Course Duration6 Weeks
Master Voice Coach - Ellen Smith Voice Studio
During the six 30-minute lessons, students will learn following basic singing techniques:
Vocal anatomy, which looks into how the voice produces sound and what vocal cords look like. Students will learn about the basic knowledge of the vocal cords, the body parts of the head and neck as well as the inner workings of the vocal cords. This will create a deeper understanding of how it all works inside and how it changes as the student exercises and learns new skills.
As well as proper breathing, how to breathe when they sing, what the diaphragm is, how it works and where they should breathe in each song, students will learn how to breathe with diaphragmatic support. This is essential for the voice to work properly to sound full and rich.
Ellen will also teach students about airflow when singing and how vocal cords vibrate to produce the correct sounds. Students will also discover how to change the sound of their voice by controlling airflow.
Learning the correct mouth positions when singing is vital, and by making adjustments to the mouth position, a singer can produce richer vowels with better clarity. As such, students will practice "True Vowels", learning exactly what they are and how they can help students with singing. This will also include diction exercises.
Discovering how to care for their voice is important for creating a healthy voice and body, so students will also be taught how to help their voice through sickness or vocal fatigue.
Finally, Ellen will also teach various vocal exercises to students that are appropriate for their voice. She will also give students stretching and breathing exercises to help them grow and strengthen their voice.
About The Teacher: After starting her first working band as a teenager, Ellen Smith was able to rise through the musical ranks as a lead vocalist, songwriter, session singer, producer, jingle singer and stage show manager. She has performed with multiple bands as a lead vocalist, including for many country, pop, jazz, rock, and blues bands. Ellen eventually became a successful solo artist worldwide under the stage name "Eliana."
With over 30 years of experience as a professional voice coach and singing instructor, she has taught children and teenagers as well as adults. Ellen has also worked with celebrity recording artists and other dedicated singers in her career.
In this 6 week course students will learn proper posture, proper use of their diaphragm when singing. Students will also get an in depth understanding of how the voice works and creates sound plus they will learn how to control their airflow over their vocal cords for the best sound. Mouth position helps to further correct or further produce the outcome. Their mouths acts like a "speaker" where it needs to stay open to achieve the best possible sound. Students will complete the course with a strong understanding of the 3 Vocal Basics: Breathing, Airflow, and Mouth Position. We will go into detail on these three topics during this course.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about Mallet Instruments. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of Mallet Instruments, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
As a Master Voice Coach and professional singer, Ellen Smith has 30 years of experience working with singers of all levels and all styles. In addition to training voices, She has performed thousands of stage shows, managed acts and produced national and international tours. She works with singers, podcasters, voice-over artists, public speakers, and any topic or business that concerns the voice. Her teaching style is encouraging and nurturing to provide the education and support the vocal aspirants need for their particular vocal skillset.
Students do not need anything for this course except a computer with a microphone and webcam an external device to play music on (CD player or smartphone).