The Important Stuff

  • Developed for ensemble singers

    Lessons include alignment and breathing, resonance, onsets, tuning, legato singing and visual performance. Lessons delivered weekly to allow for skill development. This course is ideal for those wanting to join (or are already in) an ensemble, but the skills are applicable to all types of singers.

  • Experiential learning

    You wont find any powerpoints in this course! It's all explanations, demonstrations and experiences for the student plus quizzes and guided vocal exercises. Exercises can be downloaded and saved to your computer or device to use later.

  • Develop YOUR best voice

    Low on technical jargon and high on freedom and embodied singing. Singers develop their own unique voice through tension-free vocal production.

Course Modules

The course is delivered over six weeks. One module per week, which gives students time to absorb and practice the skills in each module. Each module includes a video lesson with demonstations, explanations and student experiences, a quiz and guided exercises.

  • Welcome Message (free preview)

  • Alignment and Breathing

  • Onsets / Scooping (free preview)

  • Resonance

  • Singing in tune

  • Legato singing (free preview)

  • Visual Performance

Course Leader

Course Leader Lea Baker

Lea Baker (she / her) is a voice pedagogue, singing teacher and voice coach. In 2021 Lea graduated from the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (Sydney), with a Master of Fine Arts in Voice. She has been teaching voice for more than 20 years.

Lea is the founder and Music / Artistic Director of the Endeavour Harmony Chorus, a multi award winning a cappella ensemble. Having formed the group 25 years ago, through trial and error she has refined the training of her new chorus members to just the specific and relevant skills they need. New recruits develop their individual voice as a singer and, through doing that, enhance the overall chorus sound.

Lea’s teaching philosophy centers around tension-free, resonant, and embodied singing. With a firm grounding in the science and physiology of the voice, she helps students discover their natural, organic and instinctive voice use. Lea is an in-demand coach for vocal ensembles and quartets around Australia.

Lea is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME) Sweet Adelines International (SAI) and the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME).