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Private Lessons FAQs

How often should I meet for a voice lesson?​

  • Students are encouraged to participate in weekly private lessons to help promote steady progress.

Are virtual lessons available?​

  • If interested, students may choose online lessons. 

How long will my lesson be?

  • Lessons are as short as 30 minutes for new students and as long as 60 minutes for adults and teens.

Will I need to audition?

  • Typically, an audition is not required before enrolling in lessons. Hearing a student vocalize (e.g., sing scales and other simple vocal exercises) during the first few lessons will provide sufficient information about their initial abilities and how to proceed in refining each student’s natural abilities and skills.


How will I know how things are going?

  • Feedback is given regularly throughout lessons and a student's progress will be discussed periodically to see how it is measuring up to his or her goals. An honest assessment of a student's steady progress, (or lack of improvement), is a good tool for determining whether or not we are a good teacher-student fit, whether or not my approach needs to be adjusted, or whether or not the student's goals are realistic.


What is my role in ensuring success?

  • Students who play an active role in the learning process will progress more quickly. Recording devices are encouraged as a way to objectively  track progress. Recordings also provide the student with an opportunity to listen repeatedly to their lessons and to perhaps gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught to them.  


Other tips for success:

  • Reading assignments on vocal anatomy that provide better understanding of the terminology used in lessons.    

  • Regular at-home practice of assigned exercises.   

  • Regular application of proper technique during lessons and practice.

  • A desire for knowledge and progress related to vocal development.

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