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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 Pittsburgh music teachers
Samantha L.
I just had my first trial lesson with Ryan and it was a great experience. He made me feel comfortable and you can tell he tailors lessons to each individual student and their music interests. Looking forward to continuing lessons!
Guitar & Ukelele Lessons SarasotaGuitar & Ukelele Lessons Sarasota
Ekin C.
I had a great experience with Rossi Music Studio. Joe really knows how to personalize the lessons to what I want to improve on. I noticed major improvements even after my second lesson. He uses techniques that are different from most in order to really excel.
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Lisa Y.
I have worked with 4 piano teachers so far and Nick is my favorite. I started working with Nick about 6 months ago and have made a lot of progress since. He is an excellent teacher! He structures my lesson very well including scales, fingering exercise, practice pieces, and real music pieces. I like the books and the nice combination of the materials. Nick is very professional and responsible. He tries to squeeze in as much content as possible in every lesson while tailoring it to my preference and progress. I learn new things every week. Nick is also very good at communicating and motivating students while being strict. He points out what I have done right or short every lesson. I am motivated to practice and follow his suggestions after my lessons because I know he will be very happy to see my progress and won't hide his disappointment if I didn't try hard enough. He is also very reliable and I know he will be there whenever I need him. I highly recommend him!
Nick's Music LessonsNick's Music Lessons
Chuck D.
I've only had a few lessons with Scott Elliott, and so far I'm very pleased. When I first saw his profile picture he was wearing a tux, and I thought he'd be the right teacher for me. I'm a middle-aged amateur who has finally decided to "get serious" about guitar playing. Scott has responded very thoughtfully to where I want to go without imposing a strong agenda of his own. (That was always the problem with my son's piano teachers.) We've been exploring rock, pop, swing and jazz. Scott's mix of musical experience, respect for student, and patience has suited me well, and I'm sure it would work for many other students.
Scott Elliott, Professional Guitarist / InstructorScott Elliott, Professional Guitarist / Instructor
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