Areas of vocal training:

  • vocal technique and voice function training
  • for teens and adults ages 12 and up
  • vocal performance training
  • eliminate ‘breaks’ in your voice
  • sing high notes powerfully and with ease and less tension
  • strengthening your mix voice
  • have an even voice from bottom to top
  • vocal fatigue prevention strategies
  • injury prevention and vocal rehabilitation techniques
  • vocal tone improvement
  • expand vocal range
  • audition prep (please book well in advance of your audition)
  • vocal styling training for any style of music: pop, rock, R&B, Broadway, classical, jazz

 

The Approach:

Each session is customized with the right tools and coaching to remedy your specific vocal issues.  I have taken what I have learned from the study of 17th and 18th century principles of vocal pedagogyBel Canto which means “beautiful singing” –   modernized it for what is required of singers in our world today, and the results are fantastic!  Every style of singing is so different and understanding how to navigate through those different nuances as a singer can be challenging.  Having the right ‘home-base’ tools will help support you so that you are able to sing powerfully and prevent vocal injury AND still sing in the genre of your choice.  I can also give you some advice on what repertoire would be suitable for your voice and what your range and vocal possibilities could be.

The philosophy of the technique that I teach is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. These results are accomplished by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.  In other words, singing should be effortless and powerful, but without strain.  Your singing should be natural and free with an expressive quality and there shouldn’t be a break in your voice.  There should be an evenness to your tone from bottom to top.  So the technique you would learn will help you to achieve vocal balance from the bottom of your range to the top and even expand your range.

I was trained and certified in Seth Rigg’s well known technique Speech Level Singing TM (SLS).  SLS is a highly effective singing technique designed to make the most of any singer’s vocal potential. It has been tried and tested by some of the world’s greatest artists: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson and over 120 other Grammy-award winning singers.

 

How it works:

Step 1:

First Voice Consultation:  A customized vocal assessment and vocal training plan.  Introduction to the vocal technique that I teach. Working through your vocal bridges.  Finding your “mix” voice.  Establishment of vocal goals as well as performance coaching. Repertoire selection and application of technique to songs.

Step 2:

Book Follow-Up Sessions:  Check your progress, further vocal development, any additional tools as well as tweaks in how you practice.  Resources and guidance on vocal progress as well as performance coaching.  Packages of 4 available weekly or bi-weekly session times avaialble. 

 

Other Services:

Vocal Rebalancing Session:  For professional singers who have experienced vocal health issues, needing to ‘tweak’ their vocal technique and are preparing for tours or recordings.  (contact me directly to book this service)