Theses classes explore so many things-- don't be shy! Find out more... Reach out if you have more questions! Since our approach is based in improvisation, each class is what you make of it, and you can work on a variety of areas with your voice, creativity, and performance techniques.
What is "vocal improvisation," exactly?
"Vocal Improvisation" with ExplorVoice Studios is about using your voice to create something NEW, something spontaneous, something creative. The ExploreVoice exercises create a loose structure that provide a container for singers to create melodic, rhythmic, spoken and sung compositions on the spot. You don’t need to have any prior experience improvising or singing. They say "If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing." We say "If you're alive, you can improvise!"
Why is it a group class?
With group classes, you'll get a chance to learn how to work with other musicians. The group exercises will teach you how to take musical cues, which will aid you in future situations with other vocalists and musicians. A group setting allows you to gain confidence performing in
front of others. Because the course is based on improvisation, you'll gain insight from observing other vocalist's discoverys, tricks and performance styles.
I can't even carry a tune. Can I even consider joining the class?
ABSOLUTELY! Something that sets this course apart from other vocal settings is that you don't have to be able to sing a note or even carry a tune. The class will help you overcome your fears through exploring your voice from where it is now, and thus—allowing it to flower without the pressure of trying to sound like someone else.
I'm a professional singer and performer. Will I be too advanced for this class?
Because the course is based in self-exploration, there is really no limit to what
you can achieve. For advanced singers, the exercises create a structure to explore
new nooks and crannies of their voices they never knew existed or allowed to
emerge. It is an ideal class for seasoned singers who already have set ideas of
"what it means to sing" and who want to push beyond those expectations to
discover a deeper understanding of their voices and their creativity.