As a singer, you are an Olympic Athlete.  Train like one.

Welcome to The Singing Athlete, a four-day course taught by Andrew Byrne (that's me.)  Through a combination of instruction, group exercise and individual master-class sessions, you will learn secrets of elite training that I have adapted from the world's best athletic trainers.  Along the way, we'll be exploring new ways to harness the power of your body and your nervous system to bring your singing to new levels of ease and mastery.  

What Will I Learn?

Here's a sneak peak into what we'll be covering each day

-Simple tests to check how much oxygen is in your tissues

-Clear methods to assess and prevent hyperventilation

-How to work your diaphragm using both contractile strength and reflexive stretch

-Two easy ways to determine if you need to focus more on inhalation or exhalation

-How to create strength and power in several other key respiration muscles 

-What are the two enemies of efficient movement, and how do I fix them?

-Three fool-proof ways to know that your body and voice like a particular exercise

-The six highest-payoff joint exercises for all singers

-Discover the secret to releasing tension in any body part

-How do jammed joints affect muscle strength?

-Quick and effective muscle tests you can use to determine your readiness for high performance

-Simple nerve stretches that can improve your strength in a flash

-How's your tongue strength?  A 10-part protocol to find out

-The three main jaw muscles and their relationship to soft palate and laryngeal function

-Do you need to work in your extremities or your core?  The one key factor to consider.

-What are the three parts of my inner ear, and how are they affecting my voice?

-What is the most important visual skill for singers? (hint: it's not acuity)

-How good is your visual focus when you're singing?  And why does this matter?

-Simple tools to work with the four key elements of vision

-Learn how your inner ear affects the muscles in your back, from your neck to your feet

Who Is "The Singing Athlete" For?

-Performers who like to work from a physical standpoint

-Actors and singers looking for a different perspective on improving their craft

-Singing/acting teachers who are searching for new tools to unlock growth in their students

-Anyone who is fascinated by the brain/body connection

 

Course Details

Dates: Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th

Hours: 10AM-6PM every day

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios at 939 8th Avenue (between 55th and 56th streets) Room 2A


Daily Class Structure: 

10AM-1:30PM: Lecture/Group Exercise

1:30PM-2:30PM: Lunch break

2:30PM-6PM: Individual 15-minute master class sessions with students who are performing 


If you're not sure if you can make it or not, I encourage you to reserve a spot now--you have until June 8th if you need to cancel.

Sign Up

Performer
$475

Performers will get a 15-minute slot each afternoon to sing and work with Andrew individually.

Get individual assessment of your voice and receive daily "homework" from Andrew on how to keep yourself in a high-performance state.

You can work on the same song each day, or bring different material each time.

There are 12 performer slots available.

Performers need to be able to commit to all four days of the course.

Auditor (all four days)
$250

Auditors will get full participation in the morning sessions each day, and will be able to observe the individual work sessions in the afternoon master class sessions.

Auditors will also receive full access to all course materials.

The individual work sessions will be very interactive, so even if you are auditing, you will be participating in the work being done.

There are a few auditor slots available.

Auditors (single day)
$75

Auditors will get full participation in the morning sessions each day, and will be able to observe the individual work sessions in the afternoon master class sessions.

Auditors will also receive full access to all course materials.

The individual work sessions will be very interactive, so even if you are auditing, you will be participating in the work being done.

There are a few auditor slots available.