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Motor Learning In Singing: The Importance Of What, How, And When with Heidi Moss

Thursday 16th February 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

When we learn to sing, we are engaging in very specific motor learning processes: we design exercises like scales and arpeggios, train on different vowels, and practice until we have a sense of automation.

However, much of the research in the motor learning field is derived from physical activities very different from singing.

Although the enthusiasm for the ideas is warranted, singers and teachers need to understand the uniqueness of the vocal motor system to best design learning strategies.

This short course will describe how the over 100 muscles are recruited in the brain when we sing. As the most complex behavior in humans, order and process are essential components to the system.

We will explore more efficient strategies for imprinting motor elements that will require less “undoing” and make singers feel progress and ease faster.

Heidi Moss

Heidi Moss, is a Bay Area performer, educator, and scientist. Noted for her “rich and radiant soprano” (Edward Oriz, Sacramento Bee) has performed on national and international stages...

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Attend this course for as little as £22 as part of the Voice Professional Training CPD Award Scheme.

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(London Time)

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(London Time)

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