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Tina's 4th Jazz Vocal Summer School dates in Certaldo in Tuscany August 12-17 2007.
This year the course is taking place in the beautiful medieval town Certaldo in Tuscany. Tina is joined by three great musicians - pianist Nikki Iles, singer Iain Mackenzie and singer/guitarist Guillermo Rozenthuler from Argentina, plus some top Italian musicians.
For more information and to book a place in this beautiful location please go to - globalmusicfoundation.org

Education

As well as touring and recording thoughout the year , Tina is actively involved in a broad range of educational activities:

"Singing, and particularly jazz singing, is a great way of speaking to people. My personal approach is to assist people in discovering their own sound, to release it and support it through good breathing technique. I am very committed to helping young singers avoid damaging their voices. Since jazz is such a vibrant and communicative art form, I'm especially interested in education in jazz for all age groups. In the early nineties I recorded two 10-part series for BBC Radio 4, which were repeated on BBC Radio 3 for schools. The first series was called 'Jazzamatazz' for 9 to 12 year olds and developed improvisational skills.The second was called "Dig it !" for 7 to 9 year olds. These were the first broadcasts of this type, introducing jazz into a national musical syllabus."

Tina is a member of the Association Of Teachers Of Singing (AOTOS) and teaches a small number of private students. She has taught or continues to teach at many of the most prestigious UK institutions. These include :


Trinity College of music : senior jazz vocal professor 1999-2001.
Leeds College of Music : senior jazz vocal professor 1997-1999. Visiting professor (current).
Birmingham Conservatoire: visiting professor ( current).
Royal Academy of Music: visiting professor (current).

Tina also tutors at various summer schools and educational weekends.

November 2005
26 November 2005 Vocal Masterclass, Ealing, London W5
9-14 April 2006 Easter Jazz Course, The Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, Kent
see mehrclef.com

March 2006
18-22 March 2006 London International Jazz Competition for Vocalists
londoninternationaljazz.com

Full information, brochures, applications etc. can be downloaded from the above websites.