Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS EACH LESSON LIKE?
We give customized attention to each student.  After a short chat in the first lesson to understand where you’re coming from and what you want to get out of lessons, each lesson usually consists of 10-30 minutes of warmups and exercises – during which we may drill down to make some changes and improvements – and the rest of the lesson working on songs of your choice.
 
If you arrive at your lesson already warmed up, your teacher may do just a few minutes of exercises just to make sure all parts of your voice are ready to go, before launching into working on songs.
 
But if you would like to use your time differently, just say so.  Your time is yours to use as you wish.
 
IS THERE ANY COMMITMENT?
No.  You can take lessons as often – or as infrequently – as you like.  Some people sign up for long-term weekly or biweekly lessons, some people come in for a few weeks of intensive work before an album or audition, some people take just a lesson or two to pick up some new technique.
 
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE LESSONS? SHOULD I TAKE HOUR OR HALF-HOUR LESSONS?
Most teen and adult students take hour-long lessons either weekly or biweekly.  We recommend weekly half-hour lessons for kids under 12.   
  
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
See our Locations page for our locations, including maps and photos.
 
DO YOU TAKE BEGINNERS?
Yes!  We love working with beginners.  And no, you don’t have to audition to take lessons.
 
DO YOU TAKE KIDS? HOW YOUNG?
Yes.   We’ve worked with kids as young as 4, although to be honest, there are other programs better suited for very young children.  We’re best with kids 7 and up.
DO YOU TEACH R&B? OPERA? POP? ROCK? SCREAMO? METAL? JAZZ? MUSICAL THEATRE? COUNTRY? FOLK?
Yes.  Although not all teachers teach all styles.  We’ll match you with someone who fits what you want to do, and you can switch if you like.
 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A GREAT SINGER?
Great question! …With no real answer.  Everyone begins at a different starting point, and makes progress at different rates, so it’s very hard to predict.  It depends on how much you practice, how much experience you already have, how much kinesthetic awareness you have, and many other factors.  

That said, most students see improvement in the very first lesson, and a few months of weekly or bi-weekly lessons is usually enough to make a significant change in anyone’s voice.
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Rates vary depending on teacher, service, lesson length, and lesson frequency.  See the details here.  
 
WHAT’S YOUR AVAILABILITY?
We have someone available seven days a week, though not all teachers in all locations.  You can see who works when, where, here.
 
WHEN AND HOW CAN I PERFORM IN A SHOWCASE?
We have performance opportunities for both newer and more experienced performers, about once a month.  Ask your teacher if you’re ready to perform.  For more information and to register for a showcase, go to the Showcase page.
 
HOW DO YOU HANDLE PAYMENT?
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.  
 
WHAT’S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT? AND IS IT FOR ME?
Artist development is customized coaching and mentoring to help you define and reach your music goals. More info here.
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