Bettina Sheppard

Bettina Sheppard

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Teacher Bio

Bettina Sheppard is a classically trained singer and pianist, and holds Masters' degrees in music and composition. She has appeared in New York and regional theatres as singer, dancer, and actress and has sung classical repertoire in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Riverside Church. She has directed and performed with numerous vocal groups from madrigal to rock, and created the harmony group Satin Dolls, a swing jazz trio who played in Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music ...read more

Class Descriptions

All Levels Vocal Technique

This class focuses on individual attention to vocal health and technique as well as performance requirements and musical expression. The first part of class consists of exercises for proper placement of the voice, strength, flexibility, and range, while the second half applies this technique to repertoire. Exercises are designed to learn vocal freedom and the importance of body support, breath management, resonance, articulation, and musical phrasing. Many singing styles will be covered, such as theatre, jazz, and pop, with an emphasis on appropriate audition material. Music will be provided for the technique class.

All Levels Ensemble Vocal Technique

This class teaches ensemble technique, specifically the ability to hold a musical harmony part and blend vocally in choral work. Ensemble singing is especially important to theater dancers, recording artists, and anyone singing in a group. Movement is incorporated to ensure that ensemble performers can dance and sing simultaneously. The class focuses on musicianship, rhythm, pitch, blend, and how to interact with other singers. Music is provided in class, as well as exercises in improvisation.

All Levels Solo Vocal Technique

This class focuses on solo singing for all styles of music and all technical levels. Students work on finding appropriate material to sing and receive technical corrections as well as suggestions for practice. Each singer will study methods of finding a unique style of expression, effective performance technique, and confidence. Singers are encouraged to bring their own material, preferably 16-32 bars, but musical repertoire suggestions will be provided. Practice material and song examples will be available to study in class if needed. The format is similar to a master class, with one student singing at a time. Listeners are encouraged to observe and learn from the soloist and offer feedback. Class is designed to be technically challenging to all levels in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Upcoming Classes

Wed · Oct 25
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECH/MUSICIANSHIP
Wed · Oct 25
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon · Oct 30
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECHNIQUE
Mon · Oct 30
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels SOLO PERFORMANCE
Wed · Nov 01
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECH/MUSICIANSHIP
Wed · Nov 01
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri · Nov 03
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECHNIQUE/SOLO PERFORMANCE
Mon · Nov 06
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECHNIQUE
Mon · Nov 06
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels SOLO PERFORMANCE
Wed · Nov 08
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECH/MUSICIANSHIP
Wed · Nov 08
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri · Nov 10
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels VOCAL TECHNIQUE/SOLO PERFORMANCE

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