As much as I think all the terrific people out there who coach each have something vital to give (and mostly do a great job giving it), I will flat-out state that IMHO, Lina Koutrakos is by far the best. Her two strengths are in really keying in on what a specific performer needs in a specific situation (and in their particular point in their journey) as well as an amazing ability to take an already great performance and make it spectacular. (Sounds easy, but in truth it’s really, really hard. Think of all the “great” people you’ve seen who have trouble crossing over into “spectacular.”)
She and Rick Jensen are offering a version of their workshop here in DC at the end of January. I’m personally bummed that I’ll be out of town for it, but I can’t recommend this experience enough for performers at all levels.
The workshop is on! The dates are Fri Jan 23, Sat Jan 24 and Sunday Jan 25. The hours are approximately 9-5 p.m. on Fri & Sat and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $625. We are close to confirming location, but at this time I don’t have that finalized. We are also shooting for a Saturday night show with Lina and Rick (tickets are included in your fee at no extra cost) and a Sunday night Particpant showcase. These locations have not been finalized either.
Lina and Rick are very excited to come to DC. They have been talking about the great talent pool in the area for a long time and we’re thrilled that we can make this happen. We hit a stumbling block due to coordinating schedules and a little thing called the Presidential Innaugaration (I’m never sure if I’m spelling that right), but we are now ready to go full steam ahead.
I need payment in full by Jan 1st in order to hold a place for you. You can pay by check or if you want to spread out your payments you can use a credit card via Pay Pal. Please note there is an additional 3% service charge for using Pay Pal that will be added to your total. I will send you payment information once you tell me you’re in. There is no refund after Jan 1st, so please be sure that you can commit. Of course, if for some reason there is a cancellation on our end, you will be refunded in full.
You will need to prepare about 5 songs that are memorized and ready to work. Many of you have been down this road before. Lina is excellent with taking singers at the level they come in and guiding them to the next step. So no matter where you’re at this workshop will advance your peformning and I can guarantee you that it will be transformative to your work. We have been producing this exact workshop in St. Louis, Santa Fe, Boston and Chicago with great results. Below are some quotes from particpants.
Please let me know ASAP if you are in. If you notifiy me that you are, I will hold a space for you until Jan 1st, at which time I will need payment in full. After that I will have to open up any unpaid slots.
Call me with questions/concerns. I look forward to seeing you all very soon!