Practicing: as singers, we all do it, but do we all do it well? I know I didn't at first. Like many musicians, I learned the hard way how to practice smarter instead of harder. When you don't know how to practice well, it can be time consuming, frustrating, and even unhealthy. Therefore, I've created A Singer in the Practice Room to help give your practice new life.
Highly recommend for undergraduate-level singers, this online course was originally a live webinar that has been edited into two hours of jam-packed actionable content.
First, we'll explore the five "W's" of practice to lay the foundation for how to have a great practice session.
Then, we'll dive into the nuts and bolts of learning music. This involves breaking down notes, rhythms, and text to isolate problem spots and create a more effective method of practice.
After that, we take these foundational tools to build entire operatic roles musically, and with believable characters.
Finally, the course will end with some self-reflection. We will look at how to create mental space for practice that leaves you feeling great.
In addition to the course videos, each segment of this course includes worksheets like the one pictured above. There is also a 10-page outline that you can take notes on as the course goes along. All of these materials are designed to help you think critically about your practice and organize yourself to make each minute in the practice room count.
“A LOT of this information is not covered in school.”
“I loved how thorough this was!”
“It’s nice to see… a single, coherent plan for learning music.”
“Enjoyed it very much, now I have to go apply it to my practicing!”
“I would definitely love to do other seminars like this one.”
Register now and just two hours later, your practicing will reach a whole new level!
I am the creator and owner of Operaversity, and my main goal as a musician and teacher is to help others enjoy their musical experiences, personally and professionally. In addition to running Operaversity, I currently perform and teach voice lessons in the Philadelphia area.
I received a BM in Vocal Performance and a minor in French from the University of Michigan, and a MM in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. I am currently a member of NATS and AGMA.