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Master 2 jazz standards and
scat solos in 12 weeks
Learn to sing jazz
without the theory-overwhelm
Sep 29th - Dec 18th
I know firsthand how intimidating and overwhelming singing jazz can be. There seem to be so many unwritten rules to follow that it feels impossible to know which notes to sing. You feel stuck and can’t figure out how to find the freedom and confidence to make a song your own, let alone improvise.
Instrumentalists are full of good advice, talking about scales and music theory. Unfortunately, that means very little to you and you find it intimidating and overwhelming and are starting to doubt you can ever learn to sing jazz properly. You feel there is so much music and emotion inside you but somehow you get lost when you let go, trying to express it.
You really want to improve but you don’t know which steps to take as a singer to find the confidence and freedom you see others perform jazz on stage.
Cecile Kabura: How knowledgeable you are, Heidi! It gave me the confidence to approach a musical career as a professional. In a way, you've made me more of a professional through this process.
I have something to teach because I've been taught so well. I can perform with more confidence, in my style because jazz is open to my interpretation with the foundation you've laid out in this course.
This is a thorough course on learning jazz by ear that will leave you equipped to perform a jazz standard as interpreted by yourself!
You'll understand the layout of the music and be able to talk about it with instrumentalists you work with. & Free scatting will be easier with this knowledge. You'll easily learn some music theory even without lessons dedicated to theory.
There's a lot of resources you'll use & learn about that will help you whether you're practicing alone or with a band.
Ina Rebhandl: The course was very well-structured and put together. Easy to understand and very confirming. It also taught me a lot of knowledge about jazz and where it came from. This course is a good and practical way to try out new things with your voice. Also, if you just want to know some more about Jazz in general or how to approach to a tune...it is a great way to do so. Thank you for your commitment, Heidi. I had a lot of fun taking the course.
John Lentz: This course will give you the logical and fun steps towards learning or improving your vocal jazz music singing and improvising.
Beate Schmidt: I would definitely tell other singers to sign up! This course is great because you can do the lessons in your own tempo and at home. Heidi is really experienced and knows what she's talking about. Even if it is an online seminar, you can always ask questions and even if I did not ask one, I read some questions and answers on Facebook and found them really helpful for me too.
Another pro for me was to "meet" so many singers from all over the world. To have the knowledge from a big group in one place is definitely a big plus!
Dana Reedy: this is a wonderful course to take, because Heidi really breaks things down into edible bites for us to try. Take notes. I can re-listen to things Heidi spoke to. There is a lot of information receive.
Jekyll Joe: These  weeks are more practical, easy and fun than my experience of 4 semesters in conservatory. I have to say this course is priceless. Since it was action drive course, a lot of inspirations gonna be posted on the secret page and you can get all the feedbacks, answers you want from Heidi and your accountability buddy. Speaking of buddy, you can be friends with various genres, all levels of singers from all over the world. Not only that, you will find out how to sing jazz by just being yourself not just mimicking somebody else. This is the course for every singer.
Christina Bachmann: If you are interested in jazz and how to approach a song in order to sing it and to improvise on it, you should try out this online course. Heidi offers some clear and structured instructions and you can then decide how fast or slow you proceed. The other singers that join the course will give you an idea of the different interpretations and levels where you can be.
Carlota Hagemeyer: Do it! You will get lots of ideas and plans. You will get tools for yourself and it makes happy! You are a great teacher, Heidi. I love to listen to you when speak about music!
Martin Török: I would say, its very effective. You can learn a lot of different things about jazz-singing. Actually l enjoyed most the singing examples from you Heidi.
Naomi Yu Kainzer: It’s live! And we could meet a lot of singer friends. Help each other and also listen to each other. For beginners, this course builds a foundation for you about Jazz. But if you already know a lot more about jazz, you could still pick up things in this course. It gives you a new point of view to see Jazz. It’s always nice to see Heidi talking about jazz. I feel her genuine heart :) Thank you Heidi!!!
Monica Benito: I love how Heidi communicates. She is clear and gives very good advices and good demonstrations. Thank you, Heidi, you're an amazing teacher
Odessa Patron: If a friend asks about the course, I would recommend it. For Jazz aficionados and novices alike, I think it's a great way to know more and love more about jazz singing. The lessons are compact and full of practical tips and jazz knowledge. The best thing about the course was The deeper appreciation and understanding of Jazz and how to perform it.
Hi, I'm Heidi.
I am deeply passionate about jazz and helping you find your way to sing it with freedom and having fun doing it!
In this 4-week online training I will teach you how to learn a jazz tune in an easy and practical way. You can apply this simple and tried process to any other tune and guarantee that you will sound authentic and true to yourself and the style.
In just a few weeks you will feel confident and free to sing your jazz tune with other musicians and safe to even improvise! All you need are your ears and a love for jazz singing. In jazz, we learn by doing - so be ready to take action!
For best results, be committed to invest about 25 min. a day into your craft. This time will consist of listening to music, practicing singing, training your ears and following the exercises laid out in the course. By the end you will have your first jazz standard and scat solo ready to sing at the next jam session.
This course is ideal for singers of all levels who want to learn a bulletproof way to feel self-assured and at ease in their jazz singing – on or off the stage. No prior musical training is necessary. You only need to be able to match pitch and sing a song without accompaniment.
Picking Your Tune – Find out What Suits You
- which jazz standards suits you
- finding your key
- how to learn a song the jazz way
Getting a Feel for It – Making the Melody Your Own
- how to connect with the story of the lyric
- exploring different tempos and feels
- earning from great jazz singers before you
Testing the Waters – Learning the Harmony and First Scat
- how to recognize the form of your tune
- learning the harmony by ear
- singing your first scat
Learning from the Greats Before Us & Making It Your Own
- what to learn from the great instrumentalists
- mapping out your solo
- how to recognize, apply and create musical concepts for your own scat solo
Benefit from Heidi's teaching and performance experience of over 25 years. She can dissect your voice and musical issues with laser sharp focus and give you exactly the steps you need to improve your voice and musicianship.
Picking the right songs to sing and building a diverse, yet personal repertoire is the bread and butter of every jazz singer. Chosing your material is the first step to making a song your own. Find out which songs are right for you, easy to improvise on, great for jam sessions and make you sound authentic in the style even when you are a beginner.
- live master class
- recorded for later viewing (access until January 17th, 2021)
- lesson materials
Need a place to start and want to know what the most influential vocal and instrumental recordings in jazz are? I have created playlists for you filled with hours of great jazz! Not only that, you also get my collection of the greatest jazz documentaries - with links ready to play on YouTube. So you can get started on binge-watching jazz history any time.
- Heidi's essential vocal jazz playlist
- Heidi's most important jazz instrumental playlist
- Heidi's recommended jazz documentaries playlist
Yes, you heard right! An additional mini course is included! It will take you through the steps of learning the major blues - melodies, roots, scat and all.
The blues is not only one of the styles jazz originated from but an essential part of every jazz singer's repertoire. If you want to sing at jam sessions, you must know the blues! You will get my step-by-step guide how to write your own blues PLUS find out how to improvise over it easily.
- video lessons (access until January 17th, 2021)
- clear easy to follow instructions suitable for all levels
- lesson materials