Welcome to the 21DayVocalTrainer!

The 21-Day Vocal Trainer is an easy-to-follow online training program for singers that provides singers of all levels an extremely efficient step-by-step framework for quickly getting into serious performance shape by developing the muscles that support the voice through 30 minutes of exercises per day.

The 21 Day Vocal Trainer is built on many years of experience and is developed to improve your voice and singing shape.

The program is a combination of many exercises. Some of the exercises are for softening and stretching muscles and tissues, others are for strengthening the muscles.

I explain everything in detail as you progress through each day of the 21 day course.

What does the 21-day program involve?

The 21 Day Vocal Trainer is a 3-week course, with 18 x 30-minute sets of exercises. And 3 days of rest included during these 3 weeks. You can schedule these days off for whenever suits you, or simply follow the recommended course flow. The important thing is that you don’t have to start all over if you miss a day or two while you are completing the program.

Let me tell you about the philosophy behind the program, and why it in some ways is a different way of working with your voice – and why it will have such a dramatic impact on your singing.

Breathing and flow

Breathing and support are the cornerstones in all kinds of singing, and the thorax is your amplifier.

Sometimes we block the flow of the air without realising it. We end up using the wrong muscles when attempting to reach high notes or simply sing with more power. This can cause tension in the neck, shoulder or larynx muscles. We end up tired, with a 'hoarse voice' or simply frustrated, because we have the feeling that we aren't getting the most out of our voice or our practice time!

To allow the voice to 'unfold' beautifully and reach it's full potential, muscle control and timing is required. The whole point of the 21 Day Vocal Trainer is to give you a highly effective set of exercises, that allow you to take a small step back from your daily practice routine. During the course we spend time training areas that are vital for the voice, and developing the interaction between the muscles which control inhalation and exhalation - with great results.

It is well worth the effort, and I promise you the improvements you experience will be indisputable.

The clear and structured framework of the 21 Day Vocal Trainer makes it both easy and possible!

Let me briefly take you a bit deeper into the philosophy of each week of the program.

Week 1: The rib cage

The rib cage is the most important part of the body for all singers. During the first week of the course, you will learn a series of stretching and breathing exercises for training the inhalation muscles located in the rib cage.

EXERCISES - WEEK 1

During this week you will quickly begin to experience clear changes and improvements to your voice. We will lay the foundations for the dramatic improvements you will continue to experience as you progress through the rest of course.

To get a bit technical for a moment: we work on the diaphragm, intercostales externi, serrates anterior, pectoralis minor & major, latissimus dorsi etc. Don't worry if you don't know all these areas of the body - everything is explained in extremely simple terms during the program.

We also do a number of breathing exercises, stretching, as well as working to further 'open up' and build the ribcage - your vocal “amplifier”.

I can assure you that the results come quickly each day and are very easy to hear!

Week 2: The back

During Week 2 of The 21 Day Vocal Trainer, we focus specifically on the effective use of the muscles located in the back of your body.

The back is an area of the body that tends to hold a lot of tension, which unfortunately has the side-effect of impeding your singing. You may not realise it, but this area of the body is responsible for much of the warmth and depth of the quality of your voice, which is why it is so important, and well-worth spending time on.

As we begin to release this tension, it is as if a layers of held-back sound get released along with it. It is truly remarkable how quickly your voice seems to 'unfold', as if these layers of sound were packed away in a suitcase and inaccessable.

EXERCISES - WEEK 2

During week 2, we work on the flexibility of the spine and ribcage, along with continued breathing and stretching exercises.

Once again, the results come quickly and are evident and extremely easy to hear.

Week 3: The relationship between the front and back

Focus now shifts to gaining a balance between the ribcage, back and front. The center of your body is essential for the flow of you breath and voice.

EXERCISES

We work on the the spine and inner core to get the balance between front and back. We work on exhalation muscles, especially in the abdomen.

Results are immediate and easy to hear.

Why is sound added to some exercises?

Some of the exercises focus on the connective tissue. The connective tissue forms the pattern of the bodystructure. When we work in specific areas of the body with sound and movement, we can dissolve old, worn out habits and produce new patterns that have a powerful impact on your voice.

The singing exercises are intentionally very simple and you can always combine the physical aspects of the exercises throughout the course, with more advanced singing exercises or scales, if you prefer to do so.

A quick word about the physical challenge of the course:

None of the exercises are designed to hurt or be too akward!

If you for any reason you find the exercises, as demonstrated, too physically demanding, simply adjust them to suit your own abilities, and then complete them as well as possible.

This means stretching and bending your body a bit less - I assure you that this will in no way lessen the benefits the exercises will personally provide you.

That said, it is also well worth it to push yourself within reason - so I encourage you to do so - that is, to get out of comfort zone, without causing injury to yourself!

Some of the exercises focus on the connective tissue. The connective tissue forms the pattern of the bodystructure. When we work in specific areas of the body with sound and movement, we can dissolve old, worn out habits and produce new patterns that have a powerful impact on your voice.