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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.

Professionals: Our team has extensive experience in coaching professionals.

We are here to assist you in preparing for a new tour, studio recording, etc.

Club tours, theater tours, studio sessions, promotional tours, or an album release can be time-consuming and often exhausting. Not uncommonly, this leads to vocal problems. We help you prevent vocal problems.

Technique is undoubtedly important for a professional. Do you want to expand your range, improve a particular timbre, or learn something new? Vocal technique is about efficiency and progress, never about taste or making artistic choices. Technical progress actually helps you be more artistic. With the Estill Voice Training System, we help you get more out of your voice.

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Vocal style is recognizable by timbre, rhythm, and pronunciation.

Style involves considering various factors, and timbre is one of them. How do you want your voice to sound? Dark, light, loud, or soft. There are countless combinations to explore. The timbre of an opera singer is entirely different from that of a pop singer or rapper. Depending on the style you want to sing, you adjust your timbre.

If you enjoy singing pop, jazz, or rock, your own voice quality often takes center stage. If you enjoy musical numbers, your own voice quality remains essential but must also fit within all the forms that musicals encompass (and there are quite a few). For musicals, you need to be able to transition from one style to another.

In addition, we consider factors such as diction, vibrato, and many others. The technique you have developed is crucial here. It allows you to have artistic freedom when it comes to style.

Performance is about how you convey your story - it's where interpretation and style come together.

Performance and style are closely intertwined and complement each other. In music styles, you often encounter a specific performance style. To determine what you as a singer want to do, it's interesting to examine and analyze these genres. What do you find beautiful? What do you absolutely never want to do?

In addition, when it comes to performance, you always consider interpretation: What is the song about, what message do you want to convey to the audience, and what kind of emotion does it evoke for you as a singer.

Fortunately, you don't have to imitate anyone, and you can use all this information to give a performance that suits you.