Read my answers to some of singers’ most frequently asked questions.
Like in the gym, some may need a vocal coach only to address their problem areas, while others want to continually improve their skills. Either way, you’ll be able to hear some changes in your voice from the first lesson. The speed at which you’ll progress depends on how much you train. Many singers take lessons throughout their careers, sometimes they take the vocal coach to the recording studio or on tour (or they keep in touch via Skype) to keep their voice in shape and always get the best out of their instrument.
Not exactly. If you are musical, you can work to improve your energy and control, and thus be helped to achieve your goals. No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced singer, singing lessons will help you improve!
I don’t teach a specific musical style or singing genre, but my clientele reflects many different styles. I have experience as a technician for classical, musical theater and contemporary styles like pop/rock and jazz. I teach good vocal technique so you can sing whatever you want to sing! I’ll give you the necessary vocal balance to sing in any musical style you choose. I also offer stylistic advice to improve your performance of a song.
Yes! Professional singers and singing students around the world take online lessons when they are on tour, in the recording studio or in another town. I also have been teaching and taking lessons online for many years.
If you survived until now… congratulations! Your diaphragm works! We can’t breathe if the diaphragm doesn’t move! That being said, in my singing lessons I will address breathing, teaching you to manage the air better. Breathing is influenced by the behavior of the vocal cords and vice versa. In my approach, I build specific exercises to balance air and muscle based on your vocal tendency. The way you use your voice, and therefore your breath, determines the kind of training and the exercises. To read more about this, read my blog post “5 Things To Know About Breathing For Singing”.
A good technique is one that gives you the ability to adapt to any style of singing. With a good technique, you can sing any style. It allows you to sing with ease and balance from the bottom to the top of your voice, without fatigue or sudden changes in tone quality. Symptoms of a voice that isn’t well balanced are: inability to sing certain notes, issues with pitch, breathiness or lack of power, breaks, strain, vocal fatigue.
Whereas with a balanced voice, your range (amount of notes you are able to sing) expands, your breath control improves, the tone is consistent from low to high, the words you sing are clearer and we can understand you better!