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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much are singing lessons?

Singing lessons cost $50 per hour, on average. Hourly rates can range anywhere from $40-$80. However, some vocal instructors may charge flat rates or offer packages. They may also offer 30-minute lessons for a lower price. Or, they might require monthly tuition for ongoing classes. It depends on the voice coach. 

Contact vocal instructors near you to get a sense of how much singing lessons cost in your area.

What are singing lessons like?

Every voice coach may have a different style of teaching, but here are a few things you'll likely experience during a singing lesson: 

  • Explaining to the instructor what you want to improve on.
  • Going through a few breathing and riff exercises.
  • Receiving constructive feedback and criticism from the instructor.

Before your first voice lesson, you can ask your instructor what you should expect and how to prepare.

How many singing lessons do I need?

It depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish with your singing lessons. Consult a highly rated vocal instructor to determine how many lessons you should take — and how often you should take them.

Do singing lessons actually work?

Yes, many students who’ve taken singing lessons say that their singing has gotten better. To find out if voice coaches near you have successfully taught others how to sing, read their customer reviews on Thumbtack.

What is a good age to start vocal lessons?

Whether you’re a novice or experienced singer, it’s never too late to start taking vocal lessons.

If you’re thinking about signing up your child for voice lessons, keep in mind that some instructors recommend waiting until their voice settles after puberty. Talk to voice coaches near you to find out if now's the time for you (or your child) to start taking lessons.

Where can you get singing lessons?

You can receive singing lessons from a vocal instructor or voice coach on Thumbtack. Some instructors offer virtual lessons, while others may require you to come into a studio for instruction. 

How can I find a good voice teacher?

Use Thumbtack to find a good, top-rated voice teacher near you. With Thumbtack, you can view the teachers’ profiles, read their client testimonials and check their ratings. To ensure you hire the best instructor, ask them questions about their credentials and success with other students. You should also get cost estimates from at least three instructors before you make your decision.

Reviews for San Carlos voice instructors
Oleg P.
I cannot say enough nice things about professionalism of Tom, Stephanie and their team. My daughter looks forward to her voice lessons all week. We were concerned about how much progress and fun she can make via Zoom. Working with Stephanie has been great so far.
Curtain Call Music LessonsCurtain Call Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Ed is wonderful! I've taken voice lessons in the past but always felt a bit intimidated and self conscious. Ed makes the whole experience fun, stress free and best of all works with your style and genre preferences. I can't say enough nice things about what he's done for my singing confidence. Seriously, just the best!
Ed JohnsonEd Johnson
Emanuel D.
Alan is helping me with vocals so I can be a better singer when playing my guitar. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years but never really vested time into my voice. My goal is to perform comfortably as a solo singer/songwriter type gigs. Immediately Alan found and is helping me correct a few critical foundation issues that I was doing which caused a negative impact on my vocals. I am making significant progress and still have some work to do. I feel in a few more months with Alan’s coaching I will be ready to go out gigging again and show my new vocal range. Alan has great focus and attention during the lesson which results in awesome homework for that next lesson.
Alan RigolettoAlan Rigoletto
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