Why get vocal lessons if I can sing really well already?
Vocal cords are like muscles and with good training you can get a lot more out of them. With age and use, your voice can lose range, flexibility and stamina. Vocal cords can damage easily, developing nodules or tears which could end a career. We can prevent or take care of these hazards safely and unleash all of your vocal potential.
Do you teach opera, jazz and all genres of music?
We teach vocal technique, giving you the vocal coordination you need, enabling you to sing any style you wish. Our clients sing a whole array of genres.
How many lessons do I need?
This is very much like fitness, as we are dealing with muscles, the voice is in constant need of care and attention. Some people need a voice teacher to get through a specific problem area; others want to continually refine their skill. We have solved range and ‘break’ problems in a single lesson, but many have been clients on-and-off for their entire careers. Advanced voice teachers are often called in before recording sessions, or brought by singers on tour to prevent them from hurting their voices.
I hear a lot about bad coaches ruining voices. Is this a real problem?
Sadly, yes. A bad coach can lead a singer into physically harming their vocal cords. The good news is that in many cases the damage can be undone. The other problem is teaching bad habits that can prevent a singer from maximizing their voice. It is not uncommon for us to work with experienced singers and increase their range dramatically in a handful of lessons.
Can you be too young or too old to start singing?
Not really. If a student has a love for singing and an attention span, they can work towards improving their voice and achieving their goals.
Are singers born with the gift to sing?
Some certainly are more gifted than others, but as long as you can speak and are not tone deaf (which is an EXTREMELY rare medical condition), you can sing. The music world is filled with diverse voices ranging from a Bob Dylan to a Pavarotti. Would we not have missed the one if he had decided not to sing because he did not sound like the other?
Would you like to book a lesson?
Book a lesson today! You can arrange to start a variety of lesson types, from learning online via Skype Lessons, learn in Studio on your own in a private singing lesson or group workshop. We can also teach you skills to boost your confidence and performance.