Frequently Asked Questions

Why online voice lessons?

Online voice training is a favorite for teachers and singers because it’s convenient, it's cost effective and it  gives the student access to top vocal coaches across the country.

‍You can schedule voice lessons that fit your schedule.

You can access talented, experienced voice instructors from across the globe.

You can save and review your lessons to see your progress over time.

AND MORE BENEFITS...

While in-person lessons are still the most effective format for coaching, the huge advantages that technology provides in flexibility, convenience and variety of instructors, make online lessons a very compelling option.  If you’ve had trouble finding a great teacher, if logistics and scheduling have been a challenge, or, maybe, if you’re just looking to make connections in the music industry while perfecting your craft - well, then, maybe online voice lessons deserves a try.

Why VoiceLessons.com vs other online options?

In theory, there are many internet-based applications available for conducting online voice lessons; Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom, etc. While these options are marginally effective, they were originally created for video conferencing, online meetings and mobile collaboration, not for teaching and learning singing technique. Because of this, there is lag time that frustrates teachers and students alike.

VoiceLessons.com has completely changed the landscape of online voice training for both students and teachers. VoiceLessons.com is state-of-the-art, patent-pending technology created by Mike Elson. 

Mike was a multi-year honor choir and all-state choir section leader, choral vocalist, and taught many private voice lessons.  VoiceLessons.com was born out of Mike’s own frustration when teaching some of his students online who moved away but wanted to continue to study with him.  With VoiceLessons.com, Mike has pioneered a redefinition of the online voice lesson.

Who should use online voice lessons?

Anyone with a busy schedule or time constraints

Full time students (Youth to Adults)

Singers/Voice Teachers/Vocal Coaches living in rural  locations or perhaps a location with no access to reputable, quality professional vocal coaches.

Singers/Voice Teachers/Vocal Coaches who live in challenging weather conditions during winter months

Someone who doesn’t drive or have access to a vehicle

A singer looking to sing in another language

Singers looking for great and cost effective voice teachers

All skill levels, Beginner to Advanced

YOU!

Are online voice lessons expensive?

NO.  Because you are working with your vocal coach online, there’s no transportation cost AND you get access to advanced and tenured vocal coaches from across the globe for a fraction of the cost on an in-person lesson.

What kind of equipment will I need to get started?

If you have a laptop and/or desktop computer with audio and video capabilities, along with a decent internet connection, you’re ready to get started. 

Some Voice Lessons students choose to buy an external microphone that’s designed for singing, but this is optional; however, highly recommended.

Do I need a fast internet connection?

A regular home internet connection is all that you need.

I’ve never sang before, are online voice lessons a good option for me?

Online vocal instruction with VoiceLessons.com is right for anyone.  Our online program is easy to use and it caters to everyone from the beginning singer who is just trying to find their voice to the advanced singer looking to further their career.

Will the lessons expand my vocal range?

In order to enhance the fitness and ability of any aspect of our body it is necessary to workout.  The same is true for our vocal chords.  Just as lifting weights will develop more powerful arms and legs, performing vocal exercises will allow you to create a stronger, more resilient and more versatile voice.  Your natural gifts can only be brought to their full potential through consistent application of effective vocal training techniques.  Keep in mind that the more work you put in between lessons the faster you will see and hear results.  As your vocal fitness improves you should see your range expand upward and downward several notes.

Why take voice lessons if I am told I already can sing?

Natural talent is a very good place to begin, but natural talent can only take you so far.  In order for natural talent to reach its fullest potential it must be examined, its various parts isolated and developed.  Then all of the parts must be brought into coordination in a way that maximizes the potential of your instrument.  Throughout this process it is also critical to identify bad habits that limit your ability and replace them with habits that serve to complement your natural gifts.

I am afraid of singing in front of people how can I do it?

Nothing helps a person get more comfortable performing in front of people than confidence.  Confidence is the fuel that ignites a person’s desire for a public expression of their talent.  By establishing greater control and range with your voice, your confidence will grow and with it your desire to let others hear the beauty and majesty of your gift.

Learn what VoiceLessons.com can do for you.