EMPOWERING VOICES SINCE 1993 – VSA MONTHLY
JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
HELLO FROM DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL TEACHER PETER VOX
I hope that you all had a great May as we did at VSA!
May was an extremely busy month for me. Continually improving VSA’s procedures and training of all staff so that VSA will soon work autonomously so that I can focus on the online course and other projects that I have in the pipe works.
In June we have numerous ASK VSA & Vox Singing
Academy YouTube video’s being released with great
free content. As well as Podcasts and Video Podcasts #23 #24 #25 & #26 released, check it out on YouTube or on the big podcast plays.
VSA had it’s student concert on Sunday 26th of May at The Palace Hotel in Camberwell that was a huge success as we had numerous new up-and-comers performing for the first time and more experienced singers taking there craft to the next level. I was very proud of everyone that performed at the student concert. And thank you to everyone that came down and supported the singers.
Have a great month ahead.
Thank you for reading.
Be good to each other.
VSA’S FEATURED ARTICLE
HOW TO GAIN ULTIMATE CONTROL WHEN HOLDING STRAIGHT NOTES.
Today we’re going to talk about control when holding single notes straight. Here are a couple of hints to help you out with holding notes in a song.
When you are holding the note, you have to have the right amount of air pressure pushing up underneath the vocal cords to hold the note or notes at all times. So please make sure that you have enough air in your diaphragm to support the notes properly. If you don’t have the right amount of air pressure, the note is going to fall off, deflate and your going to sound flat. That’s the most important hint that you need to know if you’re going to hold a note.
When you get to the last note of any phrase or scale (unless you are trilling or moving on the last note) try to hold the note as straight as possible at the end of the phrase or scale, by tightening the diaphragm muscles to put more breath pressure underneath the vocal cords so to hold the note straight and with control.
Practicing any holding scales or will greatly help you out. Either jump on to the ultimate online singing course https://voxsingingacademy.com or ask your teacher for some holding scales. Or accompany yourself on the piano, and hold a single note for three seconds or so. Play the note and sing it straight as you are doing this move your hand sideways in the air as if you were drawing a straight line in the air. This will give you a visualization of a straight line with your voice and hand. When you are starting the 1st note, raise a little bit to the note so you’re not having an abrupt attack of the 1st note. When you are singing down lower in your register you’ll need less diaphragmatic support but as you sing higher in your register you’ll need to tighten your diaphragm a lot more to hold a note straight and steady.
Doing some physical hand movements or actions with your scales is a great thing because this will give you a physical visualization of what your voice needs to be doing. This will also help you out greatly with your hand movements and stage presentation up on stage.
A few times a week I would try to do some core strengthening exercises such as bridges, planks or crunches. These exercises will greatly improve your singing and holding techniques. Any cardiovascular exercises such as running or swimming will also greatly improve your voice.
After you have mastered the holding scale please try to go and incorporate this directly into some of your favorite songs that have sustained holding notes. Please remember to continually keep on practising every day and in a few short weeks, you should feel improvement your voice and control of notes.
Enjoy your singing, have fun, chase your dreams and believe in yourself.
Renelophus EP launch! With Two VSA Teachers.
Two of our BEST teachers here at VSA are launching their debut EP! Rients and Anastasia sing in a Alternative/Pop/Hip Hop live act named Renelophus. Hosting the release at Bar Open in Brunswick Street, Fitzrory on the 16th on June. Doors Open at 7pm. All of the VSA community are asked to come and help celebrate the event.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANASTASIA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANASTASIA for the 15th of June!! Anastasia is the newest member to the VSA family but has already made a big impact and substantial improvement on the students that she has!! Russian born Anastasia can teach both male and female, adults and children and is experienced in performing in various styles, including rock, metal, pop, theatre, contemporary, blues, jazz, latin jazz, hip hop and rap. Contact us if you would like lessons with this amazing teacher at the Bayswater, Brunswick or Dandenong studios.
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VSA ARTIST OF THE MONTH – HELLIONS
Hellions are VSA’s Artist of the month. Hellions are an Australian pop/rock/alternative band from Sydney, formed in 2013 after the break up of The Bride, in which drummer Anthony Caruso, bassist turned vocalist Dre Faivre and VSA Student guitarist/vocalist Matt Gravolin continued under a the Hellions moniker. They have released four studio albums; their third,Opera Oblivia, was nominated for the 2016 ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Rue their fourth studio album was released on 19 October 2018 via UNFD Records to critical acclaim they played it numerous summer festivals including headlining the huge UNFD festival I have just come off an extremely successful National to in support of their latest album “Rue”.
LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE VSA PODCASTS!
You can now listen to your favourite VSA podcasts anywhere, any time for FREE on VSA’s podcast channel – VOX SINGING ACADEMY PODCAST : Talks Singing : Est 1993. Available on all the big players iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Subscribe NOW
SINGING TEACHERS WANTED!
VOX SINGING ACADEMY IS GROWING!
WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!
Are you a confident vocalist and want to share your skills and experience? You must be reliable, friendly and outgoing? Attentive, enthusiastic, and a love of singing? Willing to learn and follow our exclusive syllabus?
– Over 27 years old
– Performed on stage and/or in a recording studio
– Previous teaching experience is beneficial, but not required
– Past and current students welcome to apply.
Free intensive training provided to the right person, with potential to work one to five days a week in VSA studios all over Melbourne and online. We are looking for teachers to teach ASAP at our Dandenong, Bayswater or Carnegie studio.
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