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  • What are voice lessons?
    Voice lessons are where you work with a voice teacher doing vocal exercises to help you achieve good vocal technique. These vocal exercises will focus on areas of technique such as breath control, pitch accuracy, blending between registers like head, chest, and mixed voice, and countless other techniques necessary to the singer. During the voice lessons, the student is expected to do vocal exercises designed by the voice teacher that will require making some sounds that may seem weird, or even questionable to the student at first, but please understand that while these sounds may seem strange in isolation, they are very intentional and purposeful in helping you to become a better singer overall. Your voice teacher is trained in vocal pedagogy, which is the study of the art and science of voice instruction, so these exercises are thoughtfully designed to help the student coordinate specific muscles in the vocal tract that are used to achieve certain vocal skills. Please understand that as you coordinate these muscles during the vocal exercises, you will gradually begin to notice your progress, especially while we are working on repertoire (all students progress at a different rate) . Voice lessons are fun, and every exercise is personalized for each individual's unique voice.
  • How do I schedule a lesson?
    Visit the "Voice Lessons" tab at the top of the page and click the "Book Now" or "Request to Book" button next to the lesson you would like and follow the steps. If you've purchased a voice lesson package and would like to book a lesson, click here and follow the steps. If you need help scheduling or don't see an available time that works for you, be sure to contact admin@ignitevocalstudio.com or call 469.443.8820.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Payments can be made via Credit/Debit cards, Apple Pay, and PayPal, Zelle, and CashApp. Students are now able to pay for their voice lessons in 4 interest-free installments using Afterpay.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellation Policy​ There is a 24-hour cancellation policy, so please let me know at least 24 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule to be refunded. Lessons cancelled without 24-hour notice will require full compensation. (Fees will not be refunded for lessons cancelled with less notice than required above.) However, you will have the option to reschedule with make-up lessons. A cancellation within such a close window to your lesson often leaves your instructor, without a student during your scheduled lesson time. By scheduling a lesson, you are acknowledging that you accept the cancellation policy. I thank you for your understanding.
  • What can I expect in my first lesson?
    For your first lesson, we will start off by discussing any prior vocal training you may have had, your vocal goals, and any additional questions. From there, we will work on a vocal warm up and exercises. Last, we'll cover material song work which will be a song of your choice. Each voice is unique, so each lesson is personalized to meet your individual goals as a singer. Please have a song ready that you would like to start working on.
  • How do online lessons work?
    Online lessons are just as effective as in person lessons and work the same with the exception of the meeting place. We will meet via Zoom. You will want to make sure that you have a reliable internet connection and that the original sound is enabled so that I will be able to hear those beautiful high notes. (For steps to turn on original sound click here ).
  • Are the online lesson recorded?
    It is common practice at Ignite Vocal Studio for the voice lessons to be recorded for student progress tracking. Vocal development happens in small increments, sometimes so gradually that it's not noticeable to the students. Being able to go back and review the recorded lessons gives you proof of the vocal progress made over time. Students can expect to receive the recorded lesson up to 1 to 3 business days after the date that it was recorded. Files will be emailed using Wetransfer, which is an online platform used to send large files and photos. Please note that the transfer file does expire after seven days. If it is not downloaded within that time frame, feel free to request that the file be sent again. If you do not prefer to be recorded, please let us know. Your vocal instructor will also remind you upon starting the recording so you will have the option to decline. There are times when we may use clips from students' lessons on social media, but we'll never post without your consent.
  • What should I bring to my lessons?
    I highly recommend you bring a recording device, such as your phone with a voice recorder, to record your lessons. When using Zoom, I will grant you access to record the session from your device. This is a great way for you to review and continue practicing what we've worked on. You may also want to have water to stay hydrated. Don't forget to have your selected song ready so that we can work on repertoire.
  • How many lessons do I need?
    Everyone has a different progress rate. It all depends on your goals, your work ethic, the amount of time you practice in between lessons, and your dedication during lessons. The rate of your progression primarily depends on you. Every lesson provides an opportunity to learn new things to continue in your vocal progression. You are welcome to take as many lessons as you are comfortable with based on your teacher's availability, but you are not required to take any number of lessons while you study here.
  • What is the difference between the 30, 45, and 60-minute lessons?
    The only difference is the amount of time we will be able to spend on the vocal technique exercises. A 45-minute lesson is just as effective as a 60-minute lesson in terms of the quality of the exercises that will be given, but if you want to spend the extra time maximizing on your vocal technique, the longer lesson will allow you to do so. I understand that everyone can't spend an hour on lessons, so I want to give my students more than one option.
  • What age range do you work with?
    I work with students from ages 5 to 120 years old. Ha! Please understand that when working with children, their voices do change as they get closer to puberty, and this can happen as early as the age 10 and last up until the age 16. No worries here though. If a student should study with me from a young child into puberty, I will simply adjust their exercises based on their vocal needs at every stage.
  • What genres do you specialize in?
    I am trained how to teach students to apply good technique to all styles and genres without damaging the voice, but for the sake of giving you specifics of what genres I've worked with the most, they will be: gospel, jazz, R&B, pop, and musical theatre.
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