If you're new to singing, or if you're just trying to fine-tune your vocal skills, one fun and helpful exercise is to sing duet songs with your vocal instructor or a friend. Pick a style you both like and you'll find that the possibilities for both fun and music making are endless! Why Are They Helpful to Sing? When you sing with piano, or with a chorus or band, there's often someone else playing the same line you're singing. While this is great for learning to sing in tune and working on
Many 4-year-olds love to sing, but they likely lack the focus for formal voice lessons. However, it's not too early to begin teaching your child musical concepts that will be important once they are old enough for singing instruction at School of Rock. Your 4-year-old can participate in the Little Wing music program to learn fundamental concepts through fun, dynamic musical activities.
Have you ever wondered how singers such as Whitney Houston, Freddy Mercury, Maria Carey, Elvis Presley and Ariana Grande produce that beautiful sound? The answer is "Bel Canto." It's not just a vocal technique, it's a science. Some great singers intuitively apply the concepts of "Bel Canto" to reach vocal greatness while others were taught. At "Beautiful Voice NJ" students learn everything from how to produce a gorgeous tone to how to gain ultimate pitch control. Modern day Bel Canto, which means "Beautiful Singing," is applied to all styles of music: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, Soul, Broadway, Country, Hip Hop, Classical and more.
In 2011, Ms. McMurtery performed the role of Papagena in a concert version of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with New York Lyric Opera. In 2010, she performed in St. John's, Newfoundland as a participant in the Opera on the Avalon summer training program. Other operatic roles performed include Susanna (Le nozze di Fiagro, Mozart), Sister Dolcina (Suor Angelica, Puccini), Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi), Héro (Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz), Mercedes (Carmen, Bizet), and Ännchen (Der Freischütz, C.M. von Weber). Also a frequent recitalist, she performed as the soprano soloist for the Hugo Wolf/Goethe Project in New York, NY for the (re:) Directions Theater Company in 2010. Other studies abroad include the Florence Voice Seminar, in Florence, Italy (2007 and 2005), and at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, Germany (2002). Ms. McMurtery holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (2006) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and German from DePauw University of Greencastle, Indiana (2004).
At Music House, our approach to private singing lessons embraces the music that our students love. It's a reimagined, modern approach -- one that emphasizes the use of new skills and knowledge in real musical situations. Let's face it, singers need to sing. That's why all of our voice lesson students are encouraged to perform in our auditorium, join one of our Workshop Bands and attend our free weekend community music classes. The combination of our innovative curriculum, experienced faculty, and countless opportunities for musical exposure creates an ideal environment for any budding singer. There's nothing else like Music House in Kansas City.
Here are a couple of basic things a singer can do to start building a bigger voice: use correct breathing method, engage vocal resonances and master singing on clean stationary vowels. There is a common misconception about how to breathe. Some believe that a singer needs to expand their ribcage out horizontally while inhaling. That is incorrect. This will result in various issues such as limited vocal range, pitch problems, a wobbly shaky vibrato and more.
Paul Behar is a multi-instrumentslist and has been working in the music industry for 11 years. He primarily focuses on string instruments: guitar and bass, but has also been a singer, drummer, and pianist for other bands. Paul has played in various punk, metal, and alternative bands as well as collaborating with Hip-hip, R&B, jazz, and bluegrass artists. About 3 years into learning music, Paul began touring part and full time, and has played across the nation and to audiences larger than 5,000. The experiences he had were what made him want to teach. Paul has been working privately for 7 years, and for 4 years for national franchise ... View Profile
I spent five nights per week on stage for 25 years singing broadway music. I have over 30 years of performance, production, direction, recording, and on stage experience, having performed in literally hundreds of shows.I studied acting and music at Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and have studied with Carol Burnett & Samuel L. Jackson. I have more than 20 recordings out and own my own recording production studio, with multiple rock/pop/broadway/country albums released. I am also a licensed high school theatre and music teacher. As for on stage, I teach focus and relaxation. I am skilled at stage pesentati ... View Profile