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Lehigh Valley | Easton, Pennsylvania

Phillipsburg, NJ, Easton, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, Hellertown, Quakertown, and the nearby area.

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"One needs a voice teacher to learn singing technique, to solidify his singing foundation, and to add more delicate techniques as he continues his progress. Strengthening, training, and stamina-building are taught and drilled in the voice lessons. A voice teacher suggests and assigns repertoire; first, as a learning tool, later as a showcase to be added to the student's own portfolio."

How many lessons?

How many lessons does it take to get good? - I often get asked this by someone who has never taken voice lessons; and, in the case of a young student, her parent.

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Singing is an art that is taken for granted. It takes a lot of skills into becoming a decent singer.

My answer is always the same. "As many as it takes."

I guess I could end it right here, but I think if you are serious about taking voice lessons you deserve an explanation.

Singing is unlike most other subjects. There is no Singing 101, 102, 103, and so on. Professional singers and voice teachers know so well that, unlike other studies, we cannot preset levels of knowledge and ability to advance, simply by using textbooks or any quiz, test, or grading system.

This is because in singing there are so many instruments. The whole body- both physically and mentally- is the singing instrument. (For some who mistakenly assume that the vocal cord is the only singing instrument, they are now corrected.) Each person carries and cares for his own instrument, and each instrument is unique in its type, both in size and (especially) in the way each mind works. All of these qualities in each person stand together in the same line but each of them operates under different circumstances.

One might simply rely upon the hundreds of voice pedagogy books written by gurus, masters, and even medical doctors. However, these books, while supplying voice students with a lot of fancy terms and detailed anatomy charts, are still mere guidelines. Think of them as reference books or dictionaries. Real understanding occurs only when a student gains hands-on experience. One has to feel it to live it.

Because every body is different, every instrument is different. In other words, there are no two students the same. A voice teacher cannot teach any of her students in the same way. She has to be keen and extraordinarily observant in order to pick up signals -not only physically, but also emotionally- and know what it is that makes each student "tick."

Voice study is a collaboration between a voice teacher and a student- with the teacher as the one leading the team. Yet in order for each student to make progress in his learning, not only must his voice teacher be sharp, but he has to apply himself to the work as well.

"How many lessons does it take to get good?"
"As many as he needs."

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