Vocal Warmups for Beginners
What you’ll learn
How to warmup the voice
How to gently expand the vocal range
Basic breathing techniques
Reading notes and basic rhythms
How to train the ear for harmonizing
How to achieve a balanced sound throughout the vocal range
How to maintain vocal health
We are all born with a voice that is as unique as our fingerprints. In this lesson series veteran choral teacher, performer, and recording artist, Sarah Bonsignore, will teach students the fundamentals of singing and musicianship. Students will learn how to control and develop their unique sound through many simple exercises designed to develop a healthy and balanced vocal range, gently build stamina and develop confidence, all while learning how to read simple notation, rhythm patterns and train the ear for harmony. Sarah will demonstrate all of the exercises, and show the piano keyboard so that students can see what they are singing, and begin to develop an internal sense of pitch.
Becoming a better singer takes time and dedication, and every person’s “instrument” is different. Please be prepared to sing for a few minutes every day for a few weeks (and for some even a few months) to really start hearing and feeling an improvement in your voice. Please don’t attempt to do all of the exercises at once. Your vocal cords are tiny muscles, and like any other muscles they can be strained. Take care of your voice and trust your instincts. Singing should NEVER hurt. There will be downloadable sheet music and backing tracks attached so that you can eventually work independently. And as always, if you have any questions and concerns along the way, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Who this course is for:
- Students who love music and singing
- Instrumentalists who are interested in developing their singing voice
- Students of all ages and abilities
- Students who are motivated and willing to put in the work