Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have experience?
No, not at all. Beginners are very welcome!
How do I book a lesson?
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring an A4 sheet of printed lyrics of the song you've chosen. A CD can be provided for your personal song recording but please feel free to bring along a USB stick should you wish to take home your song as a digital file.
Why get lessons if I can sing really well already?
Vocal cords are like muscles and with proper training you can get a lot more out of them. With age and use, your vocal cords can become sore developing nodules which could end a career. Songbird Vocals will get you through these hazards safely and unleash all your potential.
How many lessons will I need?
This is very much like fitness. Some need coaching to get through a problem area; others want to continually refine their skill. Lessons are tailored specifically to your needs and requirements. The amount of lessons you will need vary from singer to singer. I advise all my students to commit to five lessons, after which we can review your progress and take it from there.
How often should I attend lessons?
You are free to attend lessons as little or as often as you wish. The majority of students attend lessons on a weekly basis, but it is entirely up to the individual.
What styles do you teach?
Many students are interested in a wide variety of musical styles. Once singers have learned the fundamental skills to singing correctly, they are free to experiment with whichever style they wish!
Is singing a natural gift or can anyone sing?
To an extent everyone can learn how to sing, and to be a better singer, but it all depends on your background, your musical history and abilities. Some are naturally better than others. And others have to work at it. Everyone can learn how to sing, and at Songbird Vocals I try to equip you with the tools to be a better singer.
How can I keep my voice in good shape?
Regular lessons and a regular practice schedule will help the most. Drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of sleep will be beneficial too. It also helps if you don't smoke, do drugs, or drink to excess either!