Hi and welcome to Shira Alternative Vocal Coaching. Here you will find classes, courses and workshops to suit all levels of singers from complete beginner, to hobbiiest, to semi-professional all the way up to the top of the ladder to professional vocalists!
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Shira Vocal Coaching is a unique alternative singing method, which combines tried and tested vocal coaching with Eastern breathing and relaxation techniques. No books or manuscripts are required. Learn how to relax, breathe and release your natural voice through this feel-based and fun approach.
The benefits to you are:
Increase vocal range
Reduce vocal strain and hoarseness
Improve tone and pitch
Gain confidence & have fun
Chose to come to class or even do lessons from home via SKYPE
Shira Alternative Vocal Coaching uses an holistic approach, treating the body and mind to get to the source of the fear, which may not always be strictly related to the fear of singing itself. Eg. there could be tension in the body due to stress from work etc. This tension prevents people from being able to breathe properly and relax. The method teaches awareness of mind and of the body and the connection between the body and mind. Through repetitive practise of specific exercises the student re programs themselves to replace old habits with the correct ones. Students learn to identify their own problems and learn how to fix them themselves. This can be a slow process and can't be fixed over night, but with regular homework, the student will find that they will achive their goals more quickly.
Students who are in a career in singing need a vocal coach with them through out their career for support in the same way as a professional footballer needs a coach. The learning process never ends and students should understand that their voice , bodies and circumstances are constantly changing. However, one off lessons can be done for auditions and specific songs. There is a strong emphasis on building confidence.
All students are treated the same regardless of their experience. Shira Vocal Coaching can help everyone from the beginner to the professional singer. Lessons plans are tailor-made, depending on the student's goals and experience.
Shira vocal coaching can also help with using the voice for public speaking and acting etc. We can teach you how to use your voice safely without straining and therefore limiting vocal loss.
Shira is located at a beautiful purpose built vocal and recording studio, just off Merrion Square, in leafy Dublin 2.
One to one Vocal Coaching- Want to know what it's all about? Come for a vocal assessment and a chance to have a one off lesson, before committing to any other classes. We will assess your voice and have a chat, and then we can tailor make a lesson plan to suit your goals, needs and your pocket too.
Small Group Classes ( max 3 people) - Want to share the costs? Either bring two friends, or your band mates to lessons, OR put your name down on our group list and we will hook you up with two other people of around your level.
Have a Superstar Recording Experience on location at our full equipped professional recording studio-
If you would like to record yourself singing a song and go home with your own CD, then we offer a great vocal coaching and recording package either for yourself or up to 2 friends.
Pick a song, work on your vocals with Shira, your personal vocal coach, and then finally record that song with professional sound engineers and producers. They will then mix your track, and put it on a CD for you, ready to share with your friends. A perfect gift.
Once you have become a student with me, you will be added to my mail list (unless you don't want to). You will receive a newsletter with free tips on how to get the best out of your vocals PLUS some of my fantastic videos, where you can do your vocal exercises along with me at home! And I will contact you should any opportunities arise for singing. e.g. there may be some singing jobs going, or sometimes I am asked to round up some singers for shows.
I am also at hand whenever you need to call me, if you need help with anything in a hurry. Once a student at Shira Alternative Vocal Coaching, always a student.
Please feel free to browse www.shiraschoolofsinging.com for more information and videos of me teaching