A closer look at the singing profession
In recent years, there has been a growing demand for singing teachers and conductors to offer additional training and singing education. The demand is focused on individual students, as well as groups and choirs. The training begins with how to best convey vocal techniques. Singing pedagogy and specific techniques are discussed as per ‘Sadolin & CVT’ on this website. There is also a desire to focus more on the physiology and anatomy of the voice. Another frequently asked question is how to deal with singers with different levels of experience.
Music and singing education requires more than just applying techniques. Indeed, musicality includes much more, including: sense of rhythm, knowledge of style and groove, improvisation, courage and interpretation.
I am often asked how I know I’m giving a good lesson. For this, it’s important to discuss the pedagogic side of the profession.
For teaching styles: Which training materials are best for the student?
What the teaching goals are and how to prioritize them.
How to decide which topics to teach and how to prioritize those topics.
How to handle different age ranges: children, adolescents (energy and changes) and adults.
Deciding on the form and content of singing lessons for individuals, groups and choirs.
How to offer different subjects, and how to maintain energy and tension during a lesson.
Deciding what needs improvement or change; reflection and feedback.