Performance Skills for Singer-Songwriters & Vocalists

New Performance Group and Jazz ‘m Up Productions present:

Performance Skills for Singer/Songwriters and Vocalists

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

Our next workshop is SUNDAY, MAY 6, FROM 12-4PM


Taught by acclaimed vocalists/recording artists/educators Lua Hadar and DARIA

DESCRIPTION: An intensive power workshop! Get coaching from two pros in a variety of skills ranging from vocal technique tips to style tips to connecting with the audience and emotionally living the song. Improve stage presence and become more expressive to make the lyrics and intention clear.  

Please bring 2-3 songs with 3 copies of lyrics for each song (no handwritten lyrics please.), bring instrument if you play, lead sheets or charts. Keyboard provided. THIS SESSION will also have a live pianist accompanist provided. Please bring your music taped together or in a binder. 


TAKE AWAYS: We will work on stage presence, give tips to overcome stage fright, mic technique, making the lyrics and intention clear, tips for introducing your song to the audience, self-accompanying, taking your performance to the next level.

Fee: $115 per student for one 4-hour session (please add $3 processing fee for credit card payments)
Discount: $105 for members of the West Coast Songwriters Association (please add $3 processing fee for credit card payments)

Location: Novato Studio

Class size: 6 students maximum so each student receives individual attention. Students also learn from watching each other being coached by the teachers, in a supportive environment.

Registration and Payment: Payment may be made by Paypal or check. Upon Registration, students paying by check will be sent instructions for payment.  Paypal can be paid on the Registration Page. [For the May 6 workshop, the Paypal buttons are temporarily disabled. Please contact DARIA for payment instructions. Thank you!]

All students please register HERE

Some quotes from recent 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 siglua_hadar_teal_jacket_yellow_room_lo_croppednature 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 debuts her new project in May 2018 at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. For more info:

dariaDARIA 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 at her studio in Novato, CA. She has taught at the California Jazz Conservatory, Piedmont Piano, College of Marin, Blue Bear School of American Music and other locations.  Daria currently directs the Marin Acapella 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.