Vocal lessons are not only for singers

By James Walker / October 3, 2017

When thinking about acting in movies or at the stage in theatres, most people enhance the importance of truly understanding the role you are up to perform, profiling it precisely, trying to express it vividly and convincingly. Focusing on proper characterization, body movement and body language and adequate performance of the script and scenario surely is important, but way too many people neglect the importance of the voice and vocalization itself. Whether you are a theatre actor, musical actor, singer or performer, aiming Broadway or staying satisfied with your successful local career, training your voice will help you improve your artistic performance in so many ways. Voice exercising, vocal lessons or singing classes are not reserved for singer only.

Namely, the voice is our natural instrument and a powerful weapon when performing in front of the audience in any form. If you are not a true natural talent for singing, this doesn’t have to impose any limitations onto your artistic career, because you can train your vocal skills at least to the point of being truly competent. This will instantly open you up for many more potential roles and casts, including musicals and all the roles requiring singing at some point.

Mastering your voice and improving your vocal capacity and skills will boost your self-confidence at the stage and make your performances more powerful and outstanding.

singVocal lessons are not only designed to teach you singing. Learning specific skills and tricks on how to modify and control your tone and a level of voice intensity will help you achieve more convincing performances in every role where your voice has to sound powerful, dominant and authoritative. Vocal lessons will teach you vocal hygiene that will protect your vocal chords and increase the strength of your voice.

Vocal lessons will train you to combine your chest voice with higher pitches and upper mixes, as well as to make your chest voice sound more like singing and expand your overall vocal range. The only important thing is to work with a professional vocal trainer. Personal exercises and DIY lessons might prepare you a bit, but you will need experienced and educated guiding to achieve obvious, high quality and fast results.

About the author

James Walker

My name is James Walker, and I consider myself to be a true and profound music lover. I was one of the best students at Music Academy where I graduated and was one of the youngest to earn Ph.D. in music history. I have quite rich experience in music theory, piano playing, and singing, but at some moment in the past, I’ve focused all my interest onto vocal powers and choral singing. I am a co-founder and a co-director of several choirs, as well as tenor and countertenor in many performances. Several years ago, I decided to establish this vocal studio, work as a vocal trainer and help singers and other artists master their voice capabilities and talents. My studio cooperates with many theatres, including NYC theatre where I work as the vocal trainer of actors and performers.