Have you ever found that you really would LOVE to learn a new song? It could be to sing for a wedding, or at church, or just to have fun times with your friends at karaoke. Ultimately what you find yourself doing is listening to the song over and over, probably, and then just “parroting” what you have heard. That is fine, it certainly is one way to sing and learn music.
If any of you have watched American Idol or The Voice, you know that one of the most praised attributes of the top singers is that they really have made a song their own … how DO they do that???
If you really want to learn how to make a song your OWN, you need to learn how to read music and learn the structure of how that song is laid out. Once you have that structure solidly in your head, THEN you can improvise and harmonize in whatever way best suits you … and still goes with the way the song has been written.
Starting on Tuesday, March 11th, I will be teaching a weekly class on Musicianship For Singers. This is a ten week class, and the person who gets the highest scores on the exams will receive a free one-hour voice lesson. The class will be taught at Raise The Barre dance studio. If you would like to reserve a spot in the class, please call: (949)340-9070.
Christopher Anderson-West is a conservatory trained operatic tenor and voice teacher currently living in Southern Orange County, California. Christopher is pleased to be working with Raise The Barre dance studio as a Vocal Instructor and teacher of a weekly class on Musicianship For Singers.
Christopher studied both voice and composition for five years at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has had the honor of performing in England, France, Italy, China, and around the United States.
As a voice teacher, Christopher’s method is primarily based on the operatic bel canto technique; meaning “beautiful singing”. This technique is currently employed in not only opera, but virtually every form of singing from Pop, to R&B, to Broadway and more … the principles can be carried over as a basis for just about any style of singing.
Christopher’s goal is to impart a healthy vocal technique that will allow you or your child to progress confidently into whatever field of music you or they enjoy.