Students are given an introductory assessment to determine their level, establish goals and create a plan of action. The four voice principles are athleticism, artistry, health + wellness and therapy.
Students are assessed during the introductory lesson to determine areas in need of improvement. Based on the assessment, they are then assigned exercises to improve trouble areas. Exercises vary by lesson and are typically built upon the exercises reviewed in the preceding lesson.
Technique exercises include: establishing correct posture, breathing as it relates to singing, how to rely on adequate breath support, diction, an introduction or overview of resonators and how to effectively use them, and how to healthily increase range and flexibility within the voice.
Theory concepts are explored in addition which include sight singing and solfeggio.
Voice study is just as much of an artistic exploration and discovery process as it is an athletic build. Finding your voice and what feels natural to you is a process that requires patience, dedication and guidance. Artistic goals are discussed during the introductory lesson to help guide the artistic process. Whether you are looking to hone your skills for auditions or establish your sound for your own project, I will provide you with assignments during each lesson to support your artistic goals and discipline.
* Assistance and coaching during a studio recording is also available upon request.
Singing on a regular basis acts as a boost to the immune system, helps improve overall mood, as well as lower stress levels. A research study conducted by the University of Frankfurt found that "singing positively influences both emotional affect and immune competence."
Singing is an internal work out that helps improve your sleep as well as your mental awareness and clarity.
During our lessons, we will establish a regime that fits your schedule to give you an extra boost of immunity and energy during your practice after each lesson.
Singing is a cathartic process that helps to alleviate tension, stress or anxiety. Singing on a regular basis initiates a calm, yet energizing effect due to the endorphins and oxytocin released into the body. Students journal their practice to become aware of their habits, purpose, thought process, personal goals and progress. Through song study, students learn to identify with their performance by drawing from personal experience and imagination.