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

SUNDAY: MAY 7, from 12pm to 4pm
Taught by acclaimed vocalists/recording artists/educators Lua Hadar and DARIA

An intensive power workshop! Get coaching from two pros in a variety of skills. Improve stage presence and learn to connect to your audience effectively! Become more expressive in your performance 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.


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: $100 per student for one 4-hour session
Discount: $90 for members of the West Coast Songwriters Association

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 PageAll students please register HERE

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. 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.  For more info: