Intro to Riffing Spot
$69.00 for 1 month
Saturday, September 21
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Instructor: Natalie Weiss
Level: All Levels
Open Jar Studios
1601 Broadway – 11th Floor
48th/B’way (entrance is on 48th Street)
Intro to Riffing will include a music theory review, moving onto riffing and scaling basics, and then applying riff techniques to pop songs. All work will be done in a group, and all levels are welcome!
AWT You(niversity) tuition is completely non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. Participants who withdraw from a program more than seven (7) days prior to their first class may transfer tuition toward a future program within one calendar year from the start of the initial program purchased. Participants who withdraw within seven (7) days from their first class are not eligible for a refund of any kind, will not be able to transfer tuition towards a future program, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal. Registration is not transferrable.
Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, “Breaking Down The Riffs,” which have collectively reached over 4 million views. As a private vocal coach and master class teacher, she trains performers across the US and throughout the world. Her career has taken her to the UK, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, and Austria, where she has taught for many institutions including the Institute for Vocal Advancement, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Vocology in Practice.
Natalie is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers and is a featured soloist on several albums by Scott Alan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Joey Contreras, and Kooman & Dimond. Her self-titled EP and duet EP, “One Voice” (featuring Sally Wilfert), are both available on iTunes/Apple Music/Spotify. Natalie is featured on the acclaimed soundtrack for The Greatest Showman and appeared on the 90th Academy Awards in the ensemble of “This Is Me.” She can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as one of the Virtual Community Voices and on the jingles for The Incredibles 2.
Natalie made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. In the fall of 2017, she played Molly in Ghost at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Other career highlights include swinging the National Tour of Les Miserables and performing in the ensemble of the 2nd National Tour of Wicked (Elphaba u/s). She was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist and has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, Most recently, she performed to sold-out audiences at her solo shows in NYC, London, and Hamburg. Natalie received her BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. She is currently developing an online riff course, set to launch in 2019. For more information, visit natalieweissofficial.com