Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Recreation & Activities  > Singing Lessons

Singing Lessons Cost


How Much Do Singing Lessons Cost?

 
average costMedium: Averages $20-$35 per half hour in most areashigh costHigh: Can run $100+ per hour
post Post   Comments (5)  
  Typical costs:
  • Voice lessons usually cost from $10-$35 for a half-hour lesson in most areas. However, professional-level instructors may charge as much as $100-$200 or more an hour, depending on their expertise and reputation. Typically beginners start with half-hour sessions, although they can be 45 minutes or an hour, depending on the teacher's preference. Some teachers or music schools provide a free initial consultation to determine your current singing range and potential; others may charge $10-$40 or more for this service. Generally, lessons are paid for in advance, at the first of every month.
  • ExpertVillage.com provides a library of free online voice videos[1] .
Related articles: Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons

What should be included:
  • Lessons are usually held once a week, although advanced students may work with their teacher three times or more each week. A teacher is often primarily a voice technique teacher, who teaches you how to sing, or mainly a voice coach, who shows you what to sing to take best advantage of your voice.
  • A typical lesson will include warm-up exercises, feedback on your singing style and skills, technical practice and singing song selections of your choice. Many teachers will play piano as you perform or at least pick out the notes for you on a piano. Generally, the goals are to help you develop tone, pitch, breath control, intonation, emphasis, volume, posture, relaxation and voice quality. TheLiveHouse.com.au outlines what happens during singing lessons.
  • It's extremely important to find a good voice teacher and to ask about an instructor's training and background, because poor instruction or incorrect practice can actually ruin your voice. Singing should never hurt.
Additional costs:
  • Expect to spend $50-$150 or more each year on music books and sheet music.
  • Participating in recitals, competitions or other performances may include fees of $2-$25 for informal activities and $30-$200 or more for larger or more prestigious events.
Discounts:
  • College and university students may offer lessons at a low or reduced rate; check with your local campus.
Shopping for singing lessons:
  • The Music Teachers National Association[2] provides a brochure about choosing a teacher for your child, plus a link to search for certified music teachers in your area.
  • Ask for recommendations from local music stores, or your local school or church choir director. Search for teachers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Music Teachers List[3] .
post Post   Comments (5)  
CostHelper News


How Much Do Professionally Installed Holiday Lights for Your Home Cost?
A family from Australia are new Guinness World Record Holders after stringing roughly 31 miles of holiday lights around their home -- more than half a million individual, flickering lights. There are 502,165 lights to be precise. || Posted December 1 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
singer
Amount: $1.00 per lesson
Posted by: khayla in houston, TX.Posted: May 22nd, 2017 07:05AM
Duration of Lesson: R&B
I wolud love to know how to sing i do know how to sing i just won a teacher
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Cost from a Current Voice Teacher
Amount: $35.00 per lesson
Posted by: Martin H. in Madison, AL.Posted: January 21st, 2016 08:01AM
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
I have had formal voice lessons during my teenage years. I took choir in college and have had 30+ years of singing and teaching experience. I am the Music Director at my church, directing congregational singing and choir, and I also teach elementary music class once a week in our Christian school. I have only been vocally trained; therefore, I have to hire a pianist to play for the voice lessons I give, so that comes out of what I charge. I have had several students in the last few years ranging in age from 12 to 32. I try to keep voice lesson costs as low as possible, and I am also willing to work with the person a little, depending on each situation.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Taking a holiday a capella class this season
Amount: $200.00 per lesson
Posted by: DS2014 in San Francisco, CA.Posted: November 8th, 2014 02:11AM
Duration of Lesson: hour
I love holiday music and am taking a group holiday a capella class. It's a group of about half a dozen people, meeting 6 times (plus 1 make-up lesson and at least 3 performances). It's 200 for the class, so about $33 a lesson.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Voice Lessons
Amount: $100.00 per lesson
Posted by: dano in Tucson, AZ.Posted: May 30th, 2010 02:05PM
Duration of Lesson: 1 hour
The last time i took lessons i paid $100 for my instructor and my pianist through the University of AZ. But i writing in regards to this article on the cost of voice lessons. **I would suggest the new Voice teacher to 'remember' what where a students usual remarks to each question asked during a student 'free Voice Consultation". It will 'cater' to what the student wants and desires out of taking Voice from you.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Taking classes for about a year
Amount: $50.00 per lesson
Posted by: new to singing in Menlo Park, CA.Posted: November 12th, 2008 01:11PM
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
I'd been thinking about voice lessons for years, and finally started about a year ago. My wife found an instructor through the NATS website (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and I definitely recommend finding an instructor who has some kind of real, formal training, and who also has background in the style of music you're interested in (most formally trained teachers seem to have a background in classical, chorale, and musical theatre, though some also cover pop, jazz, rock and even country). I started out with 30 minute lessons each week for $35 each, and eventually moved to 45 minute lessons at $50 each. Each class covers warm ups and vocal exercises for about 10-15 minutes, then reviewing the current songs with feedback, and occasionally generally discussing technique and style. The instructor also provides sheet music, mp3 recordings of the lessons, and mp3s of the accompaniments.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Singing Lessons
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * per lesson
Duration of Lesson:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.ehow.com/videos-on_3196_learn-sing-better_-voice-lessons.html
  2.  www.mtna.org/
  3.  betterfly.com/category/music
More Recreation & Activities Topics
Check Out All Costs for Recreation & Activities How Much Does Beadwork Cost? How Much Does an Acoustic Guitar Cost? How Much Does Knitting and Crocheting Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Power Washing
Paid: 280.00
Highly recommended.Jerry came and gave a free estimate. They pressure washed my walkway and driveway which is nice size and patio area. Did a fantastic job... [more]
-John Anderson
Pressure Washing Cost
Married license
Paid: 42.00
We getting married... [more]
-Christina battles
Marriage Certificate Cost
annual physical
Paid: 160.00
annual physical, did routine check, I ask about some cancer screenings, did some blood work, went back a week later. told me I was fine... [more]
-
Annual Physical Cost
Neuter mix breed male puppy
Paid: 580.00
Just got this estimate for my scheduled procedure this week. So glad I looked here. It does include an overnight stay but this just sounds exorbitant... [more]
-Florida Pup
Dog Spay or Neuter Cost
Snake problem
Paid: 0.00
Good smack with a shovel problems solved... [more]
-
Snake Removal Cost
Extraction & Bone graft
Paid: 4200.00
12 teeth (upper) extracted. Felt pain of every tooth being pulled. Worse Dental experience ever. Had Novocain and Laughing gas. Told dentists I was in pain and she just kept shooting more Novocain into my gums. Told a total of 5 hours... [more]
-denydisco3
Dental Bone Graft Cost