Voice lesson FAQ


How long will it take to learn to sing?
In my experience on the Good, Better, Best scale, with 3 months of regular lessons you will have a formed a solid base on which to continue your singing journey. With 6 months of lessons you will begin to develop your own unique style and gain confidence in your abilities. With 12 months of lessons you will be well on your way to being a singer. 

How much will i have to practice?
Ideally you should practice every day for 15 to 30 minutes. Practice is really just spending time actually singing (vocal exercises and some song singing) so it’s meant to be enjoyable. If you miss a day or two, don’t worry, it’s just that you’ll improve faster by practicing. 

Am I too old to learn to sing, or to sing better?
Never! My students have ranged in age from 7 to 80 years of age, and I was once asked this question by a 12-year-old!  I have taught 60 year-old complete beginners who were singing and playing guitar in bands after 12 months of lessons. 


Will I be the one person you can’t teach?
I haven’t met a person in over 25 years of teaching that I have not been able to teach. I frequently work with people who have never sung before, who think they can’t sing in tune, or who think they have awful voices. And many of them have gone on to be exceptionally fine singers and artists who perform, tour, write songs and make records. I can’t promise you all that, but I can promise that you are teachable and that you can find your voice. 

I’ve been singing and performing for years, I just need a tune up. Do you do those?
Absolutely. I can quickly assess where you are at and what aspects of your technique and practice need fine tuning. I will create a tailored approach to lift and revitalise your practice, refresh your technique, and help you move forward to reach your vocal goals.

I’m terrified of singing in front of people. Can you help me? 
Yes, and you aren’t alone! I have worked successfully with many people who have anxiety around their voices and who have never sung in front of anyone before. I can help you train your voice and grow your confidence. 

Do you teach song writing? 
I do! While my courses mainly focus on private and group singing and vocal coaching, I do occasionally run songwriting workshops and am available for one-on-one songwriting lessons.

What if I have more questions? 
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