What are your rates?
For more detailed pricing information on packages and lesson rates, please click here: Prices: Book Your Lesson
Where is your studio?
My studio is located at: 208 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 460208
It is only a 5-minute walk from the Bedok MRT, Bus Interchange, Cab stand and Multi-storey parking.
You will also receive our full studio address upon your lesson confirmation.
When are you available for lessons?
All lessons are by appointment only, please book a lesson slot in advance!
All bookings are managed by our Online Scheduler. Please click on ‘Book A Lesson’ --> ‘Private Lessons’ to view the available lessons time slots. This is especially helpful before purchasing your packages. (our package booking codes expires 8 weeks after purchase)
How can I contact you?
To keep track of all our correspondence and lesson timings, we do all bookings through the Online Scheduler or through email.
If you have other questions that aren't covered in this FAQ, I will be most happy to help you over email or the phone.
What do I need to bring along for my lessons?
I would advise that you record the lesson with (an iPhone or and personal digital recorder)
If you have a performance-song that you are working on, or have previous recording material for reference bring them along with you.
Bring audio files with the songs you are singing, karaoke tracks, or sheet music and lyric sheets.
How often do I need to have vocal lessons?
If you want to develop good singing technique, regular weekly lessons work best.
Vocalists preparing for performances will come in 2 or 3 times a week.
It's always good to start with weekly lessons to really see your singing progress.
Go with the weekly half-hour lessons for regular improvement. You can eventually progress to hour-long lessons (with more application to songs) as your singing abilities improve.
Do you offer just one lesson? I need to prepare for my recording and auditions.
Yes, we do. There is no obligation to take up consistent lessons. Single lessons are great as trial classes and are a great help for your upcoming performance or gig! But, do check out our packages for they offer great savings you do not want to miss!
What is a Skype lesson like?
Skype call sessions are almost the same as having face-to-face sessions to in-person lessons at my studio.
All you need:
- is a computer or tablet
- high-speed internet
- a webcam
- Skype software (free download) or phone/table app iOS/android
In a Skype video call, you can see and hear me, and vice versa. I will treat you as if you are there in-person, playing exercises on the piano for you to sing along to in real time.
When you need to sing specific songs, you will need to play and sing along to a copy of the music on your end. There is usually a very mild delay during a skype video call, so the music source and singing should come from your end.
I'm completely new to singing, can you help?
We also offer Singing Foundation group classes (12-week course) which give every singer a great start to the world of singing. A broad spectrum of topics are covered to equip you with what you need to learn.
Click on “Book a Lesson”, “Group Classes” to find out more!
How many lesson will I need to become a better singer?
It depends on your unique situation. I have to do an initial assessment based on your past experience with singing, the presence of any negative singing habits, and also your determination levels to work to acheive what you want for singing.
The best singers in the world have incredible work ethic on top of their unique vocal genetics and exceptional talent. If you have the dedication to work extremely hard at your singing, you will definitely see improvements.
Are you able to teach children or teenagers singing?
Yes! I do conduct lessons for children as well as teenagers. In the case of a child, soon as he or she have the attention to handle a 30-min lesson, they can start taking lessons.
In addition, we are recruiting members for our Kids Choir (ages 3-6 & 7-11), where the love for music and singing is cultivated in a fun-filled syllabus. Join us if your child is keen to learn in a group environment.
Can we have a chat before we start lessons so I can let you know my requirements?
Unfortunately my schedules is usually full for any meetings in advance.
My recommendation is that When you book your first lesson, that will be the best time for you to discuss your concerns and vocal goals with me.
I think it would be most productive to use that first lesson to give you a full assessment of your voice and give you the tools to move forward.
What type of singing styles can you teach?
I don't focus on specific musical style or genre of singing, but many of my students have their own inclinations towards their choice of music they choose to sing and thus, I support many genres.
My emphasis is always good, healthy vocal technique so that you can sing what you want to sing, just better.
I will provide stylistic advice to improve your performance of a song that best matches how you choose to express it.
I'm having trouble with my speaking voice, can you help?
Similar vocal technique exercises are used for diferent types of vocal work, that may include newscasting, public speaking and voice acting, but the application is to speaking rather than singing. So we can work on the fundamentals to help you develop a better voice for your specific application.
Most voice methods start with "breathing." Is that also what you work on first?
The voice is a subtle instrument that doesn't need huge amounts of air to work properly. We generally don't start with breathing unless the student is having a problem in that regard. We begin by helping you find a balance in your voice, and show you how to keep the vocal cords adducting properly so that you are using your air more efficiently. It’s more about the subtle coordination of how you manage your air, than about having huge amounts of air. Eventually, you will learn to lean in with more air behind a balanced instrument.
Can I learn to sing if I think I'm "tone deaf"?
Tone-deafness is actually very rare. If a person has trouble singing on the right notes, there may be a variety of reasons for this. Sometimes they just haven't learned how to use all the different parts of their voice (from low to high) so the notes don't go up when they need to go up. We can work with you to pinpoint what your problems are, and to help you improve. All students notice improvement from studying our technique.
How long will it take for me to learn to sing?
This question can not be answered without hearing your voice. Every person who comes in has different issues, and some may have old, ingrained habits that need to be altered to be able to sing the desired songs. For some, this can take months, while others can pick the technique up fairly quickly. Each student will be assessed when they come in; and by listening to your voice, we can give you a better answer to this question. Some songs are going to be easier, some more difficult for any singer.
What is different about your technique?
The key to good singing is understanding "Mix". As you sing higher into your range, you quickly encounter areas where your voice may "jam up", or it "breaks" and sounds weak. We call this area a bridge or passaggio. When you learn how to approach these areas in the right way, you can negotiate through them with finesse, increasing range into the higher areas.
Do I need to read music and/or play an instrument to be able to sing?
No. Producing a usable vocal sound, and reading or playing music are separate skills. There are plenty of good (and well employed) pop singers who don't read music, or read at an elementary level. Reading ability is useful, however, for every singer, and necessary, to some degree, for classical and musical theatre. But, if your time is limited, and you really want to sing, better to start with that and not get hung up on things you think you "ought" to do. Playing an instrument, especially piano or guitar, is very useful for developing one's ear, choosing keys for songs, learning melodies and harmonies, etc., but is not necessary in learning to sing.
Can anybody learn to sing, using this technique?
We believe that anyone who can talk can learn to sing. While everyone may not be destined for stardom, every student who comes in experiences great improvements in his or her voice.