As a beginner, it is all about providing you with the tools to build a solid foundation of singing technique and vocal skills right from the word go!
For some beginners, they have never sung in front of someone before, so in the early stages of vocal study, teaching focuses on providing a safe environment for students to explore their new-found voice, and gain confidence!
Lessons will be structured through introducing students to posture and understanding the role of their body when singing, exercises to develop a proper breathing technique, learning vocal warm-ups to engage technique and cultivate safe singing, and working on building repertoire to perform.
Students can expect to cover a range of vocal repertoire and vocal styles with different suitable techniques employed where necessary, for instance, you can cover pop, music theatre, blues, jazz and soul.
We will often suggest songs and we have extensive knowledge of appropriate repertoire but students are also encouraged to develop their own listening skills to identify appropriate songs, and deepen their own tastes and interest!
Students with more of a focus on jazz can also expect to be introduced to improvisation techniques and a basic understanding of music harmony – although ideas of understanding harmony for vocal variation and how to ‘ad-lib’ will be taught in other genres.
You will also be encouraged to learn some basic music theory and notation, though this is not necessary at this level.
The tutors training offers an enriching mode of study employing methods such as Estill Voice Training, focusing on analysing the processes of vocal production and structures in the vocal mechanism to harness a safe singing technique, the Alexander Technique to improve posture and movement to avoid creation of tension in the body when singing, speech therapy techniques, and other methods relating to vocal pedagogy.
These methods can be effective for both singing, and as some students have found, public speaking and building confidence for work presentations!
Students can expect to be provided with a warm-up routine to guide them through their practice and a range of songs and repertoire to encourage their learning and excitement for singing, to develop into public vocal performance or to just build their confidence and enjoyment of music!
To find out more about the various options for study as a beginner student looking to learn how to sing in London, please visit our singing courses page