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Instruments: Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin Jazz

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Sabrina L In Home In Studio
Instruments: Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin Jazz

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Degree, Vocal Studies, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance 

Certified Feldenkrais Method Teacher (Awareness Through Movement [ATM]) from The Feldenkrais Institute of New York.

Studies in classical voice and piano with Laura Baranzano, Yolanda Pedemontti and Jorge Schellemberg (Montevideo, Uruguay).

Voice/ Improvisation Lessons and Workshops with Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara, Theo Bleckmann, Jay Clayton, Kirk Nurock, Philip Carrol, and Karl Berger (New York, US)

Awards:

2012 - "The Candombe Jazz Sessions" placed in Best Latin Jazz Album, Latin Grammy Awards.

2008 - "The Folds of the Soul", nominated by Graffiti Prize as one of the best jazz albums of the year, Uruguay.

2006 - Professional Training Workshop, Monk on Monk: Vocal Works of Meredith Monk, selected to participate. The Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall, NY.

Overview:

Drawing from jazz, Latin American, and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, New York based vocalist, performer, and composer Sabrina is described as “perennially eclectic and innovative” and as an artist who “embraces theaudience with the sweetness of her voice.”

Sabrina leads her own quartet, and creates and performs interdisciplinary new music projects incorporating voice, sound, movement, and visuals – these include Dialogues of Silence, On Becoming (album released 2009 with Sasha Bogdanowitsch), and River of Painted Birds. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sabrina hastoured internationally and performed in venuessuch as Carnegie Hall, Blue Note, Joe's Pub, La Mama, Blues Alley Jazz, ISSUE Project Room, Juilliard, New York University, Yale University, Rutgers University, Museo del Barrio, City University of New York and Classical GuitarAssociation of New York, among others.

Her album "The Folds of the Soul" was nominated by the Graffiti Award 2008 as one of the  best jazz albums of the year, and it was considered of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Uruguay. She was invited to sing her  compositions based on the poems of Uruguayan poet Idea Vilariño at the presentation of the book Idea Vilariño: La Vida Escrita. Sabrina was awarded grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

EXPERIENCE

Sabrina has extensive pedagogical experience as a Vocal Production / Singing Technique Teacher, teaching to a wide range of skill levels and ages in USA, Israel and Uruguay. Sabrina has taught in Israel at Keshet Conservatory of Music and at her private studio.

METHODS USED

In class I work on the development of the singing voice through body awareness—applying the Feldenkrais Method—and voice techniques from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Aural awareness is improved through ear exercises & singing. Techniques for performance practice and dealing with performance anxiety are addressed. During the work process students work on individual song interpretation/presentation and on individual improvisation (if the student is interested).        

LESSON STYLE

The lesson starts with Awareness Through Movement (ATM)  —applying the Feldenkrais Method— to get the student in a state where the mind-body learns new possibilitites of movement, making the body feel more comfortable and expanded. It is a first "tuning" before working directly with the sounding voice. Breathing excercises and vocal technique are to continue. When the student is warmed up, we work in the learning and development of a specific song and/or vocal improvisation.

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