The TOP online voice coach
Since launching in 2010, Bohemian Vocal Studio has become synonymous with GREAT singing and steadily grown into the premier studio for Rock Singing Lessons online. Learning to sing online has become the standard for professional singing lessons to learn singing with the BEST voice coach worldwide from the comfort of your own home – no matter WHERE you live.
Well versed in every singing style out there, and with extensive experience coaching students with all manner of accents and voice types – Bohemian Vocal Studio now specialises in coaching ‘difficult’ voice types and helping singers with thick accents and unique voices.
The most efficient singing practice
As a naturally low Baritone, Kegan started Bohemian Vocal Studio out of frustration at the lack of resources available to ‘non standard’ singers who either have unique accents, such as his Australia accent, and unique voice types, having a voice that naturally hits the bass range. With the practical steps-based coaching that Kegan prides his studio on, it’s no longer “A Tenors World” when it comes to GREAT singing, with many Bass, Tenor, Baritone, Soprano and many other voice types now improving their voices each week using Kegan’s simple method.
Can you help with my low male singing voice? Absolutely – as a low Baritone myself, I totally understand the unique issues you face with a low voice type, and how many other coaches out there simply don’t understand why your voice doesn’t “Just do” what their voices may do. My approach is designed to encompass all voice types, even for the lowest bass singer – with vocal placement and proper vowel tuning, no voice is too low of difficult to improve, increase and develop control over.
Can you show me how to sing from your diaphragm? The right way to think of it is actually to breathe USING your diaphragm rather than singing from the diaphragm. A large dome shaped muscle that lies at the very base of your lung chamber, with training you can actually extend the diaphragm down into the abdominal cavity and create a ‘vacuum’ or pressurised air that in turn will create vibration of the vocal chords that causes resonance – in short, YES, I will absolutely show you how to sing from your diaphragm.
Do you have any free singing lessons online? Indeed I do! You can check out hundreds of singing tutorials right here at BohemianVocalStudio.com and also check out the ever growing list of free singing lessons online available at my YouTube channel.
Can you teach me how to sing rock? As a lifelong “Rock Guy” myself, rock singing lessons have become my specialty. Learning how to sing rock takes patience, finesse and the right approach – exactly what I teach here at Bohemian Vocal Studio!
Will you team me how to sing high notes easily? Learning how to sing high notes easily is a delicate skill that only the BEST voice coach can show you – fortunately, my steps based approach to singing ENSURES that you will release and improve your singing voice, all the way up into your high range.
I want to learn singing from the BEST – Having coached touring professionals, students who have performed on The Voice, joined and started established bands and even starred in music theatre productions of Shrek, The Producers, Rock of Ages and Fiddler on the Roof, Bohemian Vocal Studio has become synonymous with the BEST vocal coaching and online singing lessons available, just ask my students:
[Quote] The BEST vocal coach EVER! – Ivan (Russia) [/Quote]
[Quote] If you want to sing ROCK, this is THE guy! – Mau (Australia) [/Quote]
How to train your voice to sing better
Private singing lessons with Bohemian Vocal Studio will give you all the proper singing techniques that you need to sing better, sing higher than ever and sing with POWER and EASE. Here’s just a fraction of what you’ll learn with online singing lessons at Bohemian Vocal Studio:
- How to sing in mix voice
- How to hit high notes with ease
- Shape your vowels
- TUNE and MODIFY your vowels
- Place your resonance
- Support your voice with compression
- Set up a POWERFUL foundation
- Posture, breathing and register release
- How to sing higher chest voice notes
- How to connect Chest Voice and Head Voice
- ANY and EVERY song you bring to me
- SO much more!
Learning how to train your voice to sing better requires a professional approach from the BEST voice coach available. Having coached students all around the world with all manner of voice types and varying accents, Kegan at Bohemian Vocal Studio can help you achieve your singing goals FASTER and more EFFICIENT than you ever imagined. With simple and practical concepts like middle voice and vowel tuning, absolutely ANYONE can become a GREAT singer and sing professionally.
The best vocal singing exercises
Sometimes, the most simple vocal singing exercises are the BEST. I often see singers who can sing complicated runs and sing every scale under the sun – but they can’t sing actual songs. Sure, it’s important to train your voice using vocal singing exercises, but an exercise is really only as good as the INTENTION behind the exercise. For example, most singers are taught to sing a LIP TRILL as their first exercise – but do you know HOW and WHY you should train a lip trill?
Why sing lip trill exercises? The purpose of singing lip trill exercises is to first RELEASE your vocal registers, and secondly to train you how to manage your airflow. These two important points would be your INTENTION behind the lip trill exercises you may have been shown in the past, but no doubt you weren’t TOLD this – so make sure you hold the right intention behind your lip trill exercises to get the best out of your warmup and your singing practice.
Foundation is key – A singing voice is only as strong as the foundation that it sits on, so make sure you are setting up a strong foundation by first taking the right singing posture:
- Head up
- Shoulders back
- Chin level with the floor
- Sternum up
Now, this last point is actually the most important part of your posture, and involves widening your rib position. If you try to raise your sternum without breathing in, you’ll notice that your ribs widen and your stomach contracts – this is what is somtimes called APPOGGIO singing technique. If you set up this posture before you sing, it will be much easier to control your breathing and air pressure using the diaphragm rather than your ribs contracting and forcing your air out.
The key to singing vowels correctly
Learning how to SHAPE your vowel sounds is an incredibly important skill that every great singer has to learn. You don’t pronounce your vowels when you sing, you SHAPE them using your tongue, and you TUNE them by altering the width of your vocal tract. Lets keep it simple for now by SHAPING our vowel sounds:
- AH – Tongue concave
- AA – Similar, but with your tongue slightly forward
- EE – Tongue UP at the back
- EH/AY – Similar, but with your mouth ajar
- OO – Either classically with your tongue back, or an AH vowel with your lips rounded
Learning how to replace the center of each of your words with one of these vowel shapes is the true key to singing without strain and increasing your vocal range. You’ll also find that you can sing ANY word you could ever desire using this approach!
Secondly, you need to learn how to TUNE your vowels by modifying the shape and width of your vocal tract. An easy way to learn the difference between a WIDE vowel sound and a NARROW vowel sound is to practice toggling between an AH vowel (the widest vowel sound) and an EE vowel (the most narrow vowel) – can you feel a subtle difference in the width of your throat right around the base of your tongue? Congratulations, you’re in essence tuning your vowel.
Now, the secret to singing higher with ease is to learn to tune each of your vowels all throughout the tricky passages that occur in your range, for example WIDENING your EE vowel through your first break and then continually narrowing it past this point until you release into your high range. This is a specialised skill that really does need professional coaching to implement in the most efficient way, so make sure you book a session with me today so we can TUNE those vowels and have you singing higher than ever before! Vowel shapes singing is really the only way to beat you singing accent and ensure that you are resonating in the most efficient manner.
The key to singing consonants
This is another key aspect of singing that is often overlooked by other singing coaches and even some of the best online singing courses – learning how to sing your consonant sounds in the right manner is the difference between singing SCALES, and singing SONGS.
I like to group the singing consonants into their various types, and form an individual approach for each of my students and their unique voices and of course – singing accents and native tongue. That being said, here’s a general approach to singing even the most difficult consonants:
Open Resonant Consonants – Sounds like M and N require an OPEN soft palate so that air can escape through your nose. Often mistaken as an onset, which should be trained in and of it’s own, these consonants are usually the easiest for most singers, but can be an issue with more closed accents like Australian and even English.
Closed Resonant Consonants – Closed resonants like L/R/W/Y all require you to replace your speech consonant with a VOWEL, for example a word like YES will come “EE-ES” instead with a pure EE vowel replacing the Y. It’s similar with W sounds like WAR, which would become “OO-AR” where a pure OO vowel replaces the consonant. R and L require a specialised approach where you sing the consonant through one of the vowel sounds such as OO. It’s probably easiest for me to show you:
Vowel placement singing
Learning how to PLACE your voice and resonate in the most efficient manner is the ‘make or break’ of a great singer. Vocal placement is often mistaken for classical ‘masque’ technique – but in essence is the OPPOSITE. Where you direct your frequencies for a forward placed “mask” tone, you actually LIMIT the excess frequencies that occur below your top teeth when you are singing with proper placement – you’re not creating EXTRA frequencies, you’re LIMITING the excess ones (think about that for a moment…)
A great way to place your voice is to practice using an “N” or “NG” sound and simply limit any bassy or throaty tones – it doesn’t matter whether it’s not the best tone or not “huge” like you want your voice to be, remember, the INTENT behind the exercise is more important than the exercise itself. The more you practice this simple exercise throughout your full vocal range, the better your vocal placement and vowel placement singing will be.
The trick to placement is then porting this placement over into your vowels – the different between an “N” and a vowel is simply the soft palate closing on the vowel, and opening on the N – so make sure you control the soft palate in the correct manner and allow your frequencies to resonate properly. When you change from the N to the vowel, try to aim for the same placement, even when singing a BIG song or even BELTING – did you know that BELTING actually requires a SMALL and forward placement? That’s right, the smaller your band of frequencies, and the more focused your placement, the more POWERFUL you will sing!
Are you ready to power up your singing and take your singing to the next level? You can book a session with me today and I’ll show you all these proper singing techniques and more!
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Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.