Vocal health is very important for keeping your voice feeling and sounding great! Many professional singers advise that you try to maintain the overall health of your body because this will significantly affect your voice. Suggestions offered by professionals include eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, practicing stress reduction techniques and getting regular exercise. It is important to drink enough water and to also avoid excess alchol, antihistamines, and screaming or singing for too long without rest, because this can damage your voice.
Taking vocal lessons from the comfort of your own home is the most convenient way of learning how to sing with good technique. Finding the additional time out of a busy schedule to transport your child to and from their lessons can be difficult, making home lessons a convenient, time and money saving option. The only thing necessary for home lessons is a quiet room in which to sing! There is no difference between the lesson content of studio or home lessons - only the location is different. Home lessons help provide a safe, familiar and comfortable learning environment for students.
Voice lessons will focus on developing proper breathing technique and vocal technique and ways to improve your singing. You will learn how to support and project your voice, you will learn how to read music so that you can read the melody of the singing line. You will also learn how to interpret different styles of music, performance techniques, how to emotionally interpret song lyrics and phrases. The most important thing you will learn in voice lessons is how to express yourself through singing!
There are numerable reasons why adults may wish to start taking singing lessons. Singing is a highly enjoyable, fun and creative way to express yourself musically. Many students take lessons simply to improve their singing for fun or to take up a new hobby. Students who have specific goals in mind can also have lessons to achieve those aims. Often singers want to improve a particular aspect of their singing such as increasing their vocal range or learning to sing with vibrato or greater agility (runs, fills...). Singers who have a certain style of singing in mind can also learn the techniques behind a wide range of genres.
Most kids don-™t like waiting for anything, but they should wait until after puberty to take voice lessons. Their vocal cords aren-™t mature enough for voice training until puberty hits. We recommend kids wait until they are 11 or 12 years old to start voice lessons. By waiting, the risks of vocal strain and damage are reduced. Your child -˜s voice will be physically prepared to handle the training exercises and professional instruction our trained instructors provide. Your kids may not want to wait until they reach puberty, but they will benefit from delaying voice lessons until their vocal cords mature.