Performance Skills for Singer-Songwriters & Vocalists

New Performance Group and Jazz ‘m Up Productions present:

Performance Skills for Singer/Songwriters and Vocalists
Taught by acclaimed vocalists/recording artists/educators Lua Hadar and DARIA

Building a Bridge Between Yourself & Your Audience
Intermediate – Professional – All Styles – Good also for Teens

Due to the COvid-19 Crisis, our live classes have been suspended for the moment.
We are teaching on zoom.



With Lua Hadar and Daria

1:00-2:30pm Pacific time
2-session package: $180, repeatable
Ongoing class
Log in from anywhere
Limit: 6 students, adults/teens
Plus a new TEEN class on Saturdays

Singers and Singer/Songwriters, it’s a new age, and we’re continuing our work to enhance your skills as performers, online.

Daria and Lua coach professional and semi-professional singers in Performance Skills ranging from technique tricks to the singing storyteller’s relationship with the lyrics and the audience.

Our goal for each participant is to help you feel confident on stage and on camera, connect to your audience effectively and become more expressive in your performance. Let’s take it to the next level!

The class will be held via Zoom. Singers please have backup tracks or you may self-accompany. One good resource for this is iRealPro

Requirements include: Good internet connection, web camera and sound. An external mic and external camera are recommended, though not mandatory.

We have other resources to help you set up your sound and video, but if you want hands-on help with this and you are a Mac user, feel free to contact Jason Martineau to book a tech prep session that will likely be less than an hour.

A Zoom link and details will be sent to students prior to the first session, and students will be asked to send lyrics ahead of time by email.

The Sunday workshop is open to adults and teens and we also have a Saturday class for TEENS from 1:00-2:30 pm 

Contact Daria with any questions.

Contact Lua for registration and payment instructions. Specify Sunday class or Saturday Teen class. Payment can be made by Venmo or check; instructions will be given upon registration.

Daria is a jazz/pop stylist and educator who teaches private lessons, classes and workshops in contemporary techniques and popular styles of music. She directs the Marin Harmony Acapella Chorus..

Lua approaches the song through the lens of the theatre and cabaret artist. She is developing Zoom curriculum for the SF Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community.

Together, we coach our students in small groups, providing a supportive environment.

Some quotes from students of the Workshop:

“I highly recommend Lua and Daria for inspiring singers with the emotional content of a song, plus giving great technical tips for singing better.”
“I deeply appreciate both Lua and Daria for their combined expertise and experience in guiding me back to my soul and heart’s true desire. Thank you!”

Teacher bios:


Lua Hadar’s signature brand of cosmopolitan jazz brings songs from several genres and languages into the jazz idiom. She has performed with her band Twist at the Bay Area’s most well known venues, in New York City, Paris, Lille, and Bangkok, Thailand. Her 2012 full-length Concert Film, Like A Bridge, appears on iTunes and Google Play and she has produced three albums with her band. A credentialed teacher with a B.A. in Theatre and an M.A. in Education, Lua has taught Performance Skills Master Classes to vocalists since 2002 at her own Studio NPG in San Francisco as well as twice in Lille, France. She debuted her original music video, Our Common Humanity, with a live concert at Fort Mason at the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival. Her new music video, Saudade, has just been released. For more info:


DARIA is an acclaimed vocalist, recording artist, songwriter and educator. Her latest CD, “Strawberry Fields Forever, Songs by the Beatles” is on award winning Origin/OA2 Records. She toured internationally with the legendary Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks for 10 years. Daria has shared the stage and recorded with such luminaries as Dan Hicks, Bob Dorough, George Benson, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Joe Sample, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Maria Muldaur, Ricki Lee Jones, Wayne Wallace, Abe Laboriel, Marcos Silva and Alex Acuna. Daria teaches workshops, classes and private lessons in contemporary techniques and popular styles of music online. She has taught at the California Jazz Conservatory, Piedmont Piano, College of Marin, Blue Bear School of American Music and other locations. Daria directs the Marin Harmony Chorus. For more info:


CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition for intensivesworkshops and short-term classes is non-refundable. Exceptions may be granted only in the case of serious medical or family emergencies; please enclose a doctor’s note and/or other supplementary documentation with your request.