Define Your Voice by Open Studio

Define Your Voice

Find your voice with the help of one of a modern master

Define your unique voice and style with inspiration, improvisation and musical conversation.

"There's nobody like you in the world; everyone is unique. You have a very special gift and I'm here to help you refine it, define it, respect it and move forward with confidence." - Dianne Reeves

This is the ultimate jazz vocals course, with over 4 hours of teaching and beautifully swinging full performances in duo, trio and a cappella settings.

Filled with intimate stories from Dianne’s legendary career and loving encouragement throughout for all aspiring jazz artists, the course is also perfect for the non-musician audience of jazz lovers and fans of Dianne Reeves.

After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
  • Make a standard tune uniquely your own
  • Understand and sing in various styles such as Jazz, Blues, and Samba
  • Lead your band or rhythm section with confidence
  • Protect your voice from strain at home and while traveling
You'll also get:
  • Exclusive, never-before-seen performances from Dianne Reeves
  • Microphone techniques and tips
  • Notes on how to get influence from jazz greats, while staying true to your own sound
  • PDF downloads of workbook, transcriptions and lead sheets
  • Lifetime access to all lesson, downloads and resources

Living Notation

Our exclusive Living Notation technology allows you to follow Dianne’s singing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 106-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause from our members

"This is GOLD. Thank you Dianne Reeves for "Teaching ME Tonight" how to approach things differently. One of the BEST masterclasses I've ever seen!"
Elia G. (JAP)
"Excellent source for learning jazz. Real messages and advice from Grammy winner musicians are truly inspiring."
Yasue M. (USA)
"To all musicians, friends and especially vocalists, this course is BRILLIANT. I am a huge fan of Dianne Reeves but I tell you, this is pure gold."
Marta C. (UK)

Meet Your Teacher

Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world as a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings. In 2018, Dianne was honored as an NEA Jazz Master, which is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. She has performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama’s State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.

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What's in the course:

Start Here
Welcome from Dianne Reeves
4 mins
Workbook
8.32 MB
How To Use Living Notation
Lessons
Dianne's Musical Inspirations
Living the Lyrics
Making a Standard Your Own
Spontaneous Arranging
Storytelling and Songwriting: "Infant Eyes"
Singin' the Blues
Brazilian Explorations
Duo Conversations
Invitation to Improvisation
Leading with the Voice
Embracing Different Styles
Masterclass
Discussion with a Protégé
Microphone Techniques
Protecting Your Voice
Reflections: Sarah, Carmen, Betty and Beyond
Finale
Lead Sheets & Lyrics
I'm In Love Again
62.5 KB
Love For Sale
69.2 KB
Infant Eyes
60.2 KB
Misty
74 KB
Minuano
55.4 KB
Nine
75.7 KB
Love Is Here To Stay
62.5 KB
Skylark
48 KB
Skylark (album arrangement)
72.5 KB
Tango du Jour
57.3 KB
Teach Me Tonight
39.1 KB
Triste
69.7 KB
That's All
63.4 KB
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction: Define Your Voice
4 mins
Dianne's Musical Inspiration
7 mins
Living the Lyrics
14 mins
Making a Standard Your Own
21 mins
Spontaneous Arranging
12 mins
Storytelling and Songwriting: "Infant Eyes"
9 mins
Singin' the Blues
16 mins
Brazilian Explorations
24 mins
Duo Conversations
28 mins
Invitation to Improvisation
12 mins
Leading With the Voice
27 mins
Embracing Different Styles
21 mins
Masterclass
26 mins
Discussion With a Protégé
19 mins
Microphone Techniques
7 mins
Protecting Your Voice
4 mins
Reflections: Sarah, Carmen, Betty, and Beyond
9 mins
Finale
1 min
Simple Player Versions
Dianne's Musical Inspiration
7 mins
Living the Lyrics
14 mins
Making a Standard Your Own
21 mins
Spontaneous Arranging
12 mins
Storytelling and Songwriting: "Infant Eyes"
9 mins
Singin' the Blues
16 mins
Brazilian Explorations
24 mins
Duo Conversations
28 mins
Invitation to Improvisation
12 mins
Leading with the Voice
27 mins
Embracing Different Styles
21 mins
Masterclass
26 mins
Discussion with a Protégé
19 mins
Microphone Techniques
7 mins
Protecting Your Voice
4 mins
Reflections: Sarah, Carmen, Betty and Beyond
9 mins
Finale
1 min

FAQs

What if this course isn't right for me?

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