Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

Creating is wonderful...presenting is tough. What makes an audience ready, willing, and able to accept your beautiful vision? Through a series of exercises and critiques, this workshop will explore easy, proven techniques to place your musical journey on a sure, reliable road. To be heard, you must listen; to be seen, you must see. The fear that our music might not be good enough is the root of nervousness. We can and will calm that storm. This is going to be a terrific learning experience. We will improve rhythm, sharpen up lyrics, and make melodies soar and tumble; and underpin it all with strong, clear musicianship. You're gonna sound great!

Livingston Taylor's career as a professional musician has spanned over 50 years, encompassing performance, songwriting, and teaching. Described as "equal parts Mark Twain, college professor, and musical icon, Livingston maintains a performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his charm and vast repertoire of his 22 albums and popular classics. Livingston has written top-40 hits recorded by his brother James Taylor and has appeared with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimmy Buffet. Livingston has been a full professor at Berklee College of Music for 30 years.

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