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  • VOCAL TRAINING PROGRAMS   18 members have voted

    1. 1. Which popular training program below that you have used before, would you recommend?


      • TVS - The Four Pillars of Singing
      • Complete Vocal Technique
      • KTVA
      • Breaking The Chains
      • Singing Success
      • Estill (EVTS)
      • Speech Level Singing
      • Other Programs Not Mentioned

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    • I've coached several, and have a friend who teaches kids in drums, Marimba, and recording too. The younger they are, the more need for play, and thus a shorter attention span too. At 12, I could get away with an hour lesson, although it was 25% singing through their favorite songs, 25% basic technique and experimenting with the voice, and 50% goofing off (which ended up being the most important part of them being able to learn). At 14, they could start to be treated more like an adult, but often had at least 30% of the lesson be more life coaching or just being a friend for them to confide in (a relationship that took a bit of time to build though). Younger than 12 is a different story altogether. 30-minute lessons are almost too much sometimes. You have to focus about 10% on technique, and everything else, including applying/practicing that technique into their favorite song of the day. It's less about teaching and more about getting them excited about learning. Often, that means really communicating with the parent about what they've been singing or listening to the most lately, their general interests, and their current mood (and why). The more you can excite them and have fun, the better. Technique has to be translated to VERY basic terms, and only a small amount at a time. You also have to keep in mind that a boy's voice changes significantly when they hit puberty. So again, what technique you teach them becomes important because you want them to still be able to apply it then too, rather than have to re-learn how to sing. Also know that under 12 they will rarely practice, which means you have to find ways to make the fun last after the lesson too. I gave up on teaching under 12. I could do it, but it wasn't as fulfilling for me. Lessons were very short, sometimes 60% of the lesson was just trying to find what would finally get their attention (especially when they didn't want to be there), and it often felt more like babysitting than a lesson. Granted, I've fired quite a few adult students for similar reasons, haha! It's not for everyone, but it's worth a try. Plus, every kid is completely different, so one experience does not set any sort of precedent whatsoever.
    • here you go   fyi, i made it as loud as possible so you can hear it better so you may want to turn down your pc's volume lol. also, listen closely at the end, i hit a really low tone, i did go even deeper but my mic can not pick it up   ( i have a shitty mic)  deepestPssible.mp3
    • haha challenge accepted!!   that recording was just using my normal speaking voice, wasnt trying to go deep, how ever, im willing to see how deep i cant get, sadly, there is a limit to the lowest sound a mic can pick up, hell, most peoples ears have a hard time hearing my lowest tone lol.
    • Nice Kool-Aide pitcher man Mike!  is that you? pretty deep. I think I'll post one soon, I think I can go a half step deeper! Dutchie has been challenged! Common Dutchie, were's our mp3 post of your voice from the depths?????
    • Hello all vocal coaches and any others here at TMVW "in the know" on this subject. The other day my great nephew said he wants to take vocal lessons. He's 8 years old and loves to sing & dance. He has good relative pitch, and is above average in his sense of rhythm. This was brought up to me in the context of what do they do? and, how should he go about finding a good vocal coach? I explained the basic concepts of "one voice," appaggio, vowel modification, and my favorite, onsets (as I have learned them from The Four Pillars Of Singing).  I'm not sure, how different is it to coach a little kid? Obviously, you must have a gift for communicating with a child that age.  I didn't google this subject, just thought there had to be someone in the TMVW that can give me some guidance for him. I'd appreciate knowing how one might interview a coach claiming to specialize in kids to discover if they have the specialty mastered. o.k., look forward to some great info as usual, THANKS! k