Voice lessons are a very personal journey. To sing — to perform with your body and breath — is an expression that is rewarding, but also very instinctive. Learning the techniques that help you focus and express those instincts involves an understanding of your respiration, as well as a fundamental control of your core muscles. Singing is physical, and there is a “workout” element to vocal study, as you build and refine key muscles in your abdomen, such as your diaphragm and costal muscles. Mastering those parts of your body that enable you to sing with the most control and precision is a fascinating pursuit.
For voice lessons in Cincinnati, there is nobody we would recommend more highly than Jenna Schroer.
Meet Jenna Schroer – Voice Teacher at Toedtman School of Music
Ms. Schroer is a revered and respected operatic soprano, who earned her Masters in Voice from CCM (University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music). While studying with Kenneth Shaw, she sang lead roles in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Britten’s Albert Herring, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. She also sings Kirtan music with MEKALA, and recently sang the mezzo solo in Middletown Civic Chorus’s production of Handel’s Messiah.
Yoga and Voice?
One thing that sets Schroer’s voice lessons in another field from many is her deep knowledge of yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor at World Peace Yoga in Clifton, and she brings that extensive understanding of breath, musculature, relaxation, and focus from yoga into her vocal instruction. Many of the techniques that contribute to a mastery of yoga help directly with the physical, spiritual, and mental practice of singing.
Accessing the different resonant chambers in your torso and skull requires a fine-tuned control over your body, and the muscles that help your lungs and diaphragm are part of a broader muscular system that yogic practices can help you to govern. Breathing, posture, and projection are all inextricably linked, and are all core, base-level expressions of your physicality.
Looking for Cincinnati Voice Lessons? Look no further!
For a free Cincinnati music lesson at our Sharonville studio – on drums, piano, bass, double bass, guitar, woodwinds, trumpet, violin, viola, and voice — contact Toedtman School of Music by calling 513.772.7900, or by filling out the contact form below.