For a strong and healthy voice, maintain a strong and healthy body. First, exercise every day. Jogging, swimming or biking improves your body-™s stamina and fitness. Then choose foods and beverages that fuel your body with nutrition. Vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, whole grains and water are excellent dietary choices. Next, rest your voice. Singing, yelling or talking loudly during the day can harm your vocal cords. Smoking is bad for your voice too. Finally, get enough physical rest. Go to bed on time each night and reduce stress. As you maintain your healthy body, you also maintain a healthy voice.
In-home voice lessons are convenient and practical. One of our professional Musika instructors comes to your home so you don-™t have to drive anywhere or schedule extra time into your busy schedule. You can choose any genre you want, and your teacher helps you choose songs that fit your voice and style. You even learn to protect your voice, control your projection and show the right emotions as you master the art of singing. All you need is a piano or keyboard and sheet music. There-™s no better way to master singing than with convenient and practical in-home voice lessons.
Musika vocal lessons will be based on teaching students good, safe vocal technique that can be applied to a wide range of musical genres and singing styles. Students of all abilities and experience will be catered for, as lessons are devised to suit the requirements of each individual student. Beginner students will work on their pitch, tone and vocal range by doing various different exercises such as sirens, singing different vowels along a scale and learning how to properly support the voice through breath management. These exercises are designed to build strength, timing and coordination in order to traverse the passagio, allowing students to sing notes in their head voice register, thus extending their range. Students can also develop their song interpretation skills, performance techniques and style development. As students advance, they can learn techniques and skills such as messa di voce, runs and fills, vibrato and genre-specific techniques like distortion in Rock singing or covering the voice for Musical Theatre or Classical singing.
Taking vocal lessons at any age can be highly rewarding and great fun. Students often take lessons with various aims and goals in mind. Some students want to learn how to increase their vocal range and will have lessons and exercises planned to achieve that particular goal. Some students would like to improve their singing ability in order to feel confident enough to audition for talent shows, competitions or to join a band or choir. It is quite common for students to take vocal lessons purely because they love to sing and want to improve for their own enjoyment.
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 straining. Many of our instructors are capable of working with younger students under this 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.