Singing & Voice Lessons in San Antonio
You caught yourself singing along with the tunes on the Radio, well what is keeping you from developing your talents. Singing Lessons taught by our passionate Faculty will help you developing a singing voice.
In voice instruction students, ages seven and older, are taught basic vocal technique through exposure to various types of composition. In addition to vocal technique, students will work on song interpretation, and, should they desire, preparation for performances and auditions. There are also two annual recitals though SASPA, but participation is optional.
Students will spend some time each week with physical exercises to improve their vocal range in these voice lessons. As well as ear training, breathing control, tone production, vibrato, enunciation, and more. All voice students are encouraged to set goals with their teacher, emulating to sound like their favorite vocal artists, or if they should prefer, to further their own unique voice. Either way Voice Lessons will not only develop your vocals but also help you understand music as a whole.
Norma Whisenhunt (Instructor)
Voice Lessons – Singing Lessons San Antonio
I tell my voice students, “ You are your instrument.” I believe a vocalist is more than just playing an instrument; it’s what you are. When you play a flute or a trumpet, you pick it up to play and when you’re finished you put it away. But, unlike the flute or trumpet, you can’t put away your voice; it’s constantly with you. That’s why being a vocalist requires not only knowing how to use your voice properly, but also requires much care and personal consideration. What you eat & drink, how you sit & stand, how you move/position your mouth & tongue; these are all examples of how who you are affects your singing. Again I say, “You are your instrument”.
I believe being a vocalist is very rewarding both musically and personally. Musically, yes, the student learns to read notes, but their ears develop the ability to measure the distance between those notes. Yes, the student learns to count rhythms, but their diaphragm becomes stronger so that they can hold out those long notes with controlled breathing. Yes, the student learns the words and applies the necessary dynamic or tempo markings, but it’s their facial expressions, body language, and the overall emotion that they convey that tells the story behind the those words. Thus, the music becomes very personal.
Being a vocalist builds a special kind of confidence that’s unique among the disciplines because you’re watching, listening, critiquing, and expressing …yourself!
I love being a vocalist and welcome anyone who wishes to join me in this journey, so please inquire about Voice Lessons San Antonio at SASPA, today.