Layla Frankel is a vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, and teacher with a background in a variety of styles including jazz, pop, soul, musical theater, indie rock, folk, and R&B. Raised in a musical family in Chicago, Layla began performing on stage when she was just four years old. She later grew up to front big bands and jazz combos before moving on to write and perform her own originals. Since the release of her debut EP, “Tame the Fox,” in 2017, Layla has been playing to enthusiastic crowds across the country, with tours throughout the Midwest, East coast, and Pacific Northwest. Her latest EP, “Postcard from the Moon” features 6 original tracks that showcase Layla’s timeless, soulful vocals, and skillful songwriting craft. Layla’s R&B single, “You Can’t Love Me Like I Loved You,” was a finalist in both the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and The Great American Song Contest, and “Josephine” was a semi-finalist in the Music City Song Star songwriting contest.
As a teacher, Layla’s primary focus is to help students discover new sounds and sensations in their voices and become excited about using their instruments in a healthy way. Layla is passionate about helping students develop a deeper understanding of singing, knowledge of music, and awareness of their own authentic voice and self.