Your voice is the only instrument that functions best when your entire body functions properly. Improve your voice health when you take care of your body-™s health. That includes eating a nutritious diet that-™s filled with vegetables, fruit and produce. You-™ll also want to drink water instead of alcohol, sugary drinks or caffeine. Exercise plays an important role in your overall health too. Spend time each day exercising and working out. Daily, rest your body. Sleep well at night and don-™t over use your voice. By taking steps to ensure your body functions properly, you also help your voice function at its best.
We offer one on one voice lessons in home for students. This offers a practical way to learn the art of singing. Our teachers customize their lesson plan to work with your needs and goals. Lessons are generally once a week and are tailored around your schedule.
During their lessons, students will learn how to sing with good, safe and effective vocal technique. Learning to sing with good technique is the cornerstone to improving the tone, range and health of the voice during singing. Students will learn how to warm up properly, how to increase their vocal range, how to improve and strengthen their tone, performance techniques, how to accurately replicate pitch, how to support their singing with good breathing techniques, song interpretation and how to apply these techniques to singing their favourite songs. Vocal technique is not genre specific - the techniques taught can be applied to almost any genre of music. Students will develop these skills by vocalizing to piano scales. These vocal exercises are things such as; singing different vowel sounds on different scales, sirens, lip rolls and trills, articulation exercises and respiratory exercises. The exercises are tailored to the specific needs and ability levels of each individual student.
Learning how to sing can be highly rewarding, enjoyable and carries many other benefits. Learning correct vocal technique and singing can keep your voice healthy, relieve stress (music theory) and have positive social impacts - such as joining a choir group, band or participating in karaoke nights! Taking lessons with our experienced teachers can also be beneficial for those who would like a professional, objective assessment of their voices or for those who would like to learn or work on a specific vocal technique. Students can also be prepared for exams, gigs and auditions.
For children who want to learn how to sing, we recommend beginning voice lessons at age 11 or 12. The vocal instrument, unlike other instruments, is attached to the body. Starting voice lessons too young, or when the student is not emotionally ready or mature, can lead to vocal damage or strain. Many of our instructors are capable of working with younger students under the recommended age, but it is our opinion, and the opinion of many other Vocal Education professionals, that the student should wait until their body has begun the process of puberty before beginning voice lessons.