FAQs 2017-08-17T14:00:47-07:00


What do voice students do? 2017-08-04T11:51:04-07:00
  • Learn everything they can about their voice
  • Remember that learning vocal technique is a process
  • Listen to other speakers and singers for examples and non-examples of technique and expression
  • Practice vocal development and skills at regular intervals each week
  • Focus their awareness on the sights, sounds, and feelings of vocal technique
  • Focus their awareness on the words and sentiments of a song or monologue and explore personal performance choices
  • Practice patience so they enjoy the journey of changing their technique and expression
  • Experiment with new ways of doing many things
  • Try out new sounds in a supportive environment
  • Experience, laugh, cringe, question, and often smile with joy, satisfaction, and wonder
  • Sing and speak… just for the joy of singing and speaking
What do voice teachers do? 2017-08-04T11:53:42-07:00
  • Give feedback as expert listeners and observers
  • Deliver practical instruction for experiencing and habituating your best vocal tones and technique
  • Train you to hear pitch issues and correct them so that you sing in tune
  • Give scientifically-based knowledge about the voice, its health, and the many and varied ways to use it
  • Exercise expert analysis of vocal problems and/or technical errors and teach techniques to solve them
  • Offer suggestions of repertoire from your chosen style based on your own voice
  • Prescribe exercises to target vocal issues or a particular aspect of singing/speaking technique
  • Explain the process to become more expressive and communicative as a performer
  • Teach a relaxed awareness while singing / speaking to make vocal and expressive choices
  • Empower you to effectively use many vocal techniques
  • Explain how to learn and practice songs and text
  • Teach you how to warm-up and rehearse your own voice
  • Teach you how to achieve a healthy, consistent, and vibrant vocal sound with an expanded range, natural vibrato, and expressive and interesting tonal colors
  • Teach stage presence and song interpretation
  • Explain diction and phrasing solutions
  • Make learning and lesson time enjoyable for you
What do voice lessons offer me? 2017-08-04T11:54:42-07:00
  • Knowledge and technique to keep your voice strong and healthy and vibrant
  • Ways to avoid hoarseness and laryngitis
  • Consistent feedback and practice to learn to sing well / speak well
  • A feeling of relaxed comfort when performing
  • Vocal control and polished performances
  • Knowledge and understanding to self-monitor your singing / speaking
  • Vocal technique and ear-training to sing on-pitch
  • Knowledge and and framework for music sight-reading
  • Ability to perform your chosen vocal style well
  • Solutions for your vocal issues – I collaborate with your ENT and/or SLP.
  • More confidence in your abilities when singing / speaking in public
  • More expressive and communicative performances for audiences
  • Preparation for auditions, performances, events, and work
  • Enjoyment and satisfaction when singing / speaking
  • Increased vocal range for singing and speaking
  • Development of a natural vibrato plus vowels that work with your anatomy
  • Understanding of what you hear other singers  / speakers doing
  • Fun while singing familiar and new music
  • Fun incorporating your voice with expressive spoken text
  • Improvement of your style and technique
  • Easier, more efficient breath management
  • Knowledge of your voice and what it can do and cannot do
  • Understanding of how to choose your own music
  • The ability to sing and like you always wanted
Why take voice lessons? 2017-08-04T11:56:57-07:00
  • I love to sing; I want to learn more!
  • I struggle to get the sound I want while singing my music.
  • I struggle with my voice on stage or at work.
  • I get hoarse a lot.
  • I get laryngitis a lot.
  • I run out of breath a lot.
  • I feel uncomfortable singing certain parts of songs.
  • I feel discomfort with certain parts of my script or speech.
  • I want to sing on pitch.
  • I already sing well; I want to sing even better!
  • I want to end my vocal fatigue or my voice struggle.
  • I want more skill and consistency in my singing / speaking.
  • I want more confidence when I perform.
  • I want to be more expressive as a performer.
  • I want to prepare for new singing and speaking opportunities.
  • I want to learn to sing well.
  • I want to enjoy singing.
  • I want to enjoy acting without vocal issues.
  • I want to give the director what he/she wants.
  • I want to blend in with other singers and actors.
  • I want to increase my vocal range for speech or song.
  • I want more vocal sound choices.
  • I want to have a natural vibrato.
  • I want to choose good songs for my voice.
  • I want to manage my breath better.
  • I want to learn how to audition.
  • I want to experience vocal ease.


Web links I trust:

How can I become artistic in what I do? 2017-08-04T12:13:48-07:00
What is FACH? What am I? 2017-08-04T12:12:26-07:00
What is Belting? Can I do that? 2017-08-04T12:11:49-07:00
What is a tessitura? How does that affect me? 2017-08-04T12:11:01-07:00
What is CCM singing? How do I do that? 2017-08-04T12:04:52-07:00
What is Bel canto singing? How do I do that? 2017-08-04T12:03:38-07:00
Am I experiencing issues with diction? 2017-08-04T12:02:26-07:00
How do I achieve “resonance? What does that mean? 2017-08-04T11:59:26-07:00
What’s the issue with posture? 2017-08-04T11:59:02-07:00
How do I breath well and manage that breath? 2017-08-04T11:58:28-07:00
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