Voice Lessons near Orange

It's great to start at a young age!  Have you ever wondered why it's so easy for young children to learn more than one language?  Music Maker introduces music fundamentals to children at the time when their hearing capabilities are developing rapidly.

Why take singing lessons

  • To learn to read music score, find a note, various scales, and music theory.
  • To learn various musical standard, musical styles.
  • To learn breathing technique and strengthen lungs
    • balance between lower and upper register
    • chest voice vs head voice
    • the use of chest register
  • To learn to control volume
  • To overcome the nuances of performance
  • To identify your own natural voice, natural rather than artificial
    • what it can do and cannot do
  • To learn how not to ruin your voice
  • To identify vocal faults and to correct them
  • To learn vocal technique: non-vibrating sounds, straight tone, proper vocal cord closure
  • To learn different measurements: range, power, flexibility, riffs, runs and style.  

Recommendation

  • PYLUSD School District, see recommendation.
  • Anaheim City Recreation Department, see schedule (Click Special Interest, Click Location: Music Maker Academy)
  • iLEAD Home Study Program, see info

NCIS, Temptation, Cote De Pablo, Edmond Allmond on the piano.

Our faculties

  • Edmond, Allmond

    Edmond, Allmond

    Teaches Piano, Voice, & Vocal Performance

    Masters Studies in Composition & Conducting: UCLA
    Music Performance & Composition studies: Loyola Marymount
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  • Mary Burroughs

    Mary Burroughs

    Teaches Piano & Voice

    Undergraduate studies in piano and voice: Point Park University PA, Cypress College, Santiago Canyon College
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Teaching Method/Book

Practical Vocal Method (Vaccai)

Italian composer Nicola Vaccai (1790-1848) was known for his operas in his day, but today is remembered as a master voice teacher. Vaccai composed these exercises for training the classical voice, extending range and increasing agility, breath support, and all other technical issues of singing. The art of singing reached a zenith in Italy in 1800-1840. Vaccai's “Practical Method” has been used by millions of singers since its first publication in Europe in the 19th century. Schirmer released the first American edition in the early 20th century, and it remains a classic for voice study. The method comes in various editions for different voice types, including this one for mezzo-soprano, alto or baritone.

Vocal method book

Learn to sing and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about equipment used by singers, vocal health, and getting acquainted with reading music. You will then move right along to breathing, vocalizing, proper warm-ups, and singing songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding music. You will learn to sing an array of musical styles including pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to the idea of individual interpretation, which will help you color your songs with your own unique style. The book features a chord and scale chart for reference during and after your lessons. 

Vocal Warm-ups

Singing requires putting the rest of your busy life aside and focusing on both the physical and creative components of making art through sound. Just like athletes, musicians must warm up to be limber, relaxed and ready to perform, and to prevent strain or injury. These 25 warm-ups are designed to take your voice and body from their everyday habits and routines and to focus and prepare them to sing well. The exercises begin with broad, large-muscle relaxation techniques and breathing work, and move on to a gradual, relaxed warm-up of your voice and strengthening of your vocal skills. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. Three songs are also included for practice.

The City Of Orange

The City of Orange, with a population of 138,640 is situated in Central Orange County, approximately 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The City's land area is 27 square miles. The City's planning area is 38 square miles, with a "Sphere of Influence" area of 55 square miles. Included in the City's Sphere of Influence is 18,500 acres of undeveloped land owned by The Irvine Company.

Some highlight in the city are:

  • Irvine Regional Park is nestled among a grove of heritage Oak and Sycamore trees. The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded turf areas provide a serene setting for leisure activities. Santiago Creek bisects the park and a pond with stone-work waterfall and foot bridge is located in the center of the park. The variety of landscape greatly enhances the park's beauty. Remember to visit the OC Zoo inside the park.1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 
  • Orange Hill Restaurant, escape to our patio and relax with a glass of wine from our award-winning wine list or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail from our vibrant O BAR lounge. Touting high-quality seasonal ingredients and local produce, Orange Hill serves USDA Prime Steaks aged perfectly up to 28 days, chateaubriand and a signature miso marinated Chilean seabass. Recently awarded Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Sunday Brunch by the Orange County Register, Orange Hill offers an experience that you will never forget. 6410 E Chapman Ave, 6410 East Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-4355 (Cliffway)
  • The Outlets at Orange, shop, shop, shop....20 City Blvd W. Orange, CA 92868-3100

Irvine Regional Park