This weekend, pop star Natasha Bedingfield gave private singing lessons to three Starwood Preferred Guest members (in this photo, she’s feeling goosebumps on her arm as Daniel Hernandez, from the Fort Lauderdale area, sings). The lesson took place at Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room prior to Bedingfield’s concert there on Saturday, July 16. The three lucky participants also worked with Bedingfield’s voice coach, Dave Stroud; and were introduced to his revolutionary new app, VocalizeU, which offers personalized instruction for both professional and amateur singers.
The private lesson was part of On Tour with SPG®: Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with Live Nation, which lets members swap frequent-stay points for once-in-a-lifetime music experiences. Members bid online for experiences such as VIP tickets to performances from artists including Rihanna, Britney Spears, and U2; piano lessons from Gavin DeGraw; or backstage meet-and-greets with stars like Ricky Martin and Katy Perry (for which one member bid 100,000 Starpoints—the equivalent of more than a week’s vacation). As part of the strategic partnership, all SPG members also receive a 20 percent discount at the Live Nation Superstore.
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