Lewis Eady Music School Is Sponsoring a Singing Workshop "Demystifying the Voice" Saturday the 28th of July.
Lewis Eady, corner of Great South Road and Market Road Greenlane, upstairs in the Recital hall 3pm-6pm.
18 years old and up.
Bookings are essential.
Tutor: Charlotte Crouch, Voice Tutor at Lewis Eady Music School.
All too often I meet people who feel that singing is something you are born with, that we open our mouths and want to sing and it just happens.
That indeed does happen for a lot of people, to different levels.
But, what if you want to change something about your voice? Your pitch control, volume, breath control, tone...What then? If it's just something that happens without conscious thought it is going to be hard to change right?
My goal with my students is to get them to understand the voice as a group of muscles working together like any other and like any other muscle in your body; they can be changed, strengthened and used to their full potential.
The workshop is aimed mainly toward musicians and actors who like to sing, maybe already do a little bit but would like more information and ultimately more control over their voices.
It will be in three parts, below is a loose guide, in the end what people need on the day is what we will address.
As we go along I will ask for people to volunteer their experiences/singing problems and will then work on that in front of the group.
It will be a collaborative experience where we can learn from each other.
If you are nervous about getting up in front of the group that's totally cool, lots of people are, I understand.
It is important though that when you feel nervous to be able to know what to do so it won't affect your singing. If you can find the courage to get up it will mean that we can work together to give you some possible solutions to conquer your nerves.
At the end of the day hopefully you will feel empowered and have some skills to put into place that will help you achieve your singing goals.
The general plan.
1. How is the voice (spoken and sung) produced? Basically, what is happening when we sing a note?
- Your Larynx (vocal folds)
- Breathing/ breath control
- Common problems (and solutions) with these
2. Warm ups and technical exercises to strengthen the voice.
- What should I be doing?
- What are warm-ups doing? Why are they important?
- Common goals for improving the voice, range, pitch control, power/volume, tone... how?
3. Group singing/harmonies
- The difference between harmony and melody.
- How to confidently put in a harmony
- How to hold the tune when someone else is singing harmonies
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 146 4337 if you would like to attend.
Bookings are essential.
This is open to anyone, so friends, family, band mates etc. are all welcome.
Many thanks; we hope to see you there.
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