Free Singing Lessons

WHERE: Temple Beth-El 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

• You will sing and learn singing basics with a group
•Some will receive individual attention about their voice as an example to others in the group
• Basic Breath Control and Posture
• Tone Production, Relaxation of the Larynx
• Flexibility and Power, Care of the Voice
• Vowels / Consonants and Articulation

About Your Teacher

Jay Giallombardo is a North Shore native growing up in Wilmette,where he developed a love of a cappella singing through the Boys Barbershop Club at New Trier High School and hymn singing in church throughout his youth. He started singing in area barbershop chapters at the age of 15. Since then, he went on to making nearly 40 appearances on the International Contest stage as a quartetter, most notably winning the International Championship with Grandma’s Boys quartet in 1979 and also as the music director of New Tradition throughout its entire International medalist history.

Not only is Jay in demand as a clinician, vocal coach  and judge/adjudicator on the worldwide music scene, he has most recently been commissioned for several works including an orchestration combined with choral parts which debuted at the Lynden WA Music Festival by the Whatcom Symphony, Realtime quartet and the Mount Baker WA Chorus.

Jay studied music composition, counterpoint and orchestration in his college years with Hugo Norden, John Oliver and Leonard Bernstein at the Tanglewood Summer Festival. He holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Boston University and a Masters in Music Composition & Theory from Northwestern University. Jay is a writer-member of ASCAP, runs the database operations in Research and Evaluation at City Colleges of Chicago, and owns GSB Medal Music Inc. which publishes his music compositions and arrangements. He resides in Glenview, IL with his wife Helen and 2 of his college-age children.

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