WHAT IS MY FIRST LESSON LIKE?
We’ll talk a little about you. What your experience is (if any) and why you’re looking for lessons. We’ll go through some exercises which will help us to assess your voice and how we will be best approaching our sessions. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Your voice is a very personal thing, so it’s important we are both happy to move forward as a team.
SHOULD I PREPARE A SONG?
If you feel confident to do so, yes. Ideally it should be something you feel very comfortable with and have sung for a good amount of time. The purpose of this would be for us to get a clearer understanding of your voice, so if you're unsure, just bring yourself and we will muddle through together.
SHOULD I PREPARE SOME TEXT/MONOLOGUE? (VOICE Sessions)
A piece of spoken word ie an extract from a book or a poem are a great. A monologue or a speech will work too, as long you know it very well, but is not necessary. I just want a chance to hear your voice.
SHOULD I BRING SHEET MUSIC?
If you have a song to sing, yes, if not this will be something we will come to further along the line.
DO I NEED TO READ MUSIC?
Not necessarily. A number of people listen and learn via ear, so reading music is not essential. But if your wanting to look at grades or move towards working professionally it is more of a necessity. But we can help you with improving your reading if you want to.
CAN I BRING MY OWN BACKING-TRACK?
Yes, especially if it’s a good one!
CAN I RECORD MY LESSON?
This is something we advise all our students. It’s difficult to remember everything in the moment as there can often be a lot to take in. Also, when you listen back, you may hear something we've said or something in your own voice you had not realised at the time.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Yes. We offer a discount for students as well as block bookings which also reduces the price of the individual lessons.
HOW MANY LESSONS WILL I NEED?
It really depends on what you want from yourself and your voice.
Voice training is a practice. Even the most renowned singers still see a vocal coach regularly and are always learning to keep their instrument in top form! Vocal training is a life long adventure, if you want it to be. We tend to organise these as an hour every week or every 2 weeks.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO PRACTICE?
Keeping in check with your voice is integral to improvement, just like doing regular exercise is the only way to stay fit. If you want to get better, you have to practice regularly.
IS THERE PARKING?
Yes, there is free street parking as well as a local 310 bus service with a stop three minutes away from us.