Welcome to

The Ultimate Live Singer!

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Here’s How The Previously
"Great Sounding" Singer Now Becomes The Captivating Performer
Who Every 
Top-Notch Musician
Wants to Work With!


Yes, Today From The Comfort Of Your Own Home, You're About To Learn The "Secret" Skills To Arrange, Improvise And Create New Exciting Renditions Of Songs, Attract And Lead Extraordinary Musicians, To Become A Far More Confident, Innovative, And Captivating Performer!

Imagine getting the chance to step on stage and jam with world-class musicians… And even though you’ve never met them before, you lead them through an innovative, spontaneous and magical rendition of your chosen song.

…and as you hit the final note, the audience erupts, while the band members smile in awe…

They’ve know, they've just participated in something really special…… and it had nothing to do with the quality of your voice.

Hello, I'm Matt Baker

From being an award winner in the Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition, and being called the “The Australian Piano Whiz” by The New York Times, I’ve now had the honor of playing with world-class musicians all over the world.

I’ve probably accompanied a thousand or so singers by now, including stars like Pattie LaBelle, Jennifer Holiday, Judy Collins, Ann Hampton Callaway and the who’s who of the jazz world who love to join our gigs in New York when they’re in town.

But we also love to provide newcomers and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to sing with us.

And here’s where I’ve noticed a big and very common problem…

The True Difference Between

The In-Demand Singer

And The Singer Who Falls Short

You see, singers might have terrific voices, but there are sometimes things they simply don’t know.

And as a result, their performances (and careers) fall short.

In fact, I’ve seen far too many singers walk off stage trying to keep their head high after a performance, but are hurting inside.

They know they missed out on an opportunity, and I really feel for them. And what has frustrated me the most is that I know the solution.

Here's How You'll Quickly Become

A Completely Different Calibre Of Singer

Let’s take a song out of the “Great American Songbook”, or some other well-known song out there, as an example.

Well, this song can be done hundreds of different ways.

You, as the singer, might have an idea of how you would like to do it, but how do you get the musicians to play it the way you want?

Well, most singers understand that they need to be able to tell what key they want the song in, and be able to count off the song too.

How To Get What You Want

From Your Musicians

But, there is a lot more needed in addition to being able to count off a song in the right tempo. And even there, many still get lost.

I’ve been part of too many embarrassing moments when the singer counted in a tempo he/she/they didn’t really want, or did so but wasn’t sure when to come in.

But in addition to setting the tempo, let's explore what else is needed...

The Magic Of Groove And Feel,

And Making The Song Your Own

 

So what is the feel?

Do we want a swing or shuffle, or a bossa, Charleston or a New Orleans feel?

Or do we want to make it a burner?

The options are numerous. Any song can be done in many ways, and that's what makes it so exciting. That's what makes a song YOUR OWN version.

But you have to be able to effectively communicate this with the musicians – whether you meet them for the first time at an open mic situation, or rehearse with them in advance.

 

How To Lead Intros, Endings, Tags, Solos And

Everything In Between, For An Electrifying Rendition

 

Now what kind of intro do you want? Do you want the band to vamp on a I-VII, give you the last eight, do a descending flat 5 intro, or what?

Double tempo or double feel? (What's the difference?). Or do you want to start with just bass?

You see, the pro singer steps up on stage and gives us this in 15 seconds. And then, we’re off to the races.

Now, do we go AABA? You want someone to take a solo? Want to scat with the bass player, or trade with the drummer? And then, back to the head and coda?

Oooo now there’s music happening! You've set us musicians on fire! You've got the audience in the palm of your hand!

And then what kind of ending? A Basie ending, a vamp, a turnaround, or what? You can even give us this in real time with your subtle but crystal clear eye and hand cues, and we'll be with you.

And BAM! We nail that crowd-pleasing ending that seals an electrifying performance. And the audience goes wild!

Now You Become The True Leader Of The Band,

Whether You’ve Met Them Before Or Not!

Yes, the pro singer leads us. We love you to lead us!


We don’t want to have to cover up because the singer is insecure and doesn’t know what to do or can't give clear directions.

Far too often the singer becomes lost, has to look at us constantly with puzzlement, and as a result loses the connection with the audience.

And it's simply because singers have never been taught this kind of musicianship. And if they have a basic knowledge, they are maybe not good at executing it.

Sound familar?

Well, I have good news, very good news....

The Musicianship And The "Secret" Non-Verbal Communication Skills That Put You In A Different League

 

You see, you are about to learn all this and much, much more, including the “secret” non-verbal communication skills that are absolutely vital, in a powerful and easy way that has never before been available to the general public.

In fact, the only way you could learn this in the past was from decades of on-the-job experience.

Yes! - You know that - these skills are usually not taught in singing lessons, but are learned slowly over time, on the gig, by making mistakes and learning the hard (and embarrassing) way!

I've taught this stuff to private students and the effect on their levels of joy of singing/performing, as well as on their careers, have been phenomenal. But I simply don't have time for one-on-one coaching. Nor does anyone else of that caliber.

So that's why I, together with THREE extraordinary singers and a full band have created this jam-packed and entertaining home study program that we call The Ultimate Live Singer

Yes, this comprehensive program consists of numerous modules with many videos. It was filmed at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder recording studios in New York, with a top-notch 3-piece band and three of the world's top live performing vocalists.

Before I go through the details of the training, allow me to introduce you to the singers you will learn from, and who you will see and hear in action - (which makes it not only educating but exceptionally entertaining).

Here Are Your Co-Instructors

Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole is a 2019 and 2024 GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger and vocalist, New York-based bandleader and winner of the prestigious 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal.

Nicole is the premier vocalist for the Birdland Big Band and frequently headlines iconic NYC jazz clubs like Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Blue Note, the Carlyle, 54 Below and the late, great 55 Bar.

Benny Benack III

Benny Benack III is an EMMY nominated trumpeter and singer. He has appeared as a trumpet soloist alongside Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, Ann Hampton Callaway and more. He’s been featured at Birdland, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues, and has also been a special guest with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is equally renowned for his extraordinary vocal skills and tours the world with his own shows.

Veronica Swift

Veronica is known on the international scene as one of the star vocalists of her era, singing everything from jazz and bebop, to rock, punk and opera - a real 'Trans-Genre' artist. In 2015 she placed 2nd in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, which put Veronica on the map, contributing to her landing a weekly residency at the historic New York jazz venue Birdland.

Her album, This Bitter Earth (2021), earned her a five-star review in DownBeat magazine including the front cover on their November 2021 issue, the JazzTimes December cover, and L'academie du Jazz "Best Vocal Album" award in 2021.

Or as the Wall Street Journal put it: "She has a miraculous voice, musical ability and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd.”

Here Are Your Co-Instructors

Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole is a GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger and vocalist, New York-based bandleader and winner of the prestigious 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal.

Nicole is the premier vocalist for the Birdland Big Band and frequently headlines iconic NYC jazz clubs like Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Blue Note, the Carlyle, 54 Below and the late, great 55 Bar.

Benny Benack III

Benny Benack III is an EMMY nominated trumpeter and singer. He has appeared as a trumpet soloist alongside Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, Ann Hampton Callaway and more. He’s been featured at Birdland, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues, and has also been a special guest with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is equally renowned for his extraordinary vocal skills and tours the world with his own shows.

Veronica Swift

Veronica is known on the international scene as one of the star vocalists of her era, singing everything from jazz and bebop, to rock, punk and opera - a real 'Trans-Genre' artist. In 2015 she placed 2nd in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, which put Veronica on the map, contributing to her landing a weekly residency at the historic New York jazz venue Birdland.

Her album, This Bitter Earth (2021), earned her a five-star review in DownBeat magazine including the front cover on their November 2021 issue, the JazzTimes December cover, and L'academie du Jazz "Best Vocal Album" award in 2021.

Or as the Wall Street Journal put it: "She has a miraculous voice, musical ability and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd.”

So what's so special about 
The Ultimate Live Singer...?

Simply put - The Ultimate Live Singer is the ONLY online training program out there online, that teaches singers of any style (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Singer Songwriter etc) the art of leading a band live on stage!

Presented by 3 of the worlds top live performing vocalists: - Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III and Veronica Swift, and directed / hosted by New York jazz pianist / accompanist Matt Baker.

 

Scroll down to read all about the course and see what it could do for you!

Or, check out the video right here to see what the program looks like inside!

What you get in the program:

 

Over 25 modules + Bonuses, full of an incredible array of topics! Everything you need to know to lead your own band OR a brand new band of musicians LIVE on stage!

COURSE BREAKDOWN

Check out some of the contents!

  • Counting off the Music!

  • Tags - What are they and how to use them!

  • Musical Terminology -  Musician Talk & Musical Jargon

  • Musical Terminology - Intros and Endings

  • Musical Terminology - Song Form & Sound Checking

  • On The Spot Arrangements

  • Communicating The Feel Of A Song

  • Hand and Eye Communication (On Stage, During The Song)

  • Groovin, Swingin & Locking In

  • Forward Phrasing, Back Phrasing & More

  • Choosing Repertoire and Keys

  • The Best Way To Present Your Charts To The Band

  • Stage Craft

  • Handling Anything Going Wrong On The Gig

  • The Art Of The Club Date

  • Putting It All Together For An Incredible Live Performance

  • ...Plus Lots More!!


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PLUS - We're including these 3 exclusive INCREDIBLE Bonuses!

Bonus #1 - Arranging

Arranging a song, taught by Grammy nominated vocalist (and Grammy nominated for Arranging!) - Nicole Zuraitis!

Nicole talks about her approach to arranging and some techniques she used to arrange her Grammy nominated song 'Jolene'.

Matt Baker then joins her at the piano and together, live on camera, they arrange and perform a classic song together!

Bonus #2 - Never Forgetting A Lyric On Stage Again

Nicole, Benny and Veronica take us through their secrets and best techniques to learning the lyrics of a song, and never forgetting them in a performance again!

Bonus #3 - Scat Singing

For the very first time online, Veronica Swift and Benny Benack III teach Scat Singing!

Starting at the very beginning, right through to some advanced techniques in combining melody, harmony, rhythm, lyric and scat syllables, Veronica and Benny bring it all together to teach you how to make an incredible Scat Solo or Vocalise!

This module alone contains 9 videos!!

Pricing

Afterpay Available With One-Time Payment Offer Only

One-Time Payment (USD)

$248

Regular Price - $497 US Dollars

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW

Payment Plan (USD)

3 Payments of $97

Regular Price - $195 US Dollars (x3)

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW

DO NOT MISS OUT! - 50% off for our Spring Sale!! - Use Coupon Code SINGER50 at the Checkout!

*Note: Coupon codes are applicable to BOTH the One-Time Payment and Payment Plan options.

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Hey! If you'd like to give this online training as a gift to someone, please use the Buy Now As Gift button below here and follow the steps!

Gifting Option - One Time Payment Only

$248

Regular Price - $497 US Dollars

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW AS GIFT

Testimonials!

Let's hear from a couple of singers who have taken the Ultimate Live Singer course!

 
 

Professional Vocalist and Ultimate Live Singer graduate: Ella Mae Dixon, New York, NY. 

Professional Vocalist and Ultimate Live Singer graduate: Hannah Celeste, Atlanta, GA. 

Testimonials!

Let's hear from a couple of singers who have taken the Ultimate Live Singer course!

 

Professional Vocalist and Ultimate Live Singer graduate: Ella Mae Dixon, New York, NY. 

 

Professional Vocalist and Ultimate Live Singer graduate: Hannah Celeste, Atlanta, GA. 

So what are you waiting for?

Remember! - The real question is...

How long do you want to wait, to be an incredible ‘live’ singer, a real ‘musicians singer’, who can knock it out on the bandstand?

Do you want it to take 10 or 20 years to slowly figure it all out? Or do you want the fast track?

Nicole, Benny, Veronica and I have poured our hearts into this training
to provide you with EVERYTHING you need, to be an incredible live singer!

We hope we'll see you on the inside!

Pricing

Afterpay Available With One-Time Payment Offer Only

One-Time Payment (USD)

$248

Regular Price - $497 US Dollars

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW

Payment Plan (USD)

3 Payments of $97

Regular Price - $195 US Dollars (x3)

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW

DO NOT MISS OUT! - 50% off for our Spring Sale!! - Use Coupon Code SINGER50 at the Checkout!

*Note: Coupon codes are applicable to BOTH the One-Time Payment and Payment Plan options.

______________________________________________________________

Hey! If you'd like to give this online training as a gift to someone, please use the Buy Now As Gift button below here and follow the steps!

Gifting Option - One Time Payment Only

$248

Regular Price - $497 US Dollars

An incredible comprehensive series of online masterclasses, all wrapped up in one jam-packed, fun-filled course, with:

  • Instructors Matt Baker, Nicole Zuraitis, Benny Benack III & Veronica Swift
  • More than 25 Video Modules
  • Filmed with a live band
  • Lifetime Access!
  • 30 day risk free guarantee 
BUY NOW AS GIFT