Establish a solid foundation
Learn how to get out of your own way and let your body do what comes naturally. Understand the true meaning of breath support and why terms like “Sing from your diaphragm” confuse so many singers. Learn the importance of balance and coordination through the art of Bel Canto and how it applies to singers of all styles.
Adaptive Vocal Techqniques
Adaptive Vocal Techniques is an approach to singing that is based on solid fundamentals. LeRoy has incorporated what he has learned from extensive studies in many different techniques. There are many different philosophies about singing and not all techniques are the right choice for all singers. From the age of 8 years old, LeRoy has devoted much of his life to studying vocal technique. He travelled to Europe, studying in Italy and France. He studied the art of Bel Canto, the Italian school of singing with Giorgio Tozzi, musical interpretation with Natalie Limonick, German Lieder with Hans Hotter, and French singing style with Regine Crespin and Janine Reiss to name a few. LeRoy studied techniques in Opera and Music Theater in New York City where he lived for nearly a decade and in Hollywood, he studied singing techniques such as Speech Level Singing for Pop, Rock, R&B and Jazz. There are many techniques with different names and variations of the same idea and/or approach. Some of these techniques are healthy and safe, while others can be damaging to the voice. Some techniques are misunderstood or misused. Techniques like Vocal Breathiness, or Straight Tone Singing can often be misused, creating a crutch or mannerism for the singer. These are vocal effects that should be used judiciously and never used as techniques in and of themselves. Pulling down on the face to affect the color of the voice, or singing with the jaw or chin protruding forward, High Larynx or Stiffened Flat Tongue are all dangerous techniques, or they are signs of tension or a lack of understanding and coordination of good breathing technique. LeRoy’s Adaptive Vocal Techniques are safe, healthy and methodical …adaptive to your needs, your style. They incorporate the best of all possible approaches to singing, techniques that he has learned from professionals all over the world …techniques that bring about a healthy and natural way for you to sing right now!
Start connecting the dots between a vocalise and a vocal phrase. You’ve studied the technique, practiced every day, expanded your vocal range and applied these principals to learning a song …so what’s next? Put it all aside and start singing! You’re not a machine. You’re a human being with thoughts and emotions so now it’s time to let it all shine through!
Keep working at it!
Get a routine and keep working at it, a singer’s work is never done! Coach and prepare your shows, events, performances. Coach and prep your audition repertoire for Theater, Television, Film, Music Video, Opera and Music Theater Productions, Voiceovers, Recording sessions in Pop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues, Hip Hop …full or half-hour voice lessons. Professional singers can train in person or on the road via Skype …LeRoy has trained kids, teens, college students, actors, singers and dancers alike. You will learn about good vocal health, taking care of your body through proper diet and exercise as well as caring for your emotional well-being. Learn Good Posture, Diaphragmatic Breathing or Deep Breathing or Breath Support, the Tug or Appoggio. Learn about the Passaggio or Vocal Bridge or Vocal Registration or Head Voice, Chest Voice, Voix Mixte or Mixed Voice, Reinforced Head Voice or Super Head, Squillo, Vocal Placement, Resonance, Projection, Vocal Phonation, Sostenuto or Legato Singing as well as principles in good musicianship and vocal interpretation, communication skills and the list goes on!