BASICS In this course, we will consolidate your basic skills as a singer and create an individual plan specifically for your voice. Even with the most experienced singers, some bad habits can happen and we use this course to improve them. We also look at the elements of good singing habits and how to take good care of your voice so you are always in top form.
VOICE TECHNIQUE Learn the best singing technique to take your voice to the next level. Once you know the anatomy and technique behind your voice, you can use and apply it to create the perfect sound. In this course, you will learn techniques such as breath support, resonance, vocal flexibility, mixed voice and much more.
MUSIC THEORY & HARMONY Once you know the theory behind the music, you can find the right uses for your songs, anticipate the elements of a song and communicate with the rest of your band in a language that everyone understands. Among other things, you will learn song form, notation including rhythmic and melodic notation, and harmony theory in this course.
SIGHT-SINGING In this course, you will learn to read and sing melodies according to the notation. This is easier than it may sound. Step by step, we will teach you the basics of sight-singing and make sure that it never gets too dry. Singing from the sheet is very useful if you are hired as a session singer or if you sing in a choir.
HEARING-TRAINING As a singer, the ear is one of your most important instruments for checking your performance. If you train your ear, you can sing at the right pitch, stay in time and learn to interpret. This course includes exercises to determine intervals, rhythmic patterns and tonality.
IMPROVISATION To move in harmony with the music and also to sing spontaneously with passion is a fantastic feeling. It is very impressive when singers master this ability. In this course, you will learn to choose the right tones to match the (background) music and to sing them to accompany – quite spontaneously.
STYLES There are so many different styles of music – rock, pop, RnB, blues and jazz are just a few of them. Each style is characterized by different characteristics. In this course, you will learn about the different styles and also how to sing them authentically. Maybe you will even discover your new favourite style, one that you didn’t know before!
PERFORMANCE As a singer you have the power to tell the story of a song, to connect with the audience and to arouse emotions in your listeners. It’s a great feeling – but it can also be scary. In this course, you will learn how to interpret lyrics, develop movements for the stage and connect with the audience.
LIVE PERFORMANCE A live performance will really put your skills to the test. Together, we will explore different performance situations like play-a-longs, band performances with other professional musicians as well as sessions and showcases. You will learn how to communicate with the band and how to continue even if you make a mistake.
TEACHING Teaching is an important additional income for many professional musicians. Profound pedagogical and didactic knowledge of modern teaching, combined with the right concepts, will help you give interesting and effective singing lessons. It is also a great opportunity to further sharpen your own skills as a singer.
RECORDING In this course, you will practice how to record in a professional studio. You will learn different microphone techniques, get used to listening to your own voice through headphones and learn how to optimally use your voice in different takes. This is a lot of fun and many singers develop enormously after they have experienced their own voice in the studio. Also singing second and third voices in overdub is practiced here and new possibilities of recording are shown. Especially as a singer, it is already possible nowadays to create professional recordings and put them online with a laptop, microphone and an interface.
BUSINESS If you want to pursue a career as a singer, you need to be familiar with the music industry. In this course, you will learn about various legal and financial aspects of the music industry, such as how to book gigs and how to put your music online.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT Who are you as a singer? What is your individual expression? In this course, we develop YOUR personal brand. We will help you write your biography, take portraits/headshots and create a complete Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to promote you as a singer.