Learning to sing using the correct techniques and coordinations is the most important element to maintaining vocal health and limiting the risk of injury. A common issue with untrained singers is shouting, forcing or pushing the voice when trying to sing high notes. This places great strain on the voice, causing vocal fatigue, and should therefore be avoided. The vocal folds can also become irritated by mucus derived from allergies or illness, so it is important to rest the voice well through plenty of sleep and maintain vocal hydration by drinking water. Before singing, a good vocal warm up should always be completed in order to prepare the voice
One-on-one vocal lessons straight from the comfort of your own home are a great way to learn to how to sing. 90% of our students choose to take lessons from home, mostly due to the convenience of not having to make travel arrangements both to and from their lessons. This is great for parents and students with busy schedules. The content of home lessons is exactly the same as studio lessons, where students will work on technique and exercises. Home lessons provide the best learning environment, as it is a comfortable, familiar surrounding for students to learn in.
Voice lessons will focus on developing proper breathing technique and vocal technique and ways to improve your singing. You will learn how to support and project your voice, you will learn how to read music so that you can read the melody of the singing line. You will also learn how to interpret different styles of music, performance techniques, how to emotionally interpret song lyrics and phrases. The most important thing you will learn in voice lessons is how to express yourself through singing!
Taking vocal lessons at any age can be highly rewarding and great fun. Students often take lessons with various aims and goals in mind. Some students want to learn how to increase their vocal range and will have lessons and exercises planned to achieve that particular goal. Some students would like to improve their singing ability in order to feel confident enough to audition for talent shows, competitions or to join a band or choir. It is quite common for students to take vocal lessons purely because they love to sing and want to improve for their own enjoyment.
Kids who love to sing may ask for voice lessons, but we recommend children postpone vocal training until they are 11 or 12 years old. Vocal cords typically do not mature until kids reach puberty. Before that age, the child-™s voice is not ready for the rigorous exercising required to succeed in singing. Premature voice lessons could damage or strain a child-™s voice and potentially reduce future vocal performance. For maximum protection of a child-™s voice, wait until after puberty to start child voice lessons. Then your child is ready to begin prolonged training that improves their singing ability.