Singing and Voice Lessons
Weekly lessons are conducted in the convenience and comfort of your own home.
The best voice teachers in your area: background checked, rigorously selected, thoroughly trained.
Tuition rates compare to your local studio, where you have to travel, wait, and wonder about what's going on during your student's lesson.
Over half a million lessons delivered since 1996. Serving Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Little Rock, and the Tampa Bay area.
Our voice lessons focus on techniques for singing various styles, including classical arias, pop music, musical theatre repertoire and music for religious services [upon request]. Piano Lessons In Your Home voice teachers are also excellent at helping students of all ages prepare for choir auditions, solo and ensemble adjudications, musical theatre auditions, competitions and talent shows.
Voice lessons help people in ways that extend beyond singing. They can help a shy individual to come out of his or shell, building confidence when the individual needs to stand in front of a room of people to deliver a report for class, a lecture to a professional group, or a presentation to the boss. They refine tone, delivery and inflection.
As with all of our lesson offerings, we tap into our network of expert teachers to match each student with the right voice teacher. Our voice students may participate in an annual recital with the teacher’s other students.
Voice lessons are available in lengths of 30, 45 or 60 minutes per week. We recommend that beginning voice-only students are restricted 30 minute lessons, while combined voice/piano students will want to consider 45 or 60 minute lessons. Rates for lessons vary by market and session package. Contact us for more information about our private voice lessons!
All voice lessons begin with vocalises. These are exercises used to warm up the voice, to develop breath control and airflow, and to focus on smooth transitions through the passaggi (or natural passage between the student’s different vocal ranges). Vocalises also expand the singer’s vocal range, or the number of notes he or she can sing. Diction, vowel modification and learning the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) are also practiced.
Over the course of study, teachers share with parents how the student’s voice is developing and which types of good and bad habits to watch and listen for at home. Students are encouraged to sing in front of a mirror to ensure they are applying what is being taught and eliminating bad singing habits.
Piano Lessons In Your Home voice teachers are professional instructors and performers who understand the importance of proper training. We believe in promoting good vocal health, and healthy singing. In turn, we do not put students in a situation where they could damage the voice from singing incorrectly, and our teachers will not push a young singer’s voice to function in the ways an adult singer’s voice does, even if requested to do so. Belting techniques are taught when the voice mechanism matures to ensure that a student’s singing is a lifelong enjoyment rather than a short-lived talent.
Our voice teachers also help the student understand their voice type classification (Bass, Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Mezzo, Soprano) and select music that is appropriate for the student’s current vocal range. Singing pieces outside of the student’s range can lead to bad habits and even damaged vocal chords.
Voice and Piano
In general, Piano Lessons In Your Home offers 30-minute, 45-minutes, and one hour lessons. We recommend that voice students also study piano to help master music reading, ear training and sight singing. Voice students who study piano can play their vocal lines during weekly practice, and more advanced students might even accompany themselves while singing.
Students studying both voice and piano may split a lesson to incorporate both piano and voice. For piano/voice split students, a minimum 45-minute lesson length is recommended to ensure the teacher has enough time to work on both skills during the lesson.