SOBO Vocal Lessons
Rates & Studio Policies
Lessons are $45 for 45 minutes
Lessons are paid at the time of the lesson or monthly by VENMO or PAYPAL.
An inital lesson consultaion is required or video submission of your singing before lesson placement can happen. Due to COVID 19 and lessons being ONLINE only - starting a new student is more challenging. The video submission helps me evelauate if I will be able to guide you on your vocal journey during these times.
If you must cancel your lesson for any reason, I ask at least a 24 hours notice.
Of course, emergencies happen, and I always try to be understanding. If you have a last-minute emergency that prevents you from coming to your lesson, always notify me by telephone, text or by email.
Please note that I do not answer the phone during lessons.
Acceptable excuses for missing a lesson include illness, genuine emergency, car breakdown, or being abducted in a UFO. (Please provide written documentation of UFO abduction.)
If you arrive late for a lesson because of traffic problems, I will TRY to give you your full 1/2hour (i.e. we can run a bit beyond the scheduled ending time). However my teaching schedule is usually full, and I can't bend it too much.
PAYMENT FOR MISSED LESSONS
Please note that if you do not give me 24 hours notice, or a reasonable excuse, you are still responsible to pay for lessons that you miss.
IF YOU ARE ILL
If you are ill... ... please do not come to your lesson. For your sake as well as mine. Especially if you have a cold, flu, or other respiratory illness. If you think you are too sick to sing, please phone me right away. We can always reschedule. No lesson, audition, rehearsal, or performance is more important than your own health. And I don't want to get sick, either!
I recommend a three ring binder dedicated to your vocal repertoire, exercises, and other material. You will use it to keep your music organized and to store your lesson and practice records and other handouts I give you. I record all your lessons and then send them to you via GOOGLE DRIVE. You may also bring your own recording device if you wish. You will improve much quicker if you can listen to yourself and our lessons for reference.
Whatever is good for your body and mind is also good for your voice and singing. Stay healthy and physically active. Eat well, get enough rest, and try to include a program of exercise and movement in your daily routine. I highly recommend Yoga for singers. It is a wonderful way to enhance body and breath awareness, factors which are crucial to good singing. If you find yourself experiencing vocal difficulty, discomfort, illness, or any other problem related to your physical or emotional vocal health, please phone me! I am always on call to answer questions, give advice, and offer emotional and artistic support.
Your lessons are only one element of your total vocal program. Without regular practice, you will not make progress. I will always try to be clear about your realistic vocal goals and I will always explain how the exercises I give you will help you reach them. It’s your responsibility to practice and make that happen. This is where the real improvement happens... Try to practice at least 15-20 minutes every day!