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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for San Diego voice instructors
Gregory R.
Becca performed some emergency voice lessons for my daughter to audition for a school play over Zoom. Just 3 lessons vastly improved my daughter from unable to sing to carrying the tune.
Becca Jackson Studio: Singing, Acting, AuditionsBecca Jackson Studio: Singing, Acting, Auditions
Marco A.
I can't say enough good about Leandro! He is such an excellent voice teacher. I had some initial qualms about doing lessons virtually, but I truly find that my singing improves with every lesson. Not only does he have an exceptional understanding of the mechanics of voice/ singing and the ability to recognize and hear what is happening with his students when they sing, but he is also able to communicate these things clearly with his students. Each lesson is so fun, informative, and in line with my singing goals.
Leandro LacavaLeandro Lacava
Jamie B.
My voice has without a doubt improved immensely since I’ve began lessons here. Linda is a great teacher, she provides clear instructions, helpful feedback, and a positive learning environment. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Great Performances StudioGreat Performances Studio
Natalia O.
Amy is literally so amazing! I have only been taking her lessons for about 4 months and it is always so amazing and informative! I can already tell a difference in my voice and it is something I always look forward to every week.
Amy Voice TrainingAmy Voice Training
Taylor T.
I’ve been working with Tricia for almost 4 years now, and highly recommend her. My voice has become stronger, I’m able to hit notes that I never thought I could, and my vocal dynamics have helped me develop my own personal vocal style greatly. My favorite part about lessons is the diverse range of genres I’ve learned. From opera to jazz, and learning songs in different languages. Tricia has also given me time to learn how to read music (sight singing), develop my ear (hearing notes and being able to repeat it back), and more. She pushes her students to practice and grow. So be prepared to do the work and reap amazing benefits. Currently I’m focusing on developing my Chest voice and learning how to sing in 3-4 part harmonies. It’s challenging and fun. Love meeting her other students from all of the world at our last virtual recital.
Moorea Music Pele ProductionsMoorea Music Pele Productions
Thumbtack Customer
I started with Virginia just recently. Not as a complete beginner, but rather as someone who has enjoyed singing and little performances here and there for years. I had a relatively pleasant voice, though I knew it was much softer than it could be. After starting in a more rock/soul oriented band, I realized I needed access to power in my voice, and a steadier, more confident progression through my range. And to learn just how the heck are you supposed to use that diaphragm anyway?! Learning by video exercise can only do so much! And thus, I found Virginia on Thumbtack. Her experience, continuing vocal education, and participation in bands herself greatly appealed to me and I let this good feeling lead me to her tutelage. And lesson. That's all it took to open the gates to the improvement I was looking for! I was by no means -there- yet, but the level of power and clarity I increased to after that one free intro was really surprising to what I had expected. She seemed to know what parts of myself I had strength in and which parts I was having trouble utilizing. Instead of vague guidance she had clear, precise troubleshooting. She showed me a technical diagram of what my vocal cords were doing to my sound. She also instructed not only with exercises to train cords, but also with explanations for them. She also gave helpful ways of imagining sound in the head to assist in vocalizing each exercise correctly. Also, she seemed to "learn" my voice very quickly, picking up on what I needed work on and what styles matched me. And there is a helpful little stage in the back with a mic to practice actual stage presence as well. Throughout the two other lessons I've continued with her, things just keep getting better. It seems to me this is complete package training here! The exercises are smoothing out my weak spots, boosting my chest power and I'm learning how to correctly engage the stomach, and keep everything in my mouth positioned correctly. And I got tips on technical performance things like usage of in ear monitors, etc. I feel like I've already gotten a lot out of the mere couple of lessons I have so far attended. I managed to shock all my bandmates with my sudden improvement, which was a reeeeeally great time =). I can't wait to see how I'll progress later on down the line!
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia NorwoodNorwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood
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