Clearing Up Questions About Singing Lessons For Beginners

Clearing Up Questions About Singing Lessons For Beginners

Learning how to sing is just one of the many different musical lessons one can take at Staten Island Music School. In recent time, learning how to sing has become increasingly popular at our music school and as such we tend to get a lot of the same types of questions about singing lessons especially when it comes to learning how to sing for beginners.

Here are some of the most common questions along with their respective answers about singing lessons at Staten Island Music School. If you still have more questions about singing or any other musical lessons at our school, contact us here.

Why Should Someone take singing lessons? Isn’t Everyone Able To Sing?

If you are able to speak then you can learn to sing. However, most people don’t know the full potential of their voice. Singing lessons teach you how to control your breathing and ultimately learn a full, healthy and gorgeous voice. Singing lessons will also teach you basic music reading as well as other musical skills. This means you’ll be able to sing solo, sing in a band or as well as in the studio.

Is it Possible To Learn How To Sing Using DVD’s, YouTube, Books and CD’s?

Whilst it is certainly possible to learn how to sing without a proper teacher, we definitely do not recommend it. Our recommendation has always been that of one-on-one lessons to our students through the knowledge and expertise of our incredibly talented teachers.This point follows on to the next question:

Reasons a Beginner Needs A Teacher?

I said that it is possible to learn singing via books and videos etc but I recommend making use of a proper trained teacher. Doing so can provide the following benefits:

  • A Singing teacher will help you to take care of your voice
  • They will help you to monitor your own voice and pitch accurately (Did you know: You aren’t able to completely hear your voice as it resonates inside your skull so a teacher is essential.)
  • A teacher will help you keep your singing posture.
  • Singing teachers will motivate you and help you to set, monitor and achieve your goals.
  • A great singing teacher can also help choose good songs that will suit your voice.

Is There A “Correct Age”  To Begin Learning How To Sing?

In our opinion there is not correct age in which one can learn how to sing. In fact, we recommend that singers of all levels maintain lessons as it is the best and healthiest way to achieve a voice that will last your lifetime. Of course learning singing techniques at a younger age is beneficial. However, your age should not put you off learning.

What If I Am Tone Deaf, Can I still Learn To Sing?

People who generally believe that they are tone deaf, generally are in fact able to learn singing. If you are able to enjoy music, tunes and are able to recognize songs then you can learn how to sing. The problem is that you most likely having difficulty distinguishing different notes. The good news is that with the help of our professional teachers, we can guide you to learning how find a singing voice that suits you and we will help you develop it as with anything in life, practice makes perfect.

What Is The Best Style Of Music To Learn To Sing for beginners?

Truthfully there is no specific type of singing we recommend for beginners but what we do recommend is that if you can recognize a certain style you enjoy, then starting off learning that style will be the best option. You can always learn other different singing styles afterwards should you wish. The most important thing is not the style of music but the fundamental and foundation work that you will learn which is something that stays consistent no matter what type of music or genre you wish you sing.

Does Staten Island Music School Teach Performing Along With Singing? 

Performing is not something we currently have as an option at Staten Island Music School. However, we are looking into getting a performing department which can be taken in conjunction with whatever instrument your’e learning.

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