Voice lessons can be given at any age, but most of my voice students tend to be upper elementary through adult. I stress three main areas:
- Developing good singing techniques such as proper breathing, using consistent and resonant timbre and vowels, reducing muscle tension and strain, maintaining good posture, and increasing pitch and rhythm accuracy. Training the ear and mind by using echoes of solfège patterns and other scale work.
- Developing sight-reading skills by using short passages arranged to advance through progressive levels.
- Applying skills learned in the first two categories to singing repertoire that is challenging and motivating for each student.