1) Drop the jaw to a very relaxed position. Be sure your tongue goes with it. If your tongue is pulled back to any degree, you have tension in the back of your tongue. We don't want that tension. No way! ;-) Check yourself in the mirror please. If your tongue is not in "relaxed" position....along with your jaw dropped.....the back of the tongue can (WILL), stop sound from coming out. Note: When your jaw drops, your Larynx will move downward to some degree (opening the vocal tract) What I just wrote about is YOUR "start" in vocal training. Recap: with a dropped jaw and a relaxed tongue - the vocal tract is now OPEN. (Sound comes out freely)
2) Alignment: Yes, you must have good posture. Your body is your anchor and support for the vocal mechanism. However, looking uncomfortable and stiff is not our goal either. I will help you with this aspect. No slumped shoulders please. Stand ... or if you are sitting the torso area and up needs to be straight & confident.
3) During our first session as I first hear you, I will be listening for the way you approach the transition between your chest voice and your head voice. If you don't know what they are yet. Good! [There are times where analyzing is just not helpful - yet].Some may call your Head voice the Falsetto area. However, there is nothing 'false' about it. It's your voice and It's very real! Relax and have fun! You may be wondering: "Does she teach bringing the chest voice up high?" (Some call it "The" Pop/Rock method) Or, "Does she teach strengthening the head voice so it sounds just as full as the chest voice?" Ah-ha! ANSWER: Both! However, I only teach what is "healthy" and "safe" for your voice. Though - I strongly believe and my voice is proof, is that you can sing for hours and hours, gigs and more gigs, back to back.....in your head voice..with no worry of hurting your voice.
Well, we have some work to do and as I say, "Fun to be had." We'll work on vocal warm-ups. breathing, singing songs, parts of songs, and more! It's a team effort. Our connection is crucial. Our relationship of student-teacher is key. I've studied educational methods; I'm a licensed teacher. I'm very relaxed. I wear jeans...(and a smile). So please, come as you are! I welcome any questions you have. Please, feel free to email questions. I will answer! Thank you for the honor of having your attention.