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Gospelmesse
3.6.Gospelmesse mit Gospelgroove & Band
Christusirche Mainz, 18 Uhr

Impro-Kurs für "musica viva"
18.-21.5 "Von Scat bis Circlesongs"
musica-viva.de

Live im Hof 2018 - Zambo Unlimited & Zoppophon
12.5. um 19 Uhr,Hof Mischlich Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 54 64569 Nauheim
Einlass: 18 Uhr Eintritt: 10 € VVK, 12 € AK
Live im Hof

Abendkurs Stimmbildung/Gesang populäre Musikstile
ab 8.5. Dienstags 19:30- 21Uhr, 8 Termine à 90 min. bei max. 8 Teilnehmern
Kursgebühr 150,-Anmeldefrist 25.4.- Es sind noch PLätze frei.

"Stimmbildung Intensiv", 10:30 – 13:30 Uhr:
24.3. "Ad libs und Solovariationen"
Kursporgramm 1-2018

22.2. "Gravity Blues Projekt" Sandra Beddegenoots und Markus Fleischer, Purrmanhaus, Speyer ab 19 uhr
klangbilder-purrmannhaus

Bedde & Band

Bedde & Band

Original compositions.

“Bedde & Band” is the project which performs Sandras original compositions.

Bedde 'n Ko

Bedde 'n Ko

Sandra Beddegenoots – vocals & Stefan Kowollik – guitar

That's how it sounds when an experienced voice and guitar interplay.

Gravitiy Blues Project

Gravity Blues Project

Sandra Beddegenoots – vocals & Markus Fleischer - guitar

The two musicians feel connected by their love for blues & jazz music as well as for the voice & guitar sound. So they founded the “Gravity Blues Project” in 2016.

Blindfoundation

Blindfoundation

Finest Partymusic!

The name of this band doesn't come by chance. Two of the four musicians are blind.

Bedde & Band

Bedde & Band

Original compositions.

“Bedde & Band” is the project which performs Sandras original compositions. In the beginning there were singer/songwriters like Nina Simone or Carole King who inspired her to start writing songs herself. Later on - in her student years – she became interested in young Scandinavian jazz vocalists. Nowadays she is more and more influenced by contemporary soul and blues musicians as for example Allen Stone, Beth Hart or the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Over the years the project, which started as a combo for her diploma graduation concert, has changed in correspondance to her own development as a singer and musician from a jazz band into a groovy singer/songwriter project, which shows Sandras affinity to blues and soul as well as her education in jazz music.

New songs in a new constellation of the band will be presented in 2018
Zu hören unter Soundcloud

Bedde 'n Ko

Bedde 'n Ko

Sandra Beddegenoots – vocals & Stefan Kowollik – guitar

That's how it sound when an experienced voice and guitar interplay.

„ a charismatic singer with lots of expressiveness and sensibility for lyrics... guitarist Stefan Kowollik, congenial counterpart, who knows how to make use of the variety of sounds of his instrument in the most sensitive way.“

The two musicians got to know each other as students at the Departement of music at Mainz University in 2002. Inspired by the great American voice and guitar duo „Tuck & Patti“ they started playing together and from the first note on grooved! Meanwhile Sandra and Stefan have become old buddies in music. This familiarity with each other is nice to be witnessed in their live perfomances.
Over the years the repertoire has grown steadily. So now it contains jazz standards, pop songs, Tuck and Patti songs as well as songs composed by Sandra.
Always performed with groove and soul!

beddeko.de

Gravitiy Blues Project

Gravitiy Blues Project

Sandra Beddegenoots – vocals & Markus Fleischer - guitar

The two musicians feel connected by their love for blues & jazz music as well as for the voice & guitar sound. So they founded the “Gravity Blues Project” in 2016.
The blues as a root of jazz hasn't lost its influence on this ever changing style of music until today. A blues feeling - besides the 12-bar scheme – is even undeniable in music genres which are proved not to be rooted in African - American music.
The two jazz musicians show their perspective on the blues with original compositions and jazz' n blues standards as well as with interpretations of songs as for example the Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Mayer and Janis Joplin.
Emotional, spontanious and free play as a basic idea of the blues rules the live performances of the Gravity Blues Project.

GravityBluesProject

Blindfoundation

Blindfoundation

Finest Partymusic!

The namd of this band doesn't come by chance:Two of the four musicians are blind
From time to time Sandra supports the Blindfoundation with front and backing vocals.

blind-foundation.de

Vocal Coach

After graduating as a speech therapist, I studied jazz and pop music at university. Since 2001, I have been passionately teaching vocal technique and singing in multiple music styles including pop and jazz.

Currently, I am giving private lessons in Mainz. In addition, I work as a vocal coach with choirs and as a workshop lecturer for different organizers and promoters. I also facilitate my own workshops, partnering with musicians. My teaching is professionally grounded but also intuitive. I develop a fun and creative learning environment with tailored lessons to each student's learning ability and individual interests, allowing each student to grow towards his or her full potential. I focus on the student to comprehend their individual singing preference. I motivate them to increase their learning and to grow their passion of music. This includes growing their vocal technique, music theory, and understanding of composition and spectrum.

To adapt to the different learning preferences of my students, I adjust my teaching style. For example, I use voice imitation, visual, and physiological explanations.
For years I have studied and practiced the Feldenkrais method and the concept “Complete Vocal Technique“ (CVT). Both methods are incorporated in my teaching successfully.

With contemporary literature, continuing education, and seminars I keep up to date in vocal teaching styles.
For example, this includes workshops for singers and choir conductors, a master class with Tuck & Patti (USA), seminars in CVT at the Federal Academy of Wolfenbüttel, as well as an extra occupational education for songwriting at the Federal Academy of Trossingen. In 2009, I was a participant in the first segment of Feldenkrais Training in Rio de Janeiro.

SINGLE LESSONS:

The songs are chosen individually according to the student’s interests and skills. During the lessons I often accompany on piano. For rehearsing at home, self-made playback recordings and karaoke are used. Frequent recordings help students hear themselves, increasing self-awareness quickly.

GROUP LESSONS:

Group lessons and workshops have their own value of learning.
Imitation and learning via observing the other singers is an important component and increases the understanding of new techniques and styles.
Singing together is demonstrably proved to be rewarding.
My group lessons for various topics of vocal technique take a minimum of 3 hours, while the workshop “Solo Singing“ takes a minimum of 2 days with maximum of 10 participants.

TEACHING CONTENT:

· Singing Technique:
Learning to breathe effective and efficiently while singing to develop one’s own range of sound.

· Singing in different styles:
jazz, swing, bossa nova, blues, pop, soul, rock...

· Improvising:
Improvising in jazz for beginner and intermediate levels.
Singing of variations and ad-libs, such as in soul and gospel music.

· Assistance for the singer on stage:
Guidance in working with other musicians or a band, use of a microphone, and technical equipment on stage. Creating sheets of music in proper key. Support and guidance in songwriting.

Location:
Mainzer Weltmusik Akademie, Neutorstr.10, 55116 Mz

Sandra Beddegenoots is a singer, songwriter and vocal teacher.

Currently, she's creatively active in blues singing, songwriting and also a sought-after vocal teacher and workshop lecturer.

Her energetic and artistic personality shines in her singing as well as her composition. She captures her audience with her unique and groovy sound. Her dynamic range from soft to powerful highlights her lyric sensitivity passion of performing that captures her audience.

As a professional singer she worked in a variety of settings and projects. These include solo, or duos, jazz combos, rock and pop bands as well as Big Bands. She also partnered with well-known musicians of the Rhine Main Area.
In addition to her current projects, one should highlight the “Ella Fitzgerald Tribute” in collaboration with Jörg Mühlhaus, (bass), Michael Grossmann (drums) and Gabriel Bock(piano).

From 2010-2017 she was the organizer of the concert series “SOMMERNACHTJAZZ in Altmünster” in Mainz.
Born in Heidelberg, she graduated 1999 as a state-certified speech therapist at the University Hospital in Mainz specialized in voice therapy.
In 2005, she graduated from the Academy of Music of Rhineland Palatinate with a diploma as a music teacher in jazz and popular music. Her studies included jazz, popular music and piano.

In 2004 and 2006, she was the prize winner of the international voice and guitar contest in Völklingen with the Duo “Bedde and Ko”, and finalist of the German Rock and Pop Award in the category “Song” as a solo artist.

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