In addition to stretching your low chest voice and high head voice, vocal coach Camille van Niekerk will cover how to develop mixed coordination from both your chest and head registers.
In this Live Lesson you'll learn how to find your comfortable range, the limits of each register, how to actually sing lower & higher, helpful vowels & syllables for each register and much more!
In this live lesson we will be discussing how to set singing goals & make vocal progress in 2022. We'll cover: Vocal-Technique goals for all singers; genre-specific goals; inspiration; avoiding the "comparison trap"; and what progress looks like at different stages in your singing journey.
Sing along with us as we go over the harmony in some classic Christmas songs! In this Live Lesson we'll sing through several Christmas classics, with opportunities to practice both melody and harmony.
Learn the tips and tricks for singing like a professional, holiday style! In this live lesson we'll cover: phrasing, vowel modifications and other tips to sound more like a pro using classic Christmas songs.
In our Live Lesson we will be creating vocal harmonies for Christmas classics. Join LIVE to request a song!
Improve your vocal jazz chops in today's live lesson! We'll cover several songs by Irving Berlin; sight reading melodies; addressing tricky leaps and rhythms; and different approaches to tone & stylization.
Vocalists, learn to sight read in our Live Lesson! We'll cover: solfege vs. number system; keys; intervals; and chromaticism.
Improve your vocal rhythm in this live lesson. We'll cover: rhythm and beat; tempo; how to count "rests"; and using a metronome in your practice.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover: determining if you're ready to sing again, gentle exercises, and preventing injury.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover: stepwise motion, "skips" or "leaps", and building chords from the major scale.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover: how to tell if you tend to "shout" or "flip", exercises to help correct those tendencies, and vowel modifications to encourage "mix."
In this Live Lesson we'll cover: Diminished fifths & augmented fifths (with song examples), how to build diminished & augmented chords, adding sevenths, and hearing these chords in a chord progression.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover all things Karaoke including warming up (why and how to warm up your voice), choosing a good song for your voice, how to rehearse, dealing with nerves along with some easy song suggestions.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover how to find your head voice function, how to transition into and out of head voice, how to develop tone & power in head voice as well as songs to practice your head voice function.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover what a seventh chord is, major/minor 7th chords, dominant seventh chords, half-diminished seventh chords, diminished seventh chords and popular song examples with 7th chords.
In this Live Lesson we'll cover what the larynx is & what it does, laryngeal height & tone, when to use a high/low larynx, what is a "tuned" larynx, the larynx & vowels, the magic of the UH vowel and more!
In this Live Lesson about intervals we'll cover intervals up to an octave, well known songs to learn each interval, major scale “bungee” exercise, ascending & descending and testing your ear with resources to keep practicing!
Here's how to build your agility to perform and execute vocal riffs and runs. In this lesson we'll go over exercises to help your voice move more quickly, running through the major and pentatonic scales, one-direction riffs, and riffs with directional changes.
How to sing your own harmonies! In this live lesson we'll go over determining the “shape” of the melody, listening to the chord progression, finding harmony parts that support both the chords and the melody, all using song examples including: It Had To Be You, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, When The Saints Go Marching In, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
We will be going over how to sing chords for vocalists! We'll be covering what a chord is, 4 types of chords: major, minor, diminished and augmented, singing chords (arpeggios), identifying chords by ear and resources to keep practicing.
In this live lesson we will be discussing how to sing intervals for beginning singers. We'll cover what an interval is, learning intervals up to an octave, well-known songs to learn each interval, the major scale “bungee” exercise, and resources to keep practicing.
Here are some simple and easy singing exercises for practicing your scales and chords. We'll cover major scales & chords, minor scales & chords, chromatic scale, whole tone scale and the pentatonic scale.
In this live lesson we will go over these common tonal singing issues: nasal sounding tone, overly "dark" tone, weak/breathy tone and shouty tone. We will include exercises & adjustments for each issue.
Here's your very first vocal lesson! If you don't know where to start, this is THE place to begin your vocal lessons. In this Live Lesson we will cover how to match pitch, how to find your range, the basics of posture & breathing, some vocal exercises and how to identify your strengths & weaknesses.
What are vocal registers? How do you improve each one? Learn all about the pulse register, chest voice, head voice, falsetto, mixed registration and whistle voice in this live lesson!
In this live lesson we'll cover jazz vocal techniques such as vibrato as an effect, back phrasing and chromaticism using song examples from popular artists.
How to sing country vocals? In this live lesson we will teach you country vocal techniques. We will cover accent & vowel shapes, twang and scoops & falls by using song examples from popular artists.
Learn how to sing Indie/Alt style vocals! In this live lesson we'll cover vocal fry, slides & falls, conversational pronunciation and more! We will learn these techniques with song examples from popular artists.
In this live lesson we'll cover how to sing with an R&B style! Topics include riffs & runs, smooth, rich tone, consistent vibrato and song examples from popular artists.
Are you a beginning singer? Here are a few tips on the mindset you should have when jumping in! In this lesson we'll cover singing & your brain, how to avoid frustration & burnout, setting achievable goals, and more!
Are you a beginning singer? Here are some harmony practice techniques you should consider when jumping in! In this lesson we will go over singing the melody while others are harmonizing, hearing & learning harmony parts, singing a harmony while others are singing the melody, and much more!
We'll cover: - Neutral to low larynx position - Lifted soft palate - Pure vowels - Free vibrato
We'll cover: - Resonance - Intonation - Chest voice, head voice, mix, etc. - Basic music theory vocab like pitch, key, scale, chord, and more
We'll cover: - Style-specific warmups - Warming up to your high notes - How to choose a warmup syllable - Modifying lyrics to sing with more ease
Do you run out of breath while singing your favorite songs? This Live Lesson will show you some tips and tricks on how to learn to sustain your breath for longer! We'll cover: -Why it's not just about your breath: it's about your vocal folds, too! -Warmup exercises to activate your abdominal muscles -Common issues: not planning breaths, gasping/shallow breathing, insufficient cord closure -How to work on your breathing within songs
Experiencing tightness or tension while singing? This Live Lesson will address any Jaw and Tongue tension you may experience. We'll cover: The "default" position for both jaw and tongue -Modifying vowels (and consonants) to reduce strain -Common issues: tight jaw, tongue retraction and more -Warmup exercises to release the jaw and tongue -How to diagnose and correct tension in your singing practice
Do you have a weak voice? Would you like to add some power and strength to your voice? In this live lesson we will teach you how to connect to your chest voice, train with consonants, adjust your articulators (jaw, tongue, lips), and finish with some semi-occluded exercises.
What is vocal cracking and why does it happen? In this live lesson we will go over why we "crack," how to anticipate "cracks" before they occur, vowel modification to find vocal balance, consonant substitution to avoid cracks, and intentional "cracks" for stylistic effect.
In this lesson we will show you how to find your chest voice. We will also cover the "limits" of chest voice, singing higher in a chest-dominant mix, singing lower in chest voice, and tone & vowel modification in chest voice.
In this lesson we will break down the vocal style of superstar Drake. The topics we will cover include inflection & timing influenced by rap, relaxed enunciation, conversational tone and so much more!
In this Live Lesson we will cover the country vocal style! Topics we will cover include: - The country accent - "Twang" - Intentional scoops -Much more! We will be using examples from popular country artists like Luke Combs, Taylor Swift, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen.
In this lesson we will break down the vocal style of R&B singers. We will be covering signature R&B characteristics of the vocal stylings such as a smooth, rich tone, riffs & runs, improvisation and embellishment. We will be using examples from popular R&B artists like Khalid, Summer Walker, Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Doja Cat.
In this Live Lesson we will discuss the queens & kings of vocal jazz! We'll analyze the style of legendary jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and others!
Our Live Lesson will be about how to troubleshoot common issues for beginning singers! In this lesson Camille will cover: - Matching pitch - Registration: chest voice, head voice and mix - Forming good habits: neutral larynx, vowel modifications and more
Join vocal instructor Camille for a discussion on vocal health including: - What is considered a "normal" level of vocal strain - How much singing per day is safe - Preventing vocal injury - Gentle exercises for warming up and warming down - Vocal care
In this live lesson, coach Camille van Niekerk covers: - How to find your "natural" voice - Modifying vowels to achieve consistent tone quality - Adjusting the lips, tongue and soft palate for better tone
Get your questions answered by instructor Camille van Niekerk on pop stylization and more!
Today is all about singing in tune with instructor Camille van Niekerk!
Join Camille for a lesson on singing with a mixed voice: - Defining mixed registration (and why it's so important)- Foundations + prerequisites of mixing - Developing your chest voice mix and head voice mix - Examples of each
Join vocal coach Camille van Niekerk to find your range! Define important terms - Find your range. -Choosing good songs for your voice.
Join instructor Camille van Niekerk for an overview of music theory for beginners!
In this video, instructor Camille van Niekerk covers: Singing a note other than the one being played or sung. Choosing a harmony that sounds good with both the melody and the chords.
In this video, instructor Camille van Niekerk walks you through how to apply warmups to song work, and how to choose a good key for your range.
In this lesson Camille will discuss: Hard, Medium, and Soft consonants and how to apply them. Substitutions for unvoiced to voiced consonants.
Belting fundamentals we're covering today: Feel + use your abdominal muscles - Find your mix with medium/centered vowels - Adjust your vowels
We'll cover: - Song selection - Accompaniment - Steps to rehearse + polish your performance - Confidence + nerves - Debriefing a good (or bad) performance + improving for next time
Agenda: - The basics of breathing & breath support - Why it’s important for good singing - Exercises to build good breath support - Visualizations & physical movements that help.
In this video, learn: - Why we warm up - When to warm up + length of your warmup - What to focus on & how to know if you’re doing right - Order of exercises - Warming down
Today our instructor Camille goes over some key aspects of ear training for harmony. - How to find the key of a song - Singing the pitches within a chord - Hearing + singing thirds, fourths, and fifths - Mapping out the melody - Building harmonies.
"Head Voice - Explanation, Favorite Exercises + FAQ's" -Head voice function (compared to chest & mix) -Head voice vs. falsetto -Head voice range for each voice type (contemporary and classical).
In this live lesson Camille goes over: - What vibrato is (and isn’t) - The 4 crucial elements your voice needs to produce healthy vibrato (with exercises) - Troubleshooting a lack of vibrato (with exercises) - Vibrato usage & control (genre-specific).
In this video Camille will discuss: -What resonance is. -Your primary resonators. -Vowels and resonance. -Common resonance issues + solutions
What is a minor key? Minor scale pattern: WHWWHWW. Relative minor (shared key signatures). Minor chords. Vocal exercises in minor keys. Song examples in minor keys.
In this video we will be diving into: -Defining beat & identifying the beat in any song -Beat vs. rhythm -Meter (aka: time signature) -Tempo & practicing with a metronome -And MORE!
Agenda: - Definition & examples of a capella singing - Should beginners practice a capella? - The unique demands of a capella singing - Staying in tune - "Blending" with other singers (tone and vowel shape) - Dynamics and phrasing in a capella music
In this video: - What a "key" is - How to determine what key your song is in - How to decide which key is best for you - Finding your range - Analyzing the range of the melody - Transposing karaoke tracks with free tools online - Apps that can help you transpose or edit tracks
In this Live Lesson you'll learn: What is phrasing, and why is it important? How to determine phrases. How to end phrases (release, vibrato, and other stylistic choices). And you'll get an intro to "back phrasing."
Join voice teacher Camille van Niekerk for some beginner-friendly advice on making rapid improvement with your singing.
In this live lesson, Camille will be going over riffing from one pitch to the next (within the melody), embellishing a pitch (and landing back on that same pitch), riffing at the ends of phrases, stepwise riffs and riffs with leaps.
Learn the melody of Christmas classics! Helpful tips on phrasing and vowel modification for beginning singers. Key suggestions for each voice type (and starting pitches within those keys).
-Break down riffs and runs from Mariah’s “Merry Christmas” album. Learn the pitches, practice each riff in sections and gradually increase speed. Plus, helpful tips to keep practicing on your own.
Jazz singing with New Year's classics Elements of jazz style: - Limited vibrato - Back phrasing - Embellishments (bends, trills, slides, etc) - Chromaticism -Songs: Fly Me To The Moon, Hallelujah I Love Him So, and Summertime
These great songs for beginners all have: - Easy melody - Uncomplicated rhythms - Limited range - Karaoke tracks widely available
Billie Eilish is known for her use of vocal fry, airy falsetto, and LOTS of sliding. Our vocal coach Camille will break down Billie's vocal style and technique in this Live Lesson.
Bruno Mars' vocal style is powerful and fun! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille breaks down Bruno's awesome vocal style and vocal technique.
Taylor Swift's vocal style is great for beginners to learn from! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille van Niekerk analyzes Taylor Swift's vocal style and technique.
Shawn Mendes is one of the most popular singers of today. In this Live Lesson our vocal coach breaks down Shawn Mendes' singing style and vocal technique.
Ariana Grande is known for her vocal range and amazing pitch! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille breaks down Ariana Grande's singing style and vocal technique. We will be going over Ariana's riffs and runs, her falsetto and mixed voice and her consistent breath flow.