Beginning Singing Lessons!
Singing Made Easy ~ Level 1
For ages 3 through adult.
- Level I lessons (pdf)
- Videos of each song and warm-up
- Audio MP3 files
- Coloring Sheets (pdf)
- Level I - Piano Accompaniment (pdf)
- Vocal Warmup Exercises (MP3 files, Lessons in pdf)
- Hot Cross Buns
- Merrily, We Roll Along
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (English/French)
- Honey Bee
- Cuckoo (English/French)
- Down, Down
- Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening (Round)
- Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
- Sleep, Baby, Sleep
- I Saw Three Ships
This program is designed to help beginners learn the proper way to sing. It doesn’t really matter the age of the person using this book, as long as he or she is willing to start from the very beginning. One gentleman in his sixties purchased the entire series and commented later that he was having a great deal of fun catching up on things he never learned about singing (and music in general) as a child.
Although the songs are very short, there is a “teaching point” for each song to help the singer learn the foundational concepts. The program works well for homeschooled students because the parents can play audio songs to help the learning process. Students can sing along with the voice tracks until they know the songs and then with the accompaniment tracks only. Or you may prefer to use the Level I Piano Accompaniment Book to provide live accompaniment.
Private music teachers of other instruments often recommend this program for their students when they want them to learn singing and don’t have the time to teach it during an instrumental lesson. Many private school teachers use this program in small classes. They especially enjoy singing the rounds in two or even three parts when the students know the melodies well.
Levels 1 - 3 and the Christmas set include coloring sheets for every song. Teachers and parents have full permission to duplicate them to use with multiple children in their own homeschool or in one classroom at a school or homeschool co-op.
The song, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” may be sung in English and also in French. “Cuckoo” appears both in English and German, complete with a pronunciation guide for the foreign languages.
After learning all the songs by memory, students may enjoy presenting a short recital for family and friends. Use the accompaniment book or the instrumental tracks without the vocals for a rewarding performance!
The Instructor of Singing Made Easy is Marcia McCarry, a Professional Voice Teacher. Over the course of 45 years, she offered private training to over 4,000 students of all ages, from the child in pre-school to retired mature adults.
Some years ago she realized that she needed to create her own teaching materials. Her love for teaching wasn’t enough. After years of searching, she had never found just the right materials to use in her studio. She knew that if students of all ages were to learn to sing well that she would need to write her own program for my students, and she did!
Now, since she has passed on, I have been blessed to be able to keep her work alive.
Singing Made Easy Levels 2-5 will be coming throughout 2021. Stay tuned!
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