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Music in Chappaqua Introduces YOYA Yoga for the Voice

YoYa is based on the specific vocal exercises that help students find the true color of their singing voice.

PRLog - Sep. 11, 2012 - CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Music in Chappaqua
225 North Greeley Avenue Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-3123

CONTACT: Janet Angier (914) 238-3123 or Lori Sachare (914) 260-0835


Music in Chappaqua Offers YoYa, Yoga for the Voice

Chappaqua, New York (September 11, 2012) In today’s hectic world, we all strive to be heard. Our vocal chords are among our most important muscles, yet most of us do not give them the attention they deserve. Bengi Tasci, a lyric coloratura soprano and vocal instructor at Music in Chappaqua, one of Westchester's premiere music schools, has developed YoYa, yoga for the voice, to strengthen and exercise the vocal cords for students at any age. Tasci has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as a soloist and is the winner of several prestigious competitions.

YoYa is based on the specific vocal exercises that help students find the true color of their singing voice. It also improves confidence, and can help professional public speakers. It is a vocal conditioning and strengthening technique that shares the principles of yoga. The name is derived from the syllables Yo and Ya, which are used frequently during the exercises. Tasci believes that specific postures for the vocal chords, like those in yoga, provide the muscle training needed to keep the vocal chords youthful.

“No voice is exactly the same – it’s like a fingerprint,” says Tasci. By releasing tension and aligning the vocal chords with the body, each student finds his or her own true sound. “We train the voice in the same way we go to the gym or practice yoga postures,” Tasci says. “Our voice is a channel to express our thoughts and feelings. The healthier this tool is, the better our message can come across.”

Tasci believes that when students are able to read and excited to learn new songs, they are ready to start YoYa. During the training students can have fun while learning to treat their voice (vocal cords and the supporting muscles and organs) just like any other muscle in the body. Once their voice starts to get stronger, students gain self-confidence and develop their personal and artistic development . “I want everyone to find his or her true sound, that’s my passion,” says Tasci.

Music in Chappaqua began in 1993 and now boasts more than 250 students studying a wide variety of different instruments in all age groups. Janet Angier, director of Music in Chappaqua, hires the most qualified instructors who are also outstanding, caring teachers. Each studio is equipped with the best Steinway & Sons grand piano and the latest computer hardware and software, all designed to enhance the learning process.

For more information on Music in Chappaqua, contact Janet Angier at mail@musicinchappaqua.com or (914) 238-3123. To arrange an interview with Bengi Tasci, contact Janet Angier or Lori Sachare at (914) 260-0835.

About Bengi Tasci
Turkish-American, lyric-coloratura soprano Bengi Tasci made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2003 and her European debut at Belle-Île-en-Mer, France in 2006. In 2004, she was chosen as one of the five successful Turkish women in America by Turk of America magazine. Among others, she has sung the roles of Zerlina, Olympia, Oscar, Adina and Königin der Nacht, and has performed under maestros James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Julius Rudel, Paul Nadler, Franz Welser-Möst, Anton Guadagno, Kamal Khan, Jay Meetze and Linus Lerner. Ms Tasci is a winner of several prestigious vocal competitions including Palm Beach Opera Voice Competition, Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition and Palm Beach Atlantic Vocal Competition. In addition to her performing career, Ms. Tasci teaches voice at Music in Chappaqua and her private studio in Manhattan. In addition to her education in Istanbul State Conservatory, Mimar Sinan State Conservatory and New World School of the Arts, she continues her studies on vocal development with Dr. Linda Carroll, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and preparing to apply for her certificate of vocology next summer.

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