“The VoiceShop Retreat is one of the most influential events in my development as a jazz singer.” –VS Student
Does singing mean so much to you that you can’t take control
and actualize what you feel?
Do you “think too much” when you sing?
Wish you could improvise more and loosen up in the song?
Longing to really “connect” with the musicians you play with?
COME TO THE VOICESHOP.
Learn to balance the love and intent you feel for your music
with the skill of the art form.
Limit 6 singers
“This weekend was freaking awesome! It was both spiritually and musically invigorating.” –VS Student
Tired of going to workshops and barely getting a chance to sing?
Spend an extravagant three-day weekend with an intimate group of only SIX SINGERS in this highly acclaimed retreat working on the fine art of jazz singing.
You WILL leave a different singer.
“Thank You for introducing me to the endless possibilities”
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING!
“In between work sessions and walks by the lake, Madeline cooks everyone gourmet meals — I still haven’t recovered from the sheer fabulosity of it all.” –VS Student
Every meal is made from scratch with loving care using only fresh ingredients.
No cans, no frozen food, no jars, no way!
“I loved all the thoughtful details – they made me feel super-comfortable. From the yummy treats on my bed to my favorite Peet’s coffee in the morning… And I slept like a baby!” –VS Student
Accommodations and all meals, fresh towels and linens,
bathrobe, hair dryer, web access.
The “Jazz Hang” (included)
Contains one single bed and one bunk bed set. Shared marble bathroom with double sinks, Two showers.
Single Room ($50 additional)
Queen bed. Shared marble bathroom with double sinks, Two showers. Limited availability.
Privacy Suite ($65 additional)
Single Room located on a separate floor. Queen bed. HDTV. Adjoining semi-private marble bathroom with large Jacuzzi tub/shower. Limited availability. First come, first served.
“Pure magic. We would be happy in a shack but we were in a gorgeous house surrounded by the trees with the lake peeking at us” –VS Student
The VoiceShop is located in a beautiful private residence at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It is a 40 minute drive from the Reno International Airport. Or a 3½-hour drive from SF Bay Area.
Voted “Rising Star” Female Jazz Vocalist in DownBeat International CRITICS Poll four times, most recently Oct 2017.
Placed twice in DownBeat International READERS Poll.
Inducted into the HALL OF FAME, California Jazz Alliance for excellence as a Jazz Educator
Eastman has been lauded for her original, “hip” take on the music prompting CD Review to write, “She doesn’t tinker aimlessly, she reconstructs with purpose. She lays depth charges right from the beginning.” Stereophile Magazine said “She’s hitting from beginning to end, sizzling and snapping with electricity, sliding across bar lines, scatting choruses, slowing to a whisper, bending melody line to her will. She is IN CHARGE.”
She has produced and recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs featuring such luminaries as Tony Williams, Cedar Walton, Phil Woods, and Kenny Barron. Barron also joined Madeline on an upcoming album recorded in Amsterdam with the famed 50-piece Metropole Orchestra.
She splits her time between touring and teaching.
Artistic Director, Emeritis, Jazz Camp West – 25 yrs
Designed & Directs, Stanford Jazz Institute’s Vocal Department – 25 yrs, ongoing
Developed & Directs, Artist2Artist, Madeline’s Mentor Program – 10 yrs, ongoing
Founder/Director The VoiceShop Retreats – 29 yrs, ongoing
Founder/Director Thru The Secret Door, One-Day Feedback Clinics
Artist in Residence @ the Jazzschool – 2 yrs.
Sole Vocal Teacher, The Brubeck Jazz Colony – 8 yrs.
Sole Vocal Clinician, Monterey Jazz Festival Traveling Clinicians Program -10 yrs
Inducted into the HALL OF FAME, California Jazz Alliance for excellence as a Jazz Educator – 2016
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Press the APPLY NOW button and fill out the Application Form.
We will notify you by email to inform you of your acceptance.
If accepted, immediately send your $100 non-refundable deposit.
Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an email with the password to our Student Portal. Login to get specific information on Retreat location, how to prepare, what to bring, etc.