For vocalists of all abilities, it is important to keep the voice healthy. Before singing - whether it be a live performance, a lesson or practice - vocalists should be sure to do a good warm up, which can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the singer or type of signing about to be performed. All singers should make sure they consume plenty of water throughout the day in order to keep the voice hydrated. A dry throat, along with things such as allergies, coughing, alcohol and tobacco, can irritate the vocal folds and hinder performance levels.
In-home voice lessons are the perfect gift for budding singers. Talented kids and adults appreciate Musika instructors who know how to coax the right notes out of any musician. Whether your child is into hip-hop or prefers classical music, our experienced instructors provide guidance on music selection and vocal care. Your singer simply walks into the music room when it-™s time for lessons and prepares to sing. Give the budding singers in your life a chance to explore their talent. You never know - in-home voice lessons may be just what you need as you nurture America-™s next great recording artist.
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.
We advise that young students looking to take singing lessons do so at no younger than 11 years old, as they have yet to reach vocal maturity. Learning good vocal habits early on prevents the risk of injury or fatigue or possible misuse of the voice in the future. Students will also benefit from learning key skills like proper breathing techniques, hearing and recreating pitch and performance techniques. They can also prepare for exams, rehearsals and competitions. Learning how to sing is also good for their overall development, as they will improve their concentration skills, raise their self-esteem and confidence, develop and positive, hard-working attitude as well as a habit of self-discipline through regular practice and lessons.