"It's my personal understanding that given the right kind of encouragement we can all sing! Singing is not learned, it's a gift we’re given. Sometimes that gift may get suppressed through bad teaching or discouraging words. My job is to give you the keys to unlock the song within you."
Cleveland offers Workshops and Master Classes in Vocal Improvisation for people of all ages and all stages: beginners, intermediate and advanced, featuring:
Introduction - usually with a short live performance
Cleveland Watkiss philosophy of singing
Different ways to warm up
Discussion on posture, breathing, projection
Songs and Structures - ways in which to generate melody and lyrical ideas
Techniques for unlocking and freeing the voice
Composing techniques, solo voice singing.
Diet and health for singers
Learning how to control nerves
THE STARDUST PEOPLE CHOIR
The Stardust People Choir is a Jazz improvising choir led by vocal master Cleveland Watkiss. It is a perfect place to unlock inhibitions and inspire the latent creativity that lies within us all. The Watkiss Workshops are legendary because of his commitment to sharing his great skill and artistry in the community with the conviction that "everyone has a voice and something to contribute”.
Tuesdays, 7-9 pm @ World Heart Beat Academy
58 Kimber Road, London, SW18 4PP
For more information, please contact Sahana Gero (Director) on:
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8870 3042
Arts Council funded, with original material by Julian Joseph
"We learn from Science today, that ALL things are; Vibrations, of varying Frequencies."