Singing lessons in Huddersfield

Sing your heart and soul out, not your voice.

  • Have you always fancied singing but thought, “ I can’t sing in tune”?
  • Have you ever felt like you were choking when singing high notes?
  • Does your voice go breathy and feel weak?
  • Is your voice getting tired/ disappearing after gig’s/ concerts?
  • Do you feel like you do not have full control over your voice?

These are common concerns of many singers whether they are professionals or just in-car radio fanatics. These concerns are what we can fix and help you to reach your voice’s full potential.

The key to singing understands how to use each area of the voice. Two areas that you may have heard of is the chest voice and the head voice that can be determined by resonance points in our body. In your chest voice, a by-product of the resonance can physically be felt within the mouth, throat, sometimes the nose and the chest. This is distinct by a deep and rich timbre and is the voice that we speak in on a day-to-day basis. The head voice on the other hand feels like it is primarily resonating in the head. This is the higher part of a singers natural range and is distinct by its soft and hooty sound. Head voice very often confused with the term “Falsetto”. A Falsetto voice is a light and airy coordination of the voice and usually lacks volume. It is very tiring and drying of the voice and if required for stylistic effect, an airy head voice should be used as an alternative.

Between these areas of the voice is a passage area called the passagi (or passagio), which has also been referred to as the “bridging” area. This passage area is where the vocal cords need to adjust in order for you to sing high and low notes within your range without your voice breaking or “flipping”. These adjustments within the vocal cords create the shifts in resonance within your body and when the chest and head registers start blending they create the “mixed” voice, which helps you to pass through the passage area.

Entering the mix can be problematic without guidance. As you first enter the mix your outer muscles of the larynx are likely to want to get involved and if they do it can be difficult/ painful to sing through. These are the muscles you use to swallow and will stretch the vocal cords and raise the larynx. A raising larynx during the mix will cause you to start choking or straining for notes, which can be very harmful on the voice. Correct vocal technique will use the intrinsic (inside) muscles of the larynx rather than the extrinsic (outer) muscles.

Good vocal technique will help you to place your larynx in the correct positions for the different parts of your voice and as a result will balance the vocal cord adjustment and air pressure (breath). Through this we will experience the proper resonance shifts in our voice and will be able to sing effortlessly through our entire range from low to high.

Our vocal tutors are here to guide you with these techniques and are trained to provide you with vocal exercises and scales to help you sing in a correct and safe manor. We understand that every voice is different and as a result the same scales and techniques are not prescribed to each person. The tutors will also help you apply these techniques to song whilst helping you control and use your breath to its full potential. They will also guide you with one of the most problematic tools in singing – vowels. They will help you sing in a free, clear and flexible voice that then can be used to sing any style of music.

When you understand your voice, you will have no limits in what your voice can do.

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