Grace Kelly – “Body Language”

In this quick tutorial, Grace Kelly teaches us about Body Language and how it can make or break a live performance.


Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger. She has recorded with Lin Manuel- Miranda, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, and more. She performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2018.

Subject:Students will learn about body language while performing. Grace encourages students to think of themselves as storytellers and to use their bodies as a tool to tell their stories. Drawing from her years of experience performing live with musicians like Jon Batiste, Grace lays out practical tips that will help musicians of any skill level.

Age/Skill-Level Recommendation: Intended for beginner to advanced level music students, ages 14 and up.

Topics Discussed: Performance, Collaboration, Career Skills.

Recommended Use: We recommend this video be used to teach students of all skill levels who are interested in performing live. Grace gives practical and applicable tips on how a musician can improve their stage presence by improving their body language.

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