|Vocals - Contemporary||Sessions||Per Lesson||Per Month||Per Term|
|Pre-School||45 min/week||R 130.00||R 520.00||R 1,300.00|
|Primary School||45 min/week||R 130.00||R 520.00||R 1,300.00|
|High School||1 hr/week||R 150.00||R 600.00||R 1,500.00|
|Adult||1 hr/week||R 150.00||R 600.00||R 1,500.00|
What is my first lesson like?
First we have a chat with you to find out your specific singing goals and objectives, or any problems you have been having.
Then we get you to sing through a special ‘diagnostic scale’, which allows us to hear what your voice tends to do. Strange as it may seem, it is often quite easy for a trained specialist to hear what someone tends to do just from this one scale!
Next we give you some feedback based on what we have heard, and then we can ‘prescribe’ you with a program of vocal exercises to help correct any weaknesses and develop your voice. This is tailored to your own voice.
Once you have a better idea of what needs to be done through exercises, the second half of the lesson is usually set aside for singing a song and applying what has been learnt during the exercises.
How many lessons will i need?
Six lessons provides a great introduction to proper singing technique; HOWEVER, they might not be enough to change years of bad habits.
- If you’re a professional singer, we can almost certainly help you find a better singing position within one lesson.
- If you’re a an amateur, you will certainly be able to get a difference in one lesson but it might take several sessions for the new habit to stick – more in the realm of 6-12 lessons.
- If you’re a complete beginner, you will certainly be able to find a better place to sing from in one lesson, but you might need many more lessons to learn and keep this new habit for yourself, without us there ‘doing the driving’ so to speak. This is especially true if you want this new habit to be up to the level of a professional singer. That said, you can still learn the basics from just a few lessons.
We offer regular lessons weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or whenever you wish or can afford.
Should I bring sheet music?
Not essential. You can do if you have some. Check with your teacher, particularly if it’s complicated to play. You can definitely bring lyrics or a chord chart, especially if your song is unusual or hard to find. Otherwise, we can print off lyrics or chords or music, as necessary.
Can I Record My Lesson?
Absolutely, yes – we recommend that you do.
Most smart phones have a record or voice-memo function, or you can buy a portable digital recorder quite cheaply. The quality is usually good enough to act as a reminder.
How much Practice Do I Need
There may be someone else ahead of you practicing more than you!
Like learning anything – a language or a sport – you will improve more by immersing yourself in your new habits as much as possible, and as soon as possible. Then you will be able to decrease their regularity but still remember the new habit.
Crash courses are great – but expensive! – but all are useless if you don’t have or create a new practice habit. Practice is the most important aspect in learning anything…aside from a good teacher! :-)
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes I would advise you to come for a free consultation first before starting lessons with me. This will give you an idea of what happens in class and also give me an idea of what you need to get better as a singer.
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