Thursday, April 16, 2015


Image result for singers clipartGroup Singing Classes are back!

WHEN: Every Wednesday, from 7:00 – 7:45 PM
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale
For more information, please email or text 201-725-5927.

All ages and singing levels are welcome to attend FREE Group Singing lessons, led by Roberto Sabastiani, NYC Juilliard School Master’s graduate. New attendees are encouraged to join at any time—class will run through December 2015 and are held in the beautiful acoustic and architecture of the 1,200-seat St. John the Baptist Church.

Well-known for setting all singers at ease with his disarming attentiveness and gentle wit, Sabastiani presents techniques of breathing, timing, pitch, and use of the microphone. More importantly, he will show how to earn the attention of the audience through detailed interpretation and creating a variety of expressive sounds. Incredible guest singers and teachers will also be invited. Accompanying himself at the large Baldwin concert grand, all singers are welcome in any musical styles, from beginner through advanced professional levels. Accompaniment mp3s/CDs are also welcome.

Sabastiani has had a 35-year professional vocal career encompassing opera, Broadway, pop and church genres, and has performed throughout the Eastern US in seven foreign languages. He sang the leading tenor roles in La bohème with Sarasota Opera, in Carmen with Greater Miami Opera, and in Der Rosenkavalier with the Spoleto Festival, as well as with the prestigious 92ns St. YMCA in NYC. Sabastiani played the lead tenor role Most Happy Fella in FIT in NYC, and starred as the lead role of Tony in West Side Story. He has also appeared as pop pianist/singer at Tavern on the Green, Water Club, Water’s Edge, Windows on the World, and many other venues.