Portland Voice Lessons

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Learn Voice in inner SE Portland

Topics Covered: Scales, a capella intervals and ear training, breath support, enunciation, expression, diet and exercise, performance.

Prerequisites: All voice students are required to learn an instrument. It may be any instrument of the vocalists’s choice. Vocalists pick their own material. “show up and sing while teacher plays piano, and teacher picks material/repertoire” isn’t how these lessons happen, instead the voice student chooses material and plays it themselves, even if just rudimentary musicianship is learned. Please contact me ahead of time to chat about voice lessons if you feel confused about your direction.

Harmony and group voice lessons: Many students like to bring bandmates in for vocal harmony and interval instruction “as a band.” This doesn’t cost extra, just book your lesson and show up with friend or two.

Music Theory: Key signatures and sight-reading music notation for those whom wish to read; simplified and easy-to-use music theory for those who wish to rock. Playing in key. Scales, modes; chordal theory and rhythms. Intervals, and interval-related ear training.  For vocalists of any sort and age, a capella interval vocalization and creative improvisational composition is encouraged – and possible.

Material and Application: You pick the music.

You Should Bring: Yourself, and your friends/parents. I don’t care if you bring your lesson papers back. I prefer that you know the material and leave the papers at home. When we are learning what we love, we memorize it better. That’s why students of all ages guide their own lessons.

-Amanda Machina

squirrel at whirling squirrel dot com

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