If you are a total newbie and want to start singing lessons, then taking 2-3 lessons per month is a great start. This will allow you to get comfortable with your voice teacher and their teaching style. If you’re looking to learn how to sing in a choir or audition for musical theater, then taking 4-5 lessons per month is recommended. If you are looking at taking more than that, check with your voice teacher before signing up for too many lessons as it could become overwhelming and frustrating if they aren’t able to give the proper time needed on each lesson that you have scheduled.
If you have experience with singing, schedule 3-4 lessons per month.
Why? Because it's easier for someone without much experience to learn by taking extra lessons than for a seasoned singer to add on more lessons. Take this from me—I've been playing guitar for over 15 years and I'm a professional musician, but when I decided to start singing five years ago, I found myself frustrated at how slow my progress was. A friend recommended that I take more lessons so that I could learn the fundamentals in a shorter amount of time. The following year (after taking 3-4 private voice lessons per month), I was able-bodied enough to compete in piano competitions and get hired as a paid soloist at weddings and parties!
If you are experienced and want to improve your singing quickly, schedule 4-5 lessons per month.
You'll be able to learn faster because you will have more practice time in between each lesson. You can also expect to make progress more quickly with the additional practice time. The more lessons you take per month, the faster that progress will come as well!
If you're working a full-time job and have other commitments, then 30 minute lessons are good for you. If you want to make progress at a slower pace, then 30 minute lessons are also good for you. And if, for whatever reason, singing is not something that's important to your life or work (and let's face it—most people aren't professional singers), then 30 minute lessons are still fine!
If these descriptions describe who you are or how things look from where you sit in the world right now, then go ahead and take some 30 minute voice lessons! They will help build up those muscles in your larynx that support healthy singing voices.
45 minute lessons are a good length for beginners and intermediates. They’re long enough to cover a lot of material in a single class, but not so long that you feel rushed or overwhelmed by the amount of information you have to absorb. 45 minute lessons also give you more time than 30 minute sessions to learn new songs, techniques and skills.
45 minutes is also an ideal lesson length for learning how to sing with other people! You get close enough with your teacher that they can help guide your vocal performance (especially if there are multiple singers in the group), but not so close that it feels like too much pressure on either side of the equation (ie: student or teacher).
60 minute voice lessons are the best option for someone who wants to make quick progress in their singing ability. 60 minute lessons are great for beginners and intermediates, since you get more time with your instructor. If you have never taken voice lessons before, 60 minutes will allow you time to learn about breathing, posture and other technique-related aspects of singing that can help you improve quickly.
60-minute lessons are also beneficial for students who have already been taking 30-minute lessons because they allow more time for teaching. For example: 90 minutes divided into four 30 minute sessions is equivalent to one 60 minute session. Students will benefit from this extra teaching time by being able to learn more advanced concepts in each lesson without having to leave early or rush through everything during a shorter lesson period (which often happens when working with fewer people).
How many voice lessons you need depends on how fast you can learn new things and experience new skills through practice.
If you are a total newbie, take 2-3 lessons per month. You will be learning the basics of singing and taking time to practice at home. If your schedule allows for it, 3-4 lessons per month would be ideal as well.
If you have experience with singing, schedule 3-4 lessons per month. In addition to learning about specific topics in this post like vocal breaks or breath support systems, we’ll also dive into more advanced concepts such as harmony and vocal range expansion so that we can achieve even greater results together!
While there is no hard and fast rule for how many lessons you should take, it is important to remember that voice lessons are a skill to be learned. It’s not something you can just go out and do. You need to put in time and effort into it if you want to see any results!
Don't be afraid of taking too many lessons per month. If you would like to talk to someone one on one to see how many lessons you should take. You can always call a local music school. If you are in the Redmond area feel free to contact us as we provide voice lessons in Redmond