A few months ago, I began looking for a vocal warm up CD. Up until that point, I always played the warm ups on the piano myself. As you know, playing the piano and singing requires a division of energy, and I was desperately wanting to focus all of my attention on my voice. I spent an hour on iTunes and Amazon testing out different CDs. Many coaches had somewhat irritating voices, and I could not see myself getting through a half-hour workout listening to them each day. Others were too boring and reminded me of high school choir. When I landed on the Music Academy Essential Vocals Warm Up CD I was pleasantly surprised.
The coach has a UK accent which is always soothing to my American ears, and I liked that they were challenging at first, but proved to help my vocal chords become more flexible over time. I even began using some of the tracks in my voice lessons.
For the past 3 months, I have used this CD daily. I notice my range becoming higher and my tone more controlled and flexible. As teachers it can be really hard to make time for our own practice, and I have found this CD to help my voice stay fit and strong. I have even moved onto the advanced CD in order to make my practice last for an hour each day. I highly recommend it!