diana may clark

Learn and confidently perform a Brazilian song

Bossa Nova Boot Camp masterclasses 

'Bossa Nova Boot Camp' Vocal Masterclasses focus on Brazilian Jazz standards for solo singers, teachers, accompanists, students and professional performers who want to craft a Bossa Nova or MPB song to their best ability. This course will help you with Portuguese pronunciation.  One song covered in each stand-alone module - current dates July-Aug 2022.

Current Dates
8 PM Tuesdays Nights - weekly:
Australia: 8 PM AEST (City Reference: Melbourne)
7 PM Japan  (City Reference: Tokyo) 

July 05 - Meditação
July 12 - Wave
July 19 - Dindi

 Tuesdays REGISTRATION  Form: https://forms.gle/LQm56c6M28YtCezV9


10 AM - Friday fortnights: AEST (City Reference: Melbourne).
Japan: 9 AM - Friday  (City Reference: Tokyo) 

June 24 - Meditação
July 08 - Wave
July 22 - Dindi
Fridays REGISTRATION Form https://forms.gle/hnMYHJMxj6DMKf6D9


Celebrating 60 years of the composition - learn to swing it in Portuguese.
Melody & interpretation / 3 keys to suit (Sop-Bari/Alto/Tenor)

The Bossa Nova Bootcamp Vocal Masterclass series is an international online live course so check your city and/or country and convert to your local time.  

Date: TUESDAY: August 23
Australia: 8 PM AEST (City Reference: Melbourne)
Japan: 7 PM (City Reference: Tokyo)
Portugal and England: 11 AM (City Reference: London)
Germany, France: 12 PM (City Reference: Paris)
Brazil: 7 AM (City Reference: Rio de Janeiro)


Date: Thursday - August 25
Brazil: 9 PM (City Reference: Rio de Janeiro)
USA: 8 PM (City Reference: New York)
USA: 5 PM (City Reference: Seattle)

FRIDAY: August August 26  
Australia: 10 AM AEST (City Reference: Melbourne)
Japan: 9 AM (City Reference: Tokyo)

Class duration time: approx 90 mins  - ENROL NOW: https://forms.gle/WZNxgGSVZkGnKyEk9​​​​​​

The Program Includes:
One song melody & interpretation / 3 key options (Sop/Bari Alto & Tenor)
Guitar backing tracks and charts
Voice training exercises tailored to song  
Brazilian Rhythms & Phrasing 
Portuguese lyrics and pronunciation practice     
Music Chart analysis
History and context of each composition 
Classes in English are live from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (ZOOM)

Additional Information: 
Payment $30 AUD / $25 student/conc. (Per each live Song Masterclass event) via bank deposit or PayPal
*Discounts APPLY for booking 4 songs (5%), block of 5-songs (10%).

Optional extra: 
Record your interpretation and submit for a professional appraisal - take it to the next level. Fees apply.

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 Pre-recorded class and learning materials for each song available to purchase on request.
Songs available:

 Inútil Paisagem
 Mas que Nada
 Insensatez (How Insensitive)
 Manhã de Carnaval (Black Orfeus)
 Chega de Saudade

(Pre-Bossa Classics)
 Carinhoso (choro)
 Aquarela do Brasil (samba)

Cost: $25 AUD includes all materials for one (pre-recorded) song module; $20 per package for 2 or more songs

If you have any song learning material requests or questions, please contact:

Diana - Great Southern A cappella in Australia 
Ph: 0433 855 580 

Mila - Mi La Musica in Brazil 
WhatsApp: +55 21 99301.1398

Student testimonials - 
"This is a fabulous teaching package! I’ve been having lots of fun practising the Mas Que Nada Bossa Nova song module" 
Robyn, Mornington Peninsula.

“I taught myself a lot of bossa music over the years and it used to take me about 2-300 repeats of a song to mimic the sound. With your teaching I only need to go through it about 3 times – it’s a very efficient way of learning – it’s saved me months. .So, thank you!” 
Randy, Bon Beach/USA.

“The preparation and detail in the course are way beyond expectations of even a professional musician and teacher – it goes above and beyond - thank you very much. To be sharing part of the journey while Mila the coordinator was judging Carnaval this year was very exciting. Thank you for sharing your culture and being so generous. My feeling for the rhythm is better having worked with you – it’s amazing how fast I was able to improve my pronunciation and phrasing with your guidance. Obrigada.”
Catrina, Northcote.



For School, Tertiary & Community Choirs
Choral Workshops delivered online with Diana May Clark or in conjunction with Mi La Música school, Rio de Janeiro for an enlightening and culturally immersive musical experience. 

Explore Portuguese pronunciation, bossa nova & samba rhythms and phrasing. Learn to confidently sing and lead your group in performing a standard like Jorge Ben’s Afro-Brazilian classic 'Mas Que Nada' or Antonio Carlos Jobim’s 'Quiet Nights' (Corcovado), 'Garota de Ipanema', ‘Samba de Aviao’ or Luiz Bonfa’s 'Manha de Carnaval' (Black Orpheus) to name a few.
  • Consecutive 75-90min workshops led by Mi La Música include accompaniment and percussion tips and culminate in making a recording or a quality Virtual Choir Video Clip of the song featuring you or your vocal group. 
  • Costs vary according to package chosen.
  • Workshops available Monday or Friday daytime or evenings/weekends on request.
  • All packages include sheet music, arrangement and audio guide tracks.


Diana - Great Southern A Cappella

PH: 0433 855 580
Email: dideeclark@gmail.com

Join our Virtual Brazilian Choir LAB
Info here: https://www.dianaclark.com.au/brazilian-virtual-choir-lab.html