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SUMMER Classes

Summer 2021 Class Registration is now open.

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* Summer 2021 Belting Technique Phase I & II Classes begin July 10 *

 

Open Registration Classes

  • Open to All Singers – (Students do not need to be an Enrolled student to attend)
  • SPECIAL BONUSParticipation in a class also includes membership to a private Facebook group for each class for EXTRA help and support between sessions, where Heidi will communicate class agendas, distribute general class information,  assign group practice partners, make daily class-related posts, and will actively answer any questions students may have between classes with live video “pop-ins”
  • Additional Free mid-week Zoom “Tune-in/Tune-up” sessions for students who want even more 1-on-1 help
  • Participation in classes is online using Zoom, with Hi-fidelity sound enabled
  • All classes are recorded and made available to each student for practice between classes
Winter 2021 Belting Technique: Phase I

What else will you need?

  • Students must have their own computer with Zoom installed, a webcam, and a high-speed internet connection.
  • For the best quality online voice lessons, Skokstudio knows students will additionally need an external USB microphone, a mic pop-filter, and wireless over-ear headphones. Skokstudio has carefully selected this equipment and conveniently bundled it all together as the Enhanced Online Equipment Toolkit.  We make  this available to students to purchase at retail cost, but also offer it as a free rental to students who make the decision to Enroll during this promotion. 
  • Students pay only the class tuition fee in full at the time of signing up for the class. There is no additional registration fee to start up and no agreement to sign to take open registration classes. 

What else do you get AFTER you take a Class?

  • NO REGISTRATION START-UP FEE for the first year for students who decide to Enroll in ongoing private lessons AFTER completion of the class
  • Early Decision Bonus: FREE Student Rental of the Enhanced Online Equipment Toolkit containing a microphone, headphones, and a pop-filter, including setup assistance from our Studio Manager, for students who also choose to Enroll in private lessons AFTER or DURING attendance of the class 
    (See more details about the exclusive benefits of Enrollment at Skokstudio)
Winter 2021 Belting Technique: Phase I

How do you apply?

  • Scroll down the page to take a look at our Open Registration Class offerings.
  • Pick one that fits your development level and click the register button.
  • You will next be redirected to the Skokstudio Scheduling site, where you will first complete an online questionnaire about yourself and your vocal background.
  • Then you will checkout through a secure shopping cart, where we accept all major credit cards for payment.
  • Once you complete checkout, you will receive email confirmation of the class seat reservation and we will be in contact with you in the next 24 – 48 hours.

Summer 2021 Class Offerings

 

Belting Vocal Technique: Phase I

Foundation concepts of chest voice will be taught along with individual custom exercises. Includes basics of chest dominance, connecting to the breath, and production of a solid chest voice that does not include the throat but that does include a piece of head voice. Students will be able to bring the lower chest tones successfully into a higher register without strain. A song list is provided with over 75 songs for the singers from which to choose but songs can also be added with the approval of the instructor.

Six weeks,  90-minute online class each week via Zoom (Nine total in-class hours).
Plus: up to three total hours of additional optional mid-week “check-ins” between classes!
 

Maximum class size: 5 students
Class meets on Saturdays at 4:00pm EST
First class session is Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 4:00pm EST 

Class Dates: 

  1. July 10, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
  2. July 17, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
  3. July 24 , 2021 at 4:00pm EST
  4. July 31, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
  5. August 7, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
    6. August 14, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
  • Students age 18+ must have completed 1 to 3 years of prior regular weekly lessons 
  • A Vocal Evaluation may be required prior to taking this class.
  • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons

Belting Vocal Technique: Phase II

This is a continuation of the Belting Technique: Phase I class, where advanced concepts of chest voice will be taught along with individual custom exercises. Includes further development of chest dominance, connecting to the breath, and production of a solid chest voice that does not include the throat but that does include a piece of head voice. Students who have not already taken Belting Technique: Phase I must be able to demonstrate some ability to belt before being admitted to this class. A song list is provided with over 75 songs for the singers from which to choose but songs can also be added with the approval of the instructor.

VIRTUAL CONCERT
Phase II Students will also then perform their songs at the end of the class in a Virtual Concert as an opportunity for singers to perform online and to demonstrate their new belting ability for family and friends! The Virtual Concert will be livestreamed to both the Skokstudio Vocal Instruction YouTube channel and here on this website on the evening of the final Phase II class. 

Six weeks,  90-minute online class each week via Zoom (Nine total in-class hours).
Plus: up to three total hours of additional optional mid-week “check-ins” between classes! 

Maximum class size: 5 students
Class meets on Saturdays at 1:00pm EST
First class session is Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

Class Dates:

  1. July 10, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  2. July 17, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  3. July 24 , 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  4. July 31, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  5. August 7, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  6. August 14, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
  • Students must have already taken Belting Technique: Phase I as a prerequisite, or must be able to demonstrate some ability to belt already to be admitted. 
  • A Vocal Evaluation may be required prior to taking this class.
  • Students age 18+ must have completed 1 to 3 years of prior regular weekly lessons or already possess an advanced vocal ability
  • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons

Belting Vocal Technique: Phase III

This is a continuation of the Belting Technique: Phase II class, where advanced concepts of chest voice will be taught along with individual custom exercises that implement a yoga stability ball*. Includes further development of chest dominance, connecting to the breath, and production of a solid chest voice that does not include the throat but that does include a piece of head voice. A song list with predominantly pop songs is provided with over 75 songs for the singers from which to choose, but songs can also be added with the approval of the instructor. Students must have successfully completed Belting Technique: Phase I and II as a prerequisite for this class.
*Students who do not have a yoga stability ball can request one for an additional fee.

VIRTUAL CONCERT
Phase III Students will also then perform their songs at the end of the class in a Virtual Concert as an opportunity for singers to again perform online and to demonstrate their belting ability for family and friends! The Virtual Concert will be livestreamed to both the Skokstudio Vocal Instruction YouTube channel and here on this website on the evening of the final Phase III class. 

Six weeks,  90-minute online class each week via Zoom (Nine total in-class hours).
Plus: up to three total hours of additional optional mid-week “check-ins” between classes! 

Maximum class size: 5 students
Class meets on Wednesdays at 6:00pm EST
First class session is Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

Class Dates:

  1. July 7, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  2. July 14, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  3. July 21 , 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  4. July 28, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  5. August 4, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  6. August 11, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
  • Students must have already successfully completed Belting Technique: Phase I and II as a prerequisite. 
  • A Vocal Evaluation may be required prior to taking this class.
  • Students age 18+ must have completed 1 to 3 years of prior regular weekly lessons or already possess an advanced vocal ability
  • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons

BELTING VOCAL TECHNIQUE STUDENT GALLERY

WINTER 2021 BELTING TECHNIQUE PHASE I CLASS

Spring 2021 Belting Technique: Phase I Class
Spring 2021 Belting Technique: Phase II

Spring 2021 Belting Class Students Speak Up!

"I had a wonderful experience in the Belting 1 Class. Heidi has a genuine, unaffected warmth and is committed to seeing her students succeed. With Heidi's guidance, I've discovered a whole new sound and can access a part of my voice that had previously felt closed off. I'm excited to continue with the next course!"

Teri Kowiak

Professional Singer, Voice Instructor, www.terikowiak.com

"This class helped me gain much more confidence in belting because I learned how to do it with the proper technique. These skills have opened a new door of opportunities. I believe that I am now one step closer to being a more versatile singer."

Samantha Stack

Student of Vocal Performance at Bowling Green State University

"Heidi's belting class helped me discover a completely new and wonderful part of my voice.  Not only has it been a fun discovery to know that I have the ability to belt and now sing along with all my favorite rock songs, but this new training has immensely helped improve my singing overall."

Luana Berger

Vocalist

“The belting courses I have taken with Skokstudio have been immensely beneficial to understanding my voice from both an anatomical and emotional perspective. The skills taught in these lessons are holistic, in that the approach focuses first and foremost on how the voice feels inside the body and once the placement is correct, making adjustments as needed to the tone and inflection of the sound. This technique is beneficial as it helps to build both a singer’s belt and also strengthen the head voice, creating a refined sound from the top of the range to the bottom.

Riley Scharf

Vocalist, Member of vocal duo "In Fine Leather, www.infineleather.com