Receive up to BM$13 by attending this module. BM$ can be used to offset future course fee payments.
[This module is tailored for youths (age 8-16) aspiring to learn contemporary praise songs]
This 3-week course will train youths (ages 8 to 16) to discover at an early age, the power potential of their human voice. Believer Music voice coaches will not only guide course participants to discover their singing potential but also develop their expressiveness through the use of the voice. Come away empowered with a deeper understanding of the physical and spiritual workings of the voice. This elementary module will prepare youths for the Primer module.
Thematic Devotion: Awaken The Voice Within
Voice Discovery: Explore the fundamental elements and mechanisms involved in singing
Vocal Care: Understand the dynamics of young voices and how to care for them
Vocalization: Easy exercises to begin your voice WORKOUT! Learn effective ways of vocal warm-ups which are of crucial importance to the long life of a healthy singing voice
Vocal Freedom and Application: Sing songs with EASE as you start to employ the basic vocal techniques learnt in just a few weeks!
Duration: 3-week course; 1.5-hour weekly lessons
Who should sign up?
Those who do not possess:
i) Prior understanding of the fundamental workings of the voice and their own unique
ii) Practical knowledge and practice in vocal exercises, proper breathing
technique and diaphragmatic muscle control.
This is a 3-week elementary program, specially put together for children and teens (from 8 to 16 years), who are passionate about singing and would like to pursue a short course in it *Should you have prior playing experience, use the Online Course Allocator to identify the module most suitable for you.
NOTE: Should Believer Music Coaches find any student mismatched in any particular module, we reserve the right to transfer the student to another class after the first session to optimize the learning experience.
Is it too early for boys who are experiencing the process of voice change (commonly known as “breaks”) physiologically to be trained in singing? How would the lessons help their voices as they emerge puberty?
Oftentimes, young singers (girls inclusive) drop out of vocal music altogether because they are unable to remedy vocal issues related to their voice change when left to their own devices. There are many others who likewise stop singing (especially boys) due to the concern that singing at this point will damage their voices.
In fact, it is best that boys sing through puberty to help develop their voice instrument into maturity. As their instrument is going through the stages of change, hitting some notes may feel slightly awkward. However, it will eventually iron itself out. Research shows that encouraging boys to sing through the voice change can also give them confidence in their voice and in themselves. Through the lessons, they will get to understand more on what is happening to their voice; and with proper guidance from our coaches, they will learn how to better care for their voice, thereby promoting healthy singing habits.
What about boys who have yet to experience these “breaks” in their voices? Would you recommend them for the singing lessons?
Typically, a boy’s voice begins to change around the ages of 10 to 15. Some boys' voices may change gradually, whereas others' may change quickly. This is part and parcel of their process of growth and it should never hinder them from reaping the benefits of singing. It is advisable that they begin to learn and develop proper techniques for singing even before their voice “breaks”. This is to prevent any vocal damage due to prolonged use of incorrect singing habits or misuse of the voice.
Do you train 5-8 year olds?
We do not encourage lessons for children of this age group. Singing is a physical activity involving the coordination of several organs, which are still evolving for children of such a young age. Instead, we encourage parents to send their children for piano lessons, or training in other instruments to expose them to the fundamental elements of music and develop a strong foundation in musicianship. A skilled singer is one who not only sounds good, but one who has excellent musicianship. Therefore, these skills will greatly complement your child's progress when he/she takes up vocal lessons at a later age, when his/her physical growth is more stabilized.
Are there any limitations if I have a health condition?
There may be limitations, depending on the nature of your health problem. We have had some students with various health conditions attend our lessons, of which vocal training actually improved the state of health and mind for them. This is largely due to the emphasis on breathing the natural way, as well as the relaxing mode of the activity itself. As singing is physical, and its performance largely dependent on one's physical state, students are also encouraged and given tips to take good care of their vocal health.
I sing off-pitch and sad to say, I am tone deaf. How can this program help me?
Sadly, "tone deafness" has become a stigmatizing label and has locked many into a fear of releasing their voices. In fact, genuinely "tone deaf" cases are rare. Most, who claim they are tone deaf, really aren't. Often, not being able to pitch has to do with not hearing a pitch carefully before physically singing it. Some are also unable to pitch properly due to the strain notes on the extreme ranges. The Believer Voice Program™ adopts the approach that links technique with pitching and sensitizes the students' sense of hearing.