Q and A
1. Am I too young to take vocal lessons?
While it is possible for young people to take vocal lessons, the ideal minimum age is approximately 14. This is due to the maturation of the vocal cords, the overall maturity to understand the concepts of vocal technique and the patience for vocal study.
2. I don’t have a lot of natural singing talent, can Mitch’s singing lessons help someone like me?
This is an easy answer: yes, anyone can learn to sing. However, a more difficult question to answer is “Can I be a world class singer?” The answer of course is, “Maybe.” While your success as a singer does depend somewhat on natural talent, it is more critical to your success that you are a dedicated vocal student. More often than not a dedicated vocal student will, in the end, outshine a singer with natural talent because they have taken the time and effort to develop their voice and their ability. With all this effort, the reward is to be able to sing correctly with all the range, tonal quality, control and the endurance to sing show after show without running into vocal problems.
3. I have been singing successfully for years, why would I need vocal lessons?
A naturally talented singer may struggle in his/her lifetime if they have not learned proper vocal technique. As mentioned above, many established artists on tour find themselves in trouble and unable to complete tour dates because of poor vocal technique. Mitch’s vocal lessons can be learned and applied at any point in one’s career. Should an artist find themselves in trouble vocally, Mitch’s vocal technique can help repair their voice naturally (WITHOUT SURGERY) and ensure that in the future that artist is able to deliver performance after performance!
4. How often should I be seeing Mitch for singing lessons?
To get the most benefit out of Mitch’s singing lessons, a student should strive to study with him twice a week, in 30 minute intervals. After teaching for over 16 years, Mitch has discovered that if students take vocal lessons twice a week, they learn MORE than twice as fast. Many students however opt to study once a week due to their own busy schedules. Mitch does accommodate requests to study once a week, but offers financial incentives to study twice a week.
5. How long do I need to study before I’ll notice a change in my singing?
Mitch’s vocal students can expect to notice a change immediately. Most students report an improvement in their singing ability following just the vocal lecture.
6. Does Mitch offer any discounts regarding his vocal instructions?
Mitch offers a discounted rate for students interested in vocal lessons twice a week. He also offers discounts to those currently enrolled full-time in high-school or post-secondary school. See the Lessons links for details.