Northeast Ohio Vocal Arts Academy
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Ava is a trained singer who is knowledgeable in the "nuts and bolts" of singing technique that can be applied to any singing style. She explains to and shows the student by demonstrating. The lessons are also recorded for practicing at home. Also a very nice person!Dec 16, 2012
Ava can take even the most timid and wallflowery of singers and turn them into sonic powerhouses. Between the development in technique, performance, and focus, it's very difficult to not come out the better for having been a part of NOVAA. Ava is both an expert in vocal technique and the art of stage presence. I'm lucky to consider her a true friend and mentor.Dec 12, 2012
My experience with Ava has been nothing short of amazing. She is the most charismatic and outgoing vocal teacher I have ever met. I took the Beginner vocal lesson set with Ava, and I must say that I was challenged every day! She was constantly encouraging me to do better, to practice my newly-acquired technique whenever I could and to not be bashful about singing with my diaphragm! She gave me many, many pointers about proper stance and proper neck and head positions. Ava is a wonderful teacher-and quite an accomplished singer herself! Not only does she know the mechanical side of singing (how to make your body do it), but she also knows which parts of the body help to make your body sing properly! Amazing!Dec 11, 2012
- What types of customers have you worked with?MUSIC BASICS Learn note names and values; then find pitches on a keyboard, and how to count rhythm on a professional level. Ear-training exercises will help develop singing in tune, and simple songs, canons and a cappella compositions will be used to learn how to sing harmony and have FUN! VOCAL TECHNIQUE Increase your singing range and refine your tone. Make your voice more powerful and improve your diction. Prevent vocal fatigue and hoarseness. Learn how to perform repertoire from the classics, Broadway shows and more, in private lessons and small classes and have FUN! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Acquire a professional acting technique: learn how to craft thrilling characters, make innovative and effective acting choices in for a scene, incorporate your emotions more fully in scene work and have FUN! PERFORMANCE SKILLS Gain insight in critiquing yourself so you can enhance your technique and build confidence. Conquer stage fright and present repertoire in a prepared, confident manner. Fine-tune materials, polish your look, and personalize your style and have FUN!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?WHAT IS A TRAINED VOICE TEACHER? Teaching voice is NOT like teaching any other instrument. The voice is a living instrument; if an under-qualified instructor doesn't know how a voice develops physically from childhood through adulthood, or doesn't understand the mechanics of vocal production and cannot troubleshoot where a singer's problems lie, SERIOUS, possibly IRREVERSIBLE damage can happen to a voice. Many teachers are simply singers who have taken lessons and are attempting to recreate the process with untrained performers. Even professionals, such as choir directors, music teachers and seasoned performers believe they are qualified to coach singers in solo vocal technique because they have experience in vocal music. Authorities agree that the best voice teachers have studied comprehensive pedagogy, which involves observing the teaching process for many hours, months and even years. Observing develops a practitioners ear for acoustic and physical progressions that students must undergo in order to achieve healthy vocal coordination. Dont be afraid to ask an instructor about their training, and be sure s/he knows how to guide you to a technique that will allow you to sing for a lifetime.