From 6 to 60, singing lessons are great for any age! Lessons are specially designed for each singers personality, ability and age group.
Different age students need to be taught differently. You wouldn't teach a 5 year old the same way you would teach a 15 year old in school and learning to sing is no different. Below I have listed the teaching methodology I use for different age students and what I have found to be effective over my years of teaching singing.
For younger students I like to make the lessons fun and exciting while still finding a focus and definite purpose in the lesson. Young students should enjoy the lessons and music and not find it to be chore.
As any parent knows getting teenager to focus weekly can be a difficult task. I make a point of being a strong leader and mentor with teenage students to keep them on a successful path. However there can be a difference between the more motivated singers and those who are just singing for fun. Either way teenage students get the most out of lessons.
When working with adults I find it to be benefit to have a very clear and concise purpose to each lesson and to convey this purpose to the singer. Knowing why and how different aspects of singing are being worked really helps to clear the confusion, leading to better singing and more productive lessons.
Lessons are great for all levels! From absolute beginner to seasoned performing artist, lessons are tailored to the singers ability and experience.
Over the years I have taught singers of every conceivable level. From the absolute beginner, who can't even carry a tune, to the seasoned performer who's professional focus is on a singing career. No matter the case I focus on the singers needs to help them achieve their vocal goals.
Beginning singers usually need to learn the basics of singing such as vocal technique, performance, rhythm and pitch. It's is these simple concept which must be learned well to build a strong foundation for the singer and for many students this all they really want; to be a good singer!
Intermediate singers can carry a tune and tend to sing relatively well. These singers usually need to work more on bettering control and expression, as well as performance, musicality and even start developing their own artistic take on songs.
Advanced singers usually have more specified issues than Beginning or Intermediate singers. They tend to sing well and have developed their own artistry but usually need help to reach past their current ability, advance their career, or fix persistent vocal issues.
Pop, Country, Rock, Musical Theater, it doesn't matter! You can learn how to sound great singing the music you love!
No matter the style of music, the voice operates on the same basic principles. Students learn how to use their voice to sing in a commercial and emotional way, allowing them to sing any type of music they want!* Voice students absolutely should not be forced into a specific genre by their voice teacher. Students take lessons to sing they music they want and that is exactly what I do. Below I cover three of the most common genres of music my students sing.
A very wide style of music this covers Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues, and Christian & Gospel styles of music. This is by far the most popular styles of singing which I see come into my studio. This type of singing varies but is built upon flexibility, range and dynamics to create a strong expressive voice with great range.
The second most common Genre country is all about telling the story of the music and as such students need to focus on the meaning of the songs. However there is a strong difference in country between male and female singers when it comes to vocal range and intensity.
Musical Theater is a very common musical style and focuses on pronunciation and character singing as the songs are meant to be part of the actors dialog, the words must be clearly understood and the singing must fit into the the characters persona and expression.
Lessons are singer specific with each singer given individual exercises and direction for the best progress and motivation. For new students it is highly recommended that you take the Free Introductory Lessons to see what lessons are for you!
I tailor each lesson to the students specified needs. During lessons I identify and hone in on each students strengths and weaknesses - giving them personalized exercises to greatly improve their singing ability with dramatic results. Every lesson is composed of a series of unique exercises with a particular focus on technique, performance, musicianship, and artistry. This tailored focus varies depending upon each students experience, age, skill level, and personal goals. And because each student receives customized technique for success, every lesson acts as a prescription for the individuals voice - with each singer receiving a custom, detailed lesson plan, complete with practice instructions. I know this sounds intense! But don’t worry, my years of experience have given me the ability to identify each singers learning style and teach in a manner that inspires and encourages them. So whether the singer enjoys a fun and compassionate teacher or a strict drill sergeant, my ability to inspire, encourage and direct, gives me the leadership needed by any student of any age or level. “Becoming a great singer is like becoming a great athlete - with practice, preparation, and the aid of a great coach, anything is possible.” -Daniel Jackson