Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 8+
  • 45 mins.

Class Objectives

  • Understand vocal anatomy

  • Be able to locate and properly use vocal resonators

  • Learn valuable voice exercises and vocal training tips

Requirements

  • Notebook, pen or pencil

  • Voice recorder (optional)

  • A reliable internet connection

  • A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home. The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

  • A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go. The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

  • A built-in or external webcam

Description

Singing with clarity and control is necessary for a good sound. This group singing class will cover vocal exercises for singers such as how to bring your voice forward into the face to improve your overall sound. This will be accomplished by looking at vocal anatomy and learning some voice exercises and warmups that can be practiced daily. These vocal training tips will help you use your voice to its fullest potential!

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Arlys A.
I help singers develop powerful, authentic voices. If you want to sing with more ease and freedom, deepen your understanding of your vocal instrument and learn tools to help you become more confident performing in public whether it be singing or speaking, THIS is for you! Optimize your voice by understanding how it works. I use multifaceted exercises to help you find and feel the difference in sound immediately, and we follow-up by with learning daily exercise protocols that help develop the muscular structure to create an easily sustainable vocal resonance.

Safely explore your vocal sound to deliver outstanding auditions and performances: Increase your range, broaden vocal tone, explore dynamics, cultivate calm energy, and feel better about your voice.

Take a deep inhale.....relax your jaw and exhale on "aaahhh". That's how we begin, by relaxing and finding your "aaahh!" space with exercises designed to connect the heart to the science of voice & movement. Let me help you find an easier way to promote your best posture, easiest breath support, best resonance and pitch control. My teaching style is infused with the knowledge that students of voice must be treated with great care and encouragement. Let me help you release your authentic voice!
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Jessie M.
As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Rosita R.
I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian) I have been lucky enough to study with some of the top teachers in the country and now I bring the experience I have gained directly to you!
My passion for multiple languages and love of music is the desire driving me to share the gifts for teaching young children to open the door to their own musical abilities and hidden language gifts.
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Denise B.
Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument. The purpose of voice lessons is to help you to develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy, age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come! As your teacher, I want our class to be more than just singing through a few songs. We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up.
Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way. We will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience. While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a class, voice classes are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!
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Kelsey P.
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Reina M.
My name is Reina and I was born and raised in San Diego. I have been recording, performing, studying music since the age of nine.

I first studied and performed jazz. I am very comfortable with standards. I studied classical in college. I believe that classical training is necessary to have a full understanding of your instrument, the same way you would train with sprints if you wish to become a cross country runner. From there personality and tons of practice are key to success in singing.

Reviews

17 Reviews
she`s a really great teacher

Arly has really helped me. I have seen improvement before I started taking lessons and to now. She`s professional, supportive, and sweet. I wish I couldve spent more time with her because she really helped me find a way to make my voice pop.
Kutura B.
Apr 26, 2014
Great Vocal Coach

I am glad that I chose Arlys as my vocal coach. After the first couple lessons, I feel the difference in my voice. I am able to connect my diaphragm with my singing. I am so excited and looking forward to improve my voice further more. I recommended Arlys to beginning singers - she will guide you right on and make sure your breathing/singing/postures are applied correctly.
ThaoD
Mar 6, 2014
Fun & Relaxing

Hi my name is Kurt M, I started taking lessons with Arlys A in October 2013 and I realy look forward to lessons with her. She is very professional and fun at the same time. she has a wide vocabulary and is able to customize each lesson to meet the individuals needs. Since working with her I am more confident in my singing and I am very positive about my future in music.
Kurt M.
Mar 6, 2014
Arlys is an absolutely fantastic teacher. She really makes you feel okay in your skin, and encourages you to step outside your own boundaries and really find ways to truly improve your vocal performance. I still use exercises she taught me in the lesson pack I bought. She will be with you every step of the way with words of encouragement. You will take something away from working with her.
Jordan L.
Mar 11, 2015
Arlys goes ubove and beyond expectation. I am so very thankful that she is my grandaughters instructor.
Malayna G.
Apr 12, 2015
A great teacher for my teenage daughter.
Arlys, I am so glad I found you through takelessons website.

Thanks.
Raji T.
May 11, 2015
Very knowledgeable, and a wonderful person. I felt the difference in my control and range after just a few lessons with her.
Clara R.
Aug 17, 2015
I had no formal or informal voice training before taking lessons with Arlys. I knew I was at a point where my voice had to improve if I wanted to continue leading in a musical setting. And I knew that if I was going to take voice lessons, I would go with the best instructor possible.

It was clear to me right away that Arlys was the best choice I could have made for an instructor. I noticed a difference in the way I sang the day after the first lesson. By the third lesson, the way I sang was completely transformed. Now I can hardly describe how much my voice has improved from day one.

Arlys is very helpful and encouraging in every lesson, and really knows her stuff when it comes to singing. She also allows her students to play an instrument while singing if they are interested in that, which is helpful to me.

I would recommend Arlys to people who want to dive into voice lessons for the first time like I did. I would also recommend her to anyone looking to take their singing skills to the next level and beyond.
Jeremy
Dec 22, 2015
Arlys is extremely fun and easy to work with and has great teaching techniques! She also provides resources to be used outside of individual lessons which are really helpful to reference after the sessions are over. I had a great experience with this teacher and highly recommend her!
Solena
Dec 28, 2015
Excellent
Nataliya Ishkova
Jan 15, 2016
Full of enthusiasm and really patient, Arlys is a great teacher. I'd recommend her to anyone!
raihane
Jul 7, 2016
A wonderful and enthusiastic teacher!!! Will be requesting her in the near future. She really help me understand my vocals and how to extend my vocal range as far as hitting high notes.
Erica S.
Aug 10, 2016
I found her personality to be so infectious! And she taught me warmup techniques I have never seen despite being in choir virtually my whole life. I love that she has a dance background and places such an emphasis on knowing your body. I think she's a great human being as well as a gifted teacher, and I highly recommend her!
Ita N.
Sep 13, 2016
I took a group lesson with Arlys on Takelessons Live - it was fantastic! She was very enthusiastic and helpful. She was also very funny! I encourage anyone who wants to learn new tricks to sign up with her.
Danae R.
Nov 3, 2016
Very helpful, and the added benefit of the opportunity to learn about how to use Audacity. We found a good vocal exercise for me to use.
Paula D.
Feb 20, 2017
I took a group class online with Arlys and learned a lot about how I could improve the range and tone of my voice through various exercises. It was very informative and I look forward to taking more classes with her.
Deepa
Feb 23, 2017
I took a group class with Arlys and it was a great experience! She is a wonderful singer with the most amazing energy.
Leila M.
Mar 2, 2017