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#1693376 - 06/10/11 06:01 AM About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose
thomas81 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
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Loc: Singapore
I find one music school asking me for individual vocal duration of 45 minutes or 1 hour, which should I choose since I not known of that teacher before?

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#1693666 - 06/10/11 06:26 PM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
Manolito Mystiq Offline
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Hello Thomas,

45 minutes is ideal, in my opinion. I consider myself a pretty advanced singer, and I feel that, although after I'm still able to sing or do things after 45 minutes , the efficiency is worse. 30 minutes can be very strong, but it won't be a relaxed lesson, and it's therefore impersonal for starters. Then, the last 5 minutes of a 60 minute lesson is usually spoiled.

Obviously it depends from teacher to teacher what you'll get, but usually you'll start with a warm-up singing scales and runs as the first part and singing a song by the teacher or chosen by you as the second part.

That which is more important: the regularity. I suggest you take weekly lessons. 30-minute weekly lessons will be a lot better than 45-minute/60-minute lessons 2 times a month, especially for starters as it's not important how much you learn, but how much you repeat/practice what you've learned. Master one thing at a time.

Good Luck,

Mano

P.S.
You can mail me if you have any questions.

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#1694129 - 06/12/11 01:20 AM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
thomas81 Offline
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Thanks for your suggestion. I learning singing individual for few teachers for over 5 years as leisure but I do not really see myself improve a lot like right now I just over beginner stage.

I learning piano for leisure over 3 years for few teacher yet still like going for grade 2 exam like that next year.

I passed my ABRSM theory exam grade 6 in Nov 2010 66/100 marks and ABRSM grade 5 theory at Oct 2008 76/100 marks.

Right now I loss a lot of interest not motivated in learning vocal and piano not much at home practising as I am reaching 30 years old.

I am under regular medication to treat depression from psychiatrist and she had added me new medication since last two months ago as I was very stress in work as I express to her in my follow up appointment.

So is 45 minutes really ideal for me once a week lesson no need to go for an hour once a week lesson in vocal?

My homepage is http://www.thomas81.com http://www.youtube.com/kokwee81

Any comments?

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#1694183 - 06/12/11 07:53 AM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
Manolito Mystiq Offline
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If you have the money, go for the hour lessons. It's just that I don't find there's that much of a difference between the two. You do have more space in a 60 minute lesson, it's more relaxed. I was just trying to say that you have enough to learn in a 45 minute lesson. Just make sure you'll take weekly lessons if you want to improve steadily.

Mano

P.S.
I checked your links, but I couldn't find vocal examples of yours.


Edited by Manolito Mystiq (06/12/11 07:55 AM)

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#1694218 - 06/12/11 09:37 AM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
thomas81 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
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Loc: Singapore
Thanks for your reply.

My links do not contain vocal examples, is my personal blog for you to know about me and sharing of my life.

For example, like piano lesson, even my teacher is giving me only 45 minutes for grade 2 level unless Grade 5 and above is 1 hour and diploma is 1.5 hour.

I think I not so advance and learning for leisure in vocal, I started 45 mins first unless I find it not enough can make arrange with music school for an hour lesson no problem right?

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#1694324 - 06/12/11 01:00 PM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
Manolito Mystiq Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 26
Dear Thomas,

Singing has everything to do with confidence. Make a decision and go on by that decision. This hesitation you seem to have is only slowing you down. You seem to prefer 60 minutes lessons, well do those, then! Go for it.

Mano

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#1694672 - 06/12/11 11:45 PM Re: About vocal lesson individual duration which should I choose [Re: thomas81]
thomas81 Offline
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I may not have enough budget to go for one hour lessons. Need to attend other music lessons also. That why I thinking 45 minutes if is enough more affortable for me in long run.

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