Learn Singing with Miya

Speaking Without Strain

Miya H.
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Level: Fundamental

About this class

Are you a singer, teacher, or someone who uses their voice a lot in their profession, and you find yourself losing your voice by the end of a shift, struggling to be heard while talking, or feel vocal strain after short periods of time? In this class, we will be discussing causes behind voice strain, and also discuss basic exercises to help release vocal tension, and maximize voice use to avoid chronic injury or hoarseness. While we won't be directly singing in this class, we will use singing techniques and elements to help our speaking voices!

About Miya H.

I am a professional musician currently residing in the Chicago area, attending the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University ('21) where I am receiving my Master of Music. While at Northwestern I've sung operatic roles such as La Messaggiera in L'Orfeo, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, and covered Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Music is my biggest joy and passion and I absolutely love to share it with others. I have been teaching music lessons in one on one and group settings (voice and piano) for over 7 years and am a professional musician trained in piano, classical voice, and musical theatre. I hold a Bachelors with honors in music in addition to achieving my masters and have sung with a wide variety of local musical organizations including Vashon Opera, and the Olympia Symphony and have placed and competed in several national organizations including NATS and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Music lessons are a great way to focus on different elements of technique and musical expression. I am comfortable teaching all ages in all genres at all skill levels and tailor each lesson and curriculum to fit each student's specific needs. I love helping people achieve their goals with a variety of skill sets and techniques, combined with warmth, encouragement, and humor.

Some genres I teach in both instruments include opera, classical, pop, contemporary, musical theatre, basic jazz, praise music and more. I look forward to working with you!