Teaching young voices – Irene Verburg

workshop (90-150 min.)
Saturday 9.30hrs
Domplein 4

Whether you are a music or voice teacher, working or aspiring to work with young singers (age 9-16), in music class, choir or individual lessons, in this workshop Irene Verburg will take you into the wondrous world of teaching children and teens. A child’s voice cannot be trained in the same way as an adult’s voice, and in this interactive workshop Irene will work with a group of young singers from Nationale Koren, to demonstrate exercises that have an immediate effect on vocal quality, breath control, posture and intonation. Participants will be invited to join in vocal warm-up and breathing exercises. Next to general effective vocal technique for children and teens (in groups), Irene will also introduce you to her approach on teaching boys (and girls) through adolescent voice change. You will leave the room with a lot of tools, tips and tricks to bring to your own teaching situation. 

About the session leader

Irene Verburg

Irene Verburg

Voice teacher and conductor Irene Verburg (the Netherlands) started her earliest training in the National Children’s Choir of the Netherlands. There, she discovered her passion for singing. She studied Classical Singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Master Degree) and at the Dutch Opera Academy. Winning the prestigious Dutch Government Talent Award enabled her to continue her studies in New York.

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