Day 1: Welcome & What To Expect

From: 30 Day Beginner Course Level 2 With Abram
by Abram Poliakoff

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Welcome to 30 Day Singer’s beginner course, level 2 with Abram! This course is faster and packed with information. Make sure you watch this introduction all the way through for answers to our most frequently asked questions, in depth information about what topics this course will include, a review of exercises, and a warmup. 

Before starting this course, you should already be: matching pitch with the piano, accessing chest voice & head voice, and developing some “mix” or connection between those registers. If you are an Alto or Soprano - or if you prefer to learn from a female instructor, then check out Camille’s level 2 beginner course. 

Topics and skills covered in level 2:
Week 1: Mastering your mix
Week 2: Elements of style
Week 3: Training your ears
Week 4: Performance preparation 

Exercises included in Abrams warmup routine:
  • Breathing Hiss
  • Hum
  • HUH (1, 2, 3, 2, 1)
  • YAH: (3, 1)
  • WEH-YUH (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
  • MAH: (5, 3, 1)
  • Cooldown: Gentle Sirens 


Day 01-Exercise 01
Day 01-Exercise 03
Day 01-Exercise 04
Day 01-Exercise 05
Day 01-Exercise 06
Day 01-Exercise 02


Instructor: Abram Poliakoff

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.