Singing lessons near you
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Not only lessons
Our Kids lists other ways you can get better at singing. Find options below.
What will your child learn in singing lessons?
Technical vocal and aural skills. Breath control, harmonisation, sight reading, projection, and pitch recognition are a few of the vocal and aural techniques kids learn in singing lessons. Kids improve their vocal range while protecting their voice under the watchful eye of professional coaches.
Commitment. Becoming a perfect singer doesn’t happen overnight. Kids will be expected to practice the music and skills they learn in class on a regular basis. This will push them to improve faster, and as they do so, they’ll recognize the value of dedication.
Singing with care. Breath control and vocal placement are two of the most important skills learned in singing lessons. If singing without guidance, kids can inadvertently damage their voice or lungs. Singing instructors provide learned guidance, and also teach how to maintain a healthy care regimen.
Strengthening voice. Finding one’s voice is one of the first steps in becoming a singer. Under the tutelage of an instructor, kids discover whether they are a soprano, alto, tenor, or bass. Once this is identified, instructors help kids care for their vocals with proper warm-ups and exercises to strengthen their voice within their range.
Public performance skills. Performing in front of an audience can be a daunting task. In singing lessons, kids will eventually perform in front of groups. They learn to deal with stage fright, and they develop confidence in public performing. Public performance will increase their comfort with related opportunities such as presenting.
The benefits of singing lessons
Here’s a look at what your child stands to gain through enrollment in vocal classes.
Self-expression. Singing releases energy, and kids express themselves purely, through the unique voice they’ve been given. Projection and articulation techniques inspire children to develop the power they harbour. In experiencing this, they grow in confidence.
Specialised learning experience. The structure of singing lessons caters to students’ needs, age group, and comfort level. In group singing lessons, class sizes are small, allowing instructors to direct attention to each student. In individual singing lessons, the instructor caters to the student’s specific musical range and comfort level. They develop a rapport and students blossom.
Develops musicality. Kids explore a variety of music genres and artists through lessons. As they journey through pop, rock, and jazz, they’re exposed to the ways traditional musical techniques are altered to cater to each specific genre. They begin to explore and experiment with musical forms.
Reduces stress. Singing releases endorphins. Musical therapists recognize that singing “activates parts of the brain that are linked to emotion, attention, and body awareness.” Singing increases children’s overall happiness and can be a healthy aid to overcoming stress.
Build self-esteem. Being a professional singer is too often dismissed as an unrealistic job choice. Enrolling children in singing lessons demonstrates parents’ endorsement of children’s talent. They discover their strengths—and their limits. They grow in self-awareness. If they discover they’re good, they gain self-esteem and get excited through realizing this medium of self-expression.
Questions to ask singing instructors
- How is class time divided between technique, performance, and theory?
- How much practice is expected to be completed between classes?
- What are the instructor’s credentials? How long have they been singing/teaching singing?
- Will there be performance dates or recitals?
Related programs, classes, lessons, and camps
OurKids.net lists many different types of lessons, classes, and camps. There are nearly unlimited learning and personal growth opportunities out there! For teens and kids who love to sing, here are some related camps and programs that can help deepen your appreciation of this and related pursuits.
Music lessons for kids offers our overview of different kinds of instrument training. Classes on our site that are more focused include piano lessons and guitar lessons.
Music summer camp includes weeklong (or longer) camps at conservatories and other types of specialists. Kids get exposure to various forms of music, in the company of friends who share their enthusiasm.
Performing arts camp is ideal for enthusiastic young singers who want to explore how their singing might mix with acting, dance and other artistic talents. Musical theatre camp is more focused on this highly stylized art form.
Songwriting camp is ideal for those with aspirations to become a singer-songwriter. Campers receive instruction in musical theory, software notation, lyrics, composition, and more.
Combine this list with other information in our guide:
Sources and further reading
"How singing improves mental health." BBC Future.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Singing lessons are there?
There are 9 programs specializing in Vocal Training / Singing. In addition, there are 11 programs offering vocal training / singing as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.
What are the fees to attend Singing lessons?
Fees for Singing lessons range from $15 to $360 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do Singing lessons start at?
There are programs available for children aged 1 through 19.
Where can parents meet with Singing lessons?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.