Private Singing Lessons

  • Private singing lessons are available for kids 8 plus, teens and adults, beginner to professional in contemporary styles of music.

  • Lessons are available at 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour in duration.

  • Lessons are recorded for ease of practice and reflection (done via Zoom at the moment)

  • Please bring a USB stick to each lesson.

CoronavirusALL LESSONS ARE NOW HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Our job is to educate, facilitate, guide and inspire you along your vocal and musical path. Lessons are flexible and based on your needs, but always with an emphasis on healthy vocal technique and enjoyment. We will work together to help find your natural singing voice, enabling you to sing with ease, power, freedom, and confidence. You will sing songs you want to, with guidance.  

Students always leave the studio feeling energised, inspired and smiling. Students who practice exercises covered in lessons daily will show rapid improvement and amazing results. 

Please note: Kids are assessed for suitability for private singing lessons. The ability to focus for 30 minutes, reading and English language skills are essential. 


 

New students are welcome anytime during the term and are offered a first introductory lesson without the commitment to continue.  

Please read the STUDIO POLICY before committing to lessons

Private Singing Lessons

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN AN INTRODUCTORY LESSON:

The introductory lesson usually involves a chat about your music history and goals. If comfortable, I may ask you to sing a verse and chorus of your favourite song. Then we might jump right into simple warm-ups and exercises, think of it as making noises, don't stress it's very relaxed. This lesson gives you and Dot time to decide whether you are compatible before committing to further lessons. 

 

What I'll listen and watch for:

  • Your ability to sing in tune and in time.

  • The quality of the lower, middle & upper register and the transition between registers.

  • Types of vocal onsets of sound being used

  • Any tension in the body, neck, jaw, shoulders, etc

  • Breathing and posture

  • Your energy levels and volume

 

MORE THAN SINGING LESSONS...

Lessons may include a combination of teaching and help with ukulele, basic guitar and basic piano accompaniment skills. Students are introduced to these instrumental skills to allow them to accompany themselves while singing. This is a powerful learning tool for both musicianship skills and cognitive development. Younger students are encouraged to take up the Ukulele and they may naturally want to progress to the guitar (somewhere else) as they get older.

WHAT TO BRING FOR REGULAR LESSONS

  • Water bottle

  • USB stick

  • Printed lyrics

  • Notebook

 

​STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Practice at least 15 to 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week  

  • Attend lesson even if you haven't practised

  • Do not practice on the day of your lesson

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your lesson time

WHY SINGING LESSONS IN PERSON

A singing teacher develops an ability to hear things that an untrained person cannot, although there are many sites online with good advice, ultimately you need another set of ears to listen and assess your voice. Much of the information available online should be considered as a resource rather than a replacement for a good teacher. I have seen beginner students who have spent a year learning online and yet, still haven't got a basic foundation of singing. Online singing lessons are useful to an experienced singer or teacher who has already studied voice for some time and can assess what information good and what is not.

AREAS COVERED IN LESSONS:   

  • Posture and breath control 

  • Vocal warm-up and vocal exercises 

  • Blending registers

  • Understanding vocal registers, chest, head, mix, falsetto

  • Range extension, flexibility and stamina 

  • How to articulate words clearly

  • Vowel formation - bright and dark vowels

  • Onsets: glottal, balanced, aspirate and vocal fry

  • Song selection and development  

  • Preparation of repertoire for performance 

  • Pitch and ear training, solfege, hand-signs

  • Active listening skills and musicianship

  • Audition preparation 

  • Stage presentation 

  • Microphone technique

  • Anatomy & physiology of how the voice works

  • Strategies for overcoming performance anxiety and nerves 

  • Interpretation and storytelling

  • Authentic stage presentation & performance coaching

  • The science of singing, acoustics, resonance. 

  • Visual feedback and analysis using Sing & See for science nerds

  • Understanding and singing in harmony

  • Simple piano, guitar & ukulele accompaniment

  • Music theory 

  • Basic recordings on Protools

 

CONTACT

Location: 180 Mountain View Pde

Rosanna,  Melbourne, Aus 3084 

Email: info@dotssinging.com

Phone: 0417553969

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