Intro Private Lesson
Approach to Classes
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As a Vocal Instructor/Coach, Orville Heyn takes an individual approach with each student.
Introductory Private Lesson: Assessment
Subsequent Private Lessons
Orvilles Approach to Classes
Classes are kept small, never more than ten people in a group. This ensures that every individual receives the right amount of personal attention to address his or her specific needs. Each class is two hours long and a series runs for ten weeks.
Unique Multidisciplinary Approach
Orville draws from areas beyond singing to create a holistic approach to training your voice. Among these are Effortless Mastery (a path to creative freedom as devised by Kenny Werner*), the Alexander Technique (an approach to body alignment), Vipassana meditation (a way of awakening the body to sensation), Ashtanga Yoga, the martial arts (such as Karate Do and Tai Chi), actors improvisation and scene study.
The benefits of Orvilles multidisciplinary approach soon become evident as your focus and retention noticeably improve. Orville states, Our current school system instills in children and adolescents alike, the belief that I am good at this and bad at that. This would not be the case if students were taught the art of learning, the art of being a good sponge. Unfortunately, these beliefs persist into adulthood for most individuals and can often interfere with their vocal development. Orvilles multidisciplinary approach will accelerate your rate of absorption. With increasing frequency, you experience glimpses of how you used to learn in the first few years of life. A three year old can learn a complex language and think in it in a very short period of time. Orville teaches that this function can be regained even in adulthood.
Everything you learn is then applied to exploring the musical style of your choice. Orville believes that all the technique in the world is useless if it is not first applied to the style of music you love best.
Only after you start to feel more comfortable does Orville encourage you to explore other styles of vocal expression. Exercises and song accompaniments are recorded so that you can develop your technical ability, repertoire and musical vocabulary.
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