Teaching

Miriam Ast is a senior lecturer at Leeds College of Music, teaching one-to-one lessons and ensembles. She also teaches jazz singing at University of Leeds.

 

Key aspects of her teaching:

- vocal technique (intonation, vocal projection, breath/resonance, dynamic variety, varying timbre/vocal textures)

- style (jazz and off-beat phrasing, in the pocket singing, time-feel, rhythmic exercises)

- lyrical interpretation (work on repertoire, expressing lyrics/stories effectively with your voice, free your sound/acting exercises)

- musicianship (writing and analyzing jazz songs, jazz theory/ear training, freedom in the music, effective communication with the band)

- improvisation (learning how to scat over changes like an instrument, singing idiomatic jazz phrases, motific development)

- performance technique (stage presence, musical expression, microphone technique, relaxation exercises, learning to enjoy performing to the fullest)

 

 For private lessons or workshop requests please get in touch here