For Singers

Private Vocal Instruction

Cost:  $30 per hour

Vocal Health for the Pop/R&B/Gospel Singerlady

Pop/Gospel/R&B/Musical Theatre are all genres  of music that often require a specific style of singing known as belting.  Unfortunately, research shows that the singer who belts, often experiences vocal health problems.  However, research also shows that belting can be taught to be executed healthfully, and can give rise to longevity.   There are many factors that influence the vocal health of singers.  One of those, and the most important of those, is vocal training.  Belting can be done healthfully, and it is important for those who are belting in a harmful way to learn to produce a more healthful belting tone.  The focus of this class is the basic functionality of the voice.  In addition to learning how the voice works, students will apply technical methods by engaging in various vocalizes.   Students will also come away from the class with a greater appreciation and understanding for the importance of practicing good vocal technique.  This class is offered in different ways.

  • 2-Hour Clinic
    • This class is a hands-on, interactive class
    • By the end of this class, students should have a working knowledge of the three major components of singing
    • This class is recommended for multi-class music workshops
  • 4-Hour Clinic and Rehearsal
    • This class is a hands-on, interactive class
    • By the end of this class, students should have a working knowledge of the three major components of singing
    • Students will apply techniques by learning music
    • This class is recommended for a single-instructor all-day workshop
  • 4 Session Director’s Course
    • This class is a hands-on, interactive class
    • By the end of this class, students should have an intense knowledge of the three major components of singing
    • By the end of this class, students should be able to teach their own choirs/groups/students how to use good vocal technique
    • This class is recommended for teachers/choir directors/group leaders who are having difficulty articulating good vocal technique.
    • Each session is 2 hours in length
  • 4 Session Singer’s Course
    • This class is a hands-on, interactive class
    • By the end of this class, students should have an intense knowledge of the three major components of singing
    • By the end of this class, students should be able to regularly apply good vocal technique in their singing.
    • Each session is 2 hours in length

Beginners’ Voice Class
(8 sessions)

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We can learn to sing too

Do you want to learn to sing with confidence? This course is for those with car or shower singing experience who want to “break the ice” in a supportive, informative, low-pressure group setting.  Beginning Voice will cover breath support and basic technique. Through lots of group singing, and individual singing for peers you’ll gain control and learn to trust and enjoy your voice.  All singing is with an accompaniment track.
(There must be a minimum of 4 people registered or class will be cancelled.)

Intermediate Voice Class
(10 sessions)
Are you ready to take it to the next level? For graduates of the Beginners’ Voice Class or those with prior vocal instruction, this class will review basic technique and apply it to singing more challenging songs. Includes individual coaching on songs of your choice from approved list, solo performances for classmates, and End of Course recital which will be open to the public.  All performances with accompaniment track.
(There must be a minimum of 4 people registered or class will be cancelled.)

 

Advanced Voice Class
(8 group sessions + 1 private session)
Are you a singer (in any genre) wanting to express yourself with greater emotional power? Do you understand basic singing technique but have difficulty maintaining it when performing? This class is designed for graduates of the Intermediate Voice Class or those with some performance experience and previous technique instruction.  This class will cover important aspects of vocal style and how it affects your audience. Learn the keys to layering your singing with the foundations of style through the study of classic songs.  This class allows you to bring your songs (of any style or genre) for individual coaching on your vocal performance.  This class concludes with an End of Course recital which will be open to the public.  This class includes live accompaniment.

Help for Classroom Teachers  

Choral teachers, are you having difficulty getting your students to embrace traditional choral technique and repertoire because they only want to sing popular music?pull out hair

  • I can help. As a classically trained singer that excels in both bel canto technique and belting, I have adapted a method of inspiring youngsters to embrace the concepts of traditional vocal training.  Allow me to help your student understand exactly what it takes to produce a great belting sound and the foundational techniques that makes one a well-rounded singer.

Choral teachers, are you overwhelmed with classes and rehearsals and don’t have the time to commit to help prepare your high school juniors and seniors for college auditions?

  • I can help. I offer a mock audition and master class for just that purpose.  Students apply to master class as they would a college audition.  They receive 3 private lessons to select and prepare repertoire and then complete a mock audition and masterclass with other students planning to audition for college as well.

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