Art helps people reach a wide audience without shouting from the top of radio towers, provocatively dancing behind a local TV field reporter, or tying speech bubbles to migrating birds. Express yourself with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a Sing Better in A Day Workshop from Singingbelt (a $69.99 value), which includes a Singingbelt device for each student to use during the workshop. Workshops take place at the Blue Bear School of Music and the San Francisco Vocal Coaching Studio and are offered year-round, with new dates made available on the website based on new-student registration.
Recording artist, vocal coach, and inventor of the Singingbelt, Ruth Gerson shows songbirds how to properly carry a tune using her own system for singing improvement. The Sing Better in A Day workshop acquaints between 20 and 80 vocalists with the Singingbelt, a device that straps around the midsection to help the wearer to feel the diaphragm in action while singing.
Proper use helps singers to use breath more effectively to elicit bird-like ballads and keep notes on pitch. By the culmination of the workshop, singers can call up joyful noise with a wider range, strengthened voice, and better understanding of correct physical positions, all to help to relieve stress on the vocal cords and prevent singers from licking leaves to steal their oxygen.
Ruth Gerson is the founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching and has taught at Princeton University, Chicago College of the Performing Arts, and Blue Bear School of Music. She has sold 75,000 records as an independent artist and appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Designed and developed by vocal coach and singer/songwriter Ruth Gerson, the Singingbelt trains singers and public speakers to support their voices with their diaphragms. The belt provides feedback on the position of the diaphragm, which signals to the wearer any time they cease supporting their breath. The belt can help singers develop power, tone, pitch, and endurance.