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Voice Training For Performing & Pro Vocalists
Our professional singing program was created to help working semi-pro and pro singers with their singing using the latest methods from specialized vocal coaches.
Help For Touring Singers
In the highly demanding world of the music industry, your reputation and career depend largely on your ability to be uniquely and powerfully expressive with your voice everytime you hit the stage. But your voice is an instrument the length of your fingernail! With such an exquisitely small and fragile instrument, wouldn’t you like to be sure it is functioning efficiently? Making sure it’s always working it’s best for the studio, rehearsal, and the stage requires the right training, balance, and especially the development of vocal endurance.
We Get It. We understand how hard it is to be on the road and in the recording studio singing at your absolute best everytime. Empowering working singers with vocal health and longevity is one of the major reasons why we started Singer’s Edge. So fear not. With the right tools, a healthy technique, understanding, and practice, you can get through your gigs night after night and your tour easily without compromising the health of your vocal cords.
The Singer's Problem
Most singers on tour experience issues at some point on the road. Live singing proposes a number of very different challenges than working in the studio, or even semi-pro singers have to deal with. Your tiny vocal cords (remember they’re only ½”-1” long) are easily overpowered by blasts of air from your abdomen if your voice is not carefully balanced.
Unfortunately, more often than not, most singers have to deal with lousy sound monitoring onstage which means they often can’t hear themselves singing onstage over the loud thrusts of the guitar, bass and drums behind them. When a singer can’t hear themselves, the problem can be vocal death. It can cause a singer to not trust their usual, healthy use of their upper range, causing them to yell instead for higher notes.
Industry people. knowledgeable, encouraging and fun!
“People in the industry…they are living it. All 3 instructors I dealt with were knowledgeable, encouraging and fun to work with. Front desk staff are outstanding!! So helpful and friendly…i felt like a regular from day one!”
- Barbara Smith
What makes Us Different?
At Toronto Arts Academy, everyone from the front desk to your chosen teacher cares about you and your music journey to ensure you reach your goals.
Benefits Of Voice Lessons
Voice lessons develop confidence, poise, expression, and language skills that drive success.
Starting Voice Lessons
You don't need anything to get started as the instrument you need is inside of you! Mics are optional.
Your First Voice Lesson
At your first lesson, we build a relationship exploring your interests and goals while starting exercises.
Various Teaching Styles
Our teachers are flexible in their style and experience for a wide variety of learning styles and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Explore the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our piano lessons below:
We understand that everyone has unique learning needs. That’s why all of our teachers work hard to tailor their lessons to the age, skill, and learning style of every student that comes through our doors. We choose from a range of programs, and adapt to you and your goals.
We’ve got even more great news for you! While we would love to see you really sink your learning into one instrument you will love, many of our instructors teach multiple instruments, and we have a wide-range of make-up classes that you can drop-in on for every instrument. This means if you are feeling drawn to a new instrument, you’re welcome to try a few others at any time! Since we have over 40 of the best music teachers between in the GTA, you have even more opportunity to try all of the instruments we teach here including: piano, voice, guitar and drums. Some of our teachers even teach ukelele, bass, mandolin, trumpet, and more! Not sure if we teach an instrument? Just ask!
Music lessons at our academy are all private and are usually 30 mins each, which most find is just enough time to learn lots of new concepts and thing to practice on without getting overwhelmed or losing focus. However, more serious students may come twice weekly, or for hour-long lessons. We also feature lots of group make-up classes on rotation every weekend for every instrument and each group, so you can catch up on any missed lessons, and meet new friends, or try new instruments! Really want to grow as a musician? Most of our students choose to participate in our free performances for all levels and ages that we do twice a year (along with walking the red carpet!). Our performances provide the perfect goal to work towards through their lessons. Students find that having a performance goal helps to keep them on track andfocusedd during the lessons and their at-home practice.
Both sport and music programs offer many benefits that prepare children for success. In fact, both sports and music engagement provide many of the same benefits including learning and appreciating teamwork, learning discipline, learning to focus on one goal, and improving physical skills like coordination and balance. While sports may provide additional physical benefits including exercise and providing a physical outlet for energy, music provides creative and expressive outlets similar to, but different than in sports. Because sports and music provide similar benefits, as long as you engage in one or the other, that’s all that really matters. Analyses have found a child typically maintains their orientation to one or the other as they age.
One of the greatest lessons one can take away from drumming is understanding the concept of time within the musical framework. It teaches us discipline, to listen and more importantly it teaches responsibility. Drums are a very beautiful yet powerful instrument. Like a lion, who commands the African savanna with its fierce claws, but when retracted becomes the most calm and majestic creature. It takes a lot of will power to stay calm when playing the drums because of its massive sound. As a great philosopher once said, “with great power comes great responsibility” -Ben Parker.
Online drum lessons are a great way to channel your high energy and creativity! Playing the drums is one of the most exhilarating, and physically interactive instruments to learn. As such, many high energy students find the drums a great instrument to learn as they can funnel their energy into the playing of it. Some students find although there is more coordination required by both your hands and your feet, overall, you don’t need to learn pitch notation to get started, like other instruments.
Much research has been made recently in how music affects human development. It should come as no surprise that music has profoundly positive, and everlasting effects on the brain. Some of the many cognitive benefits of learning music includes big increases in short term memory capacity. Those with learning difficulties benefit greatly from musical experience. Music and language are closely tied together across all cultures so that musicians develop more sophisticated language resources.
More intriguingly, brainstems in children who took music lessons are much rebust in adulthood that those didn’t take music lessons! Research has also found that those participate in music make great team players at work! Those individuals with an appreciation for music were found to have lower stress and anxiety levels overall. Further, those who engage with music experience more emotional power and control over those emotions. More importantly, music therapy is found to be profoundly beneficial for all kinds of patients include PTSD patients, war veterans, epilepsy and dementia.
As a parent, you want to makes sure you nurture their development with an eye for the long term. It is the habit of practice that could matter more than the quality, or length of the practice itself. Since most experts agree that 30 minutes a day, every day, provides the strongest foundation and likelihood for becoming a lifetime musician, by getting yourself to the habit of practice, you can set yourself easily to achieve that goal! You can always break that 30 minutes practice time into multiple sessions, to make it easier and to avoid fatigue and burnout. The best way to practice is to focus intently on different sections of music, without over practicing, or under practicing, on just one section.
Importance Of Balance
It takes a vocal expert trained in balancing your entire range together as one voice with no strain to further recognize how to help you maintain that balance in extreme situations such as this. Your vocal coach needs to have an understanding of and then be able to teach how to correctly adjust the relationship between vowel formation and vocal cord adduction in order to maintain balance when singing live with bad sound monitoring.
The best solution to this kind of problem is to get custom in-ear monitoring for your performances. But this can be costly and therefore isn’t an option for many performing singers. The second best option is to look around the stage for monitoring “sweet spots” where you can have space from the background noise of the other instruments, and/or be able to hear your own voice through a sweet spot in the stage monitors.
Excellent Vocal Technique
If neither of those options are possible, and many times they won’t be, then this is truly where good technique is essential. In these cases, the secret is being so familiar with good, contemporary singing technique that you can trust your singing correctly when you can’t even hear yourself onstage. Through the right training, you will have developed an intimate sense of the finer sensations of your voice when producing powerful tones in your upper registers. You might not be able to hear yourself, but you will know that your audience can hear you crystal clear.
At Singer’s Edge, we understand how much touring can affect your ability to connect with the music live onstage and enjoy the moment. We have a long track record of helping singers completely free themselves of vocal strain and create free, full, strong sounding voices. The most important tool available to you are our private lessons, which can optionally be taken over skype while you’re on the road in between in-person visits at the studio.
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“At Singer’s Edge I can most definitely say I saw improvement in my singing ability. I got very constructive feedback every session. Very interactive and up to date industry practices. Very professional and friendly staff!”