FAQ

Posted on: October 12, 2016 By: Alex

FAQ

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Here’s a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about our Singing Lessons and Guitar Lessons

SINGING

Practice makes perfect! Exercise your voice as much as your schedule allows (without overdoing it) and you’ll be surprised by the results. Ideally, you should spend some time working on your voice on a daily basis. If that’s not possible, try at least every second day or results will be inconsistent and slow to materialise.

Consistency is key. If you’re dedicated, have a regular practice routine, are passionate about Singing and determined to improve, results will be noticeable pretty fast, often as soon as a few weeks.

We ask our students to provide us with a 48-hour notice to cancel a Singing Lesson. Classes cancelled with less than 48-hour notice will be charged in full.

Of course you can. We actually encourage our students to record their Singing Lessons in order to have a reliable reference when they practise on their own.

We can arrange small group Singing Lessons for up to 4 people in King’s Cross N7 and  Lee SE12.

Our 1-2-1 Singing Lessons cost £50 per hour in Lee SE12 and £65 in King’s Cross N7. If you’re thinking of sharing your class with one or more students, please Contact Us for a quote.

Discounts are available for bookings of 4 or 8 hours. Please Contact Us for more info.

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We specialize in Pop and Rock singing.

We have access to professional recording studios in Tileyard Studios (King’s Cross – London) and can get a recording session arranged for you. Our basic package include the hire of the studio and a pro sound engineer. Extra options include vocal direction, vocal production and music production if you’re looking to record original music. Please Contact Us with details of your project and we’ll get back to you with a quote.

guitar

Our private guitar lessons cost £50 per hour.

We ask our students to provide us with a 48-hour notice to cancel a guitar lesson. Classes cancelled with less than 48-hour notice will be charged in full.

Most of our guitar classes last 1 hour. However, we’re happy to teach shorter or longer classes to accommodate your needs. Just let us know when you get in touch.

We teach guitar lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

We do offer discounts for bookings of 4 or 8 hours, to make our lessons more affordable to all those students who can commit to regular classes. Please Contact Us to request more info.

Most of our highest achieving students commit to weekly lessons. You are obviously welcome to book lessons as often as you’re other commitment and budget allow.

This is a choice that might depend on the music you’re interested in playing. The classical guitar produces a softer and often deeper tone because its strings are made of nylon. If you are a fan of Segovia or Paco de Lucia for example, this guitar is probably your best option.
The acoustic guitar is very similar in term of shape to the classical guitar. It produces a big and bright tone because its strings are made of steel. So if you want to play acoustic pop/folk/rock and sound like Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson or Damien Rice for example, or strum along to your favourite songs, this is the ideal guitar for you. Also, acoustic guitars are generally cheaper than electric guitars because you won’t need an amp, cables or effects (unless you go for the electro-acoustic option).
The electric guitar can produce a huge variety of sounds, depending on the pickups you have built in, the amplifier and pedal effects you match it to. So if you are into blues, indie rock, hard rock or metal, this is definitely the option you should go for.

There are pros and cons in everything. Learning by yourself is cheaper, at least if you don’t consider the value of your own time into the equation. So, if you aren’t bothered about achieving specific goals or don’t have a timeframe to make things happen, this can be a good enough option for you. What a teacher brings to the table is his experience. He’s been in your position before and can take you where you want to be much faster that you would on your own. Also, the huge benefit of working with a teacher vs teaching yourself is that you get the personalised feedback and invaluable advice that no YouTube video will ever be able to provide. If you’re committed to learning guitar and are time driven, hiring an experienced guitar tutor is definitely the option for you.

Of course. Our lessons are 100% tailored to our students’ needs and requests. We specialise in blues, funk, jazz, rock and indie and can teach your favourite songs on acoustic, classical and electric guitar.

We believe that a solid theoretical knowledge is always beneficial for a musician, so we would recommend you learn to read music. Having said that, there are plenty of musicians out there who can’t read, so you’ll be taught only if you’re interested in learning.

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Please Contact Us, one of our team members will be happy to help.

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