How to choose a vocal teacher


This issue should be approached with the understanding that not always a good vocalist can be a good teacher. Therefore, even a good education, diplomas, participation in prestigious competitions does not give any guarantee that you have found a good teacher. Very much gives the so-called "word of mouth" - this is the best recommendation.

How to choose a vocal teacher?

Even if you do not understand anything in the theory of teaching vocal art, after several lessons you can understand whether this teacher is right for you or not.

  1. The first thing I would like to note is that you are comfortable in class. The psychological situation is calm and benevolent, there is an atmosphere of trust.
  2. One more important aspect from the first day is that you have to keep your voice hygiene, and the teacher must tell you about it.

Vocals are not a sport. There is no need to set records. Therefore, as soon as the teacher felt that you were tired, he would certainly take a break and offer to rest.

During our studies, we try to fulfill all the recommendations of the teacher, but there are several signs that studies are not going as we wanted. When performing exercises, there is no due attention to proper abdominal breathing, the student is not explained why each exercise is done, body clips are not eliminated. All this leads to a breakdown of the voice. Sometimes, we spend several months to master a certain method of singing, but there is no progress in work, then we can say that you have no contact with the teacher. After all, if the teacher does not feel you, then there can be no talk of any progress in work. Your teacher claims that you are not capable of anything in vocal field, this is extremely outrageous and not professional, we are all naturally able to sing. Talk with other students about what progress they are making, whether they have progress in their studies, what makes them happy and what upsets them in class with a teacher.

When practicing vocals, there are sensations that the voice sounds strange, not at all familiar to oneself. Special exercises teacher achieves a certain sound and development of your vocal apparatus.

With proper breathing, hard work, it is not always possible to put a high note. On average, the beginning vocalist has a voice range of one and a half octaves, and as he continues to work, he will increase his tone per year. Gradually, your voice will get stronger, learn how to properly support, open the dome, set a high position and then it will be much easier to pick a high note.

Many people think that only a teacher with a lot of academic experience can be the best vocal teachers. I would like to disagree with this opinion. The young teacher tries different approaches, the schools are less obsessed with the narrow focus on the organization of their work.

Today we looked at such an important topic, how to choose a vocal teacher. I think my recommendations will help you with this. Next time we will talk about voice hygiene, a very important component especially for a novice vocalist.