HOV Approach & Process

 

 

HOV’S Lesson Approach:

With extensive education in vocal anatomy and pedagogy, HOV provides vocalists the opportunity to gain skills both as a singer and as a musician, whilst improving technique and artistry.

HOV maintains a fun, holistic and interactive approach to vocal training, educating students in vocal anatomy,  awareness training, the body and how it can efficiently produce sound without strain/effort with techniques to promote good vocal health, efficiency and stamina.

Straying from the one size fits all approach, HOV has a strong emphasis on the individual, focusing on singers key strengths, eliminating inefficient habitual vocal patterns and developing individual programs to set vocalists on the path to becoming their best!

 

 

Lesson Process at HOV:

How will HOV get me to where I need to go?

 

The Process: The House of Voice 101′s: 

The House of Voice helps you get from where you are, to where you want to be:

  1. Drawing up the vocal/artist building plan: Setting your vocal goals according to where you are currently. Goals are set in the areas of vocal development, mindset outcomes, artist development and performance
  2. Laying the Foundations: This involves clearing the vocal site of any unwanted habits and laying down secure foundations of air and vocal technique. Integrating the necessary technical structures to keep the voice stable
  3. Building the Voice: Evolving it to its greatest potential which is a unique journey for each singer at HOV. Involves learning about things such as vocal placement, resonance, larynx function and execution through variety of vocal analogies, visualisations, body mapping and motion feeling methods  unique to training at HOV
  4. Learning to operate in the new vocal space: Which includes operating all the muscle groups required in singing and getting them to work together effectively.
  5. Decorating your space: including vocal tricks, polishing, improving vocal agility and developing what’s unique in your voice
  6. Adding additional features to create the artist: Music theory, song-writing, stagecraft, acting and music business knowledge
  7. Presenting the vocal house: includes honing performance as an artist/singer and presenting to an audience through a variety of HOV opportunities or your own gigs/musicals/performances or tours.

It is important to HOV that students have a great understanding of their instrument.

The only way this can be achieved is through vocal lessons and education centred around a singers individual instrument.

HOV students learn about the body, the key muscle groups in singing, what their individual habitual makeup is, awareness and “feeling” of these muscles, how programmed relationships in the body can influence sound, the recognition and retraining of the mind to better influence sound eg. overcontrol “letting go”  and any blocks getting in the way of our vocal success.

HOV students learn:

  • Anatomy of the body relevant to singing and the vocal process
  • How to integrate visualisation techniques and HOV Method Analogy Visualisations being one of HOV’s greatest strengths: – making beginner to advanced technique accessible
  • Increase your understanding of your body specifically in singing so that you can make better vocal choices.
  •  Teaching you to teach yourself, rather than always being at the mercy of outside assessment
  • Inward body awareness training
  • What individual patterns and vocal habits exist in your body that are influencing your singing
  • Which muscles have direct relationships that can influence your singing
  • The right vocal lessons to apply this knowledge to advance your vocal skills easily and effectively
  • How neurological and scientific advancements in vocal lessons and training can change your voice

 

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