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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.

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 Albany voice instructors
Cheryl A.
Forgive me in advance if this turns out to be very long. One of my main points is that Rae has far exceeded any/all previous expectations I had re: ideal voice instructor! She continues to amaze me more & more, as I am a current student (planning on continuing with her as long as she keeps doing her thing)! Also, since I had some training many years ago, I look back and can see the difference in what was lacking then, and the fact that I am actually learning and progressing now. It brings me inexplicable joy to have both “good singing days” AND days when I feel at first like I’m totally failing. It’s Rae’s encouraging and expert guidance that makes each and every lesson so productive and valuable. For example, if I express that I’m discouraged, Rae always finds ways to turn the moment into an educational, reassuring, inspiring shift in perspective and process. I’ve learned some of the most important things so far from her on the days I temporarily felt like I couldn’t sing anything even close to semi-decently. Side Note: The multiple choice question I was prompted by Thumbtack to answer only let me pick 3 out of 5 positive things about Rae. For the record, she IS also professional and punctual, in addition to possessing/practicing a delightfully positive & incredibly vast authentic, unwaivering array of praise-worthy personality traits, words, attitudes, and actions! There is not enough room to list all the positives here about Rae and her teaching, but I recommend her with great enthusiasm, and without the slightest hint of any misgivings. On a personal note, I have an anxiety disorder, and opening my mouth to sing in front of someone again after many many years was a HUGE leap of faith for me! Finding Rae felt like sticking the landing flawlessly — even if it was because of HER. My confidence is coming along throughout this singing journey, and Rae has proven herself safe and trustworthy the whole way. I can hardly wait for my next lesson! At the end of each one, I get a sense of awe/wonder at the adventure I just had. I imagine it’s what flying feels like. Rae is making my dream of singing again come true in the best possible way, with the best person! Deep Gratitude!
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