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CHILD VOICE

POPUP Voice Ped Class

Anatomy & Physiology of the child voice + appropriate expectations around vocal development + lesson structure teaching tips.

Because they’re not just small-bodied teenagers.  

Wed, 10th March @ 10AM (et)

Since the advent of Reality Talent TV Shows, independent teachers have seen younger and younger singers come through their studio doors. And the old myths around teaching children to sing are being busted one by one:

  • children ‘hurt their voices’ if they start singing before puberty (ummm … tell that to every human being who -WAIT FOR IT- sings before puberty. because: have you NOT NOTICED that children sing ALL THE GOSH-DARNED TIME? And that maybe, JUST MAYBE, it might be a good thing for them to be guided along their singing journey by a PROFESSIONAL WHO CARES ABOUT THEM BEING ABLE TO SING FOR A LONG TIME?)
  • children should have a grounding in piano and choir before taking voice lessons so that we’re not ‘wasting our time’ in the voice studio (ummm … DO YOU NOT THINK THAT A FABULOUS VOICE TEACHER WHO WORKS WITH CHILDREN CANNOT INCORPORATE MUSICIANSHIP INTO THEIR VOICE LESSONS? GAH! WHAT DO YOU TAKE VOICE TEACHERS FOR? *insert all the swears right here*)

Hooo boy. I better step back before this entire page devolves into me just yelling away into the void.

So. All THAT to say: now that we’re working with more and more younger and younger singers in the voice studio? Let’s be sure we understand the anatomy and physiology of the child voice so we can adjust our expectations around vocal growth accordingly AND let’s get even better about structuring voice lessons around child development so their learning is both deep AND fun. 

 

POPUP Voice Ped Classes

 

HERE’S THE THING:

YOU ARE A VOICE TEACHER WHO WANTS SOME CLARIFICATION AROUND A SPECIFIC VOICE PED TOPIC (which: upcoming POPUP Voice Ped Classes are listed over there on the right) 

And you don’t have time to read every new voice ped text that’s come out in the last decade and look up every last paper citation while making beautiful notes in the margins of said texts for reference, for posting to social media forums to look super-smart, and for later review (because; ummm … if you don’t have time to read the danged texts in the first place what are the chances you have time to review them? #prettyslimjim).

In fact, you want the #teachyourfaceoff information RIGHT NOW so you can go back to #teachingyourfaceoff, #thankyouverymuch.

 

I HEAR YOU, FRIEND.

HERE’S WHAT THE THING IS:

  • $97 investment (that’s CANADIAN DOLLARS, yo’ (which: at the time of this writing? Worth approx 75% of an American Dollar and roughly 55% of a British Pound so … GOOD DEAL for peeps with those currencies, #amiright?))
  • 90-minute voice ped TED-ish talk on specific topics related to teaching voice 
  • ALL the IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE information I can jam into one session
  • access to the raw recording for 7 days following the class (this is only available to folks who purchase in advance and is not available to purchase following the class)
  • wicked-cool infographics to share with your friends (probably)
  • $50 savings on the two-week, follow up, same-subject POPUP voice ped course (go on over to the POPUP Voice Ped Course page to see what those are all about)
  • allll virtual (over zoom) so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home/office/studio to participate