My teaching is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Schola Cantorum. My goal 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 where all words are easily pronounced and understood. Also, the 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.
I accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
This technique is very beneficial to all styles of singing, from Heavy Metal to Opera to Pop!
What to expect when you book a lesson with me:
The first singing lesson includes a very short vocal assessment where the tendencies in your voice are diagnosed. From there specially tailored exercises are prescribed to efficiently work on the area of the voice that needs balancing.
The structure of a typical half hour lesson is usually divided equally between warm ups/exercises and working on/recording a song. There's a lot more singing than talking so it is recommended you take a bottle of water to your lessons!
You will also get a recording of each of your lessons and it is recommended that you use the latest recording in your daily practice. You will receive the lesson on email, if you would rather a CD made of each lesson just bring a blank CD-R disk each time and I can record it the way for you.