The best way to maintain vocal health is to learn how to sing using the correct techniques. Some advanced techniques, such as extending vocal range or learning to sing with distortion, should not be practiced without the guidance of a qualified teacher, as they can be dangerous if performed incorrectly. When learning such techniques, untrained singers may shout or push their voices which causes strain, constriction and ultimately fatigue or damage to the vocal folds. To best preserve the voice, singers should learn the correct techniques, warm up, drink plenty of water and limit their intake of vocal irritants such as smoking, alcohol and sugary goods.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home voice lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
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.
Our adult voice lessons are taught by qualified teachers who will come up with an individual lesson plan suited to your goals and needs. Our teachers specialize in many genres of music from classical to contemporary and can offer you practical techniques and suggestions for your performing and musical goals. Voice lessons are structured to include time for warm ups, technique exercises, and repertoire study. Adults take a 45 minute or hour lesson once a week.
Children who want to take voice lessons should wait until they-™re at least 11 or 12 years old. At that time, their voice is maturing, and they are emotionally ready to practice regularly and apply themselves. Starting voice lessons before puberty could cause vocal cord damage and strain. That damage potentially jeopardizes future vocal performances. By waiting a few years, children protect their voice. Then they can start lessons and prepare to audition for local, regional and national competitions or performances in their teen and adult years.