Intro

by Camille van Niekerk

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Welcome! This beginner tutorial will be very hands-on, and it’s something you can return to for daily practice.  
 
But first: frequently asked questions! 
 
Q: How often should I practice, and for how long? 
A: Daily practice is best. As long as you’re feeling healthy, make it your goal to sing every day, even if it’s just five minutes of lip trills as you’re getting ready. For a regular practice session, set aside about 15-20 minutes, and feel free to gradually increase as you build stamina.  
 
Q: When and where should I practice? 
A: Practice at the time of day that your voice is feeling the best. Choose a spot that (ideally) gives you privacy to make some noise, good acoustics to hear yourself, room to stand or move around, and consider practicing by a mirror.  
 
Last Q: What if I’m sick? 
A: Give your voice and body the rest it needs to recover! If you’re dealing with a sore throat for an extended time, keep that progress going by instead doing some active listening on your down time.  
 
About this tutorial: Part 1 is your basic warm up - five exercises that are gentle on the voice and great for warming up before more challenging stuff. Part 2 is skills growth - an additional seven exercises for you to choose from, depending on your goals and timeframe for that day. And part 3 is song work and/or ear training. Let’s get started! 

Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer and vocal instructor in Southern California with roots in musical theater, dancing, directing, and playing roles such as Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabriella in High School Musical. After acquiring her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University and teaching credential from San Diego State University, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. Camille is a dedicated musician and a passionate teacher. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with Ensoma Creative and Los Robles Master Chorale, practicing yoga, and hiking.

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Camille van Niekerk is a singer and vocal instructor in Southern California with roots in musical theater, dancing, directing, and playing roles such as Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabriella in High School Musical. After acquiring her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University and teaching credential from San Diego State University, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. Camille is a dedicated musician and a passionate teacher. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with Ensoma Creative and Los Robles Master Chorale, practicing yoga, and hiking.