How to find a suitable vocal coach, and is he worth it?
Do you think about your singing seriously? Well, sooner or later, you will have to consider hiring a vocal coach. Undoubtedly, even the very experienced artists do this. Why? Because a vocal coach means more than just singing lessons. Frequently, even top-shelf music stars only during their studio issues, before the performance, or on tour convince themselves how valuable is the vocal coach as a co-worker. That’s right, a coach, not only a singing teacher. That is because he is not only a guy with piano and practicing the octaves. ‘Lalalalalalala?’ Indeed, this is a detrimental stereotype of the skilled professional. Modern vocals tutor is much, much more. First of all, he is an experienced specialist who has spent decades doing his craft. Moreover, in a majority of cases, he is a singer himself. And to all of this, a modern singing instructor must be a psychologist, massagist, and musician in one person.
What can a vocal coach do for you and for every aspiring singer?
This is a question that anyone serious about hiring asks himself. Undoubtedly, the answer needs a broader insight. As we have spoken before, today singing educator is not only a teacher. For example, Ron Anderson, a man being called a vocal coach to the stars, spends hours with artists only getting rid of their detrimental singing habits. Undoubtedly, setting you on the right technical track from the beginning is the significant merit of such an instructor. But there is more. Constant feedback is also a thing. In all probability, every singer knows the feeling of losing something taught before. Well, a vocal coach puts you upright every time you meet him. And, what is relevant, he does not rate you and your voice. Contrary, an appropriate educator will always try to bring out the best of you and your capabilities. In the first place, he will be your friend. Then a keeper and last, a teacher.
How much are the singing lessons? Are they really that expensive?
The matter of the price may be confusing and complicated for many. Indeed, a popular opinion is that the classes are expensive. And only the wealthy can afford them. However, it is rarely true. First of all, you have to precise your expectations. A beginner has other problems than a professional. A second thing is to calculate. Undoubtedly, even one lesson with a specialist can push you much further with technique and approach. Besides, he can share with you the knowledge unavailable anywhere else. Frequently, even the most renowned stars admit that this knowledge is just priceless. In a short period, it developed them significantly and fast. Usually, just compare the hours lost for erring and dozens of mistakes. After all, the price seems to be not that high. Especially when you are a person with some experience. Then vocal lessons with a coach should be the essential meetings. During them, you should acquaint with new issues and polish the old ones.
If you do not want to hire a vocal coach at this moment, we encourage you to check our online learning platform, Voixtek, which can be a cheaper and more flexible solution, as you can choose all by yourself when and where you want to learn.
Dr. Pipe Perez talks more about the Voixtek method of voice coaching in the video below: