Why Choose HOV?

 

 

Fully Qualified Tertiary trained teachers

Not all singing teachers out there have been trained at university, nor trained at university specifically in voice.

Whilst vocal and performance experience in a teacher is valuable this must be coupled with an understanding of the human body, voice, teaching voice and performance psychology for that experience to translate to its students and truly give them what they need.

Fully Qualified VMTA/ANATS members

HOV teachers are verified teachers by Victorian Music Teachers Association and Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing

Teachers all with Registered Working with Children Check

Major materials provided free of cost

Warm up cds and backing tracks are provided free of cost to students.

Please note that some backing tracks which are a little obscure may not exist on HOV’s database and may need to be purchased by individuals.

Competitive pricing

HOV is competitively priced for the quality of training offered

All teachers are graduates of Victorian College of the Arts (Australia’s leading specialist arts university) and experienced performers/teachers with ever expanding skill sets in both avenues.

Techniques employed at HOV are reflective of the high level of training from VCA as well as post graduate professional coaching: Raymond Connell and Gary May

To give you an idea of what this means: hundreds audition for the college and under 10 people are accepted.

HOV freely passes these skill sets to singers of all ages – even singers  in attendance at other music universities.

Techniques employed at HOV are reflective of the high level of training, experience and qualification.

HOV provides not only a platform for vocal and musical development but provides its students with a forum to perform

Lessons include:

  • Vocal Education
  • Integration time and resources
  • Foundations, Tools and tricks
  • CDs for all vocal programs
  • Any free customizable extras
  • Goal setting program
  • Performance access

Lessons have customisable extras

The unique thing about HOV is that you can customise lessons to incorporate segments of lessons to also expand songwriting, theory, musicianship and stagecraft alongside your vocal training without booking separate sessions. HOV believes in providing students with the opportunity to become a complete musician alongside vocal training.

This is excellent VALUE FOR MONEY as students can develop skills to become the whole artistic package.

AMEB & Vocal Eisteddfod Preparation

HOV prepares any student wishing to sit their AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) examinations in the categories of: Singing for Leisure, Singing and CPM. Students are given the opportunity to advance their learning through this nationally recognized qualification.

HOV has an excellent track record in AMEB preparation, with results falling in at High Distinction to Credits.

 

HOV prepares students of vocal competitions and local eisteddfods: Eisteddfod By the Bay, Waverley Music, Manningham, Dandenong Festival of Music & Art for Youth, Boroondara Eisteddfod and many others

Your true voice will be uncovered

Some training methods offered will make your voice into a particular sound which is congruent to the typical “pop” sound or format. Taking you away from what makes your voice special!

At the House of Voice whilst teaching singers to have the ability to cross genres, we will help you unlock your true voice and harness the power of technique to lift it beyond imitation and tricks – to be the voice that is actually your own

Performance programs for you to express your instrument

BUILD  CREATE   INSPIRE

HOV provides not only a platform for vocal and musical development but provides its students with a forum to perform at NO EXTRA COST

Usually vocal institutions charge you for your children/or yourself to showcase or perform at concerts.

HOV exposes students to mentoring programsartist development and a large range of  performance opportunities to support learning based on where they are in their development.

Specialised and custom built vocal programs

Vocal education is custom built to the singer – avoiding one size fits all approaches

The unique thing about HOV is that you can customise lessons to incorporate segments of lessons to also expand songwriting, theory, musicianship and stagecraft alongside your vocal training without booking separate sessions. HOV believes in providing students with the opportunity to become a complete musician alongside vocal training.

This is excellent VALUE FOR MONEY as students can develop skills to become the whole artistic package!

 Wholistic training

Many singing institutions and trainers focus on only the voice and leave you in the deep end about how to cope with complete alignment.

HOV believes in training the whole picture employing a range of self development, mindset training, relaxation and postural techniques complimentary to vocal technique

You can’t avoid it:  singing requires your MIND BODY AND SOUL

You are your voice and you live in your body.

You expose yourself daily to a variety of physical, social environments – and without knowing it subconsciously carry unwanted fears and experiences which either get caught up in muscle tension or hold you back emotionally from coordinating your voice efficiently

HOV helps you with this, and is with you every step of the way in unifying  voice, body, mind and spirit. Creating a more balanced singer, person and performer

Supported Vocal Training

Our philosophy is that it isn’t just our job to teach you vocal figures and give you tools and if you don’t get it, you just aren’t cut out to sing!

At HOV lesson time is a team effort, so we make sure you are understanding the material and integrating every step of the way.

We will exhaust all our tools to do this, if thats what it takes – as we are constantly inventing new creative ways to communicate vocal technique in terms you will understand!

We are passionate that all people can understand complex vocal figures at whatever level and we make it our job to support and mentor you the entire way!

HOV works with you in a team relationship, and invests all efforts and resources to get you on the path of being the best you can be in all areas of singing and musicianship.

HOV analogy methodology: unique to HOV

One of HOV’s strengths is making advanced and complex training fun, accessible, imaginative and easy.

Even at university some of these models would have been helpful in understanding and integrating technique.

HOV’s vocal and mindset models map these techniques into your body easily through analogy visualisation, motion feeling scenario and body techniques that are both fun – perhaps even a little crazy all at the same time!

It works and it works on the spot, allowing you to see the improvement immediately.

Whilst we will teach you about the body, its more important that you are reaping the rewards of that knowledge. And that doesn’t involve knowing a lot about the structures of singing but not knowing how to produce it easily.

We don’t want you to drown in vocal anatomy, we want you to be an example of it

These methods will hit you right where you need to be!

 

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