A healthy body makes a healthy voice. In fact, your voice is the only instrument that uses your entire body to function. Take care of your body and your voice when you watch what you eat and drink. Limit sugar and processed foods. Instead, eat a nutritious diet that-™s loaded with vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Drink plenty of water instead of beverages with caffeine or sugar. You should also stop smoking and limit alcoholic beverages. Daily, try to exercise. It strengthens your lungs and your vocal ability. Then rest. Your body and your voice need time to recuperate quietly as you seek to keep your voice healthy.
If singing is your passion, consider in-home voice lessons. Musika instructors provide individualized and customized lessons based on your needs and wants. Instead of wasting time driving to lessons, dust off your piano, buy affordable sheet music and welcome an instructor into your home. He or she teaches you how to project, control and protect your voice, and we are experienced in teaching any type of music, from classical to modern. Prepare for professional competitions or improve your vocal abilities for recreational singing with in-home voice lessons. Then enjoy exercising your musical passion, and sing!
Voice lessons focus on development of vocal skills and breathing techniques. They also help you increase you voice-™s projection and range. Vocal method books and lesson materials can be purchased from a local music store. You can study a variety of vocal styles ranging from classical and opera to jazz and pop. With help from Musika-™s trained instructors, learn how to read music and how to interpret lyrics and melodies with emotion during your auditions and performance. Other topics you-™ll learn include: How to enjoy music and express yourself with singing, Proper breath control, Vocal cord protection, Vocal projection techniques, How to improve vocal volume, How to read musical notations, Interpretation of various singing styles, including classical, jazz, country, pop, and opera, How to interpret songs, lyrics and phrases with the proper emotion, Performance techniques and tips, including how to manage stage fright.
Adult students often have a specific singing goal in mind when starting their lessons. For example, many singers who enjoy rock music want to increase their vocal ranges so they can sing along on pitch with their favourite vocalists. Increasing the range of the voice requires a few fairly simple techniques, but they take time to master and apply to songs. Other students may want to learn to sing just for fun, to join a band or to prepare for auditions, such as The X Factor, The Voice, American Idol or a music college.
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.