Singing lessons are not just about your voice, they can help to develop your musical ear and performance techniques as well. Depending on your experience, during a typical lesson I will: warm up your voice by taking you through a series of technique-orientated exercises based on your vocal needs. You will learn the proper way to sing, breath control, vowel placement, etc. If you can sing on pitch, your voice is pleasant/unique and you can hear the notes then lessons will help immensely. Singing lessons should stretch your range and build breath control and body strength, without interfering with your vocal personality. Probably the best thing about lessons is learning how to have power without straining.
Realistic Expectation #1: Voice Lessons will improve the sound that you already have…but they aren’t going to guarantee you a fame-worthy singing voice. Everyone can learn to sing better, and a voice teacher can help you learn how to use your voice to the best of its ability.
Realistic Expectation #2: Vocal changes take time and effort. Signing up for one or two voice lessons will not be enough time to have a real impact on how you sing. Expect to give it a few months before you hear changes. Keep in mind that any adjustments to vocal technique are most effective when you apply them every time you sing – with the radio, in the shower, in choir class, and anywhere in between.
Realistic Expectation #3: Expect to make changes in the way you sing. If your voice was absolutely perfect, you wouldn’t need voice lessons. My purpose is to identify vocal faults and correct them. Sometimes hearing that you’re doing something wrong can be uncomfortable. I’m not trying to hurt your feelings, my goal is to teach you how to be a better singer. If a student is not mature enough, or is very sensitive, it can be difficult to make progress in lessons.
Realistic Expectation #4: Vocal health should be your main concern. Anyone paying attention to pop music has heard about Adele’s vocal surgery. Overuse and misuse of the voice is alarmingly common in the contemporary music world. I take vocal health seriously, and encourage you to sing with vocal technique that will allow you to sing for your whole life.
Set up your lesson and start the journey today!
My goal with every student is to make lessons as FUN and enjoyable as possible!
I have personally found that one of the greatest gifts I have ever received was piano lessons. I started lessons when I was 5 and have played ever since.
Learning to play the piano helps teach children how to concentrate, focus and be patient. During a piano lesson so many different skills are being learned. Students are essentially learning how to read an entirely new language. It sharpens fine motor skills, improves dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Music has also been shown to reduce heart and respiratory rates, cardiac complications, and to lower blood pressure and increase immune response. In an increasingly frenetic world, it is more important than ever to be able to focus. Playing the piano has been proven to help improve concentration, which helps in every area of life.
What you can expect to learn:
- Note Reading
- Efficient Practice
- Ear Training
- Memory Training
- Music Theory
- Performance Skills