Voice Lessons by Molly Durand in Hollywood, CA

Voice Lessons by Molly Durand in Hollywood, CA

Molly Durand has studied voice and worked professionally since the age of 12.  She has learned and experimented with many different styles of singing and training but through her own personal exploration she found her voice in a way that wasn't being taught.  She was asked to coach singers by a music producer who hired her as a session singer.  That was 8 years ago and she has been teaching ever since.  

MD STUDIO FOCUS:

First is always breath.  But not the type of shallow breathing we do day to day.  A singer, no matter their status or experience, must deepen/open/expand their diaphragm daily.  

Second is to release or at least become aware of body.  The instrument is within the body and needs nurturing and understanding.

Third is to stretch the voice and throat and buzz/vibrate the face and ear/nose/throat.  Feeling the sensations is key.  

Fourth is to discover the inside of the mouth, tongue and back of throat.  

Fifth is vowels...

Sixth is applying the relaxation and understanding of voice from warm up in to an actual song.  This is now also the performance aspect that Molly has a keen eye for expanding.  Through connection to the text and vowel modification the song can be transformed.  This takes guts and vulnerability and no one will be excused until 100% has been given.

8th-a-zillion is up to how far the student wants to go

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Tremor Technique to deepen breath and release tension in body.  We hold unconsciously so Molly uses physical techniques to unlock these hidden blocks.  The action via physical gets to the conscience quicker than an intellectual approach.  

Vocal warm ups that enhance breath support, open throat, align placement and more fine tuning

Vowel warm up and lecture and then application to song

Ear Training for those in need

Perfomance and Creation.  MD Studios holds master classes for those interested or those ready for an audience.  Vocal Recording Technique is also offered for those wanting to become recording artists or those who want to start that process.  

PRICE & LOCATION

MD Studios is in Hollywood, CA and online FaceTime sessions are avaliable as well.

$60 per lesson.  Lessons last 45 minutes to an hour.  

Text or call 323-497-7978 to schedule a lesson.