Voiceworks Studio introduced partner lessons three years ago. Voice coaching for 2 students of similar age, level and style and duration of lesson can be 45 or 60 minutes long. We have 13 vocal coaches available to choose from, between Mon. and Sat., each specializing in various genres of music and each coach has experience and qualifications specific to working with certain student profiles, be it kids, teens, adults, professionals or undergraduates, (see Team Voiceworks for full details).
Like one to one singing lessons, a course of partner lessons at Voiceworks Studio is tailored by the teacher to suit the students’ needs.
A typical partner lesson will start with a warm up together in unison and sometimes in harmony followed by development of vocal technique individually. This will be followed by song work and can vary from solo songs for each student or duets with a focus on harmony. Song work will include interpretation/expression, musicianship, music knowledge, vocal technique, style and performance skills and will conclude with a plan for your week’s practice schedule. Student singers/musicians are encouraged to bring a mobile device able to record audio to each lesson and record some, most or all of the lesson.
All primary and secondary school students who sign up for partner lessons at Voiceworks Studio should take a weekly 45 minute musicianship class unless they can prove they receive sufficient musicianship training elsewhere. We want Voiceworks Studio’s singers to feel confident and equipped to perform in any professional situation with a language and understanding of music that will allow them to communicate and participate with musicians, other singers and industry professionals with ease. **see note
Goals are very important when embarking on any developmental or educational course. Rockschool exams for contemporary singing, music theatre singing, and piano are available to Voiceworks Studio students and take place in the first week of June 2019. For those wishing to take classical grades we use Associated Board and these also take place in the first week of June 2019.
Voiceworks Studio will put on a number of gigs this academic year 2017/18 (see Events for more details) and all students are encouraged to audition. Each gig is accompanied by the Voiceworks Studio’s House Band in a professional venue giving student singers a real performance experience.
** Note on Musicianship * Courses run from 12th Sept. - 13th Dec. 2017 (Term 1) and 9th Jan. – 23rd May, 2018 (Term 2)