Introduction

by Camille van Niekerk

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Description:


Welcome to your classical technique tutorial! Classical singing is characterized by maximum resonant space, liberal use of vibrato, pure vowels, and blending of the vocal registers. Before we jump in, there are two areas you should have a good grasp on. First is your posture: the exercises we’re about to do will be best if you practice them standing tall, shoulders back and down, chest and ribcage lifted, and head floating freely above the spine. Second is your breath support: we’re taking low breaths that move the ribs, belly, and back, and as we sing, we keep the chest and ribs lifted, slightly engaging the abdominal muscles “down and out”. If all of that is new to you, check out my tutorial on vibrato! There’s an entire video there dedicated to breath support. Then come back and join me here.

Instructor:


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.

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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.