Cabaret Singing and Performance
CABARET WHAT IS IT?
Cabaret is a unique style of performance that allows each singer/performer to be themselves to sing in the style they choose. Cabaret simply means performance in an intimate setting usually where food or beverage is served. We at Cabaret 805 always work with a live accompanist (not recorded tracks) and build our own arrangements appropriate to each individual’s style of performance. We will ﬁnd and place your song in the best key for your voice giving you the greatest opportunity to sound your best. If you don’t know or have a style we will help you discover and develop one; we will ﬁnd the you in the music.
COME SING AND HAVE FUN
Join the Cabaret class at anytime. This is an ongoing class format where instructors works with each student at their personal level and build upon that experience. This is an active learning experience masterclass workshop format. Each singer works with Grant the instructor and vocal coach, along with one of our professional accompanists. From beginners to professionals, we all learn from watching, listening to, and responding to one another. In our masterclass we work to help you ﬁnd the singer and the song storyteller in you. We are lucky to have an additional pianist every other week in an adjacent room to help you learn any new songs you’ve chosen. Meanwhile, the masterclass continues in the main room.
Interested but not sure Cabaret Performance is for you? We welcome drop-in guests to any class for a $20 fee —you can even sing that night! If you decide you want to join the class, the class fee can be prorated for those who join after the third class meeting. Please call Instructor Grant Crowl for details or questions at 805-772-2812
Grant Crowl is a singer, a qualiﬁed voice teacher, and a vocal coach. His students say he employs many tricks to help bring out their best vocal qualities. He teaches each student at their own level. As a singer/performer it is his passion to teach others the thrill of music and song to bring the singer in you out to the world. He strongly believes music is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself.
Brett Mitchell is a local professional pianist, entertainer, composer and arranger. He is often heard playing in one of several ensembles at D’Ambino’s Wine Bar in Paso Robles, as well as other solid venues around SLO County.
David Alm is a professional composer and pianist currently playing for PCPA in Santa Maria.
Diane Steinberg Lewis is a recording artist, Singer/Songwriter, Pianist, producer and arranger.
FUN STUFF TO LEARN
Students will learn to interpret and communicate lyrics, subtext, and story. They will develop Cabaret style patter incorporating storytelling and humor to introduce their songs. All designed to build that personal connection with an intimate audience. These skills will translate to the big stage as well.
THE CABARET SHOWCASES
This class gives two evening cabaret performances to the public at the end of each semester. We create a nightclub-like atmosphere in one of the large conference rooms in the Student Center at Cuesta. Join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook so you won’t miss our next performance. Hope to see you there. From time to time Cabaret 805 also performs in local venues and students (even new students) are often invited to perform.
|Fall 2017||Spring 2018|
DATES: 12 Wed; Nov 29, 2017 - Feb 21, 2018
DATES: 12 Wed: Feb 28 - May 16, 2018
TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 7104
INSTRUCTOR: Grant Crowl