This is a picture that most of us envision ourselves as a singer right? Right? In fact, most people that come to learn how to sing are scared to death. There is no instrument to hide behind. All that sound is coming from YOU! AHHHH!
Well, not to worry. Anyone and everyone that has learned how to sing went through performance anxiety. Anyone and everyone that can sing went though a learning curve of finding pitch and being able to project their voice. If you learn to sing at my studio, I encourage mistakes. Why? How can you learn if you never make a mistake? (and quite frankly, If you didn’t make any mistakes I would be out of a job)
I want students to get comfortable with the idea that no performance is perfect. There is always room to improve. Additionally, if you get comfortable with mistakes, they are easier to recover from. Even seemingly great performance can always better. Perfection is a state of mind, don’t let it ruin your game!
It’s a mental thing! Don’t let this be you!!
Things that are covered in lessons are warm ups of course. These are designed to develop range and timbre (yah yah, everyone does this). However, one of the things that many (as in instructors) do not cover is the development POLY-RHYTHM. What is that? The ability to carry on two timings at the same time. If you play an instrument, you have to have this (one of the first things my students learn is what is affectionately known as the ‘triplet’ dance where you display 4/4 and 6/8 timing simultaneously). Why? If your playing a guitar, your strumming hand will definitely be in a different timing then your vocal melody. It’s something that is learned.
Basically it comes down to the question of, “Can you make me sound great?” I cannot account for genetics. However I assure you that I can make you sound better. Breath, pitch, tone, timbre, timing. Do you get pitch training, yes. Able to identify intervals? Yes. Harmonize in thirds and fifth’s? Yes. Vibrato (gulp.. yep you heard me.. I teach vocal vibrato).
Does any of this make sense? To some of you maybe. It’s best that you come by and put my system through it paces (did I mention the first lesson is free?). In layman’s terms, I offer the foundational knowledge that will give your voice wings. In the end, you will sound as good as the effort you put into it. Many of my student have competed at the State level, and won! I would like to take credit, but alas.. it is the student that makes the magic happen.
Are you ready for voice lessons?