Why should you or your child take voice lessons? It seems an age old question, but today is a brand new one! You have a larger choice HOW to take voice lessons too! With all of the time we have spent on computers and in online school, people need more one on one time. They need to reconnect to people. They need to be interacting with someone on a truly individual basis to reconnect to what matters to them, what moves them, what they feel, how they can express it.
Individual time with a voice teacher is like nothing else! It fuels our souls, our creativity, balances our well being, and gives us confidence. In voice lessons, we work on YOU as an individual and on your singing voice.
In the age of the pandemic, we found we can get this one on one time and reconnecting through both ONLINE and IN PERSON voice lessons. There are so many benefits to both ways and yes, you can do one or the other or BOTH. (Many of us are continuing online and in person options to serve all needs) So no matter which you prefer, you can explore both to GET THAT VOICE SINGING!
Many of us never thought to teach online, but through advancement in technology, we did it and it opened many doors. Here are some of the benefits of ONLINE teaching I have found (Tune in next week for IN PERSON benefits)
Location and Time:
You can have a lesson with a voice teacher even when you live across the country or go on a vacation for an extended time. Car breaks down or there is a storm that leaves the road a mess, you can still have your lesson! Going off to college but want to continue voice lessons with your studio teacher in your hometown, YOU’ VE GOT IT!
If you found you didn’t have time to take voice lessons before because of travel time to and from location in addition to the length of the lesson, this could be your answer! Or your teacher and your schedule are difficult to coordinate (even if its for a 2 week period)- you don’t need to cancel or quit, move it online (even if only temporary)
Truly face to face (even if through the screen):
When on the computer, a teacher and student are truly face to face (no voice lessons cannot take place without a camera). Voice teachers can see actions of the mouth, neck and posture issues very clearly. When singing in person during this pandemic many of us do still need to wear a mask. This hides our face, mouth, etc so sometime difficult to address certain areas of the technique. Online we do not so we can see the singer more clearly. We also generally see the singer in a close up view. We can ask them to turn sidesways, get a different view of posture.
I have found that students are more apt to work harder in between lessons when learning online. When they are more prepared for the music of the lesson, they are have a more successful lesson. They have accompaniment tracks ready to go and have planned out what they want to work on. Also because of the slight drawback of latency issues of working online, students work harder to combat it with more practice time.
Latency issues have been vastly improved with various technological advancements and tools. Voice lessons online have become very SUCCESSFUL and POPULAR.
Of course, singing in person is ultimately the best thing, but don’t let this stop you from SINGING!! Explore the option to have ONLINE voice lessons (or supplement ONLINE when you have schedule issues with your IN PERSON Voice Lessons)
Go explore singing lessons for YOU (visit www.susanandersbrizick.com for information on Voice Lessons in my studio) . Tune in next week for benefits of IN PERSON Voice Lessons and singing in general!