5 Essential Questions To Ask A Private Singing Teacher

In this post we will take a look at how to interview a prospective vocal coach so that you can be sure that you find the best vocal coach possible for the price that you are willing to pay. You can use these questions to get a feel for the vocal teacher’s level of experience. For questions about the costs involved in taking singing lessons see this article: how much do singing lessons cost . Bear in mind that the best vocal coaches are probably busy and booked with students so they may not have time to answer all your questions. If you encounter this problem you might want to try out a couple of lessons and get your answers to your questions then. It’s best to treat these questions as suggestions.

Questions for your singing teacher:

  • How many years of teaching experience do you have? Expect to pay more for a vocal coach with a lot of years experience. Also the longer the teacher has been training students the higher your chances of finding a former student happy to discuss the vocal coaches strengths and potential weaknesses.
  • Where did you get your singing education? You want a voice teacher who has received high quality practical training and who has first-hand performance experience. The singing teacher does not need a degree from an expensive music school to be a great vocal coach so you’ll have to use your own judgement here. More important than a fancy degree is that he or she knows how to pass on her knowledge to her students.
  • Do you perform? If so, where? If you have the opportunity to hear the vocal coach sing, then by all means go. It’s an opportunity to gauge her skills and see a side of her personality that you might not see during your lessons.
  • Do you work with different voice types and teach different music styles? If you are looking for help with a specific voice type, or specific singing styles, you need to make sure that your prospective vocal coach can work with your voice type or the style of singing you’re interested in.
  • Where are your lessons held? The vocal coach may hold lessons in her home, at a studio, at a school, or even in your home. Expect to pay more for lessons at your home. The location should be convenient for you to get to.
  • What kind of music do your students sing? Try and find out if the singing teacher enjoys the same kind of music as you. If she only assigns songs and doesn’t allow the students to choose, think about how you feel about her preferred style of music before you commit.

Be wary of singing teachers who offer “a life altering method for singing “. Teaching people to sing is an old profession so you want a teacher who bases his teaching on facts and not experimental singing methods. Every rule has an exception, and the one exception I can think of for this rule is Per Bristow’s Singing Zone Training (The Singing Zone review). All the best with it and have fun!

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