Published 18-06-10


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Downtown Manhattan


<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; line-height: normal; font-size: 15px; "><div class="adBody">YOUR VOICE is an INSTRUMENT-LEARN TO PLAY IT! <u>My Approach</u> <br><br>Through 18 years of teaching I have developed my own approach to the art of teaching singing. I continue to be pleased by the DRAMATIC RESULTS that I get, often within the first session. I specialize in a voice as an instrument approach. That is to say, you learn to play your instrument (voice) as an instrumentalist learns to play theirs. This includes exploring the range, sound, textures &amp; nuances of your voice along with developing STRONG TECHNIQUE and musicianship. <br><br>I have created my own BODY, BREATH, VOICE, WARM-UP as I see these three elements as inseparable. The warm-up encourages relaxation,effortless vocalizing, a positive singing stance, whole-body breathing and brings an awareness of "you" as your instrument. <br><br>I work with developing MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS and EAR TRAINING which are also tremendous CONFIDENCE builders, so necessary for singers. I have developed tools for opening the voice so that you can utilize your vocal instrument to it's potential with all of its colors, range and power. <br><br>Some Areas of Focus include: <br><br><u>How to Warm-up; Mind, Body &amp; Voice </u>- <br><br>gentle body stretches, relaxation &amp; awareness work <br><br>breath work &amp; exercises to warm &amp; open the voice <br><br><u>Vocal Technique:</u> <br><br>Breath Support <br><br>Strength/Projection <br><br>Range <br><br>Intonation <br><br>Flexibility/Fluidity <br><br><u>Vocal Exercises:</u> <br><br>Traditional exercises to work on developing &amp; improving specific skills <br><br>Improvisational exercises to explore the voice searching for personal style, nuances &amp; colors &amp; your own language. <br><br>Exercises that challenge your ear while working your voice <br><br><u>Ear Training: </u><br><br>Where are those pitches...really? <br><br>Singing intervals and chords <br><br>Developing relative pitch <br><br>Hearing beyond the obvious <br><br><u>Performance Skills:</u> <br><br>Coping with Performance Anxiety <br><br>Microphone Technique <br><br>Internalizing your material <br><br>Communicating with Accompanist; terminology, counting tempos <br><br>Intros &amp; endings <br><br>Creating basic arrangement <br><br>Singing the story of a song <br><br>Reaching your Audience <br><br>Getting your book together, choosing YOUR tunes <br><br>The importance of clear lead sheets in YOUR keys <br><br>Affirmations &amp; Visualization <br><br><u>Improvisation</u>: <br><br>Spontaneously creating music in the moment; freely or within the context of a tune <br><br>Scat singing <br><br>Phrasing, Re-creation of melody <br><br>Extended Vocal Techniques <br><br>Experiencing vocal freedom at a new level <br><br><u>Coaching: </u><br><br>For performance &amp; recording - why settle for merely good when GREAT exists! <br><br>Lessons are usually an hour and divided into three parts: warm-up, vocal exercises, &amp; developing repertoire/performance but can be varied to suit individual needs. <br><br>Please CALL or email for further info./details/rates <br><br>DORI LEVINE 212-964-0852 I have a studio in Tribeca, NYC and upstate NY near New Paltz <br><br>Dori Sings at Birdland, NYC!:<a rel="nofollow" href=";feature=related" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); ">;feature=related</a> <br><br>Dori scats on "Foolin' Myself": <a rel="nofollow" href=";feature=related" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); ">;feature=related</a> <br><br><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); "></a> <br><br><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); "></a> <br><br><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); "></a> (sound samples from CD!) <br><br>some words to help us find each other- singing lessons, jazz, scat, improv, improvisation, music, vocal coach, blues, rock, pop, country, singer-songwriter,gospel,r&amp;b,hiphop, voice lessons, vocal training. vocal coaching, voice coach, jazz lessons, jazz singing, jazz vocal, jazz standards, american popular song. vocal lessons</div><div><br></div></span>


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