Dr. McLain offers vital instruction on topics related to technique, musicality, and interpretation. Dr. McLain's private vocal instruction facilitates beneficial and enlightening guidance on such elemental aspects as proper diction, healthy technique, quality performance practice, thoughtful interpretation, and historical relevance.
To guide students in developing a strong foundation in healthy, age-appropriate vocal production, coupled with thoughtful and learned lessons in interpretation, all polished off with refined performance practice.
Dr. McLain believes healthy vocal technique is based on understanding the basic anatomy of the vocal and breathing mechanisms, the bel canto approach to singing, and exercises, diction, performance practices, interpretation, music history and theory. Along with this fundamental foundation, Dr. McLain employs a diverse and valuable repertoire of music to further establish these fundamental principles. The repertoire study includes: