Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Are You Thinking About Talking Singing or Voice Lessons?

Learning to sing can be an immensely rewarding experience. Unlike any other instrument, your voice is part of you and learning to use it well opens up virtually limitless possibilities for self-expression.

Private voice lessons will enable you to learn all the essentials to singing at your best. Some key elements to learn how to sing are learning:

  • The proper breathing techniques including breath support, relaxation and projection.
  • How to increase your vocal range, volume, resonance, diction.
  • How to warm up.
  • How to strengthen your voice.

At typical voice lesson begins with exercises which will get you ready to work on moving up and down your vocal range. You will practice vowel sounds and proper breathing techniques. Lip trills, in which the student sings notes while making a “trilling” noise with the lips pressed together may also, be part of a warm-up. This exercise helps engage the diaphragm in breathing and teaches breath control. Another warm-up exercise would be where the student emphasizes each vowel sound, a, e, I, o, and u; however, they are pronounced ah, eh, ee, oh, ooh.

Once the warm-up is finished, the lesson will progress on in different fashions depending on the style of music the student would like to learn and how much musical experience they have already had. If the student doesn’t read music, for instance, the voice teacher may work on the basics of music theory while the student learns to sing by ear.

Whatever style of music the student selects, in the repertoire portion of a lesson they student will learn the melody of the song, how to sing it in the best way for their voice, and how to make the emotional aspects of the song shine through.

Perfecting the expression of a piece of music is an important part of learning to connect with an audience. Every style of music involves a bit of acting and using your facial expression and body posture in addition to volume and tone of your voice to make the feeling of the music more clear. Additionally, in every style a good voice teacher will teach you the most important lesson of all – to listen! Listening to recordings of great musicians and attending live performances will aid in every aspect of learning how to sing.

Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to learn the basics of how to sing correctly or an experienced singer looking for a voice coach to take you to the next level , Wagner Dance and Music can provide you the instruction you need.

About Wagner Dance and Music

Since 1989, Wagner Dance and Music, a performing arts school, has been teaching East Valley students. Our 3600 square foot Gilbert facility is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in the Big Lots plaza. We offer classes for ages two to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling, Cheer, Musical Theater and Voice as well as adult classes. For more information about Wagner Dance and Music or to sign up for a class, visit or call 480-892-7179.

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