Enriching the Voice of Non-Musical Students (Diploma in Theatre) Through the Use of the Suzuki Method


An educator is responsible in transmitting knowledge, technology and values to the community through the process of teaching and learning. Credit hours are accumulated based on the current curriculum while transformation take place during lectures. Teknik Nyanyian or rather Singing technique is one of the minor course available to the diplomas of the theatre course in UPSI. This course is vital in shaping the talent, mindset and the disposition of the students. Singing technique is a minor subject that is offered to the undergraduates of diploma in theatre in line with the education curriculum in UPSI. In order to produce accurate singing techniques, a singer needs to focus on breathing techniques, notation/melody, tempo, rhythm and articulation. Based on the data collected, the students have never been exposed to music notation and introduction to formation of sound / frasering. 35 students were selected from the theatre department for the purpose of this study. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data in which the Suzuki method was used to teach singing technique. The findings of the study show that the Suzuki method was instrumental in teaching singing technique.

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Junita Batubara, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Indonesia
Sumathi Maniam, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia

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Conference: ACSS2018
Stream: Education and Social Welfare

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