This is the format that I would like you to use for your voice lessons.
Title should include the Date, Lesson # and your name.
Body of journal:
Your Student’s Name:
Voice Type (if known):
In this section, just note how much time was spent discussing general things – health, amount of time practiced (NOTE: this CAN get away from you sometimes!)
List what kind of warmups you did and how long you spent on them.
List the vocalises used (you may use solfege or numbers, whatever is easier for you, or you may reference exercises in Miller, e.g. “2.13”). Indicate on what pitch you began the exercise and how far you took it in each direction.
Also indicate what your intention was for the exercise – breath managemnt, resonance, alignment, articulation, phonation (onset/release), as well as agility/sostenuto, range, registration, etc.
Indicate how long the vocalise portion of the lesson took.
Repertoire: Name of Song(s)
Indicate who selected the song, if it was you or the student and what you hope to gain from using that particular song. Indicate time spent on each song (unlikely you’ll cover more than one per lesson).
How did it go? What did you encounter? What was successful and what was not successful? Was the student cooperative? Did he/she seem confused or not understand you at any point? How do you think you could be clearer? Is there anything I can help you with that would make the next lesson easier for both you and the student?
Student goal for the next lesson:
What have you asked your student to work on?
Your PERSONAL goal for the next lesson:
What do YOU want to work on? How will you prepare for the next time you see this person, based on what you learned today?