Simple Singing Basics Course

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Over the course of six weeks lessons, students will learn all of the essential simple singing basics in this course, taught live with Master Voice Coach, Ellen Smith, online via Skype. These simple singing basics are incredibly easy to learn but are highly effective when used correctly. A singer with any experience level can attend this course and it is important for any and all singers to know the basic techniques as well as learning challenging ones later.

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Aurora, CO
United States

Course Duration
6 Weeks
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30 Years Experience
From: United States
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professional singer
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Ellen Smith Voice Studio

Course Details

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.

The ipassio Edge

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.

Course Specific Benefits

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.

About Teacher

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).

Weekly Schedule

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Simple Singing Basics
Mon 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM America/New_York
Tue 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM America/New_York
Wed 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM America/New_York
Thu 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM America/New_York
Fri 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM America/New_York
Sun 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM America/New_York
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How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Can this course be customized?
Yes, this course can be customized based on your goals and objectives.
Can students of all age enroll to learn this course?
Students aged 10 or above can join this course.

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