Frequently Asked Questions

Will I sing music in a style I like?

Voice lessons help you  develop the “muscle memory”  in your voice and your body that you need to have a strong healthy voice that can produce a beautiful sound. Regular practice builds the increased stamina that you need to perform. Good singing technique is the foundation of skills that well-trained singers need to sing in different styles. In four to six weeks you will be able to apply the techniques that you learn to singing music in any genre that you like from Baroque, to Folk, Pop, Country and Broadway-style musical theater.  To find out more about voice training for begininng singers, make an appointment for a free consultation.

What is performance training?

Voice Lessons do more than help you develop a stronger better healthy voice you also learn how to perform when you sing. Every lesson is a good work out that helps you learn how to use good technique when you sing and build the stamina that you need to perform. The systematic training is designed to nurture your natural talent, your musicianship, your artistry and the ability to sing with expression in a way that connects with the audience. The lessons will be enjoyable and effective. You will begin to hear improvement in your voice after the first lesson. Call to make an appointment for a free consultation today.

   

What does a Vocal Coach do?

A Vocal Coach works with anyone that woris with the public: business and community leaders, sales team leaders, sales men and women, political candidates, motivational speakers, teachers and actors, helping them develop a stronger voice and speaking presence.  You will learn how to deliver a speech, pace it to hold interest, and how to breathe deeply to  support your voice.  If you feel nervous when you are called upon to speak in a public forum, or on camera, the systematic training will help you learn how to relax when you speak and confidently project a strong presence that gives your message more impact.

How much time does it take to learn how to sing?

Building a better voice and confident  stage presence is a process, but it is possible to hear and feel improvement after the first session. if you take regular lessons and practice you will make measuraable progress in four to six weeks.  You will learn something new at every lesson. If you do the exercises every day, you will develop the breath control and the stronger, more resonant voice that you want to have. The more you practice what you’re learning, the better you’ll become. The training will be very effective. You can expect to make significant progress during the first session. Call today to make an appointment for a free consultation that will give us an  opportunity to evaluate your voice, identify your strengths and weaknesses and get to know each other. You can make arrangements for regular lessons at that time if you want to coninue. 

My eight-year old likes to sing, Is it too early to start lessons?

Most children love to sing and some have beautiful natural voices, but training for a young child’s voice is very different from training for an adult. Children's voices are small in every sense of the word – they simply cannot produce the volume or range that an adult can without straining, which can damage the voice. The music chosen must also be age-appropriate for the lyrics and the child's vocal range. The lessons for children focus on performance, presentation, diction rhythm, musicality, and interpretation.  Music that the child likes can be transposed to a lower key so they can enjoy singing it. The lessons will be fun and effective. You can expect to hear some improvement in technique after the first lesson. Make an appointment for a free consultation that gives us a chance to evaluate your child's readiness to start voice lessons. If your child is interested and ready to start, you can arrange appointments for regular lessons at that time. 

How much time should I spend practicing between lessons?

Most singers find that 45 minutes to an hour every day is a good length of practice time, unless you are preparing for an upcoming performance. Practice every day is essential because it takes time to build support for your voice, learn how to enunciate clearly, and hit those high notes without straining. Do the breathing and vocal exercises that develop muscle memory correctly every day, to maintain good technique. Vocalize in the morning when your voice is rested if possible and stay hydrated. The quality of the way you practice is just as important as the time spent singing.  A good way to practice vocalizing is to play a recording of a well-trained professional singer performing a song that you like and sing along with them. It's a good way to enjoy singing with a full orchestra accompaniment and learn something about phrasing and technique all at the same time.  



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