Lift Your Voice is a 4-week, online, singing and music course complete with video instruction, inspirational stories and an interactive (optional and private) Facebook group for all participants.
Once we begin, you may take these lessons whenever you want, and they stay available to you after the “official” course dates.
We kick things off on Monday, April 6, 2015 and lift our voices together through Friday, May 1, 2015
Learn to sing in a way that feels good and sounds great!
Lift your Voice helps singers and self-proclaimed “non-singers” increase their love for their own voices.
How the Program Works:
- Every Monday’s Email: One video voice lesson from Melissa Mulligan.
- Every Wednesday’s Email: One video of an inspirational yet practical musical tip from a music business mentor.
- Every Friday’s Email: One video featuring an MMVS vocal student (Fridayspiration)!
- Every day: Participation in an optional Facebook group where we will discuss the lessons and share what inspires us about singing. Participation is OPTIONAL and you do NOT have to post audio/video of you singing. You are more than welcome to make friends and network with other participants during our time together!
Some of the Topics We Will Cover:
- How the body sings: It’s about more than breathing!
- Finding your natural voice. It is beautiful and powerful, I promise.
- Pitch, ear training, and harmony
- Basic music theory – the stuff you think everybody already knows (they don’t)
- Vibrato, riffs, and grit
- Truths and myths about singing, music, and the music business
Who is this for?
This program is for singers and self-proclaimed “non-singers” alike.
It’s for everyone I’ve ever met who has wanted to know “Can I learn to love the sound of my own voice?” “Can anyone learn to sing?” or even “How do I know if I’m tone deaf?”
It’s for every aspiring singer/musician/songwriter who has messaged me on social media for help, advice, guidance and validation because they aren’t sure if lessons are for them or they can not afford the financial or time commitment for private lessons.
It’s for every parent who longs to take a few minutes for himself or herself, who wants to explore something creative and fun.
It’s for people who sing in the shower, while cleaning their rooms, while driving (alone or with friends).
It’s for everyone who fantasizes about being brave enough to sing karaoke, sit in with a rock band, play at that open mic down the street, sing for a family member or friend, audition for that show/choir/band and say “yes” to the next exciting opportunity that pops up in life.
What age group should sign up?
This program is for kids between the ages of 10 – 108.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What if I will be away during a portion of the 4-week class?
This course is designed so that you can go at your own pace. You can watch the videos and take the lessons as they come to your inbox each week, or you can do them as your schedule permits. I expect that all participants will have different needs and schedules, so we won’t all be on the same lesson each day. The Facebook group will remain open and active throughout the summer, so we can continue to connect and talk about the lessons long after the official end of the course.
Do I have to share audio or video of me singing during the course?
Nope. There is no requirement to sing in public, online or otherwise.
May I share audio or video of me singing for feedback?
You may! There will be times during the course where I will invite those of you who are interested to either email me or post audio/video to our Facebook group. This will always be optional!
What’s this private, optional Facebook group thing?
We will create a Facebook group that is closed to the public. No one else will see it or have access to it. This is where participants can ask questions and talk about the topics we’re covering in the course. In my experience, if one person asks a question there are others who will benefit from the answer. Plus, we’re going to be a pretty cool group of creative people, and it will be great to connect with one another. If Facebook isn’t your thing, no worries! You won’t miss any of the course material and you can certainly email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
What if I already take voice lessons?
Join us! There is no substitute for taking private lessons with your own vocal coach, but this program is an excellent source of information and inspiration that can be a great addition to your training. Plus, you get access to videos, interviews and worksheets that are only available through this offering.
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