YOUR FIRST LESSON
In your first lesson you will discuss your personal singing goals and Charlotte will assess your voice type and range. Please prepare a short song that you can sing easily. You will go through a quick vocal warm-up which you do before you sing.
The purpose of the first lesson is to get to know each other and get you warming up your voice properly. From here, Charlotte will create custom-made lesson plans to greatly improve all aspects of your voice.
You may love singing but want to learn how to sing better.
The aim is to make you feel comfortable in the teaching setting so that you can explore your voice while learning the basics of singing. Initially we will work on breathing, pitch and range while overcoming any fear related to performing.
You may already know a bit about singing and may have had some lessons already but now you need some help to further your singing skills. We can work on techniques to develop resonance and expand your tone. We will also connect your ‘chest voice’ to your ‘middle voice’ and up to your ‘head voice’ seamlessly. Intermediate singers will work on correct muscle coordination to strengthen the voice and ensure that the voice is working properly and without muscle tension.
By now you will most probably be singing professionally or have spent some time developing your voice. You may be suffering from vocal fatigue or would like to expand your style of singing. You may want to learn about songwriting and how social media can help with your singing career, learn proper microphone technique or improve your stage presence.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you teach all genres of music?
With proper technique you should be able to sing any style that you choose. The exercises that I give you will be specially designed for your voice, in time making you the very best singer that you can be. The aim is to have the versatility to sing jazz, pop, blues, soul and folk with subtle variations in style.
Do you teach beginners as well as professionals?
Yes, even professional singers take singing lessons. There is always something more to learn!
Can anyone learn to sing or are singers born with the gift to sing?
As long as you can speak, you can sing! If a person has trouble singing “in tune” sometimes they just need a little bit of help. I can work with you to pinpoint what help and guidance you need to improve your voice.
How long will I need to take lessons?
It all depends on where you are now and how far you would like to go. Some issues can be solved in a few lessons but I recommend a commitment of at least 6 months if you want to be professional singer.
Do I really need vocal technique if I can already sing?
Yes. Vocal technique is crucial to keeping your voice healthy and strong. This is especially important for young singers whose voices are still developing. Sadly many singers require vocal surgery that could have been avoided if they had taken care of their voice and sought vocal training! My goal is to help you keep singing for a lifetime.
Can I get a lesson via the internet?
Currently I am offering lessons via Skype as well as face to face
Can you be too old or too young to begin singing?
With very young children, I mostly keep singing fun but I prefer not to start teaching children until they are at least 7 years old. This is because the voice is still developing and can be delicate at this age.
You’re never too old to do something you love and everyone can make improvement.
How much do lessons cost?
Introductory lessons are $32 for half an hour with no further commitment required. One hour lessons are recommended for students over the age of 15.
CONSTS AFTER INTRO LESSON
Age: 7 -15
$32 per half hour
$32 per half hour
$60 per hour
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SINGING?
Confidence boosts and enhanced presence
Creative expression and emotional release
Enhanced communication and social skills
Increased concentration and lengthened attention span
Ability to empathize with others through emotional storytelling
Increased awareness of self and others
Increased understanding of one’s own emotional state
Release of sadness and anxiety
Positive changes of mood through stress reduction
Increased appreciation and knowledge of music and the arts
Sense of control over life through accomplishments and successful experiences