Voice

Voice lessons that echo.

Our vocal department is designed to prepare the students for a career in music. We focus not only on the ideal and essential techniques, but also on driving them to explore different possibilities on putting more life, character, and expression in every performance.

Voice lessons that echo.

Our vocal department is designed to prepare the students for a career in music. We focus not only on the ideal and essential techniques, but also on driving them to explore different possibilities on putting more life, character, and expression in every performance.

THE JOURNEY

What to expect.

Perform with confidence

Discover your vocal muscles

Sing according to your range and style

COURSE CURRICULUM

Pilot courses.

The foundation of learning music

At this level, AIM academy will introduce a detailed

description of its instrument/voice of choice. Where

they will be educated to the proper way and method

on how to engage and play them along with

understanding musical notes, symbols, and musical

charts and enhancing their different Multiple Intelligences.

Learn

  • Important and essential musical scales (rudiments for dummers) and exercises to develop their muscle memory
  • Technique and sound quality
  • Appreciating groove and feel
  • Understanding the diff. of straight and shuffle feel
  • Understanding and knowing the meaning of each musical sections
  • Breaking down parts and sections of a song
  • Getting the right details
  • Coordination
  • Muscle memory exercises on learning songs
  • Pulse and timing awareness and workouts
  • Reading musical charts
  • Play along with audio materials

Rate: $190 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Focusing on versatility, fundamentals, and sightreading.

AIM Academy has prepared effective and more

progressive materials for the students to enhance their coordination, skills, sightreading, and technique.

Learn

  • New and challenging songs
  • New scales (rudiments for drummers)  and exercises
  • Touching up with technique and sound quality
  • Focusing on groove and feel
  • New musical symbols in song sections
  • Detailed breakdown parts and sections of a song
  • Performing the right details
  • Coordination
  • More muscle memory exercises
  • Pulse and timing awareness
  • Continue reading musical charts
  • Play along with audio materials

Rate: $210 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

A working musician level

Increasing, accelerating, and intensifying all materials

for the student to push them to their limit but synchronously inspiring them to become a professional musician.

Learn

  • New and advanced challenging songs
  • New scales and exercises
  • Enhancing more of the technique and sound qual
  • Complex groove, details, and feel
  • New musical symbols in song sections
  • Detailed breakdown parts and sections of a song
  • Performing the right details
  • Complex coordination
  • Different time signature
  • Intricate muscle memory exercises advanced musical charts
  • Play along with audio materials

Rate: $230 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

The freedom to choose

  • 1-on-1 course tailored and designed to your needs an exciting way to explore! this course is open to anyone who has at least 1-2 years accumulated XP of playing/singing or a graduate of the advanced level of AIM curriculum
  • Focusing on what the student/client wants and needs to learn in terms of songs, music theory, live musical performance, band situation, and recording.
  • Depending on the complexity and skillset of the student/client, they have the freedom to choose 3-5 songs + additional professional level songs prepared by aim academy

Specialization course is a big set-up for the student/client for the intensive higher-level module 1-5 courses

Learn

  • Formulas on how to be an effective musician
  • In-depth analysis of each song
  • Focusing on the character and vibe
  • How to be precise
  • Play along with audio materials
  • Breading down parts and sections of a song
  • Detailed music charts
  • Exercises for particular songs
  • Awareness of musical dynamics
  • Performance level

Rate: $290 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

COURSE CURRICULUM

Higher level courses.

A gateway to becoming an educated professional musician.

  • Proven and tested course for aspiring, working, church musicians, enthusiasts, and professional musicians to increase more of their knowledge, experience and musicality towards their instrument. honing their musical skills in terms of approach, discipline, versatility, awareness, techniques, and;
  • Most importantly, sight-reading.

Learn

  • Effective and essential warm up and workout exercises
  • 8 applied sightreading (ASR) figures
  • 20 essential pro level songs
  • Useful names of musical note values for ear training
  • Identifying straight and shuffle feel
  • Detailed breakdown parts and sections of a song
  • Performing the right details
  • Ways to formulas to write a music chart
  • Discipline and professional approach
  • Essential rudiments 1 & 2
  • Play steele brushes for jazz swing
  • Detailed musical charts
  • Unlock creativity
  • Play along with audio materials

Experience

  • Different music styles and approach
  • Enhanced coordination
  • Writing your own music chart
  • Sightreading as a pro
  • Control
  • Correcting bad muscle memory
  • Accomplishment
  • Overcome anxiety and stress

Rate: $310 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

A level-up in musicality, exploring, and experiencing different possibilities.

Intensified from the previous module 1, another proven & tested honing their musical skills to the next level, and pushing themselves to their limit.

Learn

  • Level 2 of effective and essential warm up and workout exercises
  • (8) 40 bar applied sightreading (ASR) figures
  • 40 standard rudiments and application/ effective modes and scales for harmonic instruments
  • 30 pro level songs
  • Additional useful names of musical note values
  • Rhythm dictation tests of musical note values for ear training
  • Music listening and analysis
  • Compound meter / odd meter/ mixed meter
  • Exciting traditional jazz and jazz fusion tunes
  • Detailed breakdown parts of sections of a song
  • Performing the right details
  • Additional ways and formulas to write a chart
  • Discipline and prof. approach
  • Detailed music charts
  • Fresh ideas / discover possibilities
  • Play along with audio materials

Experience

  • Different music styles and approach
  • Enhanced coordination with complex rhythm
  • Writing your own music chart
  • Sightreading as a pro
  • Control
  • Avoiding bad muscle memory
  • Accomplishment
  • Overcome anxiety and stress

Rate: $375 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Experiencing the most influential culture and style in music.

In this journey, AIM Academy’s Program Director Michael

Alba will be sharing the Knowledge, Method, and Experience he learned from his Alma Mater, The Los Angeles Music Academy (Pasadena). On which he was raised as an Exceptional Student by the Program Head, the late Mike Shapiro. Covering all music departments, Student/Clients in this course level will do research knowledge on each music genre and experience on becoming an international session musician by learning, focusing and playing different music styles such as:

Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Orchestral, Big band Jazz, R&B, Funk & Soul, Gospel, Contemporary Christian music, Rock, Pop, World Ethnic Music, Jazz Fusion as well as Top 40’s from the 70’s and 80’s era through a Medley of songs per session.

Learn

  • Exciting and challenging applied sight-reading materials from LA Music Academy archive
  • 10-12 medleys
  • 12 personal song choices
  • Additional 5 specially arranged songs
  • Odd meters, tempos, and dynamic changes
  • How to deal with a lot of tempo changes
  • How to deal with dynamic and touch during song & tempo transition
  • Own song choice to perform weekly
  • Rhythm dictation tests of musical note values for ear training
  • Detailed breakdown parts and sections of a song
  • Authentic “feel” exercises in brazilian music
  • Character and attitude of each music genre
  • Discipline and professional approach
  • Detailed musical charts
  • Unlock creativity
  • Play along with audio materials

Experience

  • Different music styles and approaches
  • Cultural awareness
  • Stamina/ endurance at fast tempos
  • Intensified coordination
  • Writing your own music chart
  • Sightreading as a professional session musician
  • Control
  • Patience
  • Accomplishment
  • Overcome anxiety and stress

Rate: $450 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Experience playing with world class artists and musical directors.

Being an essential part of every event or project, AIM Academy’s Michael Alba invested in archiving most of his recordings, concerts, live shows, bands, and commercials. And permitted by the musical directors and artists to use all materials for education purposes. In this curriculum, students/clients will hear the audio tracks played originally by AIM teachers and will learn the audio tracks by removing the tracks of AIM teachers to experience being the real musician behind the project.

Learn

  • Different musical styles of live artists
  • Different approach
  • How to blend with the artist/singer
  • More big band tunes to experience
  • Sightreading at its finest
  • Performance level and facial expression
  • Detailed musical charts
  • How to engage your skills in a live situation
  • How to understand the different styles of music charts writings by various musical directors
  • Detailed breakdown parts and sections of a song
  • More control, discipline, and professional approach

Experience

  • Recording vibe
  • Big stage vibe
  • Live TV vibe
  • Concert vibe
  • World class singing competition vibe
  • Overcome anxiety and stress
  • Expressing personal touch and own interpretation

Rate: $570 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Recording an album.

This is it! Every artist and musician dreams of having their own music album, whether it’s all originals or covers. Having an album is a must-have attainment for all aspiring artists and musicians. AIM Academy will help you achieve this goal by guiding you with the process, preparing you the songs and tunes to be recorded professionally in a recording studio of your choice. AIM Academy will be producing the album along with guest producers as well. At the end of the program, AIM Academy will release the album independently as a Project Batch Album and will hand over the Master Copy of the recording to the students as proof of their achievement.

Learn

  • How to build a song structure
  • The appropriate sound for your tracks
  • Additional research on a particular style
  • Gears to prepare
  • Fitting musical parts for your tracks
  • How and what to set-up on the studio
  • How to check your final recorded tracks
  • How to focus during the recording session
  • How to approach sound engineers
  • Step by step process on composing your individual track
  • Preparation and mastering your part before the recording

Experience

  • Discipline and control
  • Focusing and relaxing
  • Professionalism
  • Overcome anxiety and stress
  • Accomplishment
  • Camaraderie towards band members and studio engineers

Rate: $790 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Continuing education.

A deep study course tailored to its needs, focusing only in a particular needed music style. Understanding culture and artform. Progressing the skillset to make each student more effective, educated, and marketable.

Music genre to choose form:

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Motown, Funk, Soul, Hip hop, Rap, & R&B
  • Jazz Fusion
  • World Music
  • Brazilian
  • Afro-Cuban
  • Big band Jazz
  • Metal & Alternative Music
  • Blues
  • Country
  • EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
  • Etc.

Experience

  • The vibe
  • Musical taste
  • Deeper approach
  • Awareness
  • Excitement
  • Uniqueness
  • Beauty
  • Cultural awareness
  • Accomplishment
  • Overcome anxiety and stress

Multiple Intelligence Engaged:

  • Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence
  • Musical
  • Visual-Spatial Intelligence 
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence
  • (Possible) Naturalistic Intelligence
  • Verbal Linguistic Intelligence
  • Logical/ Mathematical Intelligence

Wide-ranging and exciting sessions.

A required 10 songs and 2 medleys that are pure to its artform will be focused during the sessions. With a graded Final exam on the 12th session before the student can press on again to the next musical genre proficiency course.

Day 1-2 – Introduction and research of the music genre and exercises.

Day 3-4 – Discussion, tests, and evaluating the 1st (2) assignment performances

Day 5-6 – Discussion, tests, and evaluating the 2nd (2) assignment performances

Day 7-8 – Discussion, tests, and evaluating the next (4) assignment performances

Day 9-10 – Discussion, tests, and evaluating the next (2) assignment performances

Day 11 – Discussion, tests, and evaluating the next (4) medley performances

Day 12 – Graduation Day: The Program Director will invite guests and professional musicians that will evaluate the performances of the student

Students will be provided with complete materials of pdf, jpeg, audio, and video files via email or website.

Rate: $895 per month for 3 months

(once a week, 1 hour per session)

Meet our teacher

Richard, a faculty member of the Guitar, Bass, Voice, Music Theory and Keyboard Department, is great with children, teens, adults and working professionals.

 

An Educator, a Vocal coach, Composer, Arranger and an all-around Musician for more than 25 years, Richard has developed approaches and techniques that make learning fun and effective.

 

He is very active in gigs, special events, recordings and teaching online. Richard is also a Bachelor of Music graduate. And successfully completed AIM Academy’s teacher’s program.

 

“If I could be a superhero & have a super power, I would like to have the power to control time, then I would be able to go to the past & meet legendary musicians. I could also learn thousands of songs in an hour because I could stop time & the best thing is I could help people reunite with their loved ones who are not around anymore.”

 

-Richard

AIM!

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