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JUNE VOICE PED CLASSES

Voice Ped for Real Life

The Vocal Instrument 101 LIVE creator, Dr. Shannon Coates, wearing teal-framed glasses, a grey shirt with wing arms, and black pants, strikes a jaunty pose with her arms crossed in front of her body. She smiles widely at the camera.

Contemporary Voice with Shannon Coates & Jess Baldwin

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HERE'S THE THING:

You’re a voice teacher (or coach, or classroom educator, or choral director … GAH! You get the picture; you’re someone who works with singers!) who finds themselves working almost exclusively with singers who aren't super-interested in learning Caro Mio Ben or even The Sound of Music.

Nope! They're out there listening to Billie Eilish and learning My Grand Plan and picking up the guitar so they can play for themselves when they perform at open mic nights.

And you're just starting to realize that maybe noble posture and appoggio breathing and pure vowels isn't gonna' work for these singers the way you were told it would ...

Not only that, but you have a sneaking suspicion that everything you learned about teaching (maybe from that one semester voiceped class you did in undergrad or maybe simply from the way your teacher worked with you) might just be a lot more effective in an academic setting than it is everywhere else ...

WHICH IS WHY WE CAME UP WITH THIS CONTEMPORARY VOICE CLASS TWOFER:

  • one two-hour comparative of western-classical & contemporary anatomy & physiology w shannon
  • one two-hour panel on the art of teaching contemporary & popular musics singers w shannon & jess
  • delivered live over zoom
  • recordings available for 21 days
  • buy both classes & save!

two, 2-hour classes on training contemporary voice developed by Independent Voice Teachers for Independent Voice Teachers

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"I wanted to thank you for this absolutely amazing class. It has helped me articulate so many ideas that I have had in my mind, about understanding the mechanics of how the voice works in relation to the sound produced by a singer. I have attended a vocal pedagogy presentation in the past that left me feeling confused and baffled. Which is why, the clarity and beautifully relatable way you in which shared your knowledge with us was so wonderful! "

"As a cross-genre teacher I was looking to up my game in contemporary techniques and, having done a couple of Dr C’s other pop-up classes, I knew I was going to love this. I was not disappointed. I feel like my tool-kit is brimming with fantastic exercises, I’ve filled in little gaps in my mind ... I also loved the Q&A with Jess Baldwin; it gave me lots of concepts to go away and ponder and challenged some of my own biases. You see, for me, it’s not just about learning a bunch of vocal exercises. It’s also about bigger picture, challenging assumptions and learning about how to be the BEST and most kick-butt teacher in order to support my students. Shannon, thank you for continually challenging us to choose our words with care and to keep questioning."

"Thank you for the wonderful workshop. Even though I wasn't there in real time, I really enjoyed your presentation, and found your framing and explanations accessible. I felt super energized and excited to apply concepts in the studio.I really enjoyed your workshop and it was explained SO WELL for someone like me who comes from an opera background. You're a translator!"

10-12 (et) 14th June
CONTEMPORARY VS CLASSICAL
VOICEPED CLASS

with SHANNON COATES

If you’re an independent voice teacher in 2022? Chances are high, you’re not just teaching western-classical styles in your studio. Because folks are in to WAY MORE styles of music these days, #amiright?

And if you had western-classical training yourself, chances are high you didn’t get the information you need to be able to teach contemporary styles as well as you’d like to.

Which is why I developed this class: to give voice teachers like you a clear and immediately applicable outline of the ways that western-classical and contemporary tonal outcomes differ in how we produce them.

BECAUSE, LOWERING THE LARYNX & RAISING THE SOFT PALATE ISN’T GONNA' WORK THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO. #pinkyswear

10-12 (et) 15th June
TEACHING CONTEMPORARY & POPULAR MUSICS
VOICEPED PANEL

with SHANNON COATES & JESS BALDWIN

If you trained in western-classical styles OR if you trained with someone who did, you might have some ideas about HOW to teach contemporary styles (or popular musics styles) that aren't actually gonna' serve the singers you work with very well. Join Jess and I in a panel discussion where we hit on a few hot-button topics such as:

  • why your western-classical training did not prepare you to teach popular musics styles
  • top differences between training contemporary voice users & western-classical voice users
  • why & how training music theatre singers is more similar to training western-classical singers than it is to training popular musics singers
  • why cross-training is kind of a myth (oh yeah. we're gonna' go there.)

BECAUSE, 99% OF SINGERS AREN'T SINGING OPERA BUT WE'RE STILL TRAINING THEM AS IF THEY ARE #wegottadobetter

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