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1. Vocal training with ELESVEE is not centered on classical vocal techniques, although many bel canto techniques are certainly relevant regardless of genre specific singing. The individual and ensemble training is centered across all genres of popular music. Therefore, even though the ability to read music is always an asset, you will not be tested on it, nor will you be judged for not reading music.
What I care about is your “ear.” i.e., the ability to listen well, reproduce pitch perfectly, and create style on call.
~ Gary Powell
TO DEMONSTRATE: Here is a video of the Ensemble 109 women who were given the challenge
of adopting this vocal style in perfect unison in under 45 minutes. These women are Level 4 singers, so hopefully you won’t be intimidated at all. Everybody starts someplace.
It’s challenging; yet safe and fun to be a beginner with us.
2. Okay, stick with me on this one: Your voice is important, but your ear and how it enhances your ability to sing is more important. So, you can expect some unconventional ear training in becoming the best singer possible.
3. Ages 14 and up are eligible to subscribe to Elesvee training after being accepted by through the assessment process. The ability to read music is not required.
4. For assessments, you are welcome to bring recorded tracks, sheet music, or a lead sheet. Don’t have anything prepared? No problem. Book an assessment time anyway and we’ll help you from there.
5. Hopefully, the level of competition will not intimidate you from showing up. Maybe you have something undiscovered about your singing. Let’s find out. In doing vocal workshops around the country, I sometimes find singers hiding out as sax players or cellists. They were just brave enough to show up and then we all benefited. Your big break is up to you.
6. Choose songs that you can sing in tune. (see #2 Tip) Some of you are songwriters, so if you like, perform your own songs. Elesvee sings in many different genres, so I suggest choosing two songs, each in a different style. Some of you are musical theater singers. Great, bring it! Gospel singers, bring it! Jazz singers, bring it! Singer/songwriters, bring it! You get the point, right?
7. It is likely that I will stop you in the middle of a song. Don’t take it personally. I will also do some fun exercises at the piano to learn a little more about your “ear.”
8. Life is short. Bring the fun!
Still have questions? Email [email protected]!