Why Take Voice Lessons?
Some people believe you can either sing or you can not. They believe you are either born with the talent or you are out of luck. The falacy of this is you are not born being able to play guitar or drums, you have to learn these skills. Sure, there are those who are blessed with perfect pitch but there are also those who have natural talent hidden by poor technique. The point here is, the voice is an instrument and, as with any intrument, anyone can learn. While there a many sources for information on how to sing; books, DVDs, the web, etc., none of them can replace working with a good vocal coach. In fact, some may do more harm then good. As with any instrument, using it incorrectly can damage the instrument. But a damaged instrument can be replaced, your voice can not.
Selecting The Right Voice Teacher
There are many facets to singing, from breathing to pitch control to understanding your range. A good vocal coach will have an in depth understanding of all these facets and the many different vocal styles. It is important to select a professional who has dedicated their life to the art of teaching and performing. Learning to sing correctly will take time time and practice so you need to know that your teacher is in it for the duration. Professionals also have the experience to advise you on study materials and how to organize your practice time. A professioal will make sure that you fully understand what you are learning and teach you how to apply your new skills correctly by giving you detailed explanations and examples. They will also be there to answer any questions when something is unclear.
Private Voice Lessons Vs Group Voice Classes
Private one-on-one voice lessons offer students a more complete knowledge of their chosen instrument. For those who are serious about their playing, private lessons are the way to go. Group classes are great for beginners and those desiring a more basic educational experience. If you desire to learn a few songs to entertain family and friends group classes are your best bet.
Standardized Lesson Programs Vs Personalized Lesson Programs
A standardized program is one where all students study using the same curriculum. While these programs will teach you to how to play, a personalized lesson program may prove to be more enjoyable and allow you to study the style you are most interested in.
Choosing A School
While there are many choices out there, it is important to consider all the offerings a school may have. Any school can teach you how to sing, but there is more to becoming a musician than just learning scales. Most students wish to move on to a band situation. For those students, a school should offer a program that lets them experience the thrill of working with other musicians and performing live shows. We've found that students who have the opportunity to participate in an actual band tend to practice more and are more likely to continue to enjoy their lessons.
Our school is conveniently located in Raleigh, NC. All instructors at our Music School are working professionals in the music industry and come from diverse performance and educational backgrounds. We carefully screen all potential instructors to ensure that only those truly committed to teaching are accepted. Our much copied Rock School is the only one in the area to offer year-round band programs for kids and adults, to ensure that our students have an ongoing musical experience that will take their abilities to the next level.
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