One to one private singing lessons are either 30 minutes or 1 hour long depending on the student’s individual training plan. As a rule of thumb, most students under the age of 8 tend to have a 30 minute lesson and those 8+ usually have a 1 hour session. During singing lessons students will learn skills such as; how to correctly warm up their bodies and voices, how to apply correct vocal technique, how to use appropriate technical and musical vocabulary, performance technique, understanding of different vocal qualities, create a repertoire folder full of songs they can sing for any event/audition and the list goes on! All students must bring along to their lessons; a notebook and pencil for writing down any notes I have given them to work on, a folder to keep all lyrics and sheet music in, a bottle of water and an attitude ready to learn!
Lessons are adapted for each student’s needs meaning that each individual training plan will be tailor made depending on what they require such as; preparing for auditions/castings, entering LCM singing exams and preparing the student for any performance that they may be taking part in. All students are given the opportunity to undertake LCM singing examinations. I currently deliver the following syllabi; Popular Music Vocals, Music Theatre and Early Learning Music. Examinations are fully inclusive. I also appreciate that exams aren’t always everyone’s cup of tea! My lessons are totally unique to each student and I most certainly don’t follow any sort of ‘cookie cutter’ lesson template. Please see below for some more information regarding what subjects are covered during singing lessons. Please note that this is a very basic outline of what should be covered by any vocal coach. Once the student has had their first lesson with me, I will able to discuss in more detail what I plan to work on with them.