Are Voice Lessons Really Worth The Money?People all over the world ask if voice lessons are worth the money on google every day, and I think the answer depends on the person.
Let’s look at it a different way.
A person who has no gym experience walks into LA fitness. How do they know where to start? Maybe they want better abs. How do they make sure they are using the right equipment correctly and with proper form to be able to show progress in their body shape?
They either research themselves or pay someone to train them. That trainer analyzes what the person wants and together they create a workout plan that will develop the right muscles so they can look the way they want.
Developing your singing muscles is no different.
You use with 8 singing muscles that control your skills and abilities when you sing. How did they get so good? Well, they either practiced often (like every single day) for years.
Or they pay for voice lessons with a vocal coach to analyze their weaknesses develop the muscles they need to so they can make faster progress.
Now, if that trainer didn’t motivate you, give you the confidence and ability to continue that progress on your own between your training sessions, I wouldn’t consider that to be very good trainer.
Progressing on your own is a pretty important thing, as when you change up a habit, it’s extremely hard to not revert back to what is comfortable. It’s so easy not to commit to that change in your day-to-day life when there is no one holding you accountable. Making it easier to lose all the progress you made when it’s still fresh and not regular practice yet.
Especially if you are uncertain if you are doing it right.
You Have to Make Sure They Can Teach You Voice Lessons You Want to LearnTo help with this, it’s very important to make sure your trainer or vocal instructor specializes in what YOU want to do. You wouldn’t hire a bodybuilder coach who helps people gain weight if you are a housewife and just want to lose 20 pounds. They are just not the right instructor for you.
For voice lessons, that means the coach you choose should specialize in the type of music you want to sing. (Like pop or R&B vs. opera or classical?)
Many people will spend years with a vocal coach, do everything they say, and fail to see very much singing progress.
Because opera training and pop or R&B training require very different skills and abilities, different singing muscle groups, and a different type of emotion into the songs you wanna sing.
Additionally, from my own experience, being forced to sing songs a person does not like to learn, is not the most fun, and doesn’t excite the singer to progress.
- Learning “breathing” (as in classical/opera singing) and having enough air (as in pop and RB) are completely different.
- Riffs and runs in popular genres are uniquely their own.
- The type of belting you hear on pop radio stations are sung from a different place in the voice.
- In R&B and pop music it’s about emotion. High notes, runs, growls come from strong emotions. Think about your favorite pop singer. Have you ever seen them make a face like they’re in pain, anger, fear or excitement when hitting a high note or a complicated run? We see the emotions they carry in their music right there on their face.
- In opera, they call that singing with too much tension. They say those singers will destroy their vocal chords; however, pop and R&B singers do it every day with vocal health intact.
- They aren’t destroying their chords, they are just using different muscles and techniques.
Voicercise is a singing technique created specifically for pop and R&B music.It’s designed to help a person learn exactly why they are having trouble singing the way they want and creates a specialized voice plan so they can sound the way they want to, quickly and effectively.
I personally think that it taking 2-3 years to make singing improvement is pretty ridiculous and unnecessary. If you are doing the right exercises, no matter what activity and are trying to build in, you should notice a change immediately.
I personally love that Voicercise creates that immediate change in singers. And I get to witness it every day. Every time a student leaves a lesson here, they leave with a new ability.
They leave with confidence in how to maintain it, and have the ability to apply that new skill to singing the songs they love and sounding better.
I think that’s how all vocal training should be.
But you have to know what you’re looking for.