Sandy Bigara Vocal Coaching

We offer Vocal Coaching in groups, or one on one, in person or via:


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Once you have any of the above channels ready to use, contact us to find out more.


With my Vocal Students and my Choral Members, we learn breath techniques, vowel formation, styling, technique and more. We use the songs of choice as our 'everything' for working out our voice.  


I use scales to break down the passagio as well as secret exercises, it is fascinating - and you see the benefits immediately. Scales are used for ear training mainly, they are also good for vocal conditioning. I will give you scales to take home (mp3 recordings) so that you can carry on working your voice away from class time. I have a facebook page the Sandy Bigara Vocal Coaching page, but there is an exclusive private students group Sandy Bigara Vocal Coaching Students where I post exercises, answer questions and share information for my students. This is available to all past and present pupils. 


My own experience in other styles of vocal coaching adds a flexible edge to the lessons. Bel Canto is deeper than just the words and breath... it's the heart of the song: The Where, When, Why, Whom and How.


We focus on:

Understanding our music and conveying a message.

Using and understanding Coloratura (Colourful singing) 


As well as, the main features of the bel canto style:

  1. Prosodic singing (use of accent and emphasis)

  2. Matching register and tonal quality of the voice to the emotional content of the words

  3. A highly articulated manner of phrasing based on the insertion of grammatical and rhetorical pauses

  4. A delivery varied by several types of legato and staccato

  5. Messa di voce as the principal source of expression (Domenico Corri called it the "soul of music" The Singer's Preceptor, 1810, vol. 1, p. 14)

  6. Frequent alteration of tempo through rhythmic rubato and the quickening and slowing of the overall time

  7. The introduction of a wide variety of graces and divisions into both arias and recitatives

  8. Gesture as a powerful tool for enhancing the effect of the vocal delivery

  9.  Vibrato primarily reserved for heightening the expression of certain words and for gracing longer notes.


And, the four pillars of Bel Canto:

  1. Mask of the Face

  2. Hold of the Breath

  3. Lift of the Throat

  4. Inhalation of the Voice

My music site is 

Please feel free to call/sms me 0422548770

Read my Biography on Whats On Central Coast.


Read up about my very interesting Performance CV / Entertainment History


Read about my terrible vocal injury on the Singwell Vocal Health New York page - and about how I rehabilitated my voice.





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