Singing is an excellent source of pleasure and fulfillment. Solo practice and Singing with others can provide a deep sense of satisfaction.
Music is great for social gatherings and family time. A creative alternative to Computer Games and TV Shows.
Learning to sing will allow you to listen to music with greater enjoyment and appreciation. Since you will learn how songs are put together, your listening ability will become more refined. You will start to hear and notice more distinct details in the music that you listen to. Songs that you have been listening to for years will seem richer as you hear nuances that you have never noticed before. You may also start to enjoy songs from other genres of music that you would normally never listen to.
Numerous studies have found that Singing releases endorphins and other chemicals that reduce stress and promote feelings of well-being.
People often report an uplifting feeling from singing, especially singing with others.
Performing well for an eager crowd is a great feeling. Managing stress and performing under pressure are valuable skills that students carry with them for life.
Practice is key to a Musicians success. Making time to practice and spending your time practicing efficiently are skills that can be applied to all aspects of Life.
New Fine Tune students receive our “How to Practice” Ebook detailing ways to encourage fun, productive, practice.
THE HUMAN VOICE
We are all born with a voice. Since the beginning of time Humans have been vocalizing their needs and thoughts.
Singing is, without doubt, the ultimate instrument. It has been around the longest, i† is used in every genre of music and is the only instrument that can play a melody and tell a story.
The Human voice is powered by air. As we exhale, air flows passed our Vocal Chords. Our Vocal Chords (or Vocal Folds) are open when we breathe and closed when we eat. To Sing, we leave them open just enough that they start to vibrate really fast, 100-1000 times per second depending on the note. With practice, Singers develop the muscle strength and muscle memory to position their vocal chords to sing specific notes. The whole head is involved with making the sound from the vocal chords resonate, the position of the head and the shape of the mouth have an effect on the voice. Combined with posture, good breathing, and the inevitable dancing, singing is a whole body activity.
The emotion of the human voice together with the ability to tell a story make music with singing way more popular than instrumentals. While there have been notable instrumental hits in the Surf Rock and Big Band Genre, most instrumental hits come from Movie or TV soundtracks. Popular music is dominated by songs with singers, less than 5% of Americans purchase instrumental music. The last instrumental to hit number one was Jan Hammers “Miami Vice Theme” in 1985.
All Fine Tune Academy students are encouraged to Sing in addition to learning an instrument. It is common to combine basic Piano/Guitar instruction with Singing lessons to help students comprehend Pitch and Melody.
Sing is actually a good Cardiovascular exercise. You’ll work out your lungs, improve your circulation, and tone your abdominal and intercostal muscles.
Mature students can maintain Lung capacity that is often lost with age.
FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS
Singing can be learned at a very early age. Nursery rhymes, Yo Gabba Gabba and the car radio are the first singing lessons.
Students age 2 years and up can benefit from regular Singing lessons.
Singing lessons focus on Breathing, Tone, Rhythm, Posture, Confidence, Pronunciation and Projection. Students with Speech Impediments often find improvements in their speaking voice through Singing Lessons.