Jane Edgren has been teaching vocal lessons to singers for many years, and as her studio grew, she wanted to assure that every student was learning basic exercises and concepts, so she developed a simple checklist. As time went on, she realized that expanding it into a curriculum would create consistent learning environment for all of her students. She continued to tweak the curriculum, and it became the basis of her in studio curriculum and eventually led to her first book of vocal training, Sing! 20 Singing Lessons to Improve Your Voice.
In addition to the detailed instructions in the Student Edition, there are 12 months of free online access to over 140 vocal exercise audio tracks and 30 instructional videos. Additionally, each lesson has 40 corresponding online Practice Plans so you don’t have to figure out what to practice on your own. Each has a daily interactive playlist you can use with your smart phone, tablet or computer at the VocalFitnessStudio.com website.
Jane helped me gain the needed confidence to survive in this business. I used to think singing was an innate talent, but now I know that it is all technique. Starting out singing, previous vocal coaches would let you do karaoke over and over. Jane breaks down the song note by note and doesn’t let you sing it with accompaniment until the technique is learned. This has made the difference for me; transforming me from a singer, into to a well-developed performer.
Jane is like no other vocal coach I’ve had. It is a friendly environment that shows big results. I came to Jane not knowing any technique or how to mix or expand my range; I am happy now to say that in my studies I have found all these things with Jane.
Students will be expected to practice a minimum of 15-30 minutes a day, five days a week. Practice amounts increase with experience and improvement. When the exercises are done properly, students can expect to extend their range (in both directions), develop a stronger tone, have ease in vocal production, and coordinated breathing. Depending on the goals of the student, many will increase their practicing to 30 minutes a day, including additional time spent on songs.
Students will be expected to keep a notebook or binder with their lessons, music, notes, and a personal practice record. Students will record their lessons, and will be expected to listen to them at least once during the week.