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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 New York voice instructors
Thumbtack Customer
Mara is an incredible instructor. My voice lessons have been so comfortable and non judgemental, especially considering how awkward learning to sing can be early on. My voice was improving significantly after just a few lessons.
Mara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYCMara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYC
Emma J.
I find the lessons a good learning experience,learning how to use your voice. By using different techniques.
Claim Your Voice And SingClaim Your Voice And Sing
Ilana L.
Angie is an amazing voice teacher!! I have never had voice lessons before so I was so nervous to start. But as soon as we met, all my anxieties went away! As a person, Angie is so nice and warm - and has a voice teacher, she is really helping me open up my voice and expand my range. I am noticing a huge difference in how I sing now versus how I sang before starting with Angie (it's much better now!)! With a mixture of wisdom and humor, Angie patiently works with me each week to help make my voice the best it can be. I am learning so much about my voice and my body! I highly recommend Angie for voice lessons!
Angela DinkelmanAngela Dinkelman
Thumbtack Customer
I have received voice lesson from about a dozen different teachers and coaches over the years and no one has helped me to better understand my voice and how it works at its best. Thanks to Anette I am now sounding and feeling good.
Anette NørgaardAnette Nørgaard
Thumbtack Customer
This is my first review: His voice assessment was outstanding! It was an eye-opening event and different view of my voice as well as my musical skills. He assigned me an excellent instructor. I mean excellent because only after the first lesson, my voice and singing improved dramatically. Looking forward to improving even more! Update: After about one year of lesson, Patrick started to teach me and it's been about seven months. His instruction leads my voice to higher level that I couldn't have believed years ago. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking for vocal teacher.
Wickham Vocal StudiosWickham Vocal Studios
Thumbtack Customer
Really knows her stuff! She has taught me more in one voice lesson than I've ever learned with anyone else. She not only wants to strengthen your voice, but also points out your problem areas on diagrams and models - for visual people (like me) this is such a great way to learn! She is a great voice instructor .. highly recommend her!
Anette NørgaardAnette Nørgaard
Meghan G.
I appreciate this non traditional voice lesson. Ethos creates such a creative focused class absolutely unique to every artist & their unique talents, strengths, & goals. Highly recommended!
Ethos - Award-Winning Berklee GraduateEthos - Award-Winning Berklee Graduate
Thumbtack Customer
Anette gave voice lessons to my 11 year old daughter. She was knowledgable, patient, and fun. She worked on songs that my daughter wanted to sing. She was understanding about school schedules. And it was great to be able to hear the entire lesson through dropbox.
Anette NørgaardAnette Nørgaard
Thumbtack Customer
So glad I found David on Thumbtack! I've only had a few lessons with him so far and have seen results with bettering my voice. He is very patient and makes each lesson exciting. Beginner to advanced, he knows his stuff!
The Studio of Dr. David FlightThe Studio of Dr. David Flight
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter loves to sing but is too shy to sing out loud in front of people. Hilary Purrington is working with her to bring out her voice and giving her the confidents she need. At the same time showing her the proper way to use her instrument (voice) Breathing, posture and technique. It’s been only a few lessons but I can hear the different on how she sings. Hoping to continue lessons throughout the year.
Hilary PurringtonHilary Purrington
Kevin R.
I had my first voice lesson with Dan yesterday and it was a fun experience. I am a complete beginner and am excited to see how far he can help me go.
Voice Training & Vocal Coaching with Dan ParilisVoice Training & Vocal Coaching with Dan Parilis
Mia W.
I love working with Mara! She is very friendly and easy to talk to, which creates a great environment for lessons. She also is patient and works to bring out the best qualities in my voice!
Mara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYCMara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYC
Alison M.
I feel SO grateful to have found Meital for a voice teacher! After several years of taking a break from singing and voice lessons, Meital has been incredibly helpful at helping me grow in skill and confidence as a singer. Alongside her impressive and established background as a voice teacher and jazz singer, Meital is extremely kind and personable and makes you feel comfortable and confident about wherever you are on your singing journey. Never before have I worked with a voice teacher who can push me out of my comfort zone and make me achieve things with my voice I didn’t know I was capable of in such a kind, persistent, and motivating way like Meital has done. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about how the singing voice works, and I have already noticed a ton of growth in my own voice after working with her for the last several months. I highly recommend Meital to anyone who loves to sing at whatever level you are at, whether you have taken lessons for years or are just beginning!
Singing lessons with Meital (Hudson Yards)Singing lessons with Meital (Hudson Yards)
Thumbtack Customer
I am a complete beginner, the person who sings in the shower. I wanted to take singing lesson to improve some life skills and gain confidence. David was extremely helpful and encouraging, after just two lessons I am starting to see some results and to be aware of the potential of my voice.
The Studio of Dr. David FlightThe Studio of Dr. David Flight
Kathy W.
I absolutely loved her! She is so nice and does have a beautiful voice! She taught me step by step and was very patient with me. I cannot wait until our next lesson!
Mara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYCMara Beier Vocal Studio - Online & NYC
Austin Z.
Gabriel has been an incredible teacher. After just a few lessons my voice has completely changed for the better. He has a holistic and unique teaching style such that I never felt the need to overthink anything. Just by doing the exorcises he gave me, my voice began to change on its own. Gabriel has a warm and welcoming personality and I never felt embarrassed or afraid to mess up or sing the wrong note. He is very observant and has been able to target so many things about my singing, from simple technique to deeper mind-set factors. Gabriel is incredibly intuitive in his teaching, he is always listening and reacting to whatever might happen. Every lesson has been jam packed with teachings and I have left every lesson feeling better about my voice and myself. I can’t recommend Gabriel enough. If you want to sing better, or find your voice, or just work out some vocal kinks, Gabriel is your man.
Gabriel WeinerGabriel Weiner
Edward W.
I have just started lessons with Tona but intuition is telling me that she will be taking me to greatness. Aside from her wonderful personality and experience, I can tell she genuinely enjoys what she does and has made me feel a boost of confidence in my voice that I didn’t have before I started. As a fitness professional, I am happy that she is started from the foundational exercises to build the voice from the ground up. I knew I wanted to take lessons AND I definitely feel as though I made the right choice. I plan on buying lessons from her as a gift to a family member. Highly recommend her.
Aida Studios, LLCAida Studios, LLC
Ethan H.
Gabriel is a very professional and patient teacher. He knows exactly what I need and set customized training plan to perfect my voice. I have improved a lot after a couple of lessons. I really appreciate him!
Gabriel WeinerGabriel Weiner
Kelsey M.
Ona is amazing! She makes first time singers feel comfortable and confident. She is excellent and knows her stuff! I highly encourage anyone looking for voice lessons, to look no further than Ona! You won’t regret it!
Ona’s Voice and Acting LessonsOna’s Voice and Acting Lessons
Chris m.
With only 4 lessons to date and looking forward to many more. I have already seen a big improvement in my voice. Missy’s teaching methods are great. Very clear and concise. Doesn’t waste your time. Her manner of teaching is so wonderful and refreshing!! I would highly recommend Missy to anyone interested in learning how to develop - control - strengthen and find your voice.
Missy MacQuarrieMissy MacQuarrie
Thumbtack Customer
She was helpful and prompt with our thumbtack enquiry as we were from Singapore and did not know the ins and outs in NYC. She went beyond vocal lessons for my daughter who's 9 and thought her the live performance etiquette in the concert hall. She was patient,adaptable and nurturing to give Isabelle a fuller and more colorful voice at the end of 4 lessons.
Hilary PurringtonHilary Purrington
Elizabeth P.
I am only two lessons in and I have learned a lot. I am new to singing and music. I was a bit embarrassed about my voice but Jana makes me feel comfortable. Looking forward to my future classes!
Mustardseed Vocal CoachingMustardseed Vocal Coaching
Brielle G.
I've been working with Meital since January. She is not only extremely knowledgeable when it comes to vocal technique and very talented, but her warm, inviting personality and presence helps to relax me during our lessons. In just a short time, Meital has helped me to vastly improve my ability and technique, and I look forward to continuing our lessons and improving my voice and confidence further. I can't recommend singing lessons with Meital enough.
Singing lessons with Meital (Hudson Yards)Singing lessons with Meital (Hudson Yards)
Deborah S.
Dr. Flight makes learning to sing (in my case, finding my voice again after a long hiatus) a lot of fun, as well as giving solid instruction and information that I can take away from the lesson. I highly recommend him.
The Studio of Dr. David FlightThe Studio of Dr. David Flight
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing! David is knowledgeable, lovely, generous, a true artist and we are so lucky to have found him. We are committed to studying with him long term. I'm sure it had nothing to do with you guys at thumbtack. I checked out two different voice teachers. David offered a complimentary consultation lesson, and the other charged supposedly a special price, not cheap, for having found him on thumbtack, for the consultation lesson, and then not clear about how much the actual lessons would coast, plus insisted on getting paid over the phone right away, and answer a ton of questions through some secretary, because he wasn't available. I opted for David, and made my appointed with him. Not complicated at all, a lovely apt. a lovely person, passionate, very knowledgeable and talented. I booked my next lesson happily, and plan on continuing with this voice teacher for at least a year. Singing is an art, and the voice coach should be represented with class, and should not be so cold and calculated, all about the money. With David I will thrive, and he will earn a new student, if not two.
The Studio of Dr. David FlightThe Studio of Dr. David Flight
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