What is a typical lesson like, you ask?
Getting to Know You
Our teachers begin the first session with a question, “What would you like to get out of this lesson?”
We recognize that every singer has different challenges, needs, and goals, so we approach each student and lesson as a unique experience where your most pressing needs are addressed.
Assessment, Goal & Plan
A 60-minute lesson is recommended to get the most accurate assessment of your vocal abilities. In your first lesson, we’ll ask about your singing history, influences, goals, and style. This helps us determine how best to serve you.
We may ask you to sing a song your latest repertoire, “Happy Birthday,” the phone book–anything to get an idea of your voice and style. Then we will take you through a few singing exercises to quickly assess your strengths and challenges.
We’ll give you an honest idea of where your voice needs to grow…and then give you the map to get there. You will get an individualized lesson plan to practice with. Like a gym workout regime, these exercises target your weak areas to correct bad habits and build a strong, balanced instrument.
Most clients prefer to study regularly on a weekly or biweekly basis. If you cannot commit to a recurring lesson schedule, you are welcome to book casual lessons using our Online Scheduler. “Tune-up” sessions are also available for those preparing for performance or recording dates.
At every lesson, your teacher double-checks your practice and then builds on it. Additional exercises will cultivate agility, range, and ease. Each exercise builds logically on the one previous, developing the skills you need to sing what you want.
As your technical abilities grow, you need to apply them to songs. The key is to maintain the same easy feeling in your songs that came out in the exercises. Bring in your original or cover repertoire to work out the kinks. We can also suggest appropriate material in your key and style that will build upon the successes of your exercises. Ultimately, good technique is not the end, but the means to allow you to express everything inside.