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!
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!
Scatting is fun and great information for your growing musical approach to singing your songs.
Let me show how easy it is. You still have to practice.
But the concept of scatting is very understandable.
In a safe space, come and SCAT!
Beginners: 11:30 to 1:30
Medium & Advanced: 2:00 to 4:00
$25 for one class. $35 for 2 classes.
Paulette McWilliams is the ‘real deal’.
New York Daily News
Subject matter TBA, but it's gonna be GOOD!!!
11:30 am to 3:00 pm $50
"...she authentically recreates a lost genre of female jazz singing."
— Ralph A Miriello — Jazz Journalist- Huffington Post
She has a voice that commands attention, and a band that rewards it. She looks for songs that haven't been beat to death....Will Friedwald's notes liken her phrasing to Tony Bennett's, which seems roughly true, especially on the closing ballads. But she's hipper than Bennett.” - Tom Hull -Village Voice
"...her performance maintains a balance of swing and sensuality... great vintage songs...
I wasn't expecting to fall in love..." Will Friedwald, NewYork Sun
"If Jazz had four seasons, Kathy Kosins would be spring." - Inside Connection
"...Kosins has got it going on and you should get on the train. Hot stuff." - Midwest Record Recap
"One of the most alluring voices in Jazz" - Chicago Tribune
"Kathy Kosins is one of the finest singers in the world." Don Was,President, Blue note Records
"...Solid intonation, unwavering swing and a voice that can conjure both the girl next store and her older wiser sister.." - Chicago Reader
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!
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.
Vocal Technique & Warm-up Interpretation and understanding = Phrasing
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