There are many singing teachers out there, that are just as brilliant as each other! But when it comes to choosing one how do you know where to look?
Here is what to look for when researching for a teacher near you!
1) Qualifications and experience
Although qualifications do not guarantee a singing teacher will be great, it does let you know that they have the necessary education on the voice to teach technique safely. Most teachers will have a page or website with information about them where you will be able to see their qualifications and experience level.
2) Their specialty
The world of singing is incredibly wide, the technique needed to sing different styles; although rooted in the same basic technique, is very different. Therefore if you are interested in learning to sing pop a vocal coach that specialises in classical voice will teach you a lot of interesting things but ultimately will not be able to help you reach your pop goals.
3) Teaching style
At the end of the day a teacher can be extremely knowledgeable, have a lot of resources and be a great educator but if their teaching style doesn't match your learning style there may be a few bumps in the road. For example: Some students really like to take notes while others learn best by doing. Finding a teacher that suits your learning style will help you learn faster, however, a great teacher may be able to adapt to suit their students needs too. The best way to find out whether you work well with a particular teacher is to give them a go, many teachers offer trial lessons for this purpose.
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