Hello Ariella, I live in Costa Rica, and I started a small church choir a few weeks ago. I have very low music background and I’m just learning to play piano. I’m interested in enhancing my individual choir members voice quality, tuning and overall performance. What ideas and recommendations can you give me and what should I purchase from you since all the members will not be able to access the internet and follow your online program.
Congratulations on the choir! That is a lot of hard work to do well :)!
My recommendation for you is to purchase: my box set, (It has four CDs of vocal warm ups on it that you can use to warm up your choir members, or have them work on at home. These exercises will help to develop range, vocal stamina, and healthy singing for your students. the 3rd and 4th CD also have a section of just piano accompaniment on them so you can use the piano parts for your choir members to sing to without my singing instruction on it).
As the choir director, you should also purchase the book I have called Vocalize! It has all the the vocalizes from the four CDs put into sheet music form, very easy to read. You can sit at the piano and warm your students up from it.
Have your students practice singing confident, even if they are faking it. The more they practice standing tall and projecting their voices with confidence, the better they will become.
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