ABOUT THE JVW
I am Mia Parsons, a professional singer for over 30 years. Throughout the years while gigging, I have had countless people who have expressed a secret desire to do what I am doing. My natural disposition has led me to encourage these various people to get up and simply do it, because I know with a little steering and encouragement that I can facilitate that. However it is only in the last two years that I have actually formed this dedicated workshop to do just that. I started the workshop with the Guitarist Charlie Moon who is most definitely the technical department of the operation.
The Jazz Vocal workshop was born out of a realisation that many people have a desire to express themselves through singing. Some simply want to have a song or two that they can confidently sing at a party or gathering, others want to take it a little further and sing with accompaniment and then there are those who want to experience the joy of performance with a band on stage in front of a live audience. The reason we teach singing through the medium of jazz is because it is the ultimate platform for individuality and uniqueness. It is all about expressing yourself and telling your story, your way and that is our goal.
WHO WE ARE
Mia has been a professional singer for over 30 years and her diverse range of styles include jazz, blues, soul, R&B, latin, swing, rock and pop. Mia's inimitable vocal abilities include an incredibly wide range, extraordinarily diverse tonal colours and amazing breath control, all rooted in a heartfelt passion to express herself.
Charlie is primarily a jazz guitarist and a singer, with a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance and is currently attending a masters in music performance at D.I.T. His father is Ireland's king of the blues, the legendary Nigel Mooney and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. As well as being a powerful band leader and musician in his own right, Charlie provides wonderful accompaniment for our students and direction for the band that we employ to back each singer in their performances.
Together we form the Jazz Vocal Workshop and are very proud to have presented over 20 live concerts and facilitated over 200 men and women in ticking this wonderful achievement off their bucket list.