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Mobile: 0211 396 297
Email: letitialindeque@gmail.com
Address: 8 Tawari Street, Inglewood, 4330
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM to 6:30PM
(Open during school holidays)

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Singing Options & Pricing

Vocal Coaching
($25 per 30 minute or $50 per 1 hour lesson)
Casual booked appointments. Learn to sing at your own pace/schedule (short or long term) or work on specific
goals, like songwork for a show, technique touch-ups etc.
All singing levels welcome.

Specialised Vocal Coaching
($25 per 30 minute or $50 per 1 hour lesson)
Intensive sessions working on overcoming a variety of
vocal problems such as pitch control, anxiety,
breathing, articulation, register breaks, balancing &
tone weakness, no power, etc. All singing levels welcome.

Monthly Singing Lessons
($80 per month - 30 minute lessons taken once per week)
ALL INCLUSIVE - Reduced rates exclusively for students committed to regular practice studying singing to a high standard. Can be taken to advanced/professional level.
Set program. Ages 9 & up. (Pre-assessment required).

Absolute Beginner Singing Course
($200 - 4x1 hour sessions taken over 4 weeks)
Designed to show that if you can talk you can learn to sing!
An introduction to learning to sing contemporary vocals.
Great if you're shy! No singing required on the course.
Lots of valuable info!!

Vocal Assessment
($50 - 1 hour session - song preparation required)
Full vocal assessment, including analysing voice type
(fach), range (tessitura), estimated vocal level, vocal strengths/weaknesses or problems and advice or recommendations on how to correct them.

Skype Lessons
(From $25 per lesson)
If you are unable to attend lessons, then this is the next
best option! Both short or long term options available,
vocal or specialised coaching.

Group Lessons
By arrangement.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Belting and Singing High

If you want to learn how to sing POWERFUL belts that sound good, feel good and are without strain, or how to sing those soaring ringing HIGH notes with ease and beauty of tone, then you have to learn which areas of your voice are used in the production of those sounds.

These are "learned techniques" that you'll be able to master with continued practice and correct techniques.

Belting is an advanced technique. It is not "shouting" and unfortunately a lot of singers shout instead of belt, which causes vocal damage with extended use. Belting is a technique that should only be attempted when you have discovered your entire range, have learnt to use your instrument and have built up stamina and control.

Belting isn't pushing or forcing chest up or bringing head down, it is learning to sing at high pressure with the correct balance of breath, resonance, placement, focus and other learned techniques under concentrated directed control.

It takes professional singers years to develop powerful voices able to belt and sing high notes with ease and it takes upkeep and continued practice to keep your voice in that condition.

Be kind to your voice and learn as much as you can about it. The more you know, the more you will be able to do. 

Happy practicing xxx

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dealing with Vocal Problems

If you have been put off singing because of "vocal problems" the good news is that most vocal problems can be dealt with successfully! Here is a list of some of the vocal problems I have had the pleasure of rectifying:

1. Tone deafness (singing flat or sharp off pitch or out of tune)
2. Register Breaks/Cracks (can't sing without "breaking")
3. Uneven tone or wavering tone
4. Overly nasal or "ugly" sounding tones
5. Unbalanced tone
6. Shyness or no confidence singing in front of others
7. Breathy tone with no power
8. Can't project, sing loud or belt
9. Can't sing softly with control
10. Can't sing high
11. Can't sing low
12. Limited (very small) singing range
13. No emotion/vocal style
14. Voice becomes hoarse after singing
15. No control
16. Can't pronounce words correctly (articulation)
17. Lack of breath management - running out of breath
18. Bad Posture no support
19. Bad vocal habits
20. Unfocussed
21. Vocal strain
22. No Vibrato/Wobble/Tremolo
23. Can't use "head voice"
24. Can't use "chest voice"
25. Can't blend (mix) the voice.

Some of these problems are easy to correct and some can take a long time. In some instances there are new techniques that must be learned and old ones unlearned.

Muscle memory forms a big part of learning to sing well. If you don't practice often enough it will take you longer to overcome any problems.

Many people have said they have an "ugly" tone and they would rather not sing because they have been laughed at. In my experience the only reason why a tone sounds "ugly" is because it has not been "balanced" correctly.

Ear training and learning to "listen" to your own voice as opposed to only "hearing" is also a fundamental part of dealing with vocal problems, as is learning to diagnose your own problems, why they exist and how to fix them. This is part of "discovering your voice" or getting to know your instrument.

It takes time and patience to rectify vocal problems, but it CAN be done. If you have a passion to sing, don't let vocal problems stand in your way - fix them!