WORKSHOPS

Each workshop will feature the experience of Ms. Reinhert, and for many workshops, she will be accompanied by members of her band.  Guided by this experienced team, focus will be on interactive participation from the students to ensure that the concepts are engaging and fun to learn.
 

With advanced booking, Kat and her band are able to work with the classroom or ensemble teacher to further the understanding, integration, and connection to the concepts and content already being taught, thus bringing a highly specialized and individual aspect to each session.
 

Rates vary and are available upon request.

 

DEVELOPING VOICES IN POPULAR MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Working with Young Voices to maximize their health in a popular music ensemble
Designed for ensemble directors to help them gain more knowledge about the developing voice.  Topics such as vocal health, techniques for maximum efficiency, monitor and microphone placement and usage, appropriate key choices and repertoire choices will be discussed and demonstrated. 

 

SONGWRITING    
Discover the joy of contemporary composition.
Workshop to discuss the process behind songwriting in which students will learn what goes in to creating an original work and the ins and outs of how to get out of a rut when writing original material. Can be an ongoing workshop where Kat returns on multiple occasions to work with the students on creating original work.
 

KNOWING THE VOICE                         
Discover the joy in discovering your voice.
Participants will learn about the use of the voice in Contemporary Commercial Styles.  Topics addressed will include: general vocal health, vocabulary of the voice, voice science and the production of sound, finding the right key for your voice, and choosing repertoire.

 

IMPROVISATION                           
Learn to have more confidence when improvising.
Participants will learn about the art of improvisation - something we actually do every day - within the jazz context.  Topics will include different approaches to improvisation, thematic development of a solo, how to implement concepts of improvisation when working with a band, and how to use improvisation within the context of composition.  Individual and group improvisation will be required.   Workshop can be structured for vocalists and instrumentalists.

 

JAZZ VOCAL CHOIR & A CAPPELLA
Sharpen and enhance your choir's jazz and a cappella skills.
Designed for the jazz vocal choir, a cappella choir, or choir working on jazz material who would like some added input and collaboration,  participating groups will gain confidence, experience and finesse on the songs which they are already singing.  Collaboration with the director make this workshop invaluable as prep for a concert or contest, or just a little extra incentive and inspiration during the school year.   

 

WORKING WITH A BAND                             
Explore the nuances of working with a live band.
Participants will discover the ins and outs of working with a band. Topics will include: how to communicate with the band; what is the lingo used and why, writing or using stock arrangements, how to communicate on the bandstand and counting off/ending tunes.  Participants will have the opportunity to work with a live band for the duration of this workshop.