New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York City
Every person possesses a powerful, natural voice that reveals who he or she truly is. Often, mental and physical tension, past experiences and fears lead to inhibitions that restrict the natural flow of the voice, resulting in a forced, unnatural sound and blocked energy centers. This course creates a supportive environment in which self-consciousness will dissolve and the natural voice will emerge. To encourage vocal growth and development, a repertoire of exercises is given that will increase mental and physical awareness, improve body alignment and stimulate natural, reflexive breathing. We will also work on opening the channel for sound vibrations, resonance and range. Group singing of folk songs and spirituals helps participants to express themselves with sensitivity.
Note: No previous vocal background required.