VOCAL POWER KIDS
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I ENROLL MY CHILD IN VOICE LESSONS?
Many parents wonder what the best age is to enroll their children in voice lessons. We recommend that children start lessons when they can read at a basic level and possess the skills to follow the instruction of a teacher. This age might vary from child to child. The best way to determine if your child is ready to take voice lessons is to sign him/her up for a half hour lesson and then have an informal meeting with your child and the instructor to discuss if voice lessons are right for you.
WHY IS NOW THE BEST TIME TO ENROLL MY CHILD IN VOICE LESSONS?
Singers who begin studying voice at a young age have an advantage over singers who wait until adulthood to begin their vocal training. Children who take voice lessons tend to develop a more highly tuned ear for pitch and tone; skills that will be valuable for the rest of their music careers. Starting voice lessons early can also be beneficial because, generally, children have not developed bad vocal habits, therefore, their instructors can work with a clean slate, molding their voices while keeping them healthy and beautiful for the long run.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE LESSON PROCESS?
Since children learn differently than adults, Vocal Power Instructors create lesson plans that adhere specifically to your child’s needs and individual learning styles. Our instructors will concentrate on vocal technique to improve your child’s singing voice and then apply the new skills they will learn to sing the songs they know and love. Kids have creative liberty to choose the songs that they want to sing.
IS IT BEST TO ENROLL MY CHILD IN HALF HOUR, FORTY-FIVE MINUTE, OR HOUR LONG LESSONS?
This all depends on your child’s attention span and overall enthusiasm. Some young students work best taking half hour sessions while others thrive in hour long lessons. Similarly, some children sing at their best during weekday afternoon lessons where as others prefer evenings or weekends. Vocal Power Instructors can be flexible when choosing the lesson times and lengths to suit your child.
DO VOCAL POWER INSTRUCTORS HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CHILDREN?
Vocal Power Instructors have extensive experience working with children and have been trained on specific techniques to enhance your child’s experience, enjoyment, and level of comprehension during his/her lessons.
HOW SHOULD MY CHILD PRACTICE BETWEEN VOICE LESSONS?
Students can record their lessons on audiocassette tapes (supplied by the student) as an aid in practicing during the week. This proves helpful in reminding the student of techniques and concepts learned during their lesson. These tapes also act as confirmation of your child’s vocal improvement over the course of their time with Vocal Power.
CAN I WATCH MY CHILD’S VOICE LESSONS?
Parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s first voice lesson. But though we understand the need for a parent to view their child’s progress, in order to assist in our student’s vocal advancement, we recommend that most lessons be taken one on one with their instructor. We find that our younger students do their best when their lessons are not being watched by family or friends. We do, however, encourage parents to sit in on the occasional lesson to hear your child’s vocal improvement.
Vocal Power Kids! teaches children how to use their voices in new and exciting ways. Voice lessons are fun and playful and offer valuable vocal tools that can be used well into their teen and adult years. The skills our young students learn during their lessons, not only help in the improvement of their singing voices, but also prove useful in many other facets of their lives. Vocal Power Kids! will hone their listening, focus, and memorization skills, and even improve their social skills, as they gain confidenc ewith each lesson. Not only will you be able to hear noticeable differences in your child’s singing voice, but you will be amazed to watch your child’s self-esteem rise with each lesson.