Weekly Teaching Tip – June 27, 2016
by Agata Pisko
When we send our students on stage, the very first thing that should matter to us is that they definitely should have fun out there.
The fun factor however has to be supported by the three following elements – well practised and well learned:
TEXT OF THE SONG
MELODY OF THE SONG
PHYSICAL SENSATIONS WHILE SINGING THE SONG.
I call these three elements of the fun factor “TEXT”.
In order to be able to have fun and truly make music on stage, our student has to fully memorize the text of the song and be able to tell you in their own words what it means to them, the story behind it. They should definitely not use a music stand with the written text on it – they should sing it by heart.
In order to have fun and truly make music on stage, the student must know the exact melody of the song and sing it to you with the accompaniment and without it.
In order to have fun and truly be able to make music on stage, the student must have practiced the melody with the best syllable that encourages their voice to stay in mix. You should practice the melody of the song in various keys and make sure you choose the key where the voice sounds best.
Pracise the three elements until they truly become easy to use.
I promise your students will love to stay on stage!