Intro

by Camille van Niekerk

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Welcome to your tutorial on how to gradually sing higher! We’ll get to all the tips and exercises soon enough, but I want you to have these 3 things in mind right away: 
 
1.     Be patient and consistent: stretching your range takes time, but you’ll make progress with daily practice.  
2.     Relax! The biggest hindrance to your high notes is tension. The more you open up and let go, the easier it’ll be.  
3.     Don’t judge the sound. Our goal in the beginning is just phonation, or making sound. It may sound squeaky or breathy; it may crack or disappear. As long as you’re not straining or in pain, stay relaxed and keep at it! 
 
In each part of this tutorial, remind yourself: patience, relaxation, non-judgment. Part 1 is called “Starting Small”, because we’ll begin with exercises that use a small sound, narrow vowels, and partial closure of the vocal tract (SOVT’s). Part 2 introduces range-extending exercises that are both ascending and descending. And part 3 is all about opening up and sustaining high notes, with a lifted palate and an open throat position.  
 
Remember, you can take as much time as you need. Only move onto the next video when you’re feeling confident and ready.  

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.