THE CONNECTION METHOD
The Connection Method (TCM) is a vocal system unique to Chorus Studio. TCM balances the importance of functional vocal technique with self-reflection and performance.
There are 4 Pillars to the vocal pedagogy of The Connection Method: Breath Management, Pitch Coordination, Resonance, Control and Maintenance. Mastery of the 4 Pillars will enable you to sing evenly and effortlessly throughout your vocal range. From there, you choose what you want to sing and how you want to sing!
Learn how to optimize your breathing for singing. We'll teach you to power your instrument with diaphragmatic breathing. Then, we'll teach you to manage and regulate the airflow with vocal exercises that encourage a beautiful, smooth and resonant tone throughout your range.
Condition your voice to sing in tune with ease and precision. Expand your vocal range and learn to sing smoothly from the bottom to the top of your voice. Smooth over any vocal cracks or breaks with personally customized vocal exercises, then apply your newfound skills to your favourite songs. We'll teach you the skills you need to sing with confidence.
Calibrate your vocal tone to project fully, freely and beautifully. Learn how to optimize and play with the sound of your voice to best suit your favourite genre of music. We'll teach you to sing with the kind of resonance that gives you goosebumps when you hear it and keeps you coming back for more.
CONTROL & MAINTENANCE
Our goal is to teach singers of all levels to sing in their true, authentic voice. We want to teach you to sing in a free and natural manner, with no breaks or sudden changes in tone from the bottom to the top of your voice. Through functional vocal technique, we'll teach you the skills you need to sing with tonal clarity, emotional expression and the flexibility to sing your favourite songs.
Once a singer has achieved a healthy balance in their voice and when they feel ready, we provide in-house performance opportunities at our community choirs, Singers Circle performance workshops, Open Mic Nights and theatre productions. These opportunities help novice singers to further improve their skills and confidence.
This entire system is what we call "The Connection Method": learn functional and effective vocal techniques, perform in a safe environment, gain confidence, connect with other collaborative and passionate singers, and repeat.