Internationally recognized voice coach and teacher
As one of the most innovative vocal coaches in the world today, Robert Lunte helps contemporary singers learn new extreme singing techniques. Robert Lunte is also the author and producer of the popular extreme singing training system, “The Four Pillars of Singing”, sold in over 90 countries world-wide.
As the protege’ to the late Maestro David P. Kyle, (Geoff Tate-Queensryche, Layne Staley-Alice in Chains, Chris Cornell Soundgarden/Audioslave, Ronnie Monroe-Metal Church, Ann Wilson-Heart), TVS is pushing the envelope of what contemporary vocalists can achieve and helping to pioneer a new breed of “vocal athletes”.
Mr. Lunte’s innovative approach focuses on two skills with great expertise that all singers seek to achieve; the ability to seamlessly bridge chest and head resonance, isolation of all constriction or breakage and head voice development to create full and powerful tone. Mastering the TVS “Bridging & Connecting” techniques, results in amazing range with complete vocal freedom with convincing glass shattering power. This is training for “vocal athletes”.
Personal Voice Coach
To assist vocalists who cannot train privately in Seattle, WA, or enhance their personal lessons, Robert has written and produced a comprehensive vocal training system that is unique in the industry. “The Four Pillars of Singing” offers over 383 rich media files and 6.6 GB of high definition video and audio content that explains and demonstrates the universe of extreme singing and the techniques required to learn it. TVS has also pioneered real-time private voice training over the Internet via web cam media delivery.
The TVS Master Class
Mr. Lunte’s “Training Vocal Athletes Master Class” has been presented in over 10 European countries and over 12 tours. The Training Vocal Athletes Master Class tours are unique in the industry. Additionally, companies that provide tools and technology for singers also enjoy an opportunity to sponsor the event.
The TVS Certified Instructor Program
For host teachers and schools, the event offers a chance for qualified voice teachers from around the world to participate in the TVS Certified Instructor Program and become experts in training TVS methodology, adding value to their vocal training practice. The TVS Certified Instructor Program is an International organization.
The Social Network For Vocalists
Mr. Lunte is also the founder and CEO of The Modern Vocalist Word.com, an International organization that hosts the world’s number one online social network for singers. At The Modern Vocalist.com, singers and vocal enthusiasts can enjoy world-class educational content, career networking, pro audio recommendations and research for singers.
WHAT IS THE TVS METHODOLOGY?
ASSIGNING A MASS TO EACH PHONATION:
Identifying mass in each phonation gives singers a way of balancing their singing and prevents the body from pushing and constricting. Learning to perceive your singing in the context of “mass”, empowers the singer and gives command and control back to the body, instead of the body commanding and controlling you.
TRAINING BRIDGING AND CONNECTING SKILLS:
TVS Methodology focuses hard and fast on teaching students the skills they need and want the most; learning to seamlessly bridge the vocal break and sing high notes with convincing, full tone. TVS is recognized as the world leader in developing techniques and training routines to develop these two critical skills.
TRAINING WORK FLOWS:
TVS Methodology groups physical and acoustic components that make up a high performance singing voice. Anecdotal and metaphoric voice teaching ideas have no place in the TVS Phonation Package, the sum total of all the technical components that need to be understood and trained to achieve a high performance singing voice. When you know the top technical details that are needed to sing great, the act of vocal training no longer remains a mystery and the details of what you are suppose to be listening for and working on are clear. The mission becomes clear and to the point.
A “work flow” is the sequential steps to any process. TVS Training Work flows are training and practice routines that sort the technical components of a “high performance phonation” into sequential steps to maximize efficiency in training. The process of training vocal technique is radically improved and progress accelerated when training routines are clarified with training work flows. (step 1, step 2, step 2, etc).
MASTERY OF SPECIALIZED ONSETS:
In voice technique language, “onset” means the beginning. TVS has developed essential, specialized onsets, or ways of beginning your singing, that are used to isolate key muscles for strength building and coordination. These same specialized onsets are also used by TVS students to trouble-shoot vocal problems. The TVS Specialized Onsets are a cornerstone to TVS Methodology.
Training formants is the deepest mystery in all vocal technique because it tends to be very complicated to understand. TVS Methodology has developed a practical way to understand and train vocal formants without the complication. When training TVS, spectrum software is also utilized to engage the benefits of learning with the power of vision. When you can see the colors and harmonics of your voice in real time, you can more quickly tune your voice and get tangible results quicker.
VOCAL MODES – PHYSICAL AND ACOUSTIC:
TVS is one of a very few Methodologies that has embraced the practice of modal pedagogy, or the practice of categorizing vocal sounds into unique physical and acoustic “modes” for the purpose of creating more understanding the physiology configurations and acoustics of the singing voice and how to teach singing technique. Physical modes are categories of physical configurations that the voice is inclined to configure into. Understanding the TVS physical vocal modes, opens new understanding on the physiology and mechanics of how the voice works for singing. The TVS Acoustic modes are specific groupings of vowels that are characterized by similarities in their resonant positioning in the vocal tract and how they optimize the formant for singing. These vowel groupings also produce specific sound colors which become a critical consideration for the vocal artist for expression and creative interpretation.
VOWEL MODIFICATION FORMULAS AND TRAINING ROUTINES:
TVS is the only vocal training Method to take the practice of vowel modification to a whole new level by introducing vowel modification formulas to accompany the training routines found in “The Four Pillars of Singing”. The TVS Method teaches how to use vowel modification for the purpose of training smooth register bridging and resistance training to build strength and coordination for singing. Vowel modification formulas are used to help vowel work in training. The TVS Vowel modification formulas are also used for resistance training to build more muscle strength, dexterity and coordination through the vocal passaggio, an approach to vowel modification not found in any other program. Lastly, TVS teachers and students learn how to apply their knowledge of vowel modification to singing, resulting in a incredible release of construction and understanding of one of the most important secrets to great singing.
TRAINING WITH AMPLIFICATION:
From the beginning, a TVS has always championed the benefits found in training contemporary students with amplification. Apart from learning how to use the microphone and the tools of the trade, training with amplification increases the ability to hear the harmonic colors in singing and helps make vocal training fun, energetic and exciting.
THE RESULTS FROM TVS TRAINING:
Seamless Bridging of the chest & head voice for incredible range and freedom from strain.
Replace Falsetto (windy) vocal sounds in the head voice with a full and convincing sound.
Learn how to produce vocal distortion (rasp) without damaging your voice while sounding incredible.
Learn how to command and control your formant with vowel modification to gain an advantage by really understanding how the acoustics of singing works.
Lean about vocal modes; physical modes that represent unique physical configurations of the larynx and acoustic modes, “packages” of technical components that influence sound color and creative interpretation.
Accelerated training progress from the TVS Training Work Flows. The step by step training routines found only in TVS Methodology make training efficient and easy to understand.
Learn how to rapidly accelerate your physical strength and coordination for singing by learning The TVS Specialized Onsets, and learn how to use the TVS onsets to trouble-shoot vocal problems.
TVS students train from the renown, comprehensive TVS training program titled, “The Four Pillars of Singing” (TFPOS Table of Contents). TFPOS offers training routines that tell you exactly what to do, how to do it and how much. Over 382 audio and high definition video files exceeding over 6.5 GB of training content accompany a 400 page, full color book. “The Four Pillars of Singing” is unmatched in the industry for its quality and quantity of content. “The Four Pillars of Singing” enjoys 100%, 5-star reviews from amazon.com and the TVS store from real clients of TVS. Click on the link above and read the reviews!
Learn how to use spectrum software to create stability in your singing and produce rich overtones in the voice that can literally amaze audiences from any genre’. Larynx dampening is one of the biggest secrets to making your voice sound beautiful, powerful, soulful and sonorous. It is probably the most important key to excellence in sound color and timbre in your singing.
Learn the difference between “Light Mass Singing” vs “Medium Mass Singing” and why this may be the missing link that will unlock the “pushing” in your singing and set your voice free in less than 10 minutes.
Understand the physiological and acoustic components required to produce a high performance phonation and then learn how to train those components into sequential training work flows to create a level of muscle memory, power and balance never before seen from any other vocal training system in the world.