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Blaise Malaba - a qualified singing teacher with over 5 years experience working with singers of different levels. Professionally trained opera singer, he has a successful career as a freelance Opera singer, working with major companies in the UK and internationally. Finalist of prestigious competitions such as Toulouse International Singing Competition and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Former member of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Program at the Royal Opera House, he holds a MA degree in Opera Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he is also an Honorary Associate. Blaise was awarded a silver medal by the Worshipful Company of Musician of London and was named Rising Star by the BBC Music Magazine (October 2020). His stage experience working with various singers and conductors gives him a lot of practical knowledge that he enjoys sharing with his students.
The tones of the human voice possess a power and charm far superior to those of any musical instrument. The object of vocal study is to make the voice irreproachable in its intonation, firm, strong, flexible, extended, and to correct its faults.
Singing is an art, and one the most difficult of the arts to master, and any one who attempts to learn it must be prepared to be devoted, work regularly and be patient with himself because the learning process requires time. There`s no difference in the level of devotion to practice between a professional and amateur singer considering that they both must aim for quality and healthy singing.
We should remember that the human voice is the most delicate of all instruments, susceptible to more and more varied influence than any other. The singer has to combine in himself the instrument and the performer. He has not only to learn how to sing, but how to be and to remain fit for singing. The singer has to combine also the arts of the musician, the public speaker, and, to a certain extent, the actor.
The character of the voice is not determined by range of notes, but by quality and timbre of tone. The voice must be described and used with reference to its quality, or volume and timbre, and not with reference to the number of notes which you can sing.
A good method of singing must always be in harmony with nature and the laws of health. There is a special individuality in every voice, as in every face, and therefore every voice must be treated, on its own merits.
Every singer must aim to produce beautiful, powerful and most importantly healthy sound which must be free of any unnecessary tensions and discomfort. So, by trial and error, perseverance and guided by sensations, we find the 'natural' sound which will be developed by progressive exercises that will strengthen the voice and encourage it to become more flexible and will progressively develop its power.
My job as a singing teacher is to guide the singer in the process of learning their instrument, building a solid vocal technique, finding their own voice and maintaining the voice in good shape.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
- Improvement of your technical skills by understanding the vocal mechanism.
- Understanding of the voice registers.
- Learn about breath control and support of the voice.
- Preparation for emitting the voice (posture).
- The attack of vocal sounds (articulation).
- Exercises that will progressively bring flexibility, expand your vocal range and power.
- Study of agility.
- Improve your musicality (phrasing, rhythm, dynamics and style).
- Learn more about good vocalization / warming up (perfect intonation, equality of the note-value, equality of strength, legato, harmony of the timbre).
- To fix faults in voice production (nasal sounds, tremolo, slurring...)
- How to deal with vocal fatigue.
- Clearness of pronunciation and correctness of emphasis.
- Communication through singing (interpretation).
I teach privately in the studio, from my flat, online or I can travel to you in some case. Singers of any level are welcome.
Price: GBP 48 per hour
NOW! LET'S EXPLORE YOUR VOICE AND BUILT UP YOUR CONFIDENCE