Can Children Be Taught To Sing?
The answer is YES! Children just love to sing, so as their voices develop isn't far better to have them in the trusted care of a Vocal Professional rather than have them figure it out all by themselves? I believe the answer is pretty obvious.
Singing can make learning lessons simple and fun for any child.
I'm sure that everyone of us can recollect learning some basic lessons through singing. Most of us learned our ABC’s through a simple song, that you probably can sing to this day, I know I certainly can. Old MacDonald’s farm taught us how animals speak while helping our memory.
When a child plays and sings the Hokey Pokey they are doing a singing lesson on anatomy. We even teach patterns, numbers and colors with song. Learning becomes fun filled and easy when done through singing.
Singing is critical in a child’s brain development, human development, and emotional well being.
A child's voice differs from an adult's voice and there are some important in differences in children that we need to understand. Basically the differences come down to size and development.
The Lungs are smaller and less developed in children which means that they are able to sustain notes as long as adults, and so they shouldn't be expected to.
The Vocal Cords are also smaller in children than in adults and do not fully develop until the teenage years. This consideration impacts how we proceed in pursuing fact results with Vocal Registration.
The Resonance of a child's voice is different that in adults. Children actually sound brighter, they have higher, brighter voices. This has to do with the Larynx or Voice Box sitting a little bit higher and also with the smaller spaces in the Pharynx, Mouth and Nasal Cavity. In other words, smaller spaces make brighter sounds.
In the same way we have youth sports, we have little singing athletes. Sports allow children to challenge themselves while we monitor their development in responsible and sensible ways and singing is no different.
Vocal Lessons help young singers to develop good habits and co-ordinations with their vocal athleticism. The exercises need to be fun and simple but still focused on specific goals.
This Method teaches anyone how to make their voice sound beautiful. It doesn't matter what quality of voice you presently have or what kind of singing you want to do, this Method will get you the results that many of students have described as truly amazing.
Selecting repertoire for kids comes down to the following factors:
Appropriate language & content
Reasonable Vocal Range
A strong melody for building musicianship
and of course, it has to be enjoyable and fun!
My Singing Lessons in person or online will help your child with: