Vocal Technique Course

Develop Vocal Freedom and Confidence

Lesson Length:  1 ½ hours
Term Length:  8 weeks
Course Fee:  $300
Level: Sessions in Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
Teachers:  Bettina Sheppard
Next Course Start Date: January 30, 2018

All artists need a solid foundation of vocal technique, even if blessed with natural talent.  Your voice is an instrument that CAN be learned with the right training. You will feel truly supported with individual attention, a focus on solid, proven technique and vocal health. You will learn an overview of performance requirements and develop your musical expression.

Bettina’s vocal technique is a synthesis of over twenty years of study, investigation, and trial and error of the many confusing, and often conflicting, methods of teaching. Music will be provided and many singing styles will be covered including theater (with an emphasis on appropriate audition material), jazz, rock, pop, classical.

“The vocal technique class has helped give me the confidence I need in finding my voice!”

Jen Gorman,
The Merry Widow, Lyric Opera of Chicago

You will learn exercises for:

  • proper posture, alignment, and body support
  • breath management
  • resonance and proper placement
  • building strength, flexibility, and range
  • diction, articulation, and musical phrasing
  • vocal freedom and individuality

You will come away with:

  • a solid foundation for your voice
  • daily warmup exercises
  • how to apply this technique to your musical repertoire

  • Music in the soul can be heard by the universe

    Lao Tzu
  • You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change. That’s the way it works.

    Van Morrison
  • The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

    Mozart
  • I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

    William James
  • The only escapes from the miseries of life are music and cats.

    Albert Schweitzer
  • The only thing better than singing is more singing.

    Ella Fitzgerald
  • If I cannot fly, let me sing.

    Stephen Sondheim
  • People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.

    Paul Hindemith
  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

    Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Ah, music! A magic far beyond all we do here!

    J.K. Rowling
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