The A2Z Smart Music Group is always looking for new and improved methods to teach singing and help others FIND THEIR VOICE. In 2014 we began working in avatar based virtual worlds, opening a free music academy in SecondLife.com and in 2016 in Kitely.com. Why do we do this?  3D examples for vocal concepts can make a huge difference in your understanding. Unfortunately, setting up your computer for access to these virtual worlds can be a challenge.  Due to these challenges we recognized that we needed to continue looking for virtual options. Check out our first BETA EXPERIMENT in virtual training — all you have toRead More →

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It’s true. You are stuck with the voice you were given at birth (**See exceptions below).  The size and shape of your vocal cords, along with the size and shape of your resonating cavities determines your unique and personal vocal fingerprint; but, that is also what MAKES YOUR VOICE SO SPECIAL. The GOOD NEWS is — if you don’t like the way you sound when you sing, YOU CAN CHANGE THAT! Most people who ask this question are singing with inferior technique, resulting in poor voice.  This is not the fault of the vocal instrument …it’s because of the unskilled musician playing it. Singing well requires a balance ofRead More →

FREE SINGING LESSONS & TIPS © Copyright Yvonne M. DeBandi, BME Have you ever been on a long road trip and wished the tank in your car was larger so you didn’t have to stop so often to fill up? How about singing long notes? Is your tank full enough to hold the note to the very end? In the last couple of tips and lessons we have talked about making better choices for breathing and gaining control over your airflow. Today we are focusing on breathing capacity. Unlike a gas tank in your car, you can build your capacity to bring in more oxygenRead More →

Balancing the Physical, Mental and Emotional Aspects of Singing © Copyright 2015 Yvonne DeBandi Singing is a beautiful, athletic artform; the result of the balance of physical, emotional and mental choices of the artist. Some artists focus on the technical side of singing, others focus on delivering their message and mind-blowing performances; but the true artist will work at achieving a personal, unique synergy between all three. Some singers make it much more difficult on themselves than it has to be by confusing the issue with two words, “right” and “wrong.” This is especially true for young singers training with personal coaches. You must rememberRead More →

INTRODUCTION Breathing properly for singing is the most important foundation technique. Each and every tone we create is carried on the airflow of our breath. The more control you have over the air flow, the more control you will have over your singing tone. Imagine a kite flying high in the air. When the airflow is consistent, the kite will fly smoothly and steadily on top of the air current. When the airflow is inconsistent the kite will bob and dive with no rhyme or reason. Your singing tone is much like that kite. If you provide a strong steady airflow, your vocal tone willRead More →