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Learn to sing and listen deeply at the same time.

Scat Singing Fundamentals I:
Starting to Scat Sing

with Sarah M. Greer

Saturday, May 30th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Jazz Central Studios • 407 Central Ave SE • Minneapolis • 55415

Hi, I’m Sarah,

I invite you to spend an afternoon learning to scat sing and improvise.

The Scat Singing Fundamentals I workshop provides time and space to practice scat singing. Singers learn techniques that really work while getting “voice-on” experience trying them out.

This updated workshop includes more singing time and more work on fundamentals – syllable choice, personal language and choosing notes (hint: it’s not about how many scales you know). Singers also work with groove and feel and learn the basics of vocal percussion.

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Practicing fundamentals

In this workshop, we work individually and in ensemble to help you discover your own personal language and tools for scat singing.

With a few simple ideas and exercises, you can scat sing successfully and breathe new life into songs (even the ones you have been singing for years). We will cover:

The key to scat singing effortlessly is to access and share your personal language and perspective. We begin with straightforward, step-by-step exercises that get you scat singing in ways that are easy for you.

More practice

Scat Singing Fundamentals II takes the core concepts from this workshop and applies them to song forms and lyric improvisation. Package and student pricing are available.

How will scat singing improve my overall singing?

Improvising builds trust in your self, your voice and your abilities. When you trust your voice, you can trust your ensemble. You can listen deeply and sing at the same time.

Technically, scat singing lets us practice many musical skills at once. We develop harmonic and rhythmic skills; learn to count bars and sing over changes; and expand vocal colors and technique.

“I would absolutely take this class again and again. So much to learn and practice. You made the environment so safe and fun and adventurous.” — Lynette

Who can attend?

This workshop is open to singers of all levels, from beginners to professionals, who want to learn how to scat sing. Previous experience scat singing is NOT necessary.

Scat Singing Fundamentals I is suitable for adults and teens who like to sing, who are comfortable singing in a group setting and who have basic rhythm and pitch skills.

Each singer receives personal attention and feedback.

Do I need to bring anything?

You may want to bring a notebook, pen or pencil and water bottle with you. You are welcome to bring a recorder.

How do I register?

Please complete the form below to start the registration process. After you enter your contact information, you will be sent to a page to submit your secure online payment via PayPal.

If you prefer to mail a check, please get in touch to register. NOTE: you should complete the form below even if you plan to mail a check – completing this form gets you on the workshop mailing list for important course info and updates.

Enrollment is limited to 10 singers.



Still have questions?

I am happy to answer your questions; please get in touch.


About Sarah M. Greer

sarah greer“I have spent a decade studying vocal improvisation and the gifts have been many. I witnessed my singing and performing open and expand. I feel confident and inspired in varied performance settings and that I can really “say what I mean” when I sing. Most important, my voice feels flexible and available. I want to share these gifts with other singers.” ~sg

Sarah M. Greer is a performer, instructor and improviser who combines vocal improvisation, education and performance. Based in the Twin Cities, Sarah has invented music on local and international stages. She loves performing and co-creating with other singers and instrumentalists.

She has studied improvisation with singers from around the world and learned circle singing from Rhiannon, a member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra.

Sarah is passionate about the art of improvisation and helping singers trust, develop and enjoy their unique instruments.

About Jazz Central Studios

Jazz Central Studios is located on Central Avenue Southeast directly across from the Aveda Institute. The JCS studio space is on the lower level. (There is not an elevator.)

Metered street parking is available on Central Avenue.

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PO Box 7054 Mpls MN 55407
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