Just like in everything else, choosing the right voice teacher can either make or break your singing career or aspirations. So it is of great importance that you hire good voice teacher for lessons.
A voice teacher will impart and train you to use correct singing techniques to create the sound you want in a healthy way. While a university professor teaches you about what you have studied and how to interpret it, voice teachers teach and train you on how to use what you have and how to improve.
For this reason, the ability to interact comfortably with your voice teacher is very important. There must be good chemistry between the teacher and the student. It is therefore, not unreasonable, for the student to request for a ‘consultation,’ when you are selecting your voice teacher. This is done so that your voice teacher and you may become acquainted with each and come to an understanding on the development of an agreeable teacher student relationship.
You want to establish some kind of rapport with your potential voice teacher. Ask yourself if you will be comfortable with this person because you will be developing a relationship with this person and training together weekly or more. You want to enjoy learning singing and not have your singing lesson feeling like a chore. This is why you should never sign up with a voice teacher merely on the basis of a telephone conversation.
Always arrange for a meeting as you will need to explore your voice teacher’s background although before your meeting, you will probably have researched much the teacher’s background over the phone or through a biographical sheet that professional voice teachers should have. If possible, ask for testimonials or reviews from their prior clients. These testimonies will be an indication of how popular and credible your voice teacher is.
When you think that your potential voice teacher has sufficient and appropriate professional singing background that is comfortable to you, then you can proceed to ask questions about matters you find important such as the singing lesson’s curriculum and your expectations. You may also like to sing songs of a particular genre, if so, find out if your voice teacher is able to coach you on the genre that you like, whether these are pop songs, classical or even jazz singing.
Unless you are absolutely certain that this is a musical match that will work, do not immediately commit to anything. Take time to see the other potential voice teachers on your list. Remember, choosing a good voice teacher will definitely give your singing career a great head start, so choose wisely.
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