The DaVinci Center applies the WHOLE MUSIC APPROACH to private and small group vocal/singing lessons. The student will gain exposure to a wide variety of music including opportunities for improvisational singing, harmonization and performance skills. Beginning students are taught vocal technique including breathing, articulation, expressive communication, and stage presence. Advanced students build on this foundation and enhance their strengths and individuality. Need a good reason before you make room among the ballet, soccer, karate, scouts, baseball and reading club to enroll your child in singing lessons? Here are a few.
Develop a valuable musical talent. Shinichi Suzuki, the “grandfather” of child music education and creator of the world-renown “Suzuki method” strongly advocated that children are not born with musical talents, but rather they are developed just like learning a native language through early-age training. By giving your child voice lessons, you will be giving the gift of singing and music appreciation that will become a valuable and medium for satisfying personal achievement and entertainment. In addition to the morale that the student gains from working diligently at a skill and succeeding, this fosters self-esteem and self-worth. In the course of singing lessons, students learn many study and memorization skills that easily transfers over to other subject areas to help them succeed in school and life. Regular voice lessons and practice sessions help students develop advanced levels of concentration, determination, self-discipline and responsibility.
Music instruction helps students develop practical science and mathematical skills such as counting, pattern recognition and recall, geometry, ratios and proportions, fractions, sequences, time keeping and pacing, acoustics, etc. Studies have shown that students who study classical music develop stronger moral character, are much more likely to score high in their classes and standardized tests. As well as children who take private piano or voice lessons develop higher IQ scores than those who do not. Listening skills are increased, and improves speaking and communication skills. This is done by improving the quality of the speaking voice including improving clarity, tone, diction, and expression. Singing students also work on improving their facial and body expression, eye contact and confidence, and become accustomed to singing in foreign languages. Vocal lessons can also develop presentation and leadership skills, develop creativity and artistic awareness, self expression, and music is a great tool to use in healing and self soothing methods.