TECHNIQUE

Evidence-Based Voice Training

Training propelled by science.

Voice training has changed a great deal in the 21st Century.  The days when it was believed you had to train classically to achieve any level of health or legitimacy are fading and a new wave of voice development is beginning to unfold. Much of this is propelled by the rising demands placed on our performers. They are asked to jump from style to style and show to show, often accomplishing gymnastic feats that vocalists of the previous decade could not have imagined. These demands have forced us as pedagogues to study, research, and develop tangible methods of improving voice performance across all genres.

 

Evidence-based, functional training focuses on the muscular coordination of the numerous aspects of the vocal mechanism in solidifying efficiency for the modern-day performer. Utilizing the fundamentals of exercise science paired with new and improved voice science, we can build technique through a custom plan tailored to help you attain your goals.

 

 

ARTISTRY

Voice Training for the Artist

Training propelled by heart

Singing is an inherent form of artistic expression, a catalyst for telling stories. While an approach focusing entirely on functional technique would foster beautiful sounds, it does not provide the singer with the necessary skills to convey a truly moving performance.

 

Whether a singer's preferred genre lies more with pop/rock, jazz, R&B, or musical theatre, it is their responsibility to be in service of the words and the story they are telling. This is not an easy task and one that requires as much heartfelt intentionality as vocal technique.

With artistry being at the center of our work, singers can develop performance skills including vulnerability, focus, verbal prowess, character building, and a personal connection to each moment of their performance all while balancing sustainable technique. Come learn how to best tell your story.

EXPERIENCE

Life-long learning

Training propelled by knowledge

The information available to voice technicians today is vastly different from what was available even ten years ago, and the bank of knowledge continues to grow. In addition, each individual voice is consistently going through changes year by year. The voice a student had in high school will have different needs in the decades following. 

 

This level of variance leaves a great need for continuing education, relentless questioning, and the mentality of "life-long learning" from both student and teacher. Staying up to date not only on the latest research in voice and performance, but maintaining tangible, professional experience in the industry aids voice teachers in providing students with the tools that will set them up for success in their perspective fields. 

Photo featuring student Michael Cerasoli in Bridges of Madison County