Abram Poliakoff is a singer, guitarist, pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer. He received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Arts from USC’s Thornton School of Music and has been teaching music for 8 years. He is currently both the Associate Artistic Director and a tenor in the L.A. Choral Lab, which recently released its first studio album Sonic Visions in the fall of 2019. Abram teaches and performs a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Folk and Popular music in the Los Angeles area. He has also sung with the San Francisco Opera and Pocket Opera in the Bay Area. His teaching mission is to help his students utilize vocal technique to find their authentic and healthy voice while maximizing genre flexibility and a naturalness of expression.
Developing a unique and authentic style takes a few different strategies that involve critical listening, exercises that break down and refine isolated elements of style, and a willingness to experiment. For today's lesson, I'll provide a framework to help you find your signature sound!
For this lesson we will discuss the necessary skills and principles to achieve better vocal speed and agility. We will also go over a number of fun exercise flows and runs that build off of each other to create effortless agility that can be directly applied to your favorite songs.
It can be a lot of fun to test the limits of your voice! In this course we will go over principles and a number of specific exercise routines that over time will gradually help you access your highest and lowest notes throughout your entire range.