OUR VOICE LESSONS ARE TAUGHT BY MASTER VOCAL COACH BILLY DICROSTA AND HIS TEAM OF
CERTIFIED MIX VOCAL COACHES
CERTIFIED MIX VOCAL COACHES
(for ages five and up)
Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and specialize in MIX Technique. We are the only performing arts school in Connecticut Certified to teach Mix Technique by International Voice Teachers of Mix. http://www.ivtom.org
If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, R&B or even Opera, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but also local TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices and specialize in holistic voice therapy for those suffering with damaged voices.
In order to produce a balanced and free tone (especially on high notes) one must avoid tension in the outer muscles of the larynx. Muscles normally used to chew and swallow food are called into use by the singer in order to force the larynx up or down, in order to assist or “improve” the tone. This causes a labored or unbalanced sound.
Mixed Voice is based on the concept of singing in the same comfortable manner as you speak. The use of the outer muscles(extrinsic muscles = swallowing muscles) is eliminated and the vocal cords are allowed to function in their natural manner by making the correct adjustments for the higher notes. The singer does not have to raise the larynx for high notes or lower it for low notes. The larynx stays in a relaxed position throughout the entire range of the singer.
Vocal Bridges Another extremely important focus of Billy's method is the crossing of the singer’s bridges or passage areas (often called the “passagio”). This is where the voice begins to resonate in a different part of the body, and it can be a very tricky area for the singer. The singer often begins to feel the voice build tension here, usually followed by the inevitable “break”, when the voice can carry this build up of tension no higher. To avoid this, as one sings higher, more and more sound should cross behind the soft palate before leaving the mouth. The key to crossing these “bridges” to the new area of resonance is to gradually “mix in" the new resonating area, thereby avoiding a sudden “break” in the voice. The result is a voice that sounds full and connected all throughout it's entire range, with no breaks or sudden shifts in tone.
Billy DiCrosta and his Team of Mix Teachers employee a great number of different exercises to train the voice in these areas. Mix Technique is the key to a relaxed, comfortable singing style with no strain on the delicate vocal cords, thus prolonging the health and life of the voice.
Register today by calling 475-238-8119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lessons are available:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The office is open:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here.
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20 Orchard Ave, New Haven, CT 06512
(Conveniently located off I-95 N and I-95 S)
Offering quality voice lessons in New Haven, Connecticut
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