How To Sing #1: Complete Vocal Warm ups & Voice Physiology
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How To Sing #1: Complete Vocal Warm ups & Voice Physiology

Singing Lessons for Vocal Warm Up Tips & Voice Essentials
4.6 (2,718 ratings)
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21,670 students enrolled
Created by Roma Waterman
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 mins on-demand audio
  • 3 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand voice physiology;
  • Learn the benefits of correct posture, breathing and resonance
  • Understand breathing anatomy used for singing;
  • Increase vocal range without force or pressure whilst improving strength and tone;
  • Perform vocal warm ups with easy exercises you can do at home;
  • You will be required to perform certain exercises throughout the course;
  • It would be good if you could practice these in front of a full length mirror (or even a face mirror at best);
  • Have a glass of water handy to keep well hydrated.

New lectures added November 2018.


Over 18,000 students worldwide -Hundreds of 5 star reviews!


"Loving the course!! Very grateful for all the information. It really answers everything and anything and clears any confusion you previously had coming into this course. She has a pleasant voice, valuable tips and easy to follow instructions". Thank you, Roma! Xx Miss Shapiro

"Roma is so GENUINE and I receive such warmth and true desire to be of service to us - her students.Lovely Soul"! Montana

"This course is very comprehensive and fun. Despite me having a great singing voice, I always had a bad habit of singing "throaty" or "pushed". This helped me get rid of these bad habits". Rick

"I have taken at least three online courses to improve my singing. I would like to say that yours are perfect. I really recommend this course to everyone. These exercises really work. Thank you very much for motivation that you give everyone". Asiye


Do you struggle with finding the time to learn how to sing, or maybe you can't afford the cost of weekly lessons?

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced singer - this course can be your complete vocal system to help you be the best singer you can be.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the 3 pillars of the voice - Posture, Breathing and Resonance;

  • Understand voice physiology - how your vocal folds and body work to produce sound, and how to use it the right way (includes pictures/diagrams);
    Learn how to warm up correctly and efficiently;

  • Improve volume and strength with advanced voice projection exercises;

  • Eliminate jaw and muscle tension that can fatigue the voice;


  • Over 3 hours of live video (Includes presentations, with diagrams);

  • Printable handy pdfs ;

  • A fully produced, complete 25 minute vocal warm up (MP3 Download); 

  • A "How To Sing" Ebook with all the information that we've included in the presentations (plus much more); 

  • Quizzes to test your knowledge

  • Sheet music for all the scales

  • I am always available to answer questions in the discussion board;

  • BONUS: Send me a sample of your singing for a 5 minute assessment!

This is also a great course for church singers, church choirs, vocal groups.

For the cost of 2, 1 hour vocal lessons you've got a whole voice training system at your fingertips that you can watch over and over again.

Don't hesitate - now is the time - warm up everyday at home with me guiding you every step of the way...I would love to teach you.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for those who want to sing well long term and often!
  • It is also for those who truly want to understand how their voice and body works to create healthy singing habits;
  • It is not for those who do not want to apply themselves - It will require determination and hard work!
  • It is for both the beginner and advanced singer.
Course content
Expand all 54 lectures 02:46:54
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:07

In this lecture I want to show you how to get the most out of this course - by introducing yourself in the discussion forum, posting video links to you singing, and knowing that I check in everyday to see how you are going.

You can also post your song demo's here for me to review or for other student feedback!

Preview 02:03

In this lecture I'll go over a summary of what we you will be learning and what you will be able to do should you complete the course. From Voice Physiology, breathing anatomy, 3 pillars of the voice, right down to vocal warm ups and the extra's that are included!

Preview 04:04

A brief description of who I am so you can get to know your teacher!

Who am I? Click on this lecture and I'll tell you.
4 pages
+ Voice Physiology - How The Voice Works
6 lectures 10:27
  • In this lecture I'll go over a summary of what we you will be learning and what you will be able to do should you complete the course. From Voice Physiology, breathing anatomy, 3 pillars of the voice, right down to vocal warm ups and the extra's that are included.

Voice Physiology - Introduction

A description and explanation of:

* the larynx;

* pharynx;

* trachea:

* epiglottis;

* throat;

* mouth;

* tongue and head.

This lecture also includes diagrams showing where everything is located. Once you understand how it all works together, you will have an excellent background for the purpose of breathing and vocal exercises.

Preview 03:03

A description of how the vocal folds produce sound, including photos of real live vocal folds! You will learn how they come together for phonation (singing/speaking etc), and what they are doing at rest. You will also learn where they are placed in the throat. This lecture will help you understand why good vocal technique is important, and behind a sore or inflamed throat (and how to avoid it if you can!)

Preview 02:54

Breathing is much more complex than we realise. We do it every day without thinking - but what is really happening when we breathe, and is there a certain way to breath for singing? This lecture will demystify what is taking place in the body when you breathe. A description of how the intercostal muscles, the diaphragm, lungs and ribcage work together to produce breath effective for singing and speaking. Includes diagrams.

Breathing Anatomy

Try this simple exercise to see what happens to your breathing when you change your posture. You will be able to see what hinders your breathing and what brings more freedom from breath.

Try this breathing check up!

A summary of what we have learned of voice physiology and breathing anatomy during this section. This will include an overview of the anatomy of throat and head, vocal folds, intercostal muscles, diaphragm, lungs and rib cage.

Voice Physiology - Summary

Let's test how well you know your voice anatomy with this simple quiz!

5 questions
+ The 3 Pillars of the Voice - POSTURE
7 lectures 15:38

There are three pillars that keep your voice strong, confident and healthy. The three pillars of the voice are:

1. Breathing;

2. Posture;

3. Resonance.

In this short lecture will cover what we will learn in the next few lectures based around these pillars.

The 3 Pillars - introduction

Learn about the importance and benefits of good posture by trying this simple test. You will be able to identify any problems and how they are affecting your voice. Make sure you have some space to make some noise as I want you to try singing some notes with tension and without - so you can see and feel the difference.

Pillar 1:POSTURE - A simple test

Learn the basic principles of the Alexander Technique to help you understand where some functional problems may lie. The Alexander Technique is an excellent technique that will help you rectify these problems to improve both singing and posture. Learn also about the health benefits of this technique - many can be improved and even cured just by correcting your posture!

Pillar 1: POSTURE-The Alexander Technique

In this lecture you will see the difference between good and bad posture. Includes pictures and explanations:

Incorrect posture picture 1: Slumped back tilts pelvis backward;

Incorrect posture picture 2:arched back tilts pelvis forward;

Incorrect posture picture 3: correct - body is buoyant and balanced.

You will be able to compare your posture with these pictures and see how if you need to make any improvements.

Pillar 1: POSTURE-Examples of good and bad posture

Incorporating the principles of the Alexander Technique, you will be able to realign your body using this simple exercise. Depending on whether your backside or shoulder blades hit the wall first, you will be able to identify what is preventing you from having a buoyant and balanced body and rectify it accordingly.

Pillar 1: POSTURE - "The Wall" Exercise for you to try!

A downloadable PDF of "The Wall" posture exercise. At the end of this lecture you will have realigned your posture. You will have become aware of any functional problems preventing you from standing correctly for ease of singing.

Pillar 1: POSTURE: PDF of "The Wall" Exercise with pictures
1 page

A summary of everything you will have learned once completing this section.

Pillar 1: POSTURE - Summary

Test your knowledge about posture with this quiz!

5 questions
+ The 3 Pillars of the Voice - BREATHING
8 lectures 12:10

An introduction of what you will learn in this section around breathing, breath support, and some simple exercises to get you breathing correctly!

Pillar 2: BREATHING -Introduction

There are three ways to breathe:

1. Clavicular;

2. Intercostal;

3. Abdominal.

We will discuss each one, and how they affect your voice. At the end of this lecture you will know which one is correct for good singing technique.

Pillar 2: BREATHING- 3 ways to breathe

At the end of this lecture you will be able to perform the book on floor exercise, which will help strengthen the intercostal and abdominal muscles. This is a great reminder of what parts of your body need to be moving and working to create good breath support. Simple yet effective!

Pillar 2: BREATHING -Exercise No 1 "book on floor"

This is premium breath exercise that will make you more aware of what muscles are required for good breath support. As you complete this exercise you will be strengthening the abdominal and intercostal muscles which in turn will help you have more control over your breath and vocal tone.

Pillar 2: BREATHING - Exercise No 2 "Ssh, Vvv, Zzz - get those abs working"!

A great exercise for helping you extend how long you can control your breath. This exercise allows you to measure how well you are doing and encourages you to extend the length of time you can take before taking a breath. Allows strengthening of muscles as you become more in control of your body.

Pillar 2: BREATHING - Exercise No 3 "Alphabet"

Another great exercise for isolating the muscles required for breath support, by 'panting' like a woman in labour! You will become more aware of what muscles are needed for breath control while strengthening them.

Pillar 2: BREATHING - Exercise No 4 "Pregnant Lady"

A downloadable sheet with all the breathing exercises. At the end of this lecture you will be able to complete a 5-10 minute breathing warm up!

Pillar 2: BREATHING - PDF of Breathing Exercises for Homework
1 page

An outline of what you will have learned once completing the breathing lectures.

Pillar 2: BREATHING - Summary

Try your "breathing for singing" knowledge with this quick breathing quiz!

5 questions
+ The 3 Pillars of the Voice - RESONANCE
7 lectures 23:47

An outline of what you will learn in this section on resonance and vibration.

Pillar 3: RESONANCE - Introduction

At the end of this lecture students will understand the difference between resonance and vibration, where it is created in the body, and where the vibrating chambers are located.

Pillar 3: RESONANCE -What are resonance and vibration/Resonance Anatomy

These exercises - The Witch, Teasing Boy and the cat -the "meow" can really help you feel resonance and vibration. A great warm up exercise for correct placement.

Pillar 3: RESONANCE - "The Witch, Meow & Teasing Boy"

The "Hmmm" is a great exercise for feeling the 'buzz' of the voice in the lips and nose. By performing this exercise you allow the voice to resonate in the face and therefore warm up the resonating chambers ready for singing.

Pillar 3: RESONANCE - Hmmm Exercise

This is an excellent exercise for warming up the resonating chambers used for singing. It's also a great exercise for helping 'smooth' out register breaks. You will feel you have done a gentle yet effective resonance warm up with "The Glide".

Pillar 3: RESONANCE - The Glide

A student asked in the discussion board about some quick tips on how to feel resonance in the face. Here's two of my favourite exercises for feeling the voice in the mask of the face and moving your voice away from pushing from the throat.

Quick Resonance Warm Up Exercises - BONUS

A summary of what you will have learned once completing the resonance lectures. These are:

* What are resonance and vibration

* Several exercises to warm up the resonating the chambers: The Witch, The Teasing Boy, The Meow and The "Hmmm" sound, and The Glide.

Pillar 3: RESONANCE - Summary

Test your knowledge on Pillar 3 - Resonance.

5 questions
7 lectures 13:11

An introduction of what you will learn in this section.

Warm up's Introduction

In this lecture I share some simple tips to make the most of your warm up time. Do these things and you will have a good warm up everytime you practice!

Before you start - warm up tips

These two exercises are simple yet so effective for warming up the voice and the resonating chambers. By performing them you allow for correct voice placement.

Bww and Brr Exercises - Feel the vibration!

The "Mmm" sound is great for bringing the voice forward into the lips and face. Now that you have got those resonating chambers working from the previous lectures, this exercise and the ones following will help you to warm up your voice on vowels and other consonants.

Mee My Maw Exercise

A fun exercise with a focus on the 'ooo' sound - again there is an emphasis on feeling the vibration of the voice in the resonating chambers of the face and mouth.

I like to sing exercise

Now that you have warmed up your resonating chambers, you can try singing on other vowels to continue warming up the voice. The "Aah" sound is one of the hardest to produce - but you should be able to perform this without pressure or force if you are doing all these exercises in succession. This is because we have placed major focus on exercises that keep the feeling of the voice in the face, nose and mouth.

Rah Exercise

In this lecture I will cover some 'extra' tips for warming up efficiently. It's not just about singing notes and standing correctly. Don't forget to be well hydrated and practice in front of a mirror! I'll explain why here!

Final Thoughts

Test your knowledge on important tips to ensure you understand why and how you should do vocal warm ups!

5 questions
7 lectures 26:05

A description of everything included in this section and how to use it.

What is included in your downloadable warm up!
1 page

Many people have emailed asking how to download the mp3's with the new interface change on udemy...hopefully this will help! I am using a Mac, which I believe may be a little different than PC users. If you have a different way of downloading this please let me know. Hope this is helpful!

How to download the Mp3s

This is the first half of your complete vocal warm up. These exercises focus on resonance and breathing.

Complete vocal warm up - Part 1

This is the second component of your complete vocal warm up. It focuses on warming up the voice on some fun exercises using vowels and consonants.

Complete vocal warm up Part 2

This 25 page document includes all the sheet music for the scales in your complete vocal warm up Part 1 and Part 2. I have also included some extras for you! You can use this to practice with an instrument, to give to your current singing teacher, or if you teach yourself, you will have all the resources you need to teach them to your students.

Complete vocal Warm up - Sheet Music
25 pages

This document includes all the exercises (including breathing and resonance) in order to perform a complete vocal warm up. Print this or save it to your computer and you have a handy reference as a reminder.

Warm up Print out Schedule
1 page

Some simple tips for you to combat tension in the jaw and neck whilst singing.

1 page
+ Advanced Voice Projection Exercises
4 lectures 10:40

Does your voice sound soft no matter what yo do? I explain in this section why that is and some advanced exercises you can use everyday to improve your voice.

Introduction - Voice Projection

This exercise will teach you to project your voice by connecting sounds to your diaphragmatic breathing

Drum Chant Exercise

An exercise to improve tone focussing on correct breath connection and placement for good voice projection without effort.

Many Monkeys Exercise

How should you practice and how often? In this lecture I will explain how to get the most out of these exercises and how often you should do them for maximum impact.

How You Should You Practice Voice Projection?
+ Summary and Thank You!
1 lecture 02:03

This final lecture goes through a complete summary of everything you have learned, plus an overview of all the resources attached to this course! A final goodbye - thanks so much for completing my course!

Summary and Thank you!!!!
+ References
4 lectures 00:46

I have put together some recommended reading resources to help you continue your singing journey. More knowledge - more power!

Recommended reading resource list
3 pages

This E-book contains all the notes from each lecture and all the diagrams that you can print off and keep!

Complete e-book for Singing Lessons online
9 pages

Use this PDF as your quick go to for my top 12 vocal blending tips you can use when singing in a choir, vocal group, or another singer. They are easily to implement and you will see results straight away. Enjoy!

My Top 12 Tips For Vocal Blending - EXTRA TIPS FOR YOU

A little surprise to say Thank You XX

BONUS LECTURE - fun stuff inside!