Voice training begins with the concept of becoming a free and easy sound maker. Free sound, supported by the entire body and not restricted anywhere in the throat is the basis for good singing. To do this we start with free, easy and sometimes exaggerated speech sounds.
Breath use and breath control is vital to the study of voice or singing. We actually need little air to sing correctly, and we need to learn how to support the breath. We must learn to relax our core muscles as well as have an open throat for the breath to flow with complete control.
For good resonance we need acoustical space. Would you play a guitar if its body was stuffed with rags? No matter how hard you strummed or pushed you would not have a good guitar sound. Similarly it is counter productive to push or strain your voice. I will teach you how to find your acoustical space for easy resonance and high notes!
There are many functions within your voice, and these give you your vocal colors. We want to tap into these many sound making options within your voice depending on what style and what lyrics you are singing. It's all about communication with your audience and vocal choices.
A relaxed tongue, jaw, shoulders, and face help to free up your sound. Purse your lips and notice what that does to your throat and tongue and you will begin to understand what I mean! Muscles tend to relax and tense up together. We will learn to separate them for control over our vocal instrument.
Interested? Call 845-548-9308 to set up a lesson with Westchester Voice Lessons!