Vocal Technique improves your skills by purposefully repeating and deepening exercises.
Progress in vocal technique can be achieved by purposefully repeating exercises. If you want to work on technique during your singing lessons, these are valuable questions: 'Why am I doing this?', 'How do I do this?', 'What are my focus points?'. By asking yourself these questions for each exercise, you make practice valuable and progress measurable. Afterward, you can ask: Have I achieved my goal within this exercise?
Estill Voice Training is a popular model focused on function.It is used worldwide by many vocal coaches and singing teachers. This model is included in the curriculum of many conservatories and other music schools.With effective technical exercises and clear explanations, it makes vocal technique accessible. As a singer, this helps you greatly expand your technical abilities and strengthen existing techniques.
A model focused on function, what are the advantages?The major advantage of a model
is that it does not have a preference for tone, range, or dynamics.It doesn't tell you how to sing something, but how you can sing something.This gives you, as a singer,
the freedom to use your voice as you wish.
Our experience is that some vocal techniques require a certain way of singing. This certainly does not mean that the technique doesn't work, but it's good to be aware of the impact this can have on your voice and timbre. That's why we choose to work with a model that does not require a specific timbre or way of singing.
Both Roel Bakkum and Anne van Zandbergen use this model to assist you as effectively as possible. If you want to read more about the Estill model, check out our blog onEstill Voice Training.