Laurece West


Laurece West is a voice and performance coach, recording artist and former co-director of the improv troupe Impromptu Players. Laurece studied voice for 12 years and has been teaching for 24, helping people gain freedom, skill, ease, and confidence to sing their magnificence and speak to inspire – creating an authentic, energized, heart connection with their listeners. Laurece’s has 45 years’ performance experience as a singer and multi-instrumentalist with 12 years as an improv artist. She is a member of International Women in Jazz, Central Carolina Songwriters Association and the Songwriter’s Co-op. REQUEST LAURECE WEST

http://www.laureceweststudios.com ; http://www.laurecewest.bandcamp.com

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Jazz Singing – the Swing and the Style

Brilliant innovation and unique personalities created jazz singing. Learn about the stars and their songs, how to sing with ease to create a good tone, and the elements of jazz singing. Notice how the singer and musicians interact and take solos to enhance the music. Cell phone audio recording encouraged. Students will sing, explore jazz rhythms and leave with tools for how to play with their voice to create new songs like the jazz greats.

Special RequirementsMicrophone and PA system. Lavalier wireless microphone if available. Electrical Outlets. Performance space free of students one hour prior to performance for load in and sound check. Optional: video screen to show pictures, HDMI cable to hook computer to video screen, internet connection.

Maximum Participants: any

Duration: 50 – 60 minutes

Single Performance Fee- $1,000.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,750.00
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
R & B Singing – The People and the Power

Brilliant innovation and unique personalities created jazz singing. Learn about the stars and their songs, how to sing with ease to create a good tone, and the elements of jazz singing. Notice how the singer and musicians interact and take solos to enhance the music. Cell phone audio recording encouraged. Students will sing, explore jazz rhythms and leave with tools for how to play with their voice to create new songs like the jazz greats.

Special RequirementsMicrophone and PA system. Lavalier wireless microphone if available. Electrical Outlets. Performance space free of students one hour prior to performance for load in and sound check. Optional: video screen to show pictures, HDMI cable to hook computer to video screen, internet connection.

Maximum Participants: any

Duration: 50 – 60 minutes

Single Performance Fee- $1,000.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,750.00
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Improv Performance the InterPlay Way

InterPlay unlocks the wisdom of the body through storytelling, movement, poetry, dance, singing, silence, and rhythm. Learn InterPlay performance “forms” which give structure for the beginning, middle and ending of each piece. This framework gives us the freedom to express ourselves and find our creativity individually and together. Surprising and magical things happen – what is made up in the moment is so beautiful the audience thinks it was rehearsed and moving stories get told, both heartfelt and naturally funny.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Stage or large space to move and practice, could be classroom with desks at perimeter

Maximum Participants: 28

Residency Fee:  $187.50 per class/hr. *Residency length/days and number of classes are negotiable
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Powerful Presentations TM

Developing integrated speaking skills and confidence takes time. Choose the focus from either Ace Your Interviews or Speak with Ease and Confidence.

Maximum Participants: 28

Residency Fee:  $187.50 per class/hr. *Residency length/days and number of classes are negotiable
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Speak with Ease and Confidence!

Students often feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others, in class, making presentations and expressing their thoughts and feelings. This workshop creates more ease for students nervous speaking under pressure, through solid skills and innovative methods to free word flow, express and release stress, build self-esteem and confidence, and develop powerful body language. It gives them tools to practice speaking intelligently and authentically. These are essential skills for college and job bound students with upcoming interviews. 45 – 90 minutes

Maximum Participants: 28

Workshop Fee: $250.00 per class/hr.
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Ace Your Interviews! TM

For college or job bound students, this workshop is introductory preparation for the rigors of competing for coveted positions. It gives an interactive survey of essential communication skills, powerful body language, exercises to free word flow, techniques to maximize confidence, negotiation skills, the mindset of success and how to clarify unique strengths to stand out and shine in interviews. Audio recording on phones is encouraged for later practice. Bring some ease and joy to this wonderful life passage. 60 minutes

Maximum Participants: 28

Workshop Fee: $250.00 per class/hr.