A one week workshop on the Greek island of Mykonos in its 10th year. In a private villa surrounded on 3 sides by the Aegean Sea. With 4 hours of performance workshopping per day, 10 singers, 4 cars at your disposal, your own pool and magnificent outdoor space for coffee in the sun and dinner under the nearly overwhelming stars and Mykonian moon. Breakfast and lunch included in your stay. This passionate Mediterranean country is a magical place to make music. The week is not designed like a sleep-away camp with activities all day long, this is a grown up vacation to be enjoyed as you see fit in these glorious surroundings. Folks come back again and again because it's something very special....something with a touch of...well...magic.
"Lets get outta Here!"
With our first 4 day workshop in Puerto Vallarta Mexico under our belts earlier this year, we are highly recommending this glorious (warm!) winter get-away for 2024. With the fabulous club INCANTO hosting the 4-hour morning sessions (and Beckie Menzie from Chicago on the keys) we made music, worked on performance, repertoires and started full shows. The afternoons and evenings were ours to individually or collectively do with what we wanted. Beach waking, pool hopping, glorious long dinners and gorgeous views of the Pacific. Taking 8 singers.
With numerous awards as Director, Koutrakos builds a framework that showcases who an individual is while weaving that into an honest, entertaining and seamless show for the solo singer. With both instinct and skill Lina fine focuses each singers vision of themselves into a one of kind performance. From the music and the spoken word to the arc of the piece itself, every show is highly crafted for and unique to its performer.
Annual Saturday Class
Begins October 2023 OPEN
at Dont Tell Mama's West 46 street
A group of between 8-12 singers with Koutrakos at the helm and an acclaimed pianist/arranger at the keys. These are customized workshops based on each groups level of experience, its location and time allotted. All workshops are designed to help the singer make a stronger connection to both the song and the audience and to become more and more themselves on stage and on purpose!
Wednesday Evening Zoom Class
Year round weekly class online via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:30 pm EST
One on One Development
Either zoom, in person or both to conceive and develop your show or performance to a place you didn't think possible.
RECORDING STUDIO WORKSHOP
With Sean Harkness July 10 & 11 2023 Sold Out
2 new classes in October - details soon OPEN
This is your opportunity to sing and record in a recording studio as the pro's do and have your first recorded work online. You will be part of the workshop album series "In The Studio" produced, mixed and mastered just like a record company would do. See first hand the experience and witness the process that's taken me eight albums to craft. This workshop alternates between Pianist Tedd Firth, Guitarist Sean Harkness and others to be announced.
November 17,18 & 19 2023 OPEN
SOULFULL 3 Day Workshop
Open to 10 Singers
You will be working on and performing 2 songs each with a full band.
Gregory Torian as Musical Director on piano
The music will be SoulFULL from Motown to classic soul to The Philadelphia Sound.
This is a front-the-band and sing with "soul" - YOUR soul.
We will talk with you individually at the end of October to set the key and the "road map" of the tune.
DAYS & TIMES of WORKSHOP WEEKEND
Friday Nov 17th 11am - 5pm
Saturday Nov 18th 10am - 5pm
Sunday Nov 19th 1pm - 5pm
Show time is Sunday evening November 19th
at 7 pm at the Laurie Beechman.
If you're interested contact me Here and we will send you more info and price, spots will be confirmed this Friday August 11th 2023.
Saturday's from 10:30 to 12:30 am
June 24, July 1 and July 8 Closed
11th Annual Cabaret Confrence
"It's Better With A Band"
April 2024 OPEN
Details coming soon
At Davenports June 9, 10 & 11 2023 Sold Out
June 2024 OPEN
September 16 to 23, 2023 Sold Out
September 2024 OPEN
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
January 2024 OPEN
As a performer Lina has won 10 mac awards, as director her shows have won over 20 mac awards and
winner of three Bistro awards. In 2019 Lina received the National Honoree award by the Chicago Cabaret Professionals.
Lina has been called “A Walking Master Class.” with exceptional talent all over the U.S. her workshops continue to build connections between singers and clubs across the miles. Read more about Cabaret Master Classes and Lina's high profile teaching here
© LINA KOUTRAKOS 2023