If you're looking to start singing lessons, it can be hard to find the right fit. You want a teacher who understands your needs and a studio that's comfortable and relaxing. But there's one other thing that can trip up even the best singers: length of voice lessons.
Because we all know that time is money, I'm going to help you figure out how long your voice lessons should be based on three factors: how long you've been taking them, how often you go (weekly or monthly), and what type of student (beginner or advanced). So let's get started!
When you're just starting out, 30-45 minutes is the ideal length of time for a voice lesson. This allows students to get a good foundation in their singing and learn how to sing properly. In this time frame, they can usually learn the basics of singing and start learning songs. With 30 minutes spent on each subject (warm up, breathing, pitch & tone production), the student should be able to sing some songs with confidence by now and have an understanding of music theory as well as how it applies to singing.30 minutes is enough time to cover the basics of singing and to start learning songs. After 30 minutes of instruction, they should be able to sing with confidence by now and have an understanding of music theory. However, if they want to learn more complex songs and improve their skills at singing, then they may need another 30-45 minute lesson per week as well as some extra practice outside of lessons so they can master those complex rhythms and melodies!
Once you've become comfortable with these basic techniques and are ready for more complex lessons (singing in different keys), then 45 minutes per session would be appropriate!
Intermediate voice lesson lengths are typically 30 minutes to 2 hours. There are a few reasons for this:
As an intermediate student, you're still learning the basics of singing and you're making great progress on them. Therefore, it's important to make sure that your lesson time is spent on these fundamental aspects before moving onto more advanced topics.
Most beginner students need at least 1 hour per week (2 lessons) in order to really get a good grasp on technique and musicality—but if you're an intermediate student looking for lessons that will help propel your skill level further forward, then 2 or 3 hours may be necessary for that growth!
While we've seen some very talented people pick up everything they need at an intermediate level in just 30 minutes per week with us here at Singing Success Academy, we feel confident saying that most people would benefit greatly from having more than one lesson per week when working towards their goals as singers.