Bob Garrett, Vocal Coach and Teacher

I’m excited to announce my newest VOICE GYM with Online Videos… a five week program of working on one song a week presentationally, technically and emotionally.

It will be held Monday Nights October 24- December 5th.. (with Monday November 29th off.) from 7- 10 P.M.  A list of songs chosen just for you will be sent in advance so you are prepared with the melody.  At the end of the five weeks, we will choose the best two of five songs which will be videotaped. In this digital age, it is vital that you have performances to submit to casting directors, agents, managers et al.  Please email me at bobgarrett5@gmail.com to register.  Credit cards accepted. Looking forward.

I’m excited to announce my newest POP SHOP with Showcase…     a five week program of working on one song a week presentationally, technically and emotionally.  The POP SHOP will be held on        Thursday nights,  7- 10 PM October 27th- December 8th      (with Thanksgiving off) A list of songs chosen just for you will be sent in advance so you are prepared with the melody. At the end of the five weeks, you will perform the best two of five songs live for casting directors, agents, managers et al. In this day and age, having POP songs prepped fro Broadway, Film and Television is a vital  asset to you, as casting directors are not specific about what kinds of songs they would like you to perform for them. Please email me at bobgarrett5@gmail.com to register. Credit cards accepted. Looking forward.

I’m very excited to announce that Broadway Veteran CANDY BROWN (PIPPIN, CHICAGO, HELLO, DOLLY, LIZA WITH A Z) and I will co-host our first Musical Theatre Workshop in Denver November 12th and 13th.  It promises to be a spectacular weekend focusing on putting a new book of audition songs together, song and dance audition and call back tools,  the rehearsal process and showcase.  Please email me for flyer and details @ Bobgarrett.net.

I’m also thrilled too announce that my partner Franne Golde and I have completed the book and score to “SING!” and are now planning to do an LA WORKSHOP before the end of the year. Stay tuned for details.

Also, thrilled to be coming full circle with THE COLOR PURPLE. Having coached the composers on the show for 4 years, we are all so proud of the success of the Tony Award winning revival. I’m off this weekend to New York to see Heather Headley’s last performance as Shug Avery and Jennifer Holliday’s first two days  later in the same role.  These great talents will no doubt give classic  theatre performances.

 

I’m thrilled to announce my new Pop and Musical Theatre VOICE GYM.. a new audition book in five sessions with VIDEOTAPE of two songs to be used for ONLINE audition submissions!

Thursday evenings: July 29th- to August 25th – 7- 10 PM
To register: Email bobgarrett5@gmail.com. Space is limited...

I am so excited to be teaching and judging the singing competition  at the 53rd National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Chicago, July 8-10th.  I am looking forward to connecting with over 1,000 of my colleagues. There is still time to join me if you have not made you plans yet. http://www.nats.org/Chicago_2016_-_Program.html

I’ll also be meeting the legendary Renee Fleming who is teaching a master class that weekend.

The other added bonus is seeing the pre broadway premiere of SPONGEBOB the MUSIC AL and Patti Lupone in WARPAINT. It promises to be an unforgettable weekend. !

It’s incredibly  thrilling to know those I’ve coached, who have become my friends as well, are all winning major awards:

Brie Larson – winning an Oscar for ROOM, Jessica Lange winning a Tony for LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT,  Ali Porter winning the VOICE and the composer/lyricists I coached, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray,  on How To Write A Broadway Musical on THE COLOR PURPLE, won a TONY for Best Revival of  A Musical.

It’s so personally rewarding to watch  people you love and believe in being so  beautifully recognized by their peers and fans.

Bravo to you all!

 

STANDING O AT “SING!” READING & NEW VOICE GYM!

The very first reading  of our musical “SING”, after only a day and half rehearsal  period, was a tremendous smash!  Thanks to  Steve Binder for backing us and  my partner Franne Golde for her support and composing gifts.  Also great thanks to our awesome musical director Todd Schroeder, our inimitable cast and composers:  Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray. Richard Kerr, Ari Hest, Marsha Malamet, Lindsey Ray, Cameron James Brier et al.  Onward now to a workshop with real time to revise.

I’m also thrilled to announce my new Pop and Musical Theatre VOICE GYM.. a new audition book in five weeks with videotape of two songs to be used for audition submissions!

Thursday evenings : May 5 – June 9th..   7-10 P.M.                                            To register: Email bobgarrett5@gmail.com.  Space is limited…

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A reading of our new musical SING! will be held at Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills this Thursday afternoon!  France Golde and I along with  Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, Ari Hest, Richard Kerr, Steve Dorf et al wrote the score, and I have written the book. Steve Binder is producing. Couldn’t be more excited!    More news to follow! Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 11.25.27 AM

I’m thrilled to be back at Gibson Guitar Showroom in Beverly Hills on April 14th at 2 P. M.    “SING!” will finally get its long awaited debut and we have an extraordinary cast.  Details to follow.

Also beginning a new VOICE GYM in L.A. in April, dates to be announced shortly.

Due to scheduling Ive had to move the start of my new L.A. Voice Gym to Wednesday, February 17th… which runs through March 16th.  Five new songs work on for a new audition book in five sessions.  Song choices to be sent a week before each session.  It’s a great group!  With two slots open.

I’m also thrilled to announce our new musical, “SING”, will have it’s first reading in Los Angeles, March 31st.  I’ve written the book and a m partnering on this project with legendary television  and record producer, Steve Binder and Grammy winning composer Franne Golde.  Among the additional composers are Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, Richard Kerr, Ari Hest, Steve Dorff and Marsha Malamet.  Cast and venue to be announced. And it’s an original musical!   More news about this project very soon.