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Worship Vocal Master Class (Video)

In this live class we answered a bunch of questions from worship leaders and singers.  It turned out to be over 2 hours of high level vocal information, including: A walk through of what killed Phil Wickham’s voice and how to avoid it Why your voice isn’t...

Church Singing – NOT for wimps or divas

  Open auditions for any choir or worship team and you’ll run into them; singers who just aren’t sure they’re good enough to sing from the stage and those who are convinced that they are God’s embodied gift to music in the church. The problem is that both of them...

4 Steps to Conquering Stage Fright

It’s OK to admit it.  Sometimes we all get a little freaked out about performing in front of people.  I guess you could say it’s just part of the gig. Stage fright is much more common among performers than you might think.  Barbra Streisand has such...

How to Sing “Victors Crown” by Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech’s (of Hillsongs Austrailia) songs are notoriously hard to sing.   So as my Easter gift for you I’m going to show you WHY that’s true and WHAT you can do to sing this incredible anthem Easter worship...

How to Sing “Beautiful Things” by Gungor

Worship songs can be challenging, especially because worship singers often don’t get to, or aren’t sure how to choose the best key for their voice.   Here are a few quick tips to sing this worship song”better…FASTER”. Non-Members:...

Are bad singers better worshippers?

I’m going to share a secret with you: I’m uncomfortable singing in the church. Don’t get me wrong; I love singing in the church.  But between my inbred-midwestern-Nazarene-born fear of the fine line between ‘swaying for God’ and...

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THE VOICE CLUB BLOG

Where other singing teachers go to learn what no one told them either
DON’T take singing lessons!

DON’T take singing lessons!

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a singing teacher? How many years you have to study, how many qualifications and skills you need to acquire before you’re officially qualified to teach people to sing?   Well…. The answer is none.... read more
Are You Really Talented?

Are You Really Talented?

I’ve worked with hundreds of singers as a vocal coach.  I’ve also performed alongside hundreds of high level singers throughout my career as a studio and live vocalist.  And the one questions that seems to plague us all the most is “how talented am... read more

Opera Challenge: Second concert video

For more information on the full Opera Challenge journey, and how you can learn to sing opera, check out our eBook, ‘Sing Opera: Mastering Music’s Most Challenging Genre’. Loading… Related posts: Opera Challenge: CONCERT VIDEO Opera challenge... read more

Opera Challenge: CONCERT VIDEO

  For more information on the full Opera Challenge journey, and how you can learn to sing opera, check out our eBook, ‘Sing Opera: Mastering Music’s Most Challenging Genre’. Loading… Related posts: Opera Challenge: Second concert video... read more

VIDEO: How to sing an opera aria

  So how do you even start singing opera? In this video you’ll see how I work through an operatic aria, focussing first on getting the basics right and then adding flair and character. Seriously – if I can do it, ANYONE can.     For more... read more

DIY Recording Booth Design “The Cube”

I’m admittedly a bit strange.  You see a room with two glass walls.  I see an incredible acoustical challenge that must be mastered. But what resulted is a new DIY recording booth design that you can use to master your own noisey space. When I arrived as a new...
How to Use GarageBand to Record Your Cover Song

How to Use GarageBand to Record Your Cover Song

In this webinar and tutorial video I’ll show you why any singer at any level can and SHOULD be recording at home.  Then I’ll walk you through the simple steps to make a great sounding recording even if you’ve never used GarageBand before. As a career...
How to Use iMovie to Make Your Own Music Videos

How to Use iMovie to Make Your Own Music Videos

iMovie is a super user-friendly program that can help your videos look great regardless of your experience with video software or computers. That’s because Mac’s are made for creative types. Sorry PC lovers, there simply isn’t anything with this many...
Worship Vocal Master Class (Video)

Worship Vocal Master Class (Video)

In this live class we answered a bunch of questions from worship leaders and singers.  It turned out to be over 2 hours of high level vocal information, including: A walk through of what killed Phil Wickham’s voice and how to avoid it Why your voice isn’t... read more
Church Singing – NOT for wimps or divas

Church Singing – NOT for wimps or divas

  Open auditions for any choir or worship team and you’ll run into them; singers who just aren’t sure they’re good enough to sing from the stage and those who are convinced that they are God’s embodied gift to music in the church. The problem is that both of them... read more
4 Steps to Conquering Stage Fright

4 Steps to Conquering Stage Fright

It’s OK to admit it.  Sometimes we all get a little freaked out about performing in front of people.  I guess you could say it’s just part of the gig. Stage fright is much more common among performers than you might think.  Barbra Streisand has such... read more
How do YOU sing The National Anthem?

How do YOU sing The National Anthem?

Here are some take away tips you can use to start singing (and styling) better…faster! Sing the STORY, not the song Don’t copy what you’ve heard unless & until you’ve asked yourself WHY you’re doing that thing you’ve heard There... read more

Some frequently asked questions about The Voice Club

What is the name of the technique you teach? We teach The Voice Club method – it has its basis in an anatomical teaching approach (like Bel Canto) but is much more streamlined, easy to understand and student-focussed. The one thing we do which no-one else does...
DON’T Sing from the Diaphragm

DON’T Sing from the Diaphragm

In this special edition, The Voice Club director and a fellow instructor share why a singer should STOP worrying about their breath support and START focusing on something else. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON BELOW TO HEAR IT: [audio:http://www.thevoiceclub.com/audio/Singing...
Stop!  You’re Killing Your Voice

Stop! You’re Killing Your Voice

How to Know if You’ve Gone Too Far If there’s one question I hear all the time, it’s ‘how do I know if I’ve done something damaging to my voice?’ which always makes me think of something someone once told me about child rearing....

Singing during pregnancy

As During 2016 European Managing Instructor will be blogging about her experiences of singing during pregnancy and sharing some great advice to help negotiate the changes in your body and your voice which occur during this unique time in a woman’s life. Blog... read more

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Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder

Director, The Voice Club

HOW I SURVIVED SEPSIS TO SING AGAIN

WHAT I TEACH AND WHY

A LITTLE RESUME

CANADIAN NEW ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

Two Students in My Professional Level Program

EXPERIENCE

Director, Certified Vocal Instructor and Vocal Repair Coach, The Voice Club 2009-present

  • Repairing vocal damage for performing, professional singers
  • Preparing singers for competitive, high level auditions
  • Building high level technique and styling skills in performing singers
  • Live show production of musicals for camps and workshops
  • Designer/director of live shows, managing choreography, sets, audio/video presentations and other vocal directors.
  • In studio vocal director for recording projects *Repaired my voice from not being able to speak to professional condition using my own Voice Club vocal training method, to the amazement of vocal surgeons who did not expect me to sing again after a surgical vocal cord prolapse.

Professional Voice/Commercial Talent, 1990-present

  • Addy Award winning voice talent
  • Commercial credits include Hallmark, the NFL, voice of the Sprint phone, Office Max, and thousands of other corporate and commercial projects.
  • Imaging voice of national radio networks
  • Kiosk, e-training and other voice work for a ton of good folks (see www.kim-snyder.com)

Vocal Director, CYT (the nations largest non-profit children’s theater organization) 1999-2004

  • Designed vocal training program for all voices, 8-19year old, male and female
  • Vocal warmups, technique and styling interpretation for high level children’s theater organization
  • Private study with major character roles for increased range, stamina and styling specific to the character.
  • Coordinated training with choreography, costuming, set design and media staff

Certified Speech Level Singing Instructor 2006-2009

  • Instructing artists and performing talent at a high level
  • Continuing education including master vocal training

Professional studio singer 1985-present

  • Jingle singer (Kansas City Royals, Anderson Erickson)
  • Album backup singer
  • Lead singer for musical published works (training CD for actors/singers)
  • Parts tracks vocalist for learning tracks with multiple parts

Other Skills

  • Network trained audio producer and live sound producer
  • Acting/Singing in musicals and on-stage venues
  • Actress in commercial works
  • Featured (until shot dead) in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries

Professional Voiceover coach and studio vocal trainer 2006-present

  • Development of professional and new talent
  • Voiceover workshops covering on screen, stage and commercial techniques for voice talent
  • Live stage training for touring artists and musical actors/actresses
  • Private training for and production of voiceover & vocal demos for major agent submission

Signed Independent Label Artist 2001-2005

  • Performing at major venues, music festivals, NASCAR, etc.
  • Traveled and opened for major label artists at large concerts (30,000+)
  • Performer, Kansas City’s Nationally Televised Christmas Lighting Ceremony. 2003

Professional Band Lead Vocalist 2000-2009

  • Lead for major event bands, upscale conference events, winery events and art fairs, including complex vocal work spanning from Aretha and Celine Dion to directing and singing vocal arrangements for Steely Dan works.

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Attendees who are amazed at how it works

OUR WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

Vocal Bootcamp
**Vocal Bootcamp (2hrs.) How to tell vocal tips from myths – and the truth about your voice almost no one knows.

 

In this fast paced, high energy workshop, we unlock WHY your voice won’t do that thing you want it to and teach singers (and non-singers) how to hear what’s going wrong in their voices.

 

Once you’ve been empowered with the knowledge we let you test your assessment skills as we use volunteers.  See if you’re right and watch Kim apply some quick fixes you can hear and apply right away!  (worship leaders – this is your chance to let your team see their potential, and that you’re human too – a great bonding time for all teams)

 

If you book only one workshop, choose this one.  Vocal Bootcamp provides the essential methodology you’ll need to get the most out of all of our workshops.

 

Requirements: 2 mics with boom stands, keyboard, sound board/speaker for keyboard and mics, screen for video slides (mac adapted to VGA), pens/pencils, seating for more than you expect.

 

Vocal Master Class

*Vocal Master Class (1-2hrs.) is an open forum for everyone to ask questions and receive actionable, results oriented answers and tips from a certified instructor. In this workshop, we will walk step by step through the questions that bug you most about your voice.  We’ll give live vocal assessments and show what’s going on, the science behind it, and exactly what needs to happen to correct it. Among the 5% of instructors who know this information we will teach in this workshop, The Voice Club is the only one to  offer it to those other than high level certified instructors.   We take the most advanced science behind developing your best voice and put it into plain language everyone can understand.   This workshop is filled with actionable steps to start working toward your best voice immediately.   If booked separately from Vocal Bootcamp, this workshop will need a minimum of 2hours.  Maximum time is determined by your schedule.  We could do this for days and not run out of information….but because you must eat at some point, we won’t. Requirements: 2 mics with boom stands, keyboard, sound board/speaker for keyboard and mics, screen for video slides (mac adapted to VGA), pens/pencils, seating.

Mastering the Stage (or the platform)
Mastering the Stage (1-2hrs) covers effective communication with your audience of One and beyond. Your personal worship is key to the success of a corporate musical worship experience.  But nearly all singers, including leaders, say they are sometimes to always distracted from worship by a lack of comfort on stage or confidence with the tools available to them. In this workshop, singers, leaders and tech teams will learn to approach any platform or stage with the same knowledge touring artists have. Gain the confidence to be more comfortable and remove obstacles to authentic worship. This workshop includes important technical information that will not only impact your comfort and ability to accurately hear yourself on stage, but also use the tools of the stage to further increase your ability to sing better. As a professional audio producer, Kim shares secrets to working successfully with a sound person at any level.  Learn what you need as a singer and how to get it out of any sound setup. Then learn to use the tools of the stage to further increase your confidence and how setup the stage to literally set up every singer to sing even better – no audio tricks needed. In the 2 hour version of this workshop, we walk singers through using the tools live and give easy to use, quick tips to move from ok to professional on stage. This is a workshop that every singer needs.  Essential for worship teams and very helpful for your tech team as well. Requirements: stage/platform, 2-5 mics with stands, monitors and speakers, sound board, keyboard, screen for video slides (your basic Sunday service audio setup minus band and video)
Vocal 911
Vocal 911  (1-2hrs) Many singers are headed toward or already have vocal damage and don’t even know it.  What’s even worse, it’s actually pretty simple to avoid, if you have the right information. A certified vocal repair technician who was able to repair her own voice after a medically induced complete vocal cord prolapse left her unable to make sound, Kim Snyder will walk through the most common types of vocal damage, what causes them and how to avoid them.  Plus, learn what few people know; how vocal problems can be repaired without surgery. Then, get real, usable answers to your vocal health questions in the Q&A section. From raspy voice after a cold, to acid reflux to singing through a 2hr. concert two days before vocal node surgery, The Voice Club has helped singers & speakers through the worst and back to their best voice ever. Requirements: 2 mics with boom stands, keyboard, sound board/speaker for keyboard and mics, screen for video slides (mac adapted to VGA), pens/pencils, seating.
Easy Charting for Singers
Easy Charting for Singers (1-2hrs) Learn the official TVC revised Nashville Numbering System adapted specifically for singers (Essential for worship leaders). The Nashville Numbering System revolutionized the speed at which session musicians could learn and adapt musical arrangements.  But the system has one flaw: the human voice covers more than core chords.  This can make a system designed for speed and efficiency confusing and unnecessarily overwhelming for singers. We’ve adapted this time tested method specifically to help your singers of any age with any level of musical knowledge to learn to quickly read multiple part numbers charts quickly.  No music reading required.   For those familiar with the system, learn to chart new melodies, ad libs and harmonies in a way that makes it easy for singers to learn. Requirements: 1 mics with boom stand, keyboard, sound board/speaker for keyboard and mics, screen for video slides (mac adapted to VGA), pens/pencils, seating.

COST

Our passion is making high level vocal education available to singers at all levels. Our mission is to make sure every worship singer has access to this information too. Our pricing structure for church and worship workshops is developed with that in mind. Below are our most requested worship options. If your need is different, just let us know. Workshops include discounted offerings to additional online &/or private training.  

BOOTCAMP WEEKEND:

  • $700 workshop fee
  • Travel and accommodations from Rochester NY

Includes:

  • 2 hour Vocal Bootcamp Workshop (please allow 1 hr for setup and 1-2hrs. for tear down/overflow questions)
  • Up to 6, optional :30 private sessions offered at $35 each ($100 value)
  • 2 hour Team Vocal Makeover with your worship team before rehearsal for weekend services
  • Co-leading worship with your worship band for service(s) of Bootcamp weekend

 

WORSHIP CONFERENCE:

  • $1500, four breakouts (full day), or
  • $750, two breakouts (half day)
  • Travel and accommodations from Rochester NY

Includes:

  • Vocal Bootcamp plus other workshop(s) of choice
  • Workshops each include Take Home Tip Sheets and Actionable To-Do’s to see results long afterwards
  • Attendees receive 50% discount on The Voice Club Academy, our complete vocal training online video program
  • 2, 90 minute private sessions to be given away/used at will during conference visit
  • 2 hour Team Vocal Makeover with sponsoring churches worship team before rehearsal for weekend services
  • Co-leading worship with sponsoring churches worship band for service(s) of Bootcamp weekend

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The Voice Club Academy professional vocal & performance video training program
Six modules, countless training videos and actionable downloads, PLUS a high level vocal training system customized for your voice type; with how-to videos, downloadable guides and mp3’s to practice with!

  • View high level training videos on vocal roadblocks, vocal styling and how to develop your unique style.
  • Watch others learn the same concepts you’re studying
  • Watch as professional singers do it right…and wrong
  • And finally understand WHY

All while you get the same high level vocal education once only available to top pro’s for thousands of dollars per session.

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The Voice Club Academy professional vocal & performance video training program

Six modules, countless training videos and actionable downloads, PLUS high level Vocal Workouts customized for your voice type; with how-to videos, downloadable guides and mp3’s to practice with!

  • View high level training videos on vocal roadblocks, vocal styling and how to develop your unique style.
  • Watch others learn the same concepts you’re studying
  • Watch as professional singers do it right…and wrong
  • And finally understand WHY

All while you get the same high level vocal education once only available to top pro’s for thousands of dollars per session.

BONUS: When you complete the Academy you’ll get a FREE one hour private Skype consult with The Voice Club director, Kim Snyder!

THE ACADEMY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

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