$20 per student
The focus of this Lab is to introduce to the student, some basic vocalization concepts. Each voice is different and possesses unique sounds and capabilities all its own. In this lab we seek to identify and develop each person’s individual potential. We can help you find YOUR voice! While many lesson points become student specific, there are loads of important details concerning proper technique, preparation and practice that can save a singer from temporary and even permanent damage as well as pain and suffering; not to mention the disappointment of NOT being able to sing!
Aerosmith’s Demon of Screamin, Steven Tyler, told Hub co-founder Kris Roberts, “Singing is not like playing a guitar. You can’t just call a tech to change a string if something goes wrong.” If you don’t take care of your voice, the damage is usually permanent.
In this lab, taught by Lynn Whittaker & Jay Roberts, you will learn the general anatomy of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs and diaphragm. You’ll learn about proper singing posture, practice techniques, performance tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts and some general music theory as it pertains to practice techniques, and how it all relate to your ability to make beautiful music!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. NO MUSIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED.
Lynn Whittaker has over 30 years of experience as a professional vocal coach. Classically trained, Lynn has taught students as young as 6 to well over 60, to read music and sing. Lynn is well versed in multiple genres of music, and vocal styles including classical, choral, contemporary and bluegrass, though her true passion is jazz. Lynn’s expertise has also taken her into the corporate realms to such institutions as Cigna, Travelers and The Hartford insurance companies to lecture on confidence building, diction and inflection as it pertains to speaking in professional and public settings.
Jay Roberts has over 20 years of experience as a singer/songwriter. A veritable “road scholar”, Jay’s talents reflect a self-taught, real world experience, stemming from numerous choirs, rock bands, studio session and solo projects. Through the long and winding road of trial and error, Jay has uncovered the many ups and downs of various vocal techniques and the harsh reality of public performance and singing. Jay is very frank about the truths, myths and misconceptions of singing contemporary artist’s works which are often the product of “studio magic” and technology. This can lead to an aspiring singer’s disappointment and ultimately damaged vocal chords. Jay brings a safe and realistic approach to vocalization that will reveal your own true voice and a lifetime of musical enjoyment.