Online vocal coaching is more popular than ever. What is the point of taking a singing course online? Can you learn to sing online? And: are online lessons any good for beginners? These are questions I have been asked again and again in the course of the Corona-related restrictions in 2020 and 2021.
Advantages of taking a singing course online
The most obvious advantage of taking a singing course online: You are more flexible. No matter where you live, in Berlin, New York, Austria, Switzerland, with online lessons you can bring professional know-how to your home. Via messaging services like Zoom or Skype, it's all personal, just you and your singing teacher. Since our world has become "smaller", we are no longer tied to one and the same place. Tight schedules, mobility, semesters abroad, kids, holidays are all part of our modern lives and demand the highest flexibility from us. With online singing lessons, you always have your "vocal coach to go" with you, no matter where you are. Forced breaks with your local singing teacher are a thing of the past. Even if you are on the road a lot and have a busy schedule, you can still do what you love: singing! In this way, you use your time wisely to develop your singing skills.
Two ways of teaching singing
There are two ways to train vocally online. Firstly, live lessons with a singing teacher of your choice. These lessons are usually arranged via Zoom or Skype. This saves you the time of travelling, is more flexible and you can take lessons from anywhere. The catch with these live online offers: As with on-site lessons, the vocal coach must be available at the times you want. However, this cannot always be guaranteed, especially since he also teaches other students. So you won't get an appointment at your whim here either.
So how is the problem of free appointment availability to be solved? The solution is a singing video course that can be called up at any time. These courses exist. Depending on the level, they are aimed at beginners, advanced learners and professionals. With them, learning to sing online becomes completely independent, because these courses are pre-produced and the exercises can be called up around the clock, be it at six in the morning or at half past one at night. The disadvantage of these video courses is again the lack of personal support, which you only have in a live lesson with a singing coach. After all, personal questions also arise in the course of the video courses and many want the teacher to respond to their individual needs.
The perfect combination: singing course online + individual coaching
That is why I am firmly convinced that the optimal solution in online singing lessons is a combination of both: the online video course on the one hand and the additional personal support by a professional singing coach on the other. Especially as a singing beginner, insecurities can be overcome and mistakes in vocal training can be avoided. My decision to produce such a combinable range of online singing courses came in the summer of 2019. I was on holiday and imagined how great it would be if singing students could access my lessons from anywhere, anytime and anywhere. "Online video lessons for singing, plus personal coaching - that would be it!" In November 2020, it was finally done. The filming was done, the videos edited and the courses went online. With over 90 exercises and more than 8 hours of video material.
This combined online singing lesson is based on my 20 years of experience as a vocal coach. It is a step-by-step guide with video examples. Since you can combine the video lessons with a personal online singing lesson with me via Skype or Zoom, you also have the opportunity to ask questions online. Whenever you get stuck, you get answers that really help you and get you to your goal quickly and without detours. Another advantage: the supplementary personal online singing lessons can be recorded. You can also use them for training at home between the individual video singing exercises.
Try it out
Online singing lessons are an exciting topic and I am sure that great new possibilities will open up in this area in the next few years. I would be happy if this article has whetted your appetite to try out online singing lessons. Take a look at my website right now:
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Whether together, in the shower or in a virtual room: singing makes you happy.
Sing a Song-Be Happy!