The Neo-Soul Ensemble will meet virtually twice per week for four weeks in June 2021 preparing remote recordings of songs emblematic of the neo-soul style. Participants will learn and study the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic functions of their respective instrument and the stylings appropriate to the genre. Participants must have some experience reading sheet music/chord charts and/or demonstrate an intermediate-level facility of their instrument. Participants of all ages are welcome.Carly Bates is pianist, educator, and artistic collaborator in Phoenix, AZ, who creates with all kinds of storytellers: musicians, movers, poets, and theatre artists. She currently plays in a local band called Hyperbella (@hyperbellaband) and in a local theatre company called Playback Arizona. She teaches private piano lessons and instructs piano classes with ASU’s Popular Music Program.
If you are interested in participating or if you have any questions, please email Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org.