NEW YORK CITY | Italian-born pianist and conductor Giacomo Franci has an enthusiastic approach to teaching music. He wants everyone to enjoy music making and become concert goers. In addition to teaching in his New York City private studio, Giacomo is an active concert pianist and is the principal conductor New York Chamber Players orchestra. As of this interview Giacomo is embarking on a concert tour to Beijing, both as conductor and soloist.
New York Jazz Vocalist Dori Levine on Scat Singing
NEW YORK CITY | In her Tribeca music studio, we caught up with New York jazz singer Dori Levine. Dori is a performer and recording artists who works extensively with another PrivateLessons.com member, jazz guitarist Ed Littman. The two create musical magic. One of Dori's favorite subjects is vocal improvisation and scat singing. How does one even approach scatting? Good news, it can be learned!
I came to New York yesterday, went to Lincoln Center and discovered a maze of construction aimed at modernizing this remarkable cultural center. When done, it will surely look great. Alice Tully hall and The Juilliard School have a facelift and look spectacular.
On my recent trip to San Antonio, I discovered a lovely city. The snapshots below are of a local music instruments merchant demonstrating the guitarrón, street scenes, the Alamo, and the breathtaking river walk.
SAN ANTONIO, TX | On a beautiful Valentines Day, we sat down for a short interview with Jane Jenkins, a PrivateLessons.com Member in San Antonio. Growing up in an air force family, Jane calls San Antonio her home. She recently relocated back after a long residence in the Denver area. Jane is a certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) instructor and in this conversation she briefly outlines the method, which helps many renowned and aspiring singers.