Maureen received her Master of Music from the University of Maryland 2017 with an emphasis in Opera Performance. Her teaching style is tailored for each individual student, in that what works for one student won’t necessarily work for the next (particularly in regards to singers), and strives towards finding the optimal method that encourages and helps students to improve. She firmly believes that anyone who is willing to dedicate the time and effort to learning a new instrument is capable of doing so, and looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
I learned music by ear, and have had a very hard time trying to learn how to read music and understand theory. Jenine explained how to read music very simply, and gave me step-by-step lessons on how to practice reading it until I became fluent with it. She really helped to make sense of it. She’s very patient and helpful! I highly recommend taking lessons with her!
The cost of singing lessons depends on your method of learning. For private lessons, you can expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $75 per half hour. The rate is typically based on your location and a teacher’s level of expertise.
This isn’t a “hearing test”, it’s not checking for hearing damage or age-related hearing loss. And don’t worry about whether you have a “musical ear” or not. The tone deaf tests which are well-designed don’t require any musical knowledge or skill. They test only the basic biological ability of distinguishing different pitches. You can be totally unmusical and still pass the test, because tone deafness isn’t actually about musical skill, it’s much more fundamental than that.
The best way to learn to sing is to regularly take classes or lessons from an experienced teacher who can give you the personal instruction and attention that you need to advance in your skills. Another important necessity is to be dedicated to daily practice. With both of these in your routine, your voice will grow stronger, faster.
Touch Piano! is a free piano app, perfect for when you need to hear a starting note to make sure you’re singing on pitch. If you like singing a cappella or have an upcoming audition, this app is a must for you!
Articles for singers including audition advice, hitting the high notes, using falsetto, vibrato, performance, perfecting the act, powerful vocals, throat tension for beginners to advanced singers and singing teachers.
4 Pillars Of Singing is intended to help singers of all levels, but even as a pro, I learned more than enough to make it worth the price tag. A Great choice for singing lessons online – Thanks Robert!
I start every lesson with vocal warm-ups. Then we learn different techniques to increase range, posture, and breathing. I can make song recommends and we work on songs that the student wants to learn. I set up video for my students to see and hear themselves. I accompany the student on either the piano or the guitar.
Toya is great! Exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. She identified my areas for improvement, recommended exercises, and outlined a plan. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am very pleased.
Singing is a complete system in your body. Only learning certain bits, rather than the whole system, leads to never finding your complete singing voice. Never really having proper technique and never really mastering singing to the level where you can make a full time income singing.
A very useful framework for practising vocal control is solfa (a.k.a. “solfege” or “do re mi”). This is a system where you give a name to each note in the scale, which makes it easier to understand which note you’re aiming for each time you change pitch.
Once I decided that I wanted to become a better singer, I didn’t know where to start. To rise above other singers in the field who are amazingly talented, I knew I had to improve my voice. How can I achieve this?
This is a simple way to practice hitting the right note and singing with good pitching. If you have a digital tuner for your instrument (e.g. a guitar tuner) you can use that, otherwise you can use an online tuner like this one.
Beginners to Advanced singers can find some excellent sites on the internet, with free lessons, exercises and advice some of which can be found in sections of this site plus there are a host of excellent tutorials and articles for intermediate and advanced singers in our Singing & Music Articles section.
Mic check. Christina breaks down the difference between live performance and studio time, as well as the microphone techniques she’s perfected over her career. Then, get a rare glimpse into the recording booth as you watch Christina perform her iconic song ‘Beautiful’.
Robert takes the approach of an professional educator with high expectations of his students, if you truly want to improve in the realm of music, singing or otherwise, you will improve with him. He wont have it any other way!”
Each voice type (soprano, tenor, bass, etc.) has a different vocal range associated with it. Simply stated, your vocal range is the span from the lowest note to the highest note your voice can produce.
Diction is how well you pronounce words while singing. It’s also known as “articulation.” In most contemporary music — especially pop, country, and rap — the lyrics are an integral part of the song. So as a singer, it’s your job to share those lyrics with your audience.
In practice this means that if someone played two different notes on a piano, someone with true tone deafness would be unable to tell whether it was the same note or two different notes. Naturally, if that person tried to sing they would have real difficulty because their ears and brain wouldn’t have a clue if they were singing the right notes or not.
What are you saying? Why are you singing it that way? Is that how you want to sound? Is that who you want to be?… etc. I’m not a vocal coach for teaching you technique – I work more on helping you develop a style for recording studio.
Within the first couple of weeks of my singing lessons, I noticed a remarkable change within my voice and vocal range. I have been taking vocal lessons with Deborah for over three years now. Thank you Deborah for all your continued hard work and dedication!
I graduated from Sul Ross State University with a bachelors in vocal performance. I am currently a public school mariachi teacher and have been teaching for about 5 years. I also belong to a professional mariachi group where I play violin and sing, as well.
But vocal warm up exercises are not going to necessarily give your voice a breakthrough making it any better than its current ability. You’re not necessarily going to increase your range, be able to sing higher notes or sustain better pitch by simply doing vocal warm ups. That’s where vocal strengthening exercises come in.
A BARROW singer has helped dozens of Furness youngsters find their voice since starting up a programme of lessons and workshops in 2016. More than 40 children now attend Be.Vocal sessions every week – and there is even a group for adults too. Set up by …
Singing isn’t a mystery, it’s just not taught as a skill that can be obtained on your own. Many people believe that you are either born to sing or you are not. This just isn’t true. Everyone can ‘learn’ to sing. Once they have a greater understanding of the methods, then they can apply what they have learned to practical exercises that will help them along the path to reaching their voice’s harmonious potential.
Many singers that we hear on the radio today are professional. Are they actually ‘trained’ in the art of singing? Only a few are actually reared to be singers. Others might have a natural singing voice, which does exist, and is enough to get them by at their professional level. Others might be great songwriters and even play a few instruments and have a strong enough voice and message that entices the public. But, do they actually know how they are producing those sounds that are appealing to their modern day listening audience? Maybe.
You can practice singing scales like this as part of developing vocal control. Remember to choose scales which lie in your comfortable range. If that means you can only sing part of the scale, that’s fine. Remember you are just using this as a way of practising your vocal control.
My teaching approach: I tailor my lessons to fit the students goals. Beginner students want to learn songs, not theory. So I get the student playing /singing before I focus on scales and theory. I want to teach the student what they want to learn as well as giving them the skills to be a good musician/vocalist. I also determine what your learning style is, so that I can effectively teach you in the way you learn best. I have over 14 years teaching experience in guitar and voice, and I teach songwriting and ukulele as well. I’ve been performing locally and internationally for over 7 years