Group Vocal Coaching
* Basic breathing technique
* Daily vocal care tips & routine
* Voice Q&A
* Standard group warm up
* Basic classic voice technique
* Song study
In these intimate group sessions, a class of up to 6 students gather around the piano to learn the basics around singing technique. Depending on the mix of students, the class ranges in beginner to intermediate.
Popular Q&A topics tend to be around “riffing techniques”, “breathing” and “range & mixed voice technique”.
Students collectively create a list of what they’d like to review and 20-30 minutes of class time is spent working on bringing students to a better understanding of their voice and question.
Based on the class, a section of one song is chosen to break down, and execute as a class. Students are often surprised at the amount of work that goes in to professionally singing some of their favorite popular songs.
These sessions are a great choice for students looking to understand the basics of singing and the amount of work that goes into choosing vocal performance as a career. Students often Segway from group vocal coaching into private voice lessons.
Voice Lesson & Evaluation
* Ear Training
* 1 Song from current repertoire to best showcase singing style
Students will continue in voice lessons (45 minute private sessions) until they have basic ear training techniques, breathing fundamentals and clarity of range. This means students should be able to hear notes and sing them thru their full range with ease. Students should also be able to inhale and exhale freely and utilizing breath properly to support their singing voice. Lastly, students should be able to sing fully thru one memorized song without trepidation.
***In order to move in to the “Vocal Coaching Program” the previous must be complete. Chrisette Michele will teach beginner students every 3-4 sessions including the first session***
Vocal Coaching & Repertoire
* Song Breakdown and rehearsal
* Advanced warm-up routine
* Advanced ear training workshops
* Improvisation and riffing technique
* Beginning music theory
In vocal coaching students are expected to be serious about performance, ministry or recording. These sessions are one full hour. Students are expected to come to sessions prepared to sing. This means hydrated, in good singing health and able to sing thru the majority of their range upon entering the studio. These students are building their repertoire of cover songs and/or original music and collecting instrumentals or learning to play their pieces. Ear training includes some theory lessons and gaining basic understanding of chord structure and chord progressions.
***In order to move into the Artist Development phase, students must show a basic understanding of song breakdown and note recognition (ear training). Students must have a basic understanding of the major scale and the ability to easily sing thru “Solfegio”***
Vocal Coaching & Repertoire: Aritst Development
* Understanding the many sides of your voice
* Creating a set list
* Professional performance techniques
In Level 3 of vocal coaching students will work directly with Chrisette and her professional performance staff to create the well rounded singing voice. They’ll work at perfecting clarity thru their full range using Chrisette Michele’s “Clarity Technique”. They’ll work on finding new ways to project emotion and deliver compelling vocals in any genre.
Students in Level 3 will work diligently on developing their personal musical style. Whether singing covers or original music students will add their personal style to the music to make it their own.
Career Paths for the Serious Vocalist
* Creating a live performance
* Career advice from CHRISETTE MICHELE and artist development team
* Live stage solutions advice
In Level 4 of training, students are bringing real life stage and performance issues to the session to have talks intertwined with the session. Topics of discussion are career and performance based. This is not a full team session.
These sessions are still 1 hour in length, but a portion of the session revolves around career path, goals and understanding the path to building a buzz in the music industry. Like all vocal coaching, this session is PRIVATE. To book a management, or parent/child voice consultation, see “Consulting”.
Ten Class Curriculum Pack
***Save $250 when you book a “Ten Class Curriculum Pack” and you’ll spend 10 classes building a repertoire and learning pro-voice skills!
All ten passes must be used within a 12 week period. Weekly sessions are recommended***
What’s the “Ten Class Curriculum Pack”?
Chrisette is very passionate about is each persons individual voice. We all have a few sounds, styles, and emotion choices inside of our instrument. In the Ten Class Curriculum Pack, students are shown how to tap into the full spectrum of their voice using Soul, Classical, and Broadway voice techniques.
Here, Chrisette helps students begin the creation of a well rounded repertoire that hones in on 1 classical Broadway tune, 1 Soul/Jazz or Gospel tune and (optional) one Art/Opera piece. This array of sounds give singers the opportunity to understand voice placement, stylization, clear tone and the more intricate sounds of a soulful tone. This is also great for elementary and high school students looking supplement or create a music program in a school that may not offer one.
Students are also given a class in stage performance and shown how different styles ask for different presentations. Vocalists will be trained in singing with their mind, body and soul. Ear training, sight reading and warm up scales create a well rounded curriculum for a well trained student.
This Package is suitable for students of all ages and levels. It gives young singers a chance to explore and more seasoned singers a change of pace. This course adds variety to the repertoire and a deeper understanding of tone, style and voice placement.
Week 1-3: “What is My Range?”
Students are given warm up drills to find their range, head voice, chest voice and mental blocks.
Students are pushed outside of their comfort zone to experiment with mouth shapes, postures and breath exercises. Here they are able to see what other notes are available to them by using new techniques.
Ear training and introductory sight reading begins during these weeks.
Chrisette pays close attention to the voice, tone and style of the singer here. Vocalists are given very specific breath work and range homework each week. Most students notice a major change during these three weeks.
Weeks 4-6: “How to Rehearse a Song”
Students receive their sheet music and instrumentals for their new pieces.
Students begin understanding the emotion and context of the new music.
Students learn and rehearse new music.
Chrisette shares her personal practice techniques. Phrasing, story building, conveying emotion and caressing the notes begins.
Weeks 7-9: “How to Style”
Students find who and what inside of them resonates with each moment of each song. Here students are learning to find their different inner singing voices and how to apply them to music.
In this block of time students are learning taste, integrity and commitment to lyrics.
The memorized music now becomes a part of the students body and soul. The lyrics awaken here and take on their own new life and INTERPRETATION.
Week 10: “Introduction to Performance Technique”
What parts of my body does the music live in?
Who and what do I become when I sing this song?
What do my eyes do? What do my arms do?
This particular lesson is the beginnings of graduating the music to stage. When possible, it is recommended that students come in to experience this lesson live.
Here Chrisette shares the make up of a live stage, how to own the territory and how to effectively communicate with an audience in both theatre, soul/gospel/R&B, and classical music.