How to Release Vocal Tension

by Abram Poliakoff

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As we sing, we can lose track of how tense our body and vocal muscles become. Usually we are having fun and getting in to the song, not even realizing that we tightening and restricting our body. In turn, preventing ourselves from sounding even better! In this lesson, Abram will show you how to keep this in mind while singing, and what you can do afterwards if you are too tight.


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.