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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.

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.

Reviews for Durham music teachers
Quincey B.
I've had a great experience with Avery's lessons so far. He's very easy to communicate with, and he bases lessons of of the music I like. I highly reccomend him.
Avery Linderman MusicAvery Linderman Music
Thumbtack Customer
Very motherly teacher. Caters entirely to what you wish to do, and provides help in any way from reading music, to technique and playing pieces you select. I have enjoyed my lessons with Mrs. Garbutt and if I had time, i'd continue my lessons here.
Falls Lake StudioFalls Lake Studio
Jon L.
Dr. C is great! Only one lesson in so far but he's given me a lot to work with and I'm pumped to see how far he can take my musical abilities!
Dr. Collins' Voice StudioDr. Collins' Voice Studio
Cameron B.
Big thanks for our two lessons we did pre covid - they've been a huge part of what's kept me sane this year, and I'm really grateful - I've banged out two dubious albums with a buddy since, and the guitar has been the only thing that's gone well for me over the past twelve months. Largely thanks to you! I have appreciated that entry to music theory you gave me so much, and it's made my life better - looking forward to the next lesson now that we're fully vaxed up!
Paul Reece MusicPaul Reece Music
Chuck A.
I had my first lesson with Rocky and it went very well. First, Rocky has an affable personality with a huge reservoir of patience. Second, besides being a good source of knowledge, he’s interested in teaching the theory of piano music. It is vital to have a good teacher and their significance can never be understated. I look forward to this experience with Rocky and play some piano. Chuck
Rocky's Music WorkshopRocky's Music Workshop
James C.
Dr. Cohen’s piano lessons have been excellent! I have some music background, but Dr. Cohen has helped me focus in on concepts and styles that are most interesting to me. Her extensive background as a pianist shows, as she is able to identify very subtle improvements I can make that can only come from years of practice and experience. Beyond teaching me the technical skills to be a good pianist, Dr. Cohen has been able to reach me a good deal of music theory as well, which I’ve greatly enjoyed. I would strongly recommend this instructor, regardless of your experience level!
Dr. Michele Cohen - Online Piano StudioDr. Michele Cohen - Online Piano Studio
Minh p.
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Kelsall. My son has been taken piano lessons from Ms. Kelsall for two years. My son has Down syndrome and I was told by a lot of people so called “public school experts” that he would not be able to do anything in life. The progress that he made during his three months with Ms. Kelsall as a piano teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Not only did my son grow as a piano player he gained more confidence in himself in school academic and social activities. She has been able to impart her enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto my son. She customized the music and lessons to his skill level and needs while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. I witnessed the wonderful connection that developed between teacher and student. She is very proud of each and every student as was evident during recitals. Ms. Kesall sees each student as an individual and draws upon their strengths to teach them in ways that work best for them. She customized my son's lessons to his ability and particular learning characteristics. Much to my surprise, my son knows his notes and can now read music and play piano with both hands and use the foot pedal at the same time. He can also play chords. I respect Ms.Kesall for many of her qualities but most of all because she is able to connect with my son and her students and customize their piano lessons according to their strengths. Ms. Kesall is very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to make confident self-motivated piano players out of her students. I highly recommend Ms. Kelsall as a piano teacher and I am envious of her future students who can experience her contagious passion and love of music first hand.
Ms. K Merry Little Notes Piano ClubMs. K Merry Little Notes Piano Club
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