On-line Lessons with Skype
1. Schedule a time; right now I am booking Skype lessons on Tues., Wed.,Thurs. 12:00 - 2:00,Sat.1:00-3:00 P.M., PST. (alternative times possible)
2. Email or call to confirm availability; email@example.com or call; 425-766-5140
3. Purchase a 30 minute lesson;$50 or a 1 hour lesson; $100.00 via paypal;
Make sure you’ve downloaded the Skype application to your computer or device (www.skype.com). Once you’ve downloaded,set up and signed in, go to ‘Contacts’ at the top of your screen, go to ‘Add a Contact’, then search Kathleen Radke Higgins, you’ll see me come up on the list, then add me.
Prior to our lesson time, make sure you quit all unnecessary applications on your computer. The built-in microphone on your computer or laptop will work just fine.
At our lesson time, with your Skype application open and your volume up,"wave to me " I will then initiate the call. Please have your phone handy in case I need to text or call (for that rare problem).
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Why Take Singing Lessons...
Want a professional opinion?
I can give you a vocal evaluation via Skype or MP3.
I will determine your vocal aptitude, breathing technique, range and quality, and prescribe scales and exercises to remedy any amateur habits I hear and suggestions on how to reach your goals. Usually takes 30 minutes, fee is $45.00. PayPal only. If you are local and schedule permitting I can see you in studio. I can also give recommendations for finding a local voice teacher/coach.
call 425-766-5140 or email to schedule : firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not only your vocabulary. Improving your vocal technique can help you develop a confident and powerful way to communicate your message, a definite asset in the bussiness world or anywhere you need to make an impact, as well as gaining stamina for long presentations. If English is your second language this training will also help.
Too busy to commit to weekly lessons? Workshops and Masters Classes are a great alternative. A Master’s Class is for experienced singers or for those prepared to perform two songs in a recital setting. Limited to 6 to 10 participants so that individual attention can be given to each singer. Accompanist provided as well as equipment for taped accompaniments.To register or for more information on dates and times phone: (425) 766-5140.
Piano students ...learn technique, musicianship, theory and composition, develop a repertoire from a wide range of styles, and perform in a recital
Guitar students learn technique, chords, strumming and finger picking patterns, read tablatures, develop musicianship and theory skills and perform in a recital.
Voice Lessons for Children
It was long believed that children should not be taking voice lessons for fear it would damage their growing vocal folds. - there is no evidence to support that. There is far more danger in damaging their voice from screaming on the playground than from Singing. In fact learning proper technique with a competent teacher- the child's voice can thrive and avoid abuse. Of course it's not as rigorous as an adult training would be. As in adult training - you train with songs- songs being the vehicle by which you learn to sing.- and apply the technique you learn. Exposure to music in the home is so important. According to Kenneth Phillips in his book "Teaching Kids to Sing" an important time of musical growth for the child is between the ages of 18 months and three years, because this is when the child is developing a repertoire of tonal patterns and tonal memory. So if your child loves to sing consider having him or her take voice lessons.
Workshops and Masters Classes
* Vocal Instruction
* Skype Lessons
* Vocal Evaluation
* Workshops & Masters
* Guitar lessons
* Piano Instruction
* Digital Recording
* Executive voice training
... because even if you think you're gifted or talented...you still must work at it....and if you think you're not...it is a skill you can learn. Vocal instruction includes learning breath management, resonance, balancing resonance and breath pressure to allow a natural vibrato to occur, diction and phrasing, artistery and emotion. With today's technology we understand how the voice works more clearly than we did before. Some of the techniques that used to be frowned upon- like belting- are now understood and if trained properly can be safely used.As an athlete trains for a sport like golf or tennis you train the same way for singing. Your whole body is involved when you sing - and you train those muscles, mechanisms and motor skills. Just like someone who works out in the gym to get stronger muscles you lift heavier weights- so with repertoire and exercises you build your voice to get the most power and control.
Executive Voice Training
*National Association of the Teachers of Singing
*Wa. State and National Music Teachers Association *Eastside Vocal Federation of Music Teachers
*Conductor of the Eastside Girls Choir and Youth Ensemble