Singing Voice 1

With the start of Spring Term, beginning the week of March 30, until we are able to resume classes at the Studio, the following Singing Voice 1 classes will be held online via Zoom Conferencing:

Singing Voice 1 with John Bowen | Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Singing Voice 1 with John Bowen | Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Online teaching statement from instructor John Bowen:
“The virtual singing class will consist of a group warmup to be followed by individual work. Class members are encouraged to email their music in advance by PDF so that accompaniment can be provided. Each student will present their material to the class and will work towards strengthening their vocal skills emphasizing breath support, evenness of tone, clear diction and overall music preparation. Students will be encouraged to progress from their current level over the duration of the term.”

Singing and the ability to use the voice as an expressive instrument are an essential part of your skill set as an actor. Most actors will be called upon to sing at some point, regardless of whether your interests and talents run to musical theater. The study and practice of singing enhances your sense of musical form, pitch, rhythm, and language, and brings greater freedom, range and timbre to the speaking voice. Level 1 Singing is open to all — from total beginners to those who want to reinforce basic technique or strengthen your vocal instrument. The focus is on freeing, developing and strengthening the voice. Exercises emphasize relaxation and the most effective use of breath, an even use of the voice throughout the range, and awareness of how the entire body contributes to the production of sound. Level 1 will incorporate group and individual exercises, and work on songs of different genres. [Accompanist provided.]

Martha Bernard | John Bowen

For more information on other HB Studio musical theater classes in NYC, please feel free to download our course catalog.

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