Nicole Gill – Vocal Coach
From the minute I decided to be a vocal coach, I worked my butt off for 3 years attending every training program, conference and networking opportunity. This along with reading every book I could insured I had the knowledge to begin helping singers to develop their voice.
In contemporary music there isn’t a set technique for everyone to follow. Heavy metal genres to country and folk are all classified as contemporary genres. This means there is a whole array of different singing techniques across genres. Although there are definite rules in healthy technique, there are stylistic differences. Vocal coaches need to understand different genres in order to train each singer efficiently.
Due to the demands of the music industry artists and singers may strive for unique styles. This means they are using their vocal mechanism differently. Individuality might be something that an artist has built their career on. As a vocal coach you need to find ways to ensure their vocal technique is efficient, without changing their unique sound.
These challenges have always intrigued me. It is each singers individuality which has kept me passionate about voice training. Firstly, you have to analyse and assess the singers current technique, then you can develop it. Kind of like a voice prescription.