Voice Lessons

Here are just some of the priorities I cover when training singers:

  • fixing your vocal “break”
  • singing high notes with power and less strain
  • healthy belting/ mix voice technique
  • breath management and stamina
  • better vocal control and pitch
  • performance training
  • song application
  • vocal re-balancing
  • voice care strategies/injury prevention
  • singing rehab exercises for singers with injury cleared to sing again

*2020:  I am offering ONLINE voice lessons at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here if you’d like to book an online lesson.

Technique

When it comes to vocal technique, I have taken what I have learned from the study of 17th and 18th century principles of vocal pedagogybel canto which means “beautiful singing” –   modernized it for what is required of singers in our world today, and the results are fantastic!  Every style of singing is so different and understanding how to navigate through those different nuances as a singer can be challenging.  Having the right ‘home-base’ tools will help support you so that you are able to sing powerfully and prevent vocal injury AND still sing in the genre of your choice.  I can also give you some advice on what repertoire would be suitable for your voice and what your range and vocal possibilities could be.

The philosophy of the technique that I teach is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality.  Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath management, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. These results are accomplished by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.  In other words, singing should be effortless and powerful, but without strain.  Your singing should be natural and free with an expressive quality and there shouldn’t be a break in your voice.  There should be an evenness to your tone from bottom to top.  So the technique you would train in will help you to achieve vocal balance from the bottom of your range to the top and even expand your range.