ONLINE COMPLETE VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASSROOM



Develop your singing skills, get new inspiration and learn more about Complete Vocal Technique, wherever in the world you might be!

The next round of this new 16-week online training is starting in March 2015. The course consists of individual lessons, group lessons, video exercises, assignments and personal feedback.


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WHY AN ONLINE CLASSROOM?
Practicing singing on your own might feel difficult, especially when you run into problems or out of motivation. I think this online classroom might help!

Many people around the world are working on the same issues: increasing their range, decreasing tension, fixing their break, avoiding hoarseness, finding more ease, transitioning between styles, singing in different genres, working through mindset issues concerning their voice and career, choosing the right exercises, etc.  

Although singing techniques should have the intended effect right away, otherwise we are performing the technique incorrectly, we all know that training the voice is not something that happens overnight. It takes time, patience and commitment. So many people lose continuity in their training because of time and location constraints. And many people run into frustration from not knowing where to start, feeling overwhelmed, or not being able to achieve their goals. 

During my own training at Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, I became convinced of the power of group lessons. And many times I have wished that all the singers I work with around the world could just hear each other and learn from each other. That’s why I decided to design an online training course that allows you to develop your singing skills wherever you are in terms of location, finances or technical skill, and connect to a community of like-minded individuals.






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WHAT IS THIS COURSE?
A 16-week ONLINE training course for singers who wish to improve their singing skills and learn more about Complete Vocal Technique. 
  • Personal vocal development
  • Strategies and tips for solving common vocal technique problems, goal-setting and practicing singing
  • Assignments that will help you accelerate your learning and hold you accountable for action (since we all know that accountability is one of the best ways of moving ahead towards your goals!)

THE CVT ONLINE COURSE ALLOWS YOU TO:
  • Receive content of the highest quality at your own pace
  • Learn how the voice works
  • Train vocal versatility
  • Learn to troubleshoot and solve vocal technique problems
  • Learn about Complete Vocal Technique, wherever you are in the world
  • Learn techniques that enable you to sing in many styles of music
  • Develop a musical and artistic approach to singing
  • Develop your auditive analysis skills and train identifying vocal techniques
  • Develop your own analytic and vocal problem-solving skills 
  • Learn years of content in a relatively short and focused period of time


CONTENTS

1. WEEKLY VIDEOS WITH TOPICS SUCH AS: 
  • Working with support muscles
  • Different sensations of support 
  • Better breathing
  • Introduction to the 4 vocal modes (Neutral, Curbing, Overdrive, Edge)
  • The vocal modes in connection with pitch, volume, sound color and vowels
  • Strategies for avoiding tension, constriction and hoarseness
  • Strategies for solving common singing problems
  • Nasality - what it is, what it isn’t & what you
  • and much more! 
  • See the curriculum here
  • During the course you will have access to more than 50 video and audio files with exercises, practice tips, and mini-lectures on the technical subjects. I have also included more than 80 links to selected sound examples that will help you practice your auditive analysis skills and identify vocal modes, effects, and other aspects of vocal technique in different music styles (pop, jazz, musical theatre, rock, r&b, heavy metal, folk, world music, classical, etc). That, together with the carefully selected exercises from the CVT book, suggested reading and corresponding audio examples from the CVT sound library, is a huge library of lesson materials for you to dive into! Needless to say, it would be impossible to cover all of this in 16 private lessons, so this course is an enormous booster for your singing study!

2. LIVE GROUP Q&A SESSIONS / CLASSES: 
  • Access to live, online group Q&A session on Wednesdays. To make it possible for singers from different time zones to join, I am alternating two times: 12:00 pm and 20:30 pm and 12:00 pm CET (Amsterdam time).
  • Can’t make it to the weekly Q&A session? No problem! The weekly class is recorded and you can watch it when it suits you!
3. FOUR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: 
  • Four individual lessons à 60 minutes
  • The individual lesson can be online worldwide (Skype, FaceTime, Google+) or in person (studio Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
4. VIDEO FEEDBACK: 
  • Submit 2 videos for feedback
5. EXERCISES AND ASSIGNMENTS: 
  • Selected exercises, homework, assignments and practice tips to help you train skills and techniques, experiment and explore, and stay on track with your learning 
6. ACCESS TO A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: 
  • Share thoughts and experiences, a-ha moments and practice questions with other singers (your online “classmates” and participants from the previous edition) to support and inspire each other


WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Singers who are tired of running in and out of voice problems
  • Singer-songwriters who are looking for tools to develop their sound 
  • Aspiring singers and artists who have some performance experience, but lack technical and singing confidence
  • “Natural” born singers who are looking for some concrete techniques to tie it all together
  • Actors and dancers trying to get comfortable at singing
  • Singing teachers who are looking for some new knowledge and inspiration
  • Professional singers looking for new inspiration 
  • Anyone who is bored to death with their current singing exercises 
  • Classical singers wanting to train contemporary commercial music styles, pop, jazz, rock, 'belting' for musical theater, world music, etc.
  • Singers who wish to learn about Complete Vocal Technique but do not have access to an Authorised CVT Teacher
  • People who studied singing at the conservatory but feel there are limitations to their singing possibilities and unanswered questions about the voice
  • Singers who are lifelong learners and have a curious, open mind and a desire to keep developing themselves
  • Anyone looking for new ways of bringing more life into the songs they sing

Katja’s Online CVT Classroom is designed for singers of all levels, from professional singers and voice teachers to amateur singers. All styles of music are welcome. Each week's videos, exercises and group lessons are building on the previous ones. However, because the exercises presume some familiarity with working with your voice,
the course is not for absolute beginners. 

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"Classroom doors" for the 2nd round of the Online CVT Classroom open up 11th March!

In order to guarantee your best learning experience and give you my full attention, space is limited to 8 participants.



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Look forward to working with you!
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RECOMMENDED READING:
Complete Vocal Technique by Cathrine Sadolin
The book is available in English, Dutch, German, French, Danish, Finnish, Swedish - and soon also in Italian!
You can order it here. Click on the book for a preview of the English book (PDF with 18 pages).
WATCH EXAMPLES OF WEEKLY VIDEOS HERE:






GET A SENSE OF THE ONLINE COURSE HERE:
Katja is a great and enthousiastic teacher, with deep and detailed knowledge of the voice and how it works. I find her lessons inspirational and I recommend her strongly. She's the kind of teacher that makes you sing the songs you never dared to sing and has solutions for every 'problem' along the way. Inspiring!
Margriet Sjoerdsma