School Of Excellence

VOICE LESSONS

AGES:  6-20 and Adults

LESSON LENGTH:  30 and 60 Minutes

MEETS:  WEEKLY, SCHEDULED INDIVIDUALLY

      Learning how to sing is a wonderful journey, and you’re at a crucial stage: finding a great vocal teacher.  We feel the vocal teachers at Music First have the education, experience, creativity and dedication to teach you Classical, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Metal and any vocal style in between- at any level.  We are confident we can guide you through your learning experience.

         Our vocal teachers will help you to manage and schedule your learning materials and effectively explain its importance and meaning.   They will also help you to better organize your practice material and show you how to effectively manage your practice time.   Music First Learning Center prides itself and its teachers on helping to build a positive confidence level.

       

       Now you have made the decision to advance your vocal skills, whether you’re singing for the first time or building on what you already know.  Congratulations!  You are ready to dive in and get started with your lessons.

Music First has developed its own core lesson curriculum code: titled ADEPT.  This stands for:

  • APPLICATION:  Teacher application and communication of material.

  • DETAILS:  Attention to the small details in your lessons

  • EDUCATORS:  Learning starts with great educators.

  • PATIENCE:  To be an effective teacher they need to have patience.

  • TECHNIQUE:   Teaching proper technique is paramount.


                 

ADEPT is a train of thought our teachers apply to their lessons.  It’s a guide to help our teachers help our students obtain their goals.  


Beginners

One of the first things you learn is the vocal anatomy.  Define and locate all the working part of the voice. Learning proper posture and breath control is important.  

Beginner Curriculum

  1. Learn easy beginner songs

  2. Basic breath control

  3. Easy scales

  4. Easy warm-ups

  5. Learn your range

  6. Basic music theory

  7. Basic music reading

  8. Ear training


Intermediate

          If you have discovered that you are an intermediate vocalist, this is an exciting period in your vocal development.  This period is where you will start to discover your own singing potential.  Listed below are some of the basics in our Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum

  1. Learn breath control

  2. Learning your favorite songs

  3. Vocal Scale warm-ups

  4. Basic vocal charts and scores

  5. Music Theory (Learning Key signatures, Chord theory and basic scale theory)

  6. Vocal Arpeggios

  7. Ear Training

  8. Learn vocal range application

  9. Memorizing and maintenance (Vocal Memory, Memorizing process)

  10. Sight reading


Advanced


  Advanced students will start with our CIRCULAR vocal development curriculum.  This stands for:


  • CREATIVITY:  Student demonstrates their creative interpretation of a piece of music.       

  • IMPROVISATION/IMAGINATION: The student practices and demonstrates the ability to improvise over any style of music.

  •  RHYTHMIC/READING: Student understands meter. 4/4, 6/8, 7/8, Etc.  The ability to read and interpret music.  

  • COMMUNICATION:  How the student communicates their musical ideas to an audience.  

  • UNCHARACTERISTIC:  Implement and develop their unique musical style.

  • LYRICAL:  Expressing the writer’s emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way.  

  • ADAPTATION:  Student has the ability to adapt to any musical environment.

  • RESOLUTE:  Stay determined, set goals and never stop playing.

   


CIRCULAR vocal development curriculum is a performance plan developed by Music First for the intermediate/advanced vocalist.  


Here are just a few of the specific concepts your teacher will help you with in relationship with our CIRCULAR vocal program.


  1. Advanced sight reading

  2. Scales and Modes (Breath control)

  3. Learning your favorite songs

  4. Outlining (Polishing a piece)

  5. Range Practice

  6. Interval training (Advanced)

  7. Parallel vocal harmony exercises

  8. Improvisation (How to interpret scales/modes/arpeggios into songs)

  9. Voice vibrato

  10. Ear Training (Interval recognition, Chord harmony)

  11.  Advanced theory (How chords, scales, modes and arpeggios relate)

  12. Vocal Arpeggios

  13. Advanced memorization techniques

  14. How to sing with amazing power


We like to think that Music First is not only a business, but a community that’s here to help support music and arts in our schools and homeschools through private lessons and online music education.

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