Learn to Sing
Singing is probably the oldest Musical Endeavor human beings have been engaged in. It has been practiced and enjoyed by virtually every culture on Earth. In the US, various styles of Singing have always been popular, however TV shows such as America’s Got Talent and The Voice have propelled it to new levels of public interest. At the School Music, we offer Vocal Lessons primarily drawing from Classical and Pop styles. Our teachers use textbooks such as Essential Elements as well as various Vocal Techniques that focus on breathing, posture, and correct voice placement. In addition to the creative aspects of singing, it offers many health benefits such as improved posture, better sleep, and boosts the immune system.
The known history Vocal Music has it’s roots in Ancient Greece and continues to develop to this day. However, the earliest written examples of Western Vocal Music date to the 10th Century. These early examples, usually of the Gregorian Chant variety , have been preserved in French manuscripts from the beginning of 900 AD. It is speculated that this early Polyphonic Vocal Music and it’s resultant vertical structures, may have been the initial progenitor of all Western Harmony.
Singing takes on many forms and is used in a number of situations as well as Musical Styles. A Singer could be a Solo Vocalist, in an A Cappella Group involving several other singers, or in a Choir with many other Singers. Vocal Ranges, like those of instruments are broken down into categories. The most common Vocal Ranges are (from high to low), Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass. Additionally, Vocal techniques are many and varied ; they include Vibrato, Sostenuto, Legato, and others. The numbers of Musical Styles that singing is used are almost uncountable. These include Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Traditional Indian Music, and the exotic Tuvan Throat Singing of Mongolia just to name a few.
Private voice lessons are offered on a weekly basis and provide:
- One-on-one interaction between student and instructor
- Highly personalized learning program
- Individual attention and pace
- More direct tracking of progress
- More flexible scheduling