By Simone on 2/12/2016
Singing, In studio
Dori was absolutely amazing. I have a pretty extensive singing background but hadn’t done much in the recent years and she made me feel so comfortable. She took me through a variation of different warm ups to focus on my strengths and weaknesses and then had me sing songs of my choice in which she gave very constructive feedback. I would 100% recommend her as a vocal coach!
Salon Concert at Tribeca Music Studio with
ANDY FITE, guitarist and singer extraordinaire in a rare NYC appearance!
DORI LEVINE, vocals
ANDY FITE, Guitar & vocals
Saturday, February 27th
Tribeca Music Studio
340A Greenwich St.
NY, NY 10013
August 1st, 2015 9pm
Triad Theater, 158 72nd St. NYC
I’m presenting 6 terrific singers who really deserve to be heard! We will be at the Triad Theatre, a lovely cabaret style room 158 W. 72nd St., August 1st at 9pm.
I will be presenting a showcase of my private students on Saturday, August 1st @ 9pm at the Triad Theater on W.72nd St., NYC.This is a beautifully designed cabaret style room with a baby grand piano, professional stage lighting and sound.
There are just a couple of slots still open. Contact me soon if you’d like to participate.
Now offering 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute discounted lesson rate packages and expanded teaching hours including Saturdays! 2 and 4 lesson packages are available. Please inquire.
Looking forward to reuniting with my old friend Ed Littman on guitar.
We’ll be enjoying the freedom of working as a duo. Tunes & surprises!
Wednesday, June 3rd
8:00 – 9:30 pm
14 Christopher St. NYC (corner Gay St.)
Whynot Jazz Room is an intimate listening room in the heart of Greenwich Village. Bistro food menu, wine, beer & mimosas available.
I recommend these 5 steps for memorizing and what is called “getting inside the lyric”.
#1 Listen, listen listen! It is recommended that you listen to many artists singing the same song, as the lyric may vary a bit from artist to artist. Research what the original lyric really is, according to the composer and look up any words, expressions or phrases in the lyric that you don’t fully understand.
#2 Write down the lyric by hand, yes, the old fashioned way! Finding them online and printing them out does NOT get them in.
#3 Read what you wrote. Ask yourself – what is the story of the song and why do you feel to sing it? Where’s the poetry? What is the chronology of the events (if there are events) that the song speaks of? Sometimes different phrases of the lyric are interchangeable, so make mental notes of the order of the of the phrases. I often usethe alphabet or find something that works for you.
#4 Speak the lyric, this is important! Speak it slowly with breath support and feeling. Dig in! Take it out of the tempo in which it appears in the song. Caress each word and let no words go by unimportantly.
#5 Okay, now you’re ready to sing it. You can start by singing along with vocal recordings of other artists. It’s recommended that you don’t get stuck in any one rendition. Sing it many times. And/Or.. look for an instrumental or karaoke track of the song and sing with that or just sing it a cappella OR come to me for some voice lessons! I’ll accompany you on piano and we’ll work on it together.
Final note – Your goal should be to not just memorize the lyric but to internalize it. That is to say, bring it in to a deeper place within. That place where you will still remember it when you are ninety. When you perform you need to know the lyric better than you ever thought you needed to know it…inside out, upside down, backwards and in your sleep! When you’re performing, if a little nervousness kicks in, lyrics that you thought you knew can fly right out of your head… trust me on this one!
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