How to Reveal the Gorgeous Voice you already have, and learn the secrets to keep it healthy and strong.
Why the best voices in every style today (Jazz, pop, R&B, etc…) use the same time-honored techniques developed before the invention of the microphone.
Why being a complete beginner means you have incredible potential. (And why your car and shower singing is more valuable than you ever thought.)
Fill in the gaps and fully develop your voice, no matter where you are in your vocal evolution, or how long it's been since you worked on your voice.
Vocal Training, like fitness training, takes consistent, focused work using the right techniques. If you practice the right stuff you will see significant results. Finally, meet a Vocal Training System that guides you through, from the early stages of developing your voice in private and revealing your own authentic sound to finally owning your audience.
The initial development of your voice is a private and personal exploration of your sound. During this phase, you'll find and expand the boundaries of what your voice can do. Once you've done the hard work of strengthening the physical parts of the voice and learning what healthy use should feel like, it's easy to find yourself moving toward the next stage…
Why spend all that time growing your capacity for deep inhaled breaths, or strengthening your adduction muscles for a clear intense sound if you aren't able to access the full power of these skills as you sing your songs? Most of the work at this stage of development is about accessing and coordinating your new skills, drilling down into the core of your sound. It's time to put your new voice into action singing the music you love Paired with the ability to interpret and express the emotion of your songs through the techniques you've been learning along the way, the results will blow you away and prepare you for the next stage…
It might be hard for you to imagine right now if you're just starting out, but once you have the voice you've always dreamed of having - the control, the power, the range - and you know how to use it in a healthy, sustainable way in any style you choose, you'll be more than ready for the next step. It's time to learn the last few secrets that will supercharge your performance skills and grab your audience through the poise, confidence, and sex appeal that only this type of training can deliver. Get ready to leave them breathless.
Answer a few easy questions and sing along with a free 20-minute coaching video to get a FREE Vocal Profile Report that details a current snapshot of your Range, Register,Voice Quality, Experience, and Goals.
Enroll in my 8-week Video Course "Foundations in Vocal Training" to learn everything you need to know about your voice and how to train it using Classical Voice Technique to make your voice sound better in ANY genre of performance.
Use our state-of-the-art technology to create your own custom-fit vocal exercises based on your Vocal Profile and start connecting your new knowledge with your vocal experience right away.
It may sound counterintuitive, but being a beginner is one of the best places to start out in the vocal training journey.
First, as a beginner, you have so much potential, whole unexplored areas of range and register that haven't been developed yet, so there's a lot to be gained by doing vocal training.
Secondly, you have the opportunity to lay a solid foundation from the outset, rather than piecing it together bit by bit, where you run the risk of leaving gaps in your knowledge as you move from teacher to teacher.
Finally, as a beginner you don't already have bad habits, and no deeply ingrained problems to fix, so you're ready to build a solid foundation from the ground up, with nothing to clear away first. Sky's the limit!
All voice teachers and programs are not created equal. If you've already worked with a local voice teacher or purchased another online program available on the internet, it's likely you may have an incomplete vocal training foundation.
If that's the case, your vocal knowledge is missing key elements that are critical to your vocal success. The worst part about that is not knowing what's missing. What simple fundamental concept didn't you get that's now holding you back from getting the sound you want?
I'm committed to making sure you have everything you need at each stage of your vocal development to help you succeed at your goals.
If you're going to put all that time and effort into practicing, it’s good to know you’re putting your voice into trustworthy and qualified hands that can get you solid results, quickly and efficiently.
Emily Anna Bridges is a soprano, expert vocal coach, and founder of the Academy of Voice. She completed her Ph.D. in Music at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, where she studied Composition and Early Music History. She also studied voice as an undergraduate music major at Colby College and abroad with European opera singers. As a singer, she was schooled in the Bel Canto tradition, an early, light, and more natural operatic technique. She also has an undergrad degree in biology and worked extensively (over 8 years) in medical research labs at Harvard and Penn.
Since 2010, Dr. Bridges has been teaching full time in her Center City Philadelphia studio, where she has helped hundreds of students reach their vocal goals. Data-driven and committed to teaching each voice as an individual, her classical vocal training, experience as a composer, and scientific background gave her the diverse tools she needed to forge a novel, custom-fit, goal-based vocal training system that gets great results for singers of any genre at any level of experience.
Develop a Beautiful Stage-Ready Voice
Custom-Fit Vocal Exercises for Safe, Efficient Training
Solid Breathing System Included
Benchmarking System to Measure Your Success in the Program
Teaching Method Developed over Hundreds of Years
Training That Boosts Vocal Health and Longevity
Opportunity to Connect with Other Singers in an Online Forum
I can help you learn to sing, but the first step in that process is getting your Vocal Profile - your baseline, a snapshot of your voice.
You have this information locked away inside your voice, and I can help you to unlock it so you can take the first step toward understanding your talents and your areas for growth.
This vocal questionnaire and assessment is absolutely free for a limited time. It’s valuable, so it won’t be free forever. But right now I’m excited to help get you started, so it’s my gift to you, a free report all about your voice. Then, if you like my coaching style and you’re interested in working with me or taking my online course, you can sign up.
Even if you've never taken lessons or even sing for anyone before, you can test for your vocal profile. It's
One of the defining beliefs of my teaching philosophy is that classical voice training is transformative and healthy for the voice, and results in a gorgeous sustainable sound when performing music from any genre or style. That includes pop, rock, jazz, R&B, gospel, folk, alternative, musical theater, vintage, and many others, including classical.
Just as important as what a car looks like is what’s under the hood. I want my singers to have strong healthy muscles for singing… that’s what’s under the hood. And for that kind of transformation at the core of the voice, Classical technique is always superior. >>> Read More
“Dr. Emily Anna Bridges is the best vocal teacher I have ever had. I have made more progress with her injust a few short months than I made with all of my other vocal teachers/coaches combined over the course of several years.
Her teaching philosophy is refreshing and inspiring. She sees each student as unique and works with them to bring out the beauty of their individual voice. She has shown me that I can sing beautifully and be myself.
Her ability to convey complex technical ideas about voice production in a way that is easy to understand and apply is astonishing. Under her tutelage I have begun to truly grasp the physical and emotional aspects of singing. My technique has grown by leaps and bounds. When I sing, I can feel all the parts working, doing what they should and if they aren t doing what they should at any moment, I have tools she has given me to bring everything back to center.
Before finding Dr. Bridges, I had begun to despair that I never would be able to sing the way I wanted to that I just wasnt teachable. Since I started working with Dr. Bridges, I have gone from being cautiously optimistic to absolutely joyous about my ability to sing and about the incredible feeling that gives me.
The [Academy] approach gave me my voice back. For that, I will always be grateful.”
Michael Broussard, Producer/Emcee Five Minute Follies
“Once I initially met Anna to learn more about her teaching style, I chose her to help me improve my voice and reduce my performance jitters. Four years later, I continue to learn and grow, have joined two choirs and performed in the studio’s recitals. Anna introduced me to proven methods that challenge the voice. As a result, I have increased my vocal range and learned to bridge the gap between my lower and upper registers. Through her encouragement, I’ve explored singing music in other languages, and worked to perfect the pronunciations of my chosen pieces. She’s challenged me to reach beyond my comfort zone, and has been a great support during moments where I hit a plateau.
I’ve learned a lot about Anna and her expertise. She has years of extensive study and experience singing, as well as a readiness to learn more, especially if it means helping her student with a new challenge. Her approach to teaching includes an understanding of the physiology of singing, and she shares that with her students. I have a greater sense of the mechanics of my instrument now, and a confidence in my self to know how to care for it, when to reach or pull back, how to create my sound by utilizing breath, posture and resonance.
These past four years have taken me beyond where I thought I could go, and I am so grateful to Anna for her guidance through this process.”
"I studied with Dr. Bridges for over 2 years, and had a great experience throughout. I look forward to studying with her again as soon as our schedules allow. To begin, Dr. Bridges (Anna) has created a warm and welcoming environment in the [Academy of Voice}. It was always a pleasure to arrive and well worth the trip (I live in Delaware). She offers both a concrete plan in the form of lessons, assignments, and goals along with the flexibility to work on what the student needs at the moment (e.g. prepare for an audition). From personal experience the lessons and exercises she prescribes are able to really open your voice and will help you progress greatly when you follow them. If you’re ready to do the work she can help you focus on what will bring out your voice.
Anna has a tremendous depth of musical expertise as a performer and composer and it can be seen in her teaching. From her ability to hear all parts of a student’s voice to her song and exercise selection to improve it. She is also geared towards building independent students by giving them tools to learn on their own. I’ve learned from her a workable method for learning new songs on my own as well as a method for writing them.
Anna has many qualities that make her a great voice teacher. She is skilled, sensitive, professional, and experienced and beyond all of these she is passionate about helping her students find their own voice. If you have the passion to sing or speak with your authentic voice, she can guide you.”
“Throughout my career I received feedback that I didn’t speak with enough volume, to the point I felt it was impeding my career. I decided to seek out professional assistance and found [the Academy]. Dr. Bridges helped me establish goals and create a plan to reach them. The experience was great and I can’t thank Dr. Bridges enough for her professional and thoughtful lessons. I would highly recommend La Voce Mia to any other professionals with similar goals!”
Clark K., Human Resources