LaRochelle Vocal Studios is owned by Cecile Larochelle and is operated out of the Beaumont Studios in Vancouver, B.C. Cecile has enjoyed over 30 years of experience as a successful certified voice teacher, performing artist, published songwriter, vocal producer, artist manager, musical theatre vocal coach and mother of two daughters pursuing their own careers in the entertainment industry.
Formerly with SLS, (Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Barbara Streisand, to name a few), Cecile is now a proud member of the International Voice Teachers of Mix. She teaches a proven vocal technique that has contributed to the success of over 120 Grammy Award winners.
Special offer! Pay for 4 lessons and get the 5th one FREE!
This offer is good for the month of March only.
LVS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE:
A Unique Choral Experience
offering vocal training AND surprising repertoire
Director: Cecile Larochelle
Open auditions beginning April 4
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LVS' special March (SPRING) Offer:
Schedule and pay for 4 lessons and get the 5th 1/2 hour lesson FREE!
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Keep scrolling for FABULOUS vocal tip and featured LVS student Isabella Seddon
Last newsletter was about VOWELS and I gave you some very specific tools for narrowing those vowels.
Today I want to talk about VAC. (Vowels, Airflow, Cords)
If you have studied with me you already have a basic understanding of the voice.
In a nutshell if you can remember VAC (Vowels, Airflow, Cords) you will be mindful of the fact that we singers are in charge of ONLY these three elements. We choose the vowel that keeps us balanced, we control the airflow and we maintain cord closure. All else is handled by the robotic brain and out of our control. We look for results in HOW WE FEEL, physically, while singing. So remember VAC when you are practicing. That is your responsibility in the technical application of voice control.
(If this is at all confusing, please come see me:)
check out the video demo at the end of this letter.
The lip bubble is such a perfect exercise. Maintaining the oeu vowel (like book) and bubbling through two registers on the long scale, see how many times you can complete the scale on one breath. This will show you whether your airflow is under control. I did it 7 times in a row without losing air, indicating I probably was not releasing too much air. I can always get better too, but that is a very long phrase. With this exercise you are controlling the V -VOWEL, A - AIRFLOW and C - CORDS "VAC". See how that works for you.
Featured LVS Artist of the Month
Check out Isabella, from Orlando, Florida (a Skype student) "LET'S RUN AWAY"
Singer - Songwriter
says Isabella: "CC has helped me expand my range and have much more control over my voice.....She also is so sweet and makes the lessons a lot of fun!"
|MOTOWN MELTDOWN - the BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR is back at the Commodore Ballroom on March 31 and I'll be singing there. Come and play! And if you can't make it to that, come to the SOUL SHAKE at the Red Robinson Theatre on April 21. (click on highlighted titles for more info)
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