KNOW WHEN SHE IS DOING THESE!

 

 
 




 

 
 
Friday April 28th 2017.  The absolutely FABULOUS jazz vocalist from
 
Seattle, GRETA METASSA, is doing a concert with the fantastic
 
pianist TAMIR HENDELMAN... $35
 
Saturday April 29th 2017.  11:30 to 3:30 pm $80
 
Greta and Tamir give a master class at Cathy's studio in Granada
 
Hills.
 
 
 
 



  

 
 
 
You know, I had a jam session for over 13 years!  A jam is a great way to be entertained, to learn, make friends, get mentors, and really grow!  I've comprised a list of 14 points for your information and use! 
  • 1)  Sign up on the sign up sheet. The earlier you sign up, the earlier you will get up.
  • 2)  However, that said, please understand that THE LEADER DOES NOT NECESSARILY CALL EACH PERSON IN ORDER! The leader’s responsibility is to produce a show that is interesting. They have developed a feel for a flow which depends largely, on the next person’s quality of sound and performance.
  • 3)  Please eat and drink! If you do NOT, then the venue will STOP. Yes, this does DEPEND ON YOU! Personally! It’s not somebody else’s job unfortunately! It’s all of us … it takes a tribe!
  • 4)  Tip your waiter/waitress. They are working tonight, please be generous hearted!
  • 5)  You should feel free to tip the band as well! There’s a tip jar near the sign up sheet!
  • 6)  Be prepared with two songs of different tempos. For instance, a ballad and a swing. It is your responsibility, as well as the leader’s, to judge the previous song’s tempo, and change the feeling/tempo on YOUR song! In this way, you are contributing to the flow of the show!
  • 7)  It’s a safer experience if your song is a standard jazz song. Hopefully, and usually, the musicians will know a standard song or be able to come up with an IRealBook version (the digital music book). Don’t bring a difficult chart. Don’t bring a song that isn’t standardly done as a jazz tune. The more musicians who know your song, the better they will sound, the better they will make you sound, you’ll be more comfortable, and everyone involved will be more happy!
  • 8)  If you have a chart, preferably have it in YOUR key, with big chords on it (not tiny). Having 2 charts is a good idea, one for the keyboard and one for the bass.
  • 9)  If you are an instrumentalist, take one or two solos. If it feels good, go ahead and take another solo! But keep in mind that there are others up there waiting to take their solos too, and there is a balance that you can contribute to, in the length and arrangement of the song.
  • 10)  If you are an instrumentalist, and the singer is soloing (scatting) DO NOT solo or play behind the singer, unless it is punches that perhaps other horn players are joining in on, for a backing.
  • 11)  If you are a singer, when you’re not singing, listen to the soloists, and “allow” one or two soloists and then just step right back in at the top of the song again! You don’t have to wait for or allow everyone in the whole band to solo. (The leader may do that, but that is done for a reason…so as to give everyone a chance to “blow”.)
  • 12)  Whomever you are, singer or instrumentalist, the song’s performance is not all about you! The moment you step up to the stage, you have silently agreed to becoming a co-arranger with the rest of the folks up there. Listen, take part, leave space when appropriate, and lead when it’s called for. The overall purpose of the song is to create a magical piece!
  • 13)  You possibly may not get up this evening. This is not the leader’s desire. The leader’s desire is that everyone gets a chance to get up. The more singers and musicians there to sit in, the more possibility there is that not everyone will get up. Or not get up in the exact way that they would wish. As the singer, there is a good chance you will only have ONE song you can perform. Again, this depends on how many musicians and singers show up, and how well the leader can organize the event. It is a guarantee that if you do not get up tonight, the next time you come, you WILL get up!
  • 14)  Please, be respectful to the leader. Be kind. Be supportive, to the leader, the venue, the musicians, and the singers. Listen to the other performers when possible. This is a community service. It builds community. Community is everybody together.

 

 




 

  SOME OF THE HUNDREDS OF PAST WORKSHOPS -----

 

  

 THIS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN 2015! Perhaps we'll get to it again in the future.   

Invitation to American and International Vocal students of JAZZ

THE 5 DAY JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP IN L.A. –

DESIGNED FOR LOCAL, NATIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!

Imagine a whole 4 days of studying with some of the best jazz vocal singers and musicians in the world, 25 workshops in all, and then PERFORMING a gig with some of the best jazz instrumentalists in the world!

Doing this in the warmth and openness of Los Angeles, one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world.  L.A. is home to movies studios and recording studios on almost every corner!  An abundance of exciting opportunities are here, for aspiring artists!

The week experience can include all-day workshops with Cathy and other jazz vocal professionals, private lessons, playing with top musicians, hanging out in jazz clubs, going to concerts, days off in Los Angeles, making good friends, and ending with a big concert in which YOU will be one of the featured performers! 

The local jazz scene here in L.A. is full of incredible local artists, many of them world renowned! These artists and high level visiting jazz artists are here to be enjoyed for usually a fraction of the cost of seeing them internationally! In a relatively small area, you can visit a number of larger venues which hold shows of the more well known artists...like Catalina's in Hollywood, Vitello's in Studio City, The Blue Whale in downtown L.A., The Hollywood Bowl, UCLA Royce Hall, and The Disney Hall downtown.

Cathy has great things to teach you, coming from her own personal experience, which has spanned close to 50 years of singing and working as a singer. Traveling the world doing this, her students are excited and fulfilled, and are extremely thankful to be part of the experience! She is a spiritual teacher of jazz and singing! 

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The other clinicians I have chosen are musicians (pianists, bassists, drummers) of the highest jazz caliber in the world. These professionals are kind teachers, and their biggest desire is to help people get better at their crafts and perspectives in their lives.

WORKSHOPS:

Vocal Technique & Warm-up Interpretation and understanding = Phrasing 

Pronunciation 

Music “101” Groove and Rhythm

Scatting Jazz Phrasing Work with a Trio

The art of the DuoArrangements 

Organization of your musical career, and how to get a Gig 

How to find Inspiration and Motivation Setting up your practice routines 

Evening Performance 

  



 

 "THE SOULFUL ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ SINGING"
ESSENTIAL BUILDING TOOLS & BEYOND CHOPS   
    

$75
9:30 am to 2:00 pm   
 
You are very fortunate to experience, in one 4 hour workshop,
3 master vocal educators who specialize in jazz.
 
Ingrid James from Australia, Cathy Segal-Garcia and Michele Weir from Los Angeles.
 
Subjects to be covered:  Voice technique, Phrasing, Groove, Music Theory, Performing controls, Making Magic, "ScatAbility".
 
It's this trio's goal to help you to understand and become able to apply the tools, to the end of the goal:
Which is making magic that the singer, the musicians, and the audience all become wonderfully affected by!

 


 
 
                                   LIVE DIRECT FROM BRAZIL!  
 
                                                                     Zuza Gonçalves
 
                                                                       "Body Music" artist!  
 
 

 

 

 
SPECIAL SCAT WORKSHOP -- "BIRD INSIDE OUT"  with special
 
visiting artist,  KRIS ADAMS from Boston.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KENNY WASHINGTON from San Francisco
 
 
FISH TO BIRDS Vocal Improv, Circle Singing