Workshops and Private Lessons for Singers and Actors, Instrumentalists: February

  • February 25, 2014 · 6:15 PM
  • Anna Bartos

Greetings, members and friends,

Come to our February workshops to work on your songs, monologues and instrumental pieces to improve your skills for your your own pleasure, auditions, performances and future STSANY events. You may also schedule a private lesson. Details below.

Here is our remaining February meetup schedule. NOTE: To accommodate your schedules, you are being given one to two choices per week. We will try to continue this policy as much as possible, WEATHER PERMITTING! so that more members will be able to attend meetups. If there are changes in days or times, I will let you know:

Wednesday, February 19;  Tuesday, February 25 and Thursday,  February 27. 

WORKSHOPS: $15: From 6:15-8:15 p.m. (approximately) Non-participating guests: $10. Please be sure to read your emails about possible cancellations and rescheduling.

 Further meetups TBA. Please RSVP for each meetup separately.

45 MINUTE PRIVATE LESSONS: $65 (special member discount): First come, first served.  

EVERY SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Please send me an email with your preferred times. Be sure to give me your phone number so I can confirm your lesson time. Week day or evening lessons are available as well by appointment. All confirmations must be made by phone. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your lesson at no charge. Lessons cancelled late must be paid or re-scheduled.

GROUP WARMUP: SINGING TOGETHER!

Vocal and Acting Technique!       
Interpretation!       
Presentation!       
Repertoire for Upcoming Events!       
Stage Fright!

WHAT TO BRING...Please read this:

Singers: One or two songs (simple ballads, please, that have a nice, lyrical line!!!!!! i.e., romantic songs, arias, message songs, folk songs, etc., nothing complicated). Please bring 2 copies of songs - one for you and me - with complete accompaniment (not only the melody line or chords alone).Note: To receive the full benefit of workshop coaching, bring the written music as required.

Actors: One dramatic or comic monologue (max. 4 minutes)

Instrumentalists: One short piece (max. 4 minutes) for piano, guitar, etc.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE...

INDIVIDUAL COACHING: 15- 20 minutes of individual vocal and dramatic coaching on your material, on a first come-first served basis. Music may be of any genre from the classics to rock. BREATHING, Vocal warm-ups and group singing begin every meetup.

REPERTOIRE ADVICE for songs of any genre and language AND dramatic/comic monologues is provided at all meetups.

SINGERS: Please come prepared to recite your song lyrics as a monologue before singing.

*STSANY RSVP POLICY: Please read!

PLEASE NOTE: A MINIMUM OF FOUR PARTICIPANTS IS NECESSARY TO HOLD MOST MEETUPS, including the organizer. FYI: If you miss the deadline to RSVP, please send me an email to see if space is available.

*IMPORTANT! MEMBER website RSVP DEADLINE FOR MEETUPS is at 10 P.M. the day before: PLEASE: RSVP "yes" ONLY if you are sure you can attend, or send me an email if it's past the deadline. This avoids canceling meetups at the last minute which is very inconvenient for your organizer and fellow members. They plan ahead for and are looking forward to attending workshops and other events on scheduled days. Everyone's time and aspirations are to be respected.

Meetup Fee: $15 for members; $10 for non-participating guests (exact amount in cash at the door). You may also pay your 2014 membership dues of $5 at the meetup.

****Please arrive 10 minutes before meetup begins so that we can start on time. Elevators are busy at that time. Thanks!****

Cheers,       
Anna Bartos, Organizer and Artistic Director of STSANY       
A Non-Profit Cooperative Arts Collective for Singers, Actors and Instrumentalists of All Levels

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Weekly Workshops and Private Lessons

"Music on Sundays" Informal Musicale: Sunday, April 6, 3-6 p.m. Meetup TBA soon.

STSANY Concert Series: Sunday, May 4, 3-6 p.m. An afternoon of  solos, duets and readings from Bizet's "Carmen" with Rebecca MacLean, member, and guest artists. Reception Following. Posting TBA soon. FREE admission for members and friends.

NOTE: TO LEARN ABOUT STSANY's GOALS, PLEASE READ "PAGES" in the browser above. Be sure to check out our reviews and past meetups to know what we've been doing! Click on "MORE" and "files" to see flyers for our events, etc. To see our photo albums, click on "PHOTOS" in our browser.

To see and hear members perform, please VISIT our youtube channel:      
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlmaMusica

 Endorsements by STSANY members and fellow performers:

Anna Bartos is not only a superb singing teacher (she knows her music), she is an equally excellent coach, which is a rarity among singing teachers. She is also capable of imparting many helpful nuggets of information about the process of singing and performing that one doesn't usually receive from one's teacher. I found her instruction of enormous value.___. P. Vincent, NYC actor and playwright.      

It was a wonderful session w/ a warm, knowledgeable & insightful instructor & in great company!____Allyson, Member, STSANY

Great session; good, helpful feedback; supportive.____Barbara, Member, STSANY

 The MUSICALE was a wonderfully diverse program in an intimate setting. I found the preliminary workshops extremely helpfuin putting a role I'd worked on (for longer than I'd like to say) into a historical, musical, and linguistic framework. I am eager to do more! Anna Bartos is knowledgeable about a broad range of musical styles and genres, acting and character development as well as singing. I would definitely like to perform in this type of event again. For me, once a season would be good (3-4 times a year)."____Rebecca MacLean, Acting Member of STSANY (Musicale on 1/19/14)

Amazing event. Thank you, Anna for holding musicale. I am also glad to meet new singers.___Saadat, Member of STSANY 


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  • Anna B.

    Becca, Rebecca, Hayley and Sadaat! Congratulations for your great work at the meetup last night. I applaud your enthusiasm, talent and dedication to good singing!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • jonathan v.

    My name is Jonathan I'm a music producer sound engineer working in park slope Brooklyn where I run my own recording studio.
    If you need producing and or engineering let me know.
    To hear some of my work go to www.pancakestudios.com

    Thanks and have a good day!

    February 25, 2014

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  • Anna B.
    Founder, Artistic Director and Singer, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Hayley
    Assistant Organizer, Special Events, Assistant Organizer
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