By Lauri H. - Detroit Voice Teacher
I am a teacher - I suppose I have always been a teacher! I love to help people unwrap the gift of music that we all share, to learn to find their voice to express and enjoy music and its language. I recently moved to the Detroit area and have discovered a world where music is truly the universal language, amongst all ages, colors, beliefs, and backgrounds. We truly share a need and passion to make music and Detroit is famous for that underlying passion. I have taught singing and keyboard instruments my entire adult life. I am also a professional performer. To me, there is no greater joy than watching another blossom from learning.
My philosophy can be wrapped up in my desire to help everyone discover their own musicianship. I believe that all human beings are capable of producing and understanding music and therefore MUST be given the opportunity to do so. My goals for each student are individual, comprehensive, wrapped in hope and rooted in encouragement. We can all learn to make music, read music, and develop innate gifts to their best potential with simple and basic understanding. Singing is as natural as breathing - in fact, most of it IS breathing! The breath gives power to the voice. We just need to learn how to harness that power and read the page of notes and make it into something beautiful.
Teaching Detroit singing lessons has given me the opportunity to help many talented students reach their goals through TakeLessons. Since moving to Detroit, I have also begun working with children and teens through the Detroit Children's Choir and the Royal Oak Children's Choir. I am singing with a local church choir and enjoying a plethora of musical offerings around the city as a result of these activities. I love many genres of music - classical, jazz, and gospel in particular. These genres are still thriving in Detroit and it is a delight to be part of this. Sign up for Detroit singing lessons to discover your musical abilities and unwrap the gift of a lifetime!
My only job is to help you find your own voice!
And to have a lot of fun along the way!
We record you all the time in a recording studio environment. Then you will benefit from getting used to that voice that only you can hear. This is like having your own producer!
I am no throat specialist, but, I have accompanied singers for decades and may have some suggestions to help you. From breathing to posture to intonation, to energy, enunciation and more, there is a lot to cover.
I will accompany your singing at the keyboard all the time. I will also encourage your recording with karaoke tracks as well. Listening to yourself is exciting and helpful. Get over that insecurity. Come sing with confidence!
An integrated approach:
Music almost always involves several skills. Below are some of the complementary skills that I can help you with. In my Semper Method, we always address several of them at every session. For example, we record, sing and play all the time. To sing you ...
I emphasize a standard classical approach. I thrive on good, solid technique. This will enable students to master any type of music they wish to study.
In each lesson we will vocalize, work with your posture, breathing, vocal technique and repertoire of your choice.
Every student is different, so your lesson will focus on you and your abilities.
Having sung practically my whole life, I love the voice and what it can do. I strive to discover the beauty of the instrument. The voice is an instrument too. The body is the sound board. Because it is a delicate instrument, it must receive the greatest of care.
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