The Singers Workshop
Online Singing Lessons

LEARN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

PROFESSIONAL VOICE TUITION FROM AN EXPERT TEACHER

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ARE ONLINE SINGING LESSONS BETTER?

This is a question that I’ve been asked since the lockdown and isolation due to COVID-19.

It’s funny, if I was to offer online lessons 2 years ago, I am sure I would not have had many students sign up. However, due to the lock down it has paved the way now for a lot of businesses to go online.

There are several reasons I believe them to be better than face to face, and I will explain why. One side is the student’s perspective and the other will by mine (the teachers).

Student’s Perspective

The first reason is TIME! It’s a great time saver! Students are able to eliminate 20-40 min travel times to a physical location, avoiding traffic and the afternoon peak hour rush. Eliminating the stress of the commute helps the student to be in a calmer frame of mind, ready for their lesson and with a more positive outlook. This way, the student only has to take 30 minutes out of their day to learn, not up to an hour or hour and a half, giving the student more time to do things they need or want to do.

There is also the comfort of being in their own home. Some students are less inhibited within their own surroundings instead of being in a studio where they feel they need to accustom themselves. There is also the fact that they can stay in the comfy house clothes slippers etc no need to get all dressed up! There is no fear of another student hearing them, taking away the self-consciousness and opening up the mind to make mistakes and learn from them without judgment.

Teacher’s Perspective

I can see the students mouth working better on the screen, essential for vowel sounds and placement because the student is closer to the camera.

I also wear headphones so I can hear the students voice much clearer than before. I can explain – in the studio we have the music playing through the speakers and the student is at least 4-6 meters away, the overall volume of sound is all blurred together in the room. In my opinion, certain nuances of the voice can get missed with the volume of the track playing at the same time, this is something I have experienced with shifting to online lessons, making me a better teacher and servicing the students better.

I still record the scales and send them via email so no change there. If anything, it is better having the scales in the students email instead of a USB stick as the USB either become corrupt or lost.

The only downside I have come across is when the internet connection isn’t the best and the screen and audio grabs and become digitalised, this doesn’t happen often, but it can happen.

So overall, it saves the student time and it makes me aid the student, optimiSing the lesson, and being a better teacher by hearing and seeing clearer.

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY

Not only is Stuart Hunter an excellent singer himself, but he has a unique gift for being able to guide, educate and draw the potential out of the students who come to him.”

Chris Doheny (Geisha, The Footy Show theme)

Thanks to Stuart, I have more control over my voice and breathing than I had previously. He accommodates all types of singers, and knows enough about the music industry to be able to play a supportive role in a professional musicians development.

He has helped prepare me for tours of extensive singing and with his support I have sung at a professional level rather than the inconsistencies I displayed prior to working with him.

The techniques that Stuart has taught me have strengthened my voice and increased my vocal stamina. He has helped extend my vocal range and improved my control. I can now confidently tackle songs that I previously thought were beyond my range and ability. Lessons are clear and challenging but also fun, which keeps it interesting. Thanks to the Singers Workshop I am singing longer and stronger than ever. Rock on!

WE BELIEVE THAT ANYONE
CAN LEARN HOW TO SING

We believe that anyone can learn how to sing, and we pride ourselves on our ability to help students find their own distinct vocal personality. The uniqueness of your voice is part of what makes you special, so we don’t believe in teaching you to merely mimic other singers.

At The Singer’s Workshop, students are given the opportunity to gain valuable live performance and recording skills through the use of professional speaker systems, recording software, mixing desks and microphones.  We also hold free concerts throughout the year in order to give our students a chance to build their confidence in performing before an audience, and to give their friends and family a chance to see what they have achieved.

In each lesson with the Singer’s Workshop, you will work through a song with your teacher. The teacher will then tailor a program of vocal exercises and scales to your individual vocal needs.  With each song – some of which will be chosen by you and others will be chosen by your teacher for the purposes of learning a specific technique – you will find both your vocal range and vocal stamina increasing.

Whether your musical tastes incline towards heavy metal, jazz, pop, rock, R&B or musical theatre, we can teach you how to use the shape of your mouth, your breathing and the volume of your voice to produce the sounds essential to each musical style. We can also teach you to do this each and every time without damaging your voice.

Lessons

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Lessons with The Singer’s Workshop generally last for 30 minutes, involve one-on-one tuition and are available Monday through, between the hours of 12pm and 9pm.

If you require an alternative arrangement, such as group lessons at your home or coaching in the studio while you record that all important demo or EP, we will gladly accommodate such arrangements wherever possible.

Lessons with Stuart, our Principal Instructor, Monday to Thursday .

Discount rates apply where 10 lessons are paid for in advance, or where a student refers a family member or friend to us.

QUESTIONS WE ARE ASKED

A: Absolutely. Your voice is an instrument like any other, and all you need to do is learn how to play it right.

A: It varies between individuals, but after 5 weeks of lessons you should feel and hear a difference in your voice.

A: When you first start it will be as little as 20 minutes a week, broken up into 5 minutes per day over a period of 4 days. You can easily do your vocal exercises while walking to school, driving to the shops or even during an ad-break during your favourite TV show.

A: I can show you the very same techniques used by those artists, but instead of merely teaching you how to mimic other performers, I will teach you how to use those techniques to develop your own vocal personality.

A: You should not have a sore throat during or after singing.  The presence of pain indicates that you are using incorrect techniques. I can teach you how to expand your range to reach those high notes and improve your vocal stamina without hurting your voice.

A: Absolutely. Keeping with your  original style we can work with different melodies and song structures to help mould your song into a masterpiece.

A: You are never too old to learn how to sing, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 7 as children’s vocal chords will still be developing prior to this and intense vocal training may cause harm.  For young men whose voices are breaking I would also avoid intense vocal training.

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