Where should I go for voice lessons in the Rochester NY area?
Rochester NY is home to one of the most noted schools in the nation for learning to sing in a Classical style, but what if you don't want to sing Opera? And what is the difference between learning to sing Classical and other styles of singing? The answers are relatively simple: A Classically trained agenda is to develop a 'legato tone' in a specific classification, such as mezzo, alto, or tenor to accommodate the composers musical intentions. Every other style of music (Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Metal etc) utilizes a degree of 'conversational tone', which encourages the singer to find their own sound and identity so that they stand out as a one of a kind instrument. As you can imagine, the teaching style differs greatly between the two general styles of singing.
How do I find the right vocal coach for me?
If a 'conversational tone' sounds like the path for you, the next step is to find a teacher with a thorough understanding of the vocal anatomy, years of stage and studio recording experience, and a passion for inspiring vocal creativity in others. Singing coach Richard Fink IV is the leading expert in both vocal health and artist development in the Rochester area. Not only is Richard an award winning vocalist who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest vocal note ever held, but he is also an award winning songwriter, vocal producer, and founder of the International Vocal Scholarship Program.
Over the last 20+ years in the music industry, Richard has worked with multi-platinum selling artists, broadway stars, and aspiring singers of all ages and skill levels in Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Hardcore, Folk and several other genres throughout the Unite States and in over 30 other countries around the world. Richard offers a free student consultation at his private studio in Bergen NY (20 mins west of Rochester) so you can sit down and meet with him to discuss your vocal development before committing to any paid lessons. This is a great way to find out if he is the right teacher for you before you even begin.
Discover your voice:
If you would like to find out more about Richard and how to schedule a voice lesson or free consultation at his private studio, please visit www.RICHARDIV.com
Voice lessons are available at Castle Nine Vocal Studios (pictured to the left) and online using Skype or iChat. Contact information and FAQ regarding lesson rates, cancellation polices, and other details are available at richardiv.com/faq.htm.