First lesson? What to expect?
I will listen to any prepared literature.
I will lead you through vocalises and exercises to determine range, voice type.
We will discuss student goals, singing experience.
We will discuss repertoire requirements and practice expectations for relevant degree. I will advise towards a degree or plan that will meet student goals.
I will expect assigned literature to be prepared.
We will work on proper breathing/body support.
We will work on achieving proper posture.
We will work on correct pronunciation of foreign languages in assigned songs.
I will expect student to research character/poetry interpretation for songs.
We will work on the proper style of singing for composer and time period.
It is assumed the student will learn notes and rhythms outside lesson time.