Day 1: Welcome & What To Expect

From: 30 Day Beginner Course Level 2 With Camille
by Camille van Niekerk

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Welcome to 30 Day Singer’s beginner course, level 2! 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 a tenor, baritone, or bass - or if you prefer to learn from a male instructor, check out Abram’s level 2 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 Camille's warmup routine:
  • Hiss to hum
  • Semi-closed arpeggio (straw, trill, NG, etc): 1358531
  • GO (chest voice): 123454321
  • Cuckoo clock (head voice): 13531
  • Mix-builder (BUHB/MUHM or NAY/NO - use what works best for you): 13531
  • Cooldown descending octave scale (any syllable/vowel 

Your homework is to download the mp3 for your voice type!


Day 1-Exercise 1
Day 1-Exercise 1B
Day 1-Exercise 2
Day 1-Exercise 2B
Day 1-Exercise 4B
Day 1-Exercise 4
Day 1-Exercise 3B
Day 1-Exercise 3
Day 1-Exercise 6B
Day 1-Exercise 6
Day 1-Exercise 5B
Day 1-Exercise 5


Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.