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Check back regularly to see the latest & upcoming events and announcements from Downingtown Music Academy! The calendar is regularly updated with all of the information you’ll need to stay up-to-date.

When to modify vowels when singing

When to modify vowels when singing

Do you want to learn how to modify your vowels for singing? Today I’m going to be teaching you four tips on how to modify your vowels to successfully sing higher and lower notes, for pop and classical singing, and to fix different problems with your singing voice....

Preparing a song

Preparing a song

Many students struggle with the application of their skills after doing warmups or learning notes. Here are some ways you can apply your new skills to learn that killer vocal or piano repertoire: Flash cards: choose notes from the song to make flash cards with. This...

Activities and Resources to Encourage Practice for Kids!

Activities and Resources to Encourage Practice for Kids!

Looking for ways to motivate your child to practice?  Look no further!  Below are some fantastic resources and activities for kids who need a little push to get them started! Jumbo Songs (some understanding of music reading required) Many kids get frustrated trying to...

2019 Best of Downingtown Awards in the category of Music Instructor

2019 Best of Downingtown Awards in the category of Music Instructor

It is our pleasure to inform you that DoRayMi Lessons has been selected for the 2019 Best of Downingtown Awards in the category of Music Instructor. For details and more information please view our website: 2019 Best of Downingtown Awards - Music Instructor If you are...

Seven reasons to gift music lessons this Christmas

Seven reasons to gift music lessons this Christmas

Do you have a loved one or child who wants to learn music?  Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself this holiday season to some lessons and learn to play some seasonal classics?  Here are seven reasons to give yourself or someone you love the gift of music this year....

Healing musical wounds – Part 1

Healing musical wounds – Part 1

A couple years ago I had a blog on the ways to deal with performance anxiety. More years teaching have passed and I’d like to think I’m a little older and wiser (maybe 😉) about this heated topic. The truth is that extreme stage fright usually comes from old wounds...

The Elusive Head Voice

The Elusive Head Voice

A major concern of many beginning students is expanding their range.  So many potential singers subscribe to the belief that they “just can’t sing high”.  Many are shocked when in the first lesson with me, they are able to reach pitches as much as an octave or more (8...

Downingtown Farmers Market

Downingtown Farmers Market

DoRayMi Lessons will be doing a student showcase on May 12th and May 19th at the Downingtown and Malvern farmer's markets, respectively. Check out our most talented students at these events and see what lessons can do for you!

3 singing habits that keep your voice healthy

Singers, Please Belt Responsibly! Many singers want to keep their voice in tip top shape in order to retain range, flexibility and power. No one wants to hassle of a fatigued voice or worse, vocal damage, right before a big performance! Aside from rest, hydration and...

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When to modify vowels when singing

Do you want to learn how to modify your vowels for singing? Today I’m going to be teaching you four tips on how to modify your vowels to successfully sing higher and lower notes, for pop and classical singing, and to fix different problems with your singing voice....

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Masters Class – Cherisse and Cherissia Williams

Do you want to learn what it takes to perform and get feedback from people who have done it? Join us for our first monthly zoom masters class on April 18 at 12pm. Our guest speakers will be Cherisse and Cherissia Williams-who have performed with opera houses around...

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Preparing a song

Many students struggle with the application of their skills after doing warmups or learning notes. Here are some ways you can apply your new skills to learn that killer vocal or piano repertoire: Flash cards: choose notes from the song to make flash cards with. This...

read more

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