Monday, September 22, 2014

Singing Lessons… How could they Benefit your children?




The Royans Professional Vocal School, (a.k.a, The Royans School For The Musical Performing Arts), has been in existence for over 30 years now.  We opened it on February 15th, 1984 as The Children’s School Of Music. But then, several years later, it suddenly turned into the Adult School of Music with only a few children on our roaster.  In 1987, it, literally, turned into an adult Rock School.  We had a galore of rock bands, consisting of guitar, bass guitar and drum players.  All of them desperately wanted to learn how to sing, as singing is truly a good asset for a band musician to have, and it also makes them much more marketable for that matter.

Now we had “Big Children” in our roster, so to speak. And truly, when I was pulling out those voices that were often stuck in novice, (and not so novice) singers’ throats, necks and shoulders, the “little boy or girl” would practically appear in front of my very eyes, figuratively speaking, of course.  Interestingly enough, some of them could not “walk and chew the gum at the same time”, and thus were experiencing difficulties with taking the instructions. I could always rightfully guess if, in their childhood, they were actually taking any classes like Ballet, Gymnastics, Figure Skating, etc. Those who did, were by far more coordinated, more focused, and could connect the mental visualization with their motor skills.

The Vocal Science Technique requires the integration and synergy between mental, physical, emotional and vocal components. All of our speech and singing exercises are coupled with certain moves, which help with the alignment between the subconscious mind, conscious mind, physical body and the voice as an aimed outcome. If the child, or now the adult for that matter, have been accustomed to think and act simultaneously and already have had a good prerequisite with respect of connecting their thoughts, (with the speed of a bullet, nevertheless), with their physical movements, independently of their vocal abilities; they would be ahead of those who have not been trained with extra curriculum, and thus would not be able to follow the instructions with the same flying colors.

The moral of it is:
Give your child all possible opportunities to develop their mental and physical abilities to the max.
Singing lessons, or anywhere for that matter, and at any age would be the perfect tool to achieve the above.
Keep them busy, keep them safe and keep them out of trouble.
They will thank you when they enter adulthood. 

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