Find your sound.
Get individualized lessons based on your goals.
At The Tabor Studio, it's all about meeting you where you are and helping you grow. From breath control and confidence building to audition prep and live performance coaching for your next gig, we are ready to help you tackle new skills and break through your fears.
Lessons are usually broken into two parts:
• Technique work
• Song Practice
Singers develop a technical understanding of their voice as an instrument, learning the most authentic and productive type of singing for their voice. The voice can be a challenging musical instrument to grasp, as it is basically invisible, is different sounding to others than to ourselves, and is also used in our a day to day lives. As such, each singer learns how to recognize the feelings and sensations in their mouth (jaw, tongue, soft palate) and abdomen, and how to maximize breath efficiency to create a fuller and more present sound. We work to release tension, creating a relaxed body with a calm, focussed mind. We use a collaborative approach that builds upon the basics of classical technique and expands to include Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Vowel Isolation, and Singing by Speaking Voice. Generally, we spend the first half of each lesson exploring and practicing simple phrases and physical exercises in order to create sustainable habits for this relaxed voice. Advanced students will also explore melodic improvisation, ear-training, music theory, and more complicated riffs and runs at this time.
We aim to help you grow and meet the demands of every song you sing, while also helping you find the best way for each song to fit your unique voice. The technical work you learn in the first half of your lesson is then applied to your song, while we also seek out the specific stylized sounds that you need. Please feel free to bring in your own material, but we are happy to assist you in selecting a song too. Students have studied virtually every style of singing imaginable with us and often explore multiple genres. From Pop to Classical, Musical Theater, Gospel or Rock, you name it--we have done it all! We encourage those interested in musical theater to take at least one acting lesson with us, as acting is a critical part of that performance medium. Depending on your needs, we are also happy to throw the lesson plans aside that day and dive into audition prep, sight-singing practice or something completely different! This is ultimately your time to explore and better understand your instrument and yourself, so we want to help you do so in every way possible.
All students are also invited to perform in our regularly scheduled The Tabor Studio Concerts. These take place 3-4 times a year. We also frequently hear about auditions, workshops, discount classes, and other industry events and love to see our students take advantage of these opportunities that bring them closer to their goals. These are the moments we have to celebrate all of the hard work you've put in, and we love seeing our students find success!