Thank you for joining the first class of the ​ Kelly Kerr Vocal Method. You’ve made a powerful choice to change how you sound to the world.  

Although we are all born with the essential parts for a beautiful speaking and singing voice, few are given the actual skills to do so.

No longer will your own voice be a mystery! Now, you will begin to explore the range and possibilities of your voice with techniques tools used by the most beautiful voices in the world.  

​Whether your hope is to speak with more power or sing with more flexibility and range, you will now learn some basic movements to help you begin to achieve your vocal goals.

These simple techniques provide the basic foundation for a lifetime of continued vocal improvement and discovery!

 Vocal Fundamentals 101 - Preparation Phase

Voice study requires a “Warm-Up” period to dis-entangle unhealthy voice habits and consciously adapt new breathing patterns.

The techniques and vocabulary you learn in the first three chapters of the course are the most important of all. They are deceptively simple, yet engage the most essential parts of your vocal mechanism.

These exercises and techniques of this warm-up phase ensure that you easily find your most healthy, core voice.

​Learning Materials


Each chapter contains one or more of the following:

 - Written class notes

 - Audio or video instructions 

 - Audio practice materials
-  Four online group classes with Kelly*

* You will receive a notice to join the meeting from Zoom, a web application, with your telephone, computer or other device. You will click on the link and it will download the web app for you to join.

If you are unable to attend the live meetings on Monday evenings, no worries, I will post the recordings on the website the next day.

Class materials for the upcoming chapters will be released on Monday nights after the online classes.

Practice

Focused & scheduled "Me" time with no distractions

The Kelly Kerr Vocal Method lessons have been distilled from many decades of experience. My goal has been to define the most essential steps and simplify each so that anyone can build a glorious voice. But, of course, the steps are not going to help you if you don’t take them.  

The principles and techniques you learn in this class are quite simple. In fact, they are so simple that it could be easy to take them for granted. Yet, therein lies their power. The slower you move through these simple exercises, the more they reveal their treasure.

Turn off attention distractions, (media devices, music)  to help you remain focused upon what is happening inside of your body.

Even though the voice and breathing exercises  are simple, they require your full attention. The small movements and breathing patterns can easily be overridden by distracting actions in your environment. 

The first skill you learn in voice is the mind/body focus: How to maintain your focus upon the breath, sensation and sound inside the vocal mechanism. 

This kind of mental focus takes practice to become natural.

Consistency is key


​​Consistent, weekly practice is critical in order to achieve deep and lasting new skills.

Schedule about 20 to 35 minutes a day, four or more times a week for focused practice.  

Even if you can only manage a few minutes of ‘mindful’ focus some days, that’s ok too.

You may separate your practice time into smaller segments during the day as long as you focus only on the learning materials without distraction.  

Even a little bit of focused attention every day will bring subtle and significant changes to your voice.  

Your Practice Space

Carve out a special place in your home for your daily practices.

You will spend some fine times in your solitary practice, so it is important to create an inviting and comfortable place.

Even if you don’t want to practice, please, just GO to your practice space and do something voice related in order to establish the habit.  

Just do it.

Journal

A journal for notes, drawings and insights.

When you change your voice, you also make fundamental changes in how you appear and sound to the world.

These small changes happen gradually, yet create significant outcomes over time.  

Please use this journal to record your vocal insights, visions, questions and progress.

Mirror

​Your mirror is one of your best teachers. You will learn that small movements that compose your smile or the way you move your head when you breathe can hamper your vocal sound.  

You will learn how small habits of language, smiling, facial expressions and posture interfere with your best healthy voice. You will dis-entangle and rest these old language and expressive habits and learn precise, simple movements that support your core, healthy voice.

​How long until I see results?

You will unlock lifelong vocal tension in your very first lesson!

These first techniques are the same the that form your most advanced vocal techniques. As they become more comfortable and habitual, you will notice positive changes in both your breathing capacity (The fuel for your voice.) and your vocal tone.

You can expect ongoing improvement with your consistent practice and attention.

​The "Vocal Fundamentals 101,” preparation phase can take you from three to four or more weeks. These are your most basic vocal tools that you will use over and over again.

It’s important that you not skip any steps and maintain a consistent practice schedule, as they provide the foundation for the Vocal Fundamentals 102. Take your time and enjoy the learning process.

Remember: Slower is faster.

I’m very excited to share these simple, timeless voice techniques with you! You join vocal masters who daily practice these same fundamentals to build and maintain their voices.

Now, YOU will discover the voice inside that you’ve been longing to hear.

Let's begin!

​Course Goals

  • Unlock voice tension.  

  • Learn resting positions of most important points of  your vocal mechanism. 

  • Increase breathing capacity. 

  • Control the direction, location and speed of your breathing cycle and why it’s important. 
  • How to ‘warm-up’  or 'prepare' your vocal/breathing body.

The techniques of Vocal Fundamentals 101, Chapters One, Two and Three, strengthen your body’s vocal instrument so that each vocal tone lands squarely in its perfectly-sized resonating ‘pocket’ without pain, pushing or constriction.

Take your time and enjoy the learning process.
I’m very excited to share these simple, timeless voice techniques with you! Join vocal masters who daily practice these same fundamentals to build and maintain their voices.

Together, we will discover the voice inside that you’ve been longing to hear.

Welcome.

Kelly

​Assignments

  • Acquire a voice training journal.  
  • Assign a specific ‘study’ space where you can practice your voice.
  • Install a full length and/or hand size mirror

​Questions for your journal

  • ​What would you most like to change about your voice?
  • Are there any parts of your voice or voice personality you would like to discard?
  • Which voice qualities would you like to develop?  
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