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 deals primarily with home lessons for students. The location is the only difference between our in-home lessons and our studio lessons. As they do not have to travel to their lessons, home singing lessons can be highly convenient for those parents and students with a busy schedule. For younger students in particular, having vocal lessons in the comfort of their own home can be of great benefit. They will feel more safe and relaxed in familiar surroundings, allowing them to focus on learning and enjoying their singing.
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.
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.
Kids who love to sing may ask for voice lessons, but we recommend children postpone vocal training until they are 11 or 12 years old. Vocal cords typically do not mature until kids reach puberty. Before that age, the child-™s voice is not ready for the rigorous exercising required to succeed in singing. Premature voice lessons could damage or strain a child-™s voice and potentially reduce future vocal performance. For maximum protection of a child-™s voice, wait until after puberty to start child voice lessons. Then your child is ready to begin prolonged training that improves their singing ability.