What is the mix (mixed voice)?
The mix, or mixed voice, is the overlap of the chest register with the head register. This overlap allows you to move smoothly and gradually from the lowest notes to the highest ones without effort and without disconnecting into falsetto. The result is a well balanced and free voice, at any point in your range. You can learn to use your mixed voice with specific exercises that I will tailor to your voice.
Why should I take singing lessons even though I can already sing well?
Like the muscles in the rest of the body, even the vocal cords, if trained the right way, can give much more. Furthermore, with age and use, your vocal cords can become inflamed and develop disorders such as nodules, polyps, etc. that could compromise your career. Singing lessons help to avoid these dangers and to keep the voice in shape and free from tension.
How many singing lessons do I need?
Like in the gym, some may need a coach only to address their problem areas, while others want to continually improve their skills. Some problems can be solved in one lesson, others need more time and more training. Either way, you’ll be able to hear some changes in your voice from the first lesson. The speed at which you’ll progress depends on how much you train. Many singers take lessons throughout their careers, sometimes they take the coach to the recording studio or on tour (or they keep in touch via Skype) to keep their voice in shape and always get the best out of their instrument.
Can one be too young or too old to start singing?
Not exactly. When a student can understand music, he can work to improve his energy and control, and thus be helped to achieve his goals.
What style of singing do you teach? Do you teach opera, jazz and all the other musical styles?
I don’t teach a specific musical style or singing genre, but my clientele reflects many different styles. Mostly I teach a good vocal technique so you can sing what you want to sing, just better. I’ll give you the necessary vocal balance to sing in any musical style you choose. I can also offer stylistic advice to improve your performance of a song.
Are lessons via Skype as effective as those in person?
Yes! Professional singers and singing students around the world use Skype to take lessons when they are on tour, in the recording studio or in another town.