Cruise ship cabaret singer-in-training
I invested in the KTVA training program a couple of months ago but have only just found the time to dedicate to starting it. I have it admit - it's hard work!!!!
I'm a classically trained singer but I've never put much work into a fairly natural gift. I'm 'good' but have never been great and live in a small city in Australia where my only real performance opportunities have been local amatuer musical theatre. I am currently putting together a showreel to send away to cruise ships and am desperately looking to increase my chest voice range about one three more notes - I can belt to about a G above middle C but need to demonstrate a strong C5 belt to meet the criteria.
I know it will all take time but I think the critical thing is that I learn to take better care of my voice - I always end up hoarse after too much singing and I push my voice too hard.
So many of these concepts are difficult and I'm never sure if I'm doing the right thing. I've watched all of the recommended clips/webinars etc but I'm still not sure that I'm doing the breathing/support thing right. I also can't seem to raise my uvula into my head like Ken does. In saying this, I'm easily reaching notes in the scales in my chest voice which I've never come close to before after only a couple of days training, focusing on the breath support and lifting the soft palatte.
I know it's not much to go on but any assistance would be appreciated! It seems to be a great community. Also, does anyone know how much a web-lesson with Ken is?