The average cost for singing and voice lessons is $60 per hour. Hiring a singing instructor to teach you to play the singing, you will likely spend between $50 and $100 on each lesson. The price of singing lessons can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local singing instructors or get free estimates from teachers near you.
Voice lessons can help you increase your range, sing different genres of music, improve your breath support, and even help with public speaking. While private lessons help with technique, group lessons have been proven to lower stress and give a feeling of camaraderie that combats loneliness. Consider the performance opportunities the teacher offers as well—a great motivator for regular practice. Some schools offer a convenient onsite music supply store. Expect to pay about $60/hour for a qualified teacher.
Private voice lessons are usually half an hour to an hour in length, and pricing depends on the teacher’s location, accolades, experience, and level of knowledge. Surprisingly, private lessons can often cost the same as group lessons. For example, Raffia Music School, Lomita, CA charges $60/hour, while Artists in Development, Hoboken, NJ charges $65 for 45 mins to an hour.
You can save more by paying for a set number of lessons up front. The Premier Vocal Coaches in Atlanta, GA, have a monthly four-lesson, 60-minute package for $245—a per lesson cost of $62; while FortGreeneMusicScene in Miami, FL, offers a package of five 60-min lessons for $275 ($55 per lesson), ten 60-min lessons for $500 ($50 per lesson), or two 30-minute lessons per month for $140 ($70 per lesson).
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Whether you’re attending weekly lessons at a local studio or looking into workshops and summer camps, group lessons can give you bigger savings over private lessons. For instance:
In addition to finding a teacher with good ratings, look at a number of factors when choosing your voice teacher, such as the location, teacher punctuality, diversity of teaching styles, and personality fit. Just because a teacher can sing well is no indication of his or her ability to teach you or your child. Also consider whether or not the teacher will frequently be on tour and therefore unable to give you the consistency needed re scheduling.
Most voice lessons occur in a studio, but many teachers are willing to give lessons over online video, such as Skype or Facetime. Keep in mind that the acoustics won’t be the same, but you can save significantly on travel costs and time.
The cost of voice lessons aligns with the expertise of the teacher, for example, Rachel Menconi in Montvale, NJ, is a director of theater and on camera projects, songwriter, scriptwriter, casting director, vocal director, choreographer, and an international recording artist. Rachel offers a weekly price of $65 per hour, biweekly price of $75 per hour, or monthly lesson for $100 per hour. Jivana Condak in Miami, FL, majored in performance for piano and voice at Berklee College of Music and has also studied music promotion, music business, songwriting, music video editing, and taught music in the NYC public school system. Pricing begins at $60/hour.
Voice teachers sometimes prefer one genre of music over another, and one singing style over another. Peter Mark in Manhattan Beach, CA, is an international opera conductor and coach. He has a long history in opera: chief bot soprano at Met Opera; concertmaster Columbia University Orchestra; and he built, ran, cast, and conducted Virginia Opera for 36 years as general and artistic director. He is now titled Artistic Director Emeritus. He charges $100/hour.
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