Riley could not even look adults in the eye when speaking to them when Steve began teaching her at age 10. But by the time she graduated high school at 18, she had blossomed into a very powerful, skilled, and controlled singer who had starred in several school productions and won several awards and accolades such as the NJ NATS award and the NJ All-State Honors Choir.
I truly enjoyed my first lesson with Indigo. She's a wonderful instructor. She explains very clearly with a calm and precise approach. I truly feel she can teach me how to be a better guitarist in a structured, positive and comfortable way. She immediately put me at ease without judgement and without the dreaded "mansplaining" that I often got from male instructors in the past. I'm definitely coming back for more lessons.
Are you a teen looking for information on furthering your singing path? This is a wonderful, concise guide that will bring you clarity. Are you the parent of a teen studying voice? This book would be great for your daughter! The Teen Girls' Singing Guide is written in a friendly style while imparting a ton of information, with youtube links for helpful videos and input from guest instructors. It will help you to assess your own goals and consider how to move forward with your studies. I especially loved all the career options for singers, including many helpful links and organization info. There are many ways to be a professional musician, and a professional singer. Written like a conversation with a good friend, or a kind teacher.
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
Vocal instructors at Schmitt Music offer a unique experience for those who want to learn to improve their singing skills. While making singing fun, voice lessons will teach good habits and fundamentals. Vocal lessons and professional instruction promote proper breath support, provides a foundation for proper technique, and can help your child learn to strengthen their tone, control their breathing and sing in harmony.
30 Day Singer is an online video course, with 30 videos of content (plus a BONUS course with seven additional videos!). Each day you watch a new video, and each day the videos get slightly more difficult. In each video your instructor will start with some warmup exercises, then you will work on strength-building and technique. The important part is that you follow-along with your instructor the whole time, so you always know exactly what to do.
Many of us have seen it happen while watching singing competition shows like The Voice, American Idol, or The X Factor Youre voice is incredible, but the song choice was all wrong. It usually ends with an elimination, especially if it is a consistent pattern. You might love a certain genre of music, but knowing whether a song is a good fit for your voice and audition is critical. Like many things, success is dependent on knowing your strengths and showcasing them. So what are the best so … Read More
Do both boys and girls experience voice breaks and cracks as they learn to sing? Find out in this guest post by Ocala, CA teacher Angie Q.... One common question I get asked by my students is: Do both girls and boy students go through a vocal change? The answer is yes. I have been teaching voice lessons to both boys and girls (of all ages) for more than 15 years. Here's how it breaks down: Boys Boy voices start to change during the first stages of puberty and can progres
Correct breathing for singers begins with a spontaneous open breath. Upon inhalation, if ones hands are placed on the stomach - an inch below belly button, the hands will be pushed out by stomach muscles. The singer's shoulders should be relaxed and not move up. Neck and jaw should be relaxed. Jaw needs to be unhinged. Phonation begins with the movement of the stomach inward, where one is singing while pulling the stomach muscles in. This is called "singing on the breath." The phonation ends with the release of the abdominal muscles. It's important to note that phonation should be ended with the release of the abs and not in one's throat, which is vocally abusive.
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).
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.