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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Group Lessons!

The Voice Co-op is pleased to offer group voice lessons. Class size is limited to 12; class minimum is 5.
​Fall 2017 Group lessons begin on Sunday, August 13, and meet each week until Sunday, November 19 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
​This 15-lesson package will cover breathing physiology and exercises, proper posture and tone production. We will learn at least three songs. Students are welcome to attend studio classes and perform on the recital. Please check the "Events" link for dates.
​COST: $175 for 15 group classes, 3 studio classes, and the recital at the end of the semester.






Click on either link above to sign up 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Important article on Vocal Damage

http://www.l2pnet.com/adele-grammys-and-vocal-damage/


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Welcome!

   Voice Studio of Heidi Bindhammer
604 E 48th St
HeidiBindhammer@gmail.com
912-844-8567

M.M. Vocal Performance Georgia Southern University
B.S. Vocal Pedagogy Roberts Wesleyan College


I am a professional classically trained soprano with degrees in Voice Performance as well as Vocal Pedagogy.  In addition to performing with groups in the southeastern United States, I have also performed with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. I have been a member of NATS (the National Association of Teachers of Singing) since 2001.

My 20 years of teaching experience includes stints at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong State University, and Savannah State University.  

While at Savannah State University and Armstrong I have taught the following classes:
  • Music History I and II
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Diction - International Phonetic Alphabet, Italian, German and French diction
  • Music Appreciation
  • Voice Performance
  • Applied Voice
I specialise in teaching a Classical Method, however, I have found that any singer has success with the Bel Canto method as it can be applied to any style of singing. All that is required is a regular practice regimen.

In addition to teaching vocal studies, I also have several years in the following skills:
aria coaching, foreign language preparation, musicianship, how to practice, audition preparation, portfolio assembling.

Some of my other skills include dance ensemble experience, German language study, piano study, as well acting.


   SYMPHONY APPEARANCES


   Messiah soloist, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Soprano
2013
   Soprano soloist Beethoven 9th Masterworks with Savannah Phil.
soprano
2010
   Savannah Sinfonietta Chamber Series - soloist

2006
   Savannah Sinfonietta Knoxville Summer of 1915
Soloist
2007
   Schubert Mass, Symphony Cathedral Concert
Soprano
2007
   Southern Georgia Symphony GA

2006
   Savannah Sinfonietta Soloist, performances in Savannah and Richmond HIll

2007
   Messiah, Hilton Head Choral Arts 
Soprano
2005
   The Rescue of Penelope – Hilton Head Orchestra SC
Athene
2004
   Opera Gala, Savannah GA

2004
   Exsultate Jubilate – Orchestra Players of Savannah
Soprano
2003
   Bach Cantata 21 – Collegium Vocale Atlanta GA

2001
   Pops Concert Series, Savannah Symph Pops Concert GA

2000
   Christmas Concert Series, Savannah Symph Pops Concert GA

2000
   Coffee Cantata, Savannah Symphony GA
Lucy
1999
   Messiah, soprano Savannah GA I Cantori
soprano
1997
   RECITALS, MASTERCLASS


   Soprano soloist Children’s Mass Rutter  1st Presbyterian Concert Series

May 2010
   Holiday Harmonies – singing ensemble

2005-present
   Music Alive! 15 performances Live Oak Public Libraries, Savannah

May 2009
   Faculty Recital SSU (organizer and Performer Arts Faculty)

2011
   Faculty Recital SSU Joint, Georgia Southern Univ and First Pres

2008
   German Lieder Benefit Concert Savannah

2006
   Poetry Festival Concert (organizer and performer) SSU

April 2008
   Master Class at SCAD - Facilitator

Dec 2010
   Musical Director of “Tell Pharaoh” SSU

Feb 2006
   Coach Skylarks at Savannah Arts Academy

Feb 2009
   Benefit Concert Savannah Country Day School Orchestral

Feb 2007
   Coaching various students vocally for auditions

2005-present
   Faculty Recital at Georgia Southern University with Dr. Ricks

2/08
   Night of Opera at Georgia Southern University

2005-2012
   Southern Georgia Symphony Masterworks Concert

2/07
   L’ameró saró costante, Georgia Southern Statesboro Symp Masterworks concert
Aminta
2000
   Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra – guest performer


12/06
   OPERA/MUSICAL THEATRE ROLES



   Barnum, Asbury Theater, Savannah GA
Jenny Lind
March 2015
   The Magic Flute  - Integrative Medicine with Savannah Philharmonic
Pamina, 
First Lady, Papagana, Third Lady
08/13-present
   Into the Woods, Asbury Theater
Cinderella’s Mother
2011
   The Telephone – Savannah GA
Lucy
 2004
   The Telephone – Georgia Southern University
Lucy
2001
   The Mikado – Georgia Southern University
Yum-Yum
1999
   Dido and Aeneas – I Cantori, Savannah GA
Belinda
1999
   Trial By Jury – Pensacola Opera Company Pensacola FL
Plaintiff
1997
   Gilbert and Sullivan Gala -Pensacola Opera Company Pensacola FL
Yum-Yum, Mabel
1997
   HMS Pinafore – Norfolk Savoyards, Norfolk VA
Josephine
1993
   The Telephone- Pensacola Opera Company Pensacola FL
Lucy
1992
   The Impresario – Southern Light Opera, Hattiesburg, MS
Mlle Warblewell
1992
   Pirates of Penzance - Pensacola Opera Company Pensacola FL
Mabel
1992



Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to practice a new song

How to Practice

1.    Review and write notes for any rhythmic problem areas
2.    Determine and mark where you will need to breathe (and do so every single time)
3.    Learn notes and rhythm – for one phrase (or partial phrase) by listening to recordings or play on an instrument such as a piano. Add new phrases after several repetitions until memorized
4.    Work new notes and rhythm for about 10 minutes and review
5.    If you find a section with notes that is challenging, spend extra time on this – mark it and bring it to your lesson for help
6.    Foreign Language – learn how to speak words properly and thoroughly by repetition
7.    Speak through the poetry until it is comfortable
8.    Determine what the poetry is communicating
9.    Speak words in rhythm (many many times)
10.                   ONLY WHEN READY – should you add words, notes, and rhythm

By following all the steps you will learn a song in a healthy way. Sometimes we want to take shortcuts, however, these shortcuts will be at the expense of good technique and will ultimately slow down progress.


You may want to track your progress when working on multiple songs to enable you to set goals for learning.