For vocalists of all abilities, it is important to keep the voice healthy. Before singing - whether it be a live performance, a lesson or practice - vocalists should be sure to do a good warm up, which can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the singer or type of signing about to be performed. All singers should make sure they consume plenty of water throughout the day in order to keep the voice hydrated. A dry throat, along with things such as allergies, coughing, alcohol and tobacco, can irritate the vocal folds and hinder performance levels.
In home voice lessons are a convenient way to learn the art of singing! Our instructors are qualified to teach a variety of styles ranging from Opera to R&B. If you are interested in auditioning for local competitions or even reality tv shows like American Idol or The Voice, our instructors can definitely help you prepare. Most voice lesson music and materials can be purchased online or at a local music store.
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.
As an adult voice student, you-™ll learn more than proper breathing techniques. You will also improve your vocal range, prepare for reality singing competitions and improve your vocal stage performance. Start with your favorite genre. After choosing Opera, Country, R&B or any other genre, decide along with your instructor which style and songs fit your voice the best. Then practice the exercises your trained Musika instructor assigns you each week. Whether you choose in-home or in-studio lessons, adult voice lessons teach you a variety of skills that helps you succeed as a vocal musician on and off the stage.
Voice students are suggested to start lessons at age 12 or older. This is due to the vocal development of the student and the transition of the voice from childhood to adulthood. Beginning to study voice too young, can sometimes lead to decreased vocal production later on if the student is not receiving the proper training. We also encourage students who are younger than age 12 to study another instrument like piano, which will teach them basic music fundamentals, and help them if they decide to pursue voice at a later time.