Singing Contemporary Commercial Music Styles: A Pedagogical Framework

“Read this book if you are teacher or would-be teacher of CCM styles either in your own studio, or within an educational institution.” – Gillyanne Kayes, PhD.

CCM Book

“Marisa has meticulously crafted a lucid, accessible pedagogical framework for teaching Contemporary Commercial Music, one that serves in person-to-person as well as online instruction.”

Elizabeth Blades, DMA, MMus

“It stands as a beacon of persistence in progressing the study of CCM singing styles and respect for all those who choose to sing and teach them. In drawing on her extensive experience and indefatigable enthusiasm for music and teaching, Marisa is able to present a clear and unbiased view of the progress of existing CCM pedagogy while offering a model for growth and development into the future.”

Irene Bartlett, DMA

A Pedagogical Framework

Singing teachers are being challenged to develop new expertises, faced with students who want to be vocally fluent and artistically expressive in a particular CCM style or across a broad range of styles. CCM teachers have had to navigate their way through the landscape of CCM styles in the current music market due to the lack of any systematic pedagogical framework to guide their teaching approaches.

This book is the first to offer a preliminary framework. Developed through the perspectives and experiences of nine eminent pedagogues in the field of CCM singing voice pedagogy, it serves as a practical guide to support the academic- and practitioner-based community of singing teachers and voice professionals.