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"Just had a trial lesson with a prospective voice teacher for next year. He said I've been trained very well, so kudos to my teacher at home. Thanks for all you've done for me, Heidi."
"During my first two months, Heidi has shown me how my body creates tension and how it impacts the sound of my voice. I've also learned a lot about where to pace the sound when I'm singing - and both have made a great impact on how well I perform."
So, you want to start voice lessons? THAT’S FANTASTIC!!!! Here’s what to expect in your first lesson at Heidi Riggs’ Vocal Studio: You’ll receive a confirmation text the Sunday before your lesson reminding you of your day/time, sharing the studio address, and to arrive no more than a few minutes ahead of your lesson time. […]
Common concerns among beginning singers relate to their vibrato, the lack of vibrato, too fast or too slow of a vibrato, inconsistent vibrato, faux vibrato originating in the forcible shaking of the diaphragm or shaking of the jaw, etc…. Typically, I quote Maria Callas, “Vibrato is the gift of good technique.”. I realize this isn’t […]
There is a difference between “classical training” and singing in a classical style. Over the years, new students have been slightly concerned that they might inadvertently become opera singers by studying “classically”. They soon find out, consistency in simple sound production presents many challenges, and no one accidentally becomes an opera singer. Studying classically is […]