All About Cruise Ship Gigs 


Talk will be in English or Spanish as needed. 

Topics will include: 
-kinds of gigs (solo, duos, trios, bands and guest entertainers) and how to prepare your repertoire/ promo 
-hours, rules 
-paperwork needed 
-what it's really like working on a cruise ship - life on board 
-the difference between the various cruise lines 
-how to find an agent 
-how much money you can make 
-and much more... plus your questions answered! 

I'll be sharing information based on 20 years of performing as a musician (jazz vocalist, pianist, guest entertainer) on the following cruise lines: Celebrity, NCL, Crystal, Disney, Princess, Residensea, Holland America, Costa, Radisson, Renaissance, Silver Seas, Cunard, Seabourn, Regent and Oceana.  I've been able to finance my online studies at Berklee College of Music, as well as take extended time off each year to compose and manage my original jazz/ world music career thanks to the money I've made on ships. It's a great way to keep your chops up on your instrument, make contacts, and see the world. But there's a lot to learn about working at sea, so I'll go over all that in the class. I'm not affiliated with any companies or agents. 

All Workshops - in Spanish or English

-Self-management for musicians
-How to book international tours
 -Live performance coaching
-All about cruise ship gigs 
-English for musicians (Spanish - English)
-Jazz/ pop vocals: musicianship, accompaniment, improvisation, technique 



-The lesson was brilliant. Valuable information, easy to follow and on point. Nancy made us feel confortable and she answered all our questions. I will undoubtedly look for more opportunities to learn from her.  -Lidija, pianist (Croatia) 

-Valuable information. Nancy is very nice and approachable. It was a great pleasure, so grateful! Thanks, and hope to have another opportunity as well! -Fredy, bassist (Barcelona)

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