VOICE LESSONS IN PASADENA, CA
THERE ARE THREE LEVELS
Our beginner voice lessons are designed for students with little to no voice experience and who want to learn the basics of vocal skills.
Intermediate voice lessons are offered to those students who have already been practicing the vocals for several years and want to improve their skills.
Our advanced voice lessons are for highly skilled vocalists wishing to refine their technique or who plan to audition for music schools and competitions.
AREAS OF STUDY
All singing begins with breath. All vocal sounds are created by vibrations in the larynx caused by air from the lungs. Breathing in everyday life is a subconscious bodily function which occurs naturally, however the singer must have control of the intake and exhalation of breath to achieve maximum results from their voice.
Natural breathing has three stages: a breathing-in period, a breathing-out period, and a resting or recovery period; these stages are not usually consciously controlled. Within singing there are four stages of breathing:
- breathing-in period (inhalation)
- setting up controls period (suspension)
- controlled exhalation period (phonation)
- recovery period
When you sing in your “head voice” it means you should feel vibration around the upper half of your face, because, at that moment, the predominant resonator is your sinuses. This doesn’t mean the other vocal structures aren’t resonating. It means that more resonance is occurring in your sinuses than anywhere else.
When you sing in your “chest voice” you should feel more vibration around your lower neck, and sternum. If you want to know what this feels like, talk in your regular speaking voice, and put your hand in the middle of your chest. It’s vibrating.
Vocal resonance is the process by which sound is intensified or “colored” after leaving the vocal cords, but before leaving the body. Our unique voices are not only a product of the thickness and length of our vocal cords, but also, the size and shape of surrounding structures around the vocal tract. There are a number of structures in your body that resonate when you sing, including your chest, larynx, pharynx, oral cavity, nasal cavity, and sinuses.
Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Its most common application is within the context of singing, where it is used as a defining characteristic for classifying singing voices into groups known as voice types. It is also a topic of study within linguistics, phonetics, and speech and language pathology, particularly in relation to the study of tonal languages and certain types of vocal disorders, although it has little practical application in terms of speech.
OUR VOICE TEACHERS
CEO, Piano & Vocal Teacher
Donna is an USC Masters in Music Education and Minor in Vocal Arts. She is a member of Music Teachers’ Association of California.
Piano & Vocal Teacher
Susanna was born in Turkmenistan. She started her piano career at the age of five. She auditioned in Moscow Conservatory.
2 Years And Going!
recommend them for kids
thoughtful and very patient
Glad to be working with them
Warm and Supportive
- For New Students
- To Check The Level
30 Mins Lesson
- Suitable For 3 – 10 Years Old
- Level : Beginner
- Basic Vocal Skills
45 Mins Lesson
- Suitable For 5 Years Old To Adults
- Level : Beginner & Intermediate
- Vocal Range & Developing your Voice
60 Mins Lesson
- Suitable For 10 Years Old To Adults
- Level : Advanced