Singing Teachers’ Resource: Kaya’s “Style Menu”
Please feel free to use this free tool for singers and singing teachers to help your students (or yourself) to explore various “pop tricks” for the more commercial genres
I devised this tool in 2017 after delivering a workshop to the Vocology in Practice instructors in Los Angeles during Summer 2016 on how to develop singers’ style, especially after learning technique and running workshops for the BAST network of singing teachers. It is particularly effective for singers who are a little scared to improvise or step outside the comfort zone with these new sets of rules. It is a great tool for improvisation!
It is based on voice science principles, with the ‘starters’ on the left hand side being about vocal health and voice production and the right hand side; musicality and creativity.
If you should decide to use this resource in your lessons, please do credit me and I would really appreciate it if you send me a little note saying what you found useful and how/if it worked for you!