In a world where individual voices often blend into the noise of daily life, there exists a safe haven where young voices find their resonance and unique melodies.
Welcome to Voices United, a vocal class designed for students ages 9 to 18, where each session is not just about refining musical skills but also about embracing individuality and gratitude for the gifts the Lord has chosen for us! ✝️ ✨ 🎶
This past week, Voices United first of sixteen sessions was a captivating exploration of vocal fundamentals and personal expression. Students dove into a variety of vocal techniques and reflections that will help shape their musical journey and personal growth.
The class kicked off with a vital exercise: The playful exploration of lip trills, a simple yet impactful vocal exercise. as students engaged in whimsical trills, they experienced firsthand the benefits of this technique in promoting vocal agility and resonance. Laughter filled the room as students embraced the joyous spirit of this exercise, strengthening their vocal muscles while fostering a sense of friendship and community. Voices United extends beyond vocal exercises; it encompasses the development and maintenance of healthy voices. Students learned the significance of maintaining a strong core and good posture, not solely for vocal production but for overall well-being. Through mindful alignment and core engagement, they learned the pivotal role posture plays in vocal projection and confidence, both on and off the stage.
Students continued to identify their core vocal characteristics with finding their baseline range. Each voice, like a fingerprint, has its very own unique range and tone. With patient guidance from experienced vocal instructor and Chapelhouse Owner, Stephanie Gow, students began the process of uncovering the depths of their vocal capabilities. This foundational exercise not only honed students' technical understanding but also fostered a deeper connection with their own voices.
Among the highlights of the session was when students explored the sensation of feeling the vibrations as they sang. With closed eyes and open hearts, students immersed themselves in the experience of vocal resonance, creating a deeper connection with the essence of their voices. In this moment of intention and reflection, students were encouraged to tap into the intrinsic power of their voices as instruments of expression. Transitioning through different vocal registers, from chest (basement) to middle-mix to head (princess) voice, students embarked on an educating journey of vocal exploration & ability, embracing the diverse tones and colors that reside within each of their unique voices.
Amidst the technical intricacies and vocal discoveries, there was a resounding sense of gratitude that filled the room. We acknowledged and expressed our thankfulness for the unique gift of voice, recognizing it as a divine creation from our heavenly creator that not only distinguishes us, but unites us in harmony and inspiration, fueling our passion for music and self-discovery.
Through out the hour together, echoes of laughter and music lingered in the air, a testament to the transformative power of Voices United. Beyond the confines of a classroom, it is a sanctuary where young voices are nurtured, celebrated, and empowered to resonate with authenticity and grace.
In a world that often seeks conformity, Voices United stands as a beacon of diversity and individuality, where every voice finds it's place in the choir of life. As we continue our journey, may we carry with us the lessons learned and the melodies sung, enriching the world by sowing seeds with the beauty of our heavenly gifts and the depth of our hearts. 💜