Vocal lessons are absolutely WONDERFUL for people of all ages.  Whether you are 4 or 99, now is the perfect time to start or continue your music journey.  I offer a thorough and challenging lesson syllabus for every level.  

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Below is a sample of what my students learn at every level:

VOCAL SYLLABUS

THE INSTRUMENT

  • Vocal Health
  • Vocal Physiology
  • Vocal Elements: motor, vibrator, resonator, articulator
  • VOCAL AGILITY
  • Range Extension
  • High/Low Notes
  •  Balance Resonance Throughout The Range
  • Integrate All Voices

BREATH MANAGEMENT AND DYNAMIC CONTROL

  • Posture
  • Lower Rib Breathing
  • Back Ribcage Extension
  • Energize Voice Without Strain
  • Timing Breath Through Phrases
  • Catch Breaths
  • Maintaining a Free Tone
  • Increase/Decrease Dynamic Levels
  • Consistency of Vibration

FREEDOM OF VOCAL PRODUCTION

VOCAL CLARITY

  • Familiarity With IPA, can use with ease
  • Foreign Language IPA

VOWELS

  •  Enunciation – Sound, Accent, Clarity, Cardinals, Adjunct, Double Vowels, Diphthong, Triphthong
  • Tongue, Jaw, Lip Positions
  • Equalization of Vowel Resonance
  • Vowel modification in Soprano Voices

CONSONANTS

  • Articulation
  • Audibility
  • Distinct, Precise, Natural
  • On Pitch, In Rhythm

MUSICAL INTERPRETATION

  • Musical Styles
  • Musical Forms
  • Tonal Color
  • Ornamentation
  • Communicating the Intended Message
  • Foreign Language Translations
  • Cultural Understanding

FUNDAMENTAL MUSIC THEORY

  • Staff – vocal, choral
  • Notes on the staff and Pitches
  • Naming Notes/Rests – whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth
  • Notation Counting:
  • Whole/Half
  • Half/Quarter
  • Quarter/Eighth
  • Eighth/Sixteenth
  • Dotted Rhythms
  • Chanting Real-Time – Whole through Sixteenth
  • Time Signatures/Meters
  • Musical Symbols
  • Flats, Sharps, Natural
  • Rhythmic Dictation

SOLFEGE

  • Singing intervals
  • Major, minor intervals
  • Differentiation between harmonic and melodic
  • Recognizing Melodic Line
  • Melodic Dictation