Marty Heresniak, B.M., M.M

voice teacher

79 Hudson Heights
Ithaca, NY 14850

voxnaturalis@alumni.ithaca.edu

607-272-2892

member National Association of Teachers of Singing
Central New York Association of Music Teachers

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VOICE CLASS

NO CLASS SUMMER 2012

In 10 weeks learn the dos and don'ts of breath,
relaxed posture, word formation, articulation, and voice production,
all while learning classics of the jazz repertory.

NO ITALIAN SONGS OR OPERA, PROMISE!

Maximum 5 participants. Minimum 3.
If more than five are interested, we will split into two groups.

Class meets on Saturday afternoons
at a time agreed upon by participants.

The voice class is a set curriculum, as opposed to private lessons which are open to change from week-to-week. The class teaches some very basic theory, then puts it into practice. Whereas a usual private lesson is 50 minutes, the 90 minute class allows the various participants all to have some time to try the concepts, before we go to the piano to try some simple songs. Songs are chosen from my own collection, to match the particular vocal objective of the day.

BASIC CURRICULUM [Subject to Change to Meet Needs of Class]

1. Theories of Technique, Anatomy and Physiology, and the Evolution of Voice.

2. Diaphragmatic [eupneic] Breathing.

3. Don't Panic! Eliminating dyspneic breathing. (oh, such big words!)

4. Structure and function of breath [and other tidbits of good posture].

5. Building Muscles: Uh-huh!, Mm-hmm!, Straws, and Ooo!.

6. Use, Mis-Use, and Abuse of the Jaw.

7. Word Formation I . . [vowels and vowel equalization].

8. Word Formation II . . [consonants].

9. Pitch Changes.

10. Did somebody say Jazz?



FEE AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

$350 non-refundable fee for ten sessions
is payable at first session and includes printed materials.
Missed sessions are non-refundable.
Compare the $350 class fee to $550 for ten private lessons.

Participants must pre-register prior to June 5, 2012.