Is it possible for a baritone to sing high?/Can a baritone sing a C5?/How do you sing so high?
Absolutely! You need to learn how to support your voice properly with diaphragmatic breathing and compression techniques, along with modifying your vowels and learning to ‘place’ your voice correctly while singing in middle/mix voice and releasing into your high range without strain.
Can you listen to my clip?/Do you offer vocal appraisals?
Yes! Get in touch to provide a short sample of your singing so I can do a brief appraisal of your singing technique
I’m a tenor or female singer – can you teach me to sing lower?
Yes! I can help you with your low range too
Do you teach screaming/growling?
No. I only teach healthy, open vocal technique here at Bohemian Vocal Studio – this does include healthy grit and distortion techniques, but no, not screeching and growling.
Do you offer gift vouchers?/How do I purchase a gift voucher?
Yes! Gift vouchers can purchased for someone other than yourself – just let me know after you’ve purchased one of the packs and I’ll sign over the credit.
How long are Gift Vouchers valid for?
Unless stated otherwise in the BVS store regarding session “packs”, Gift Vouchers and standard credit purchased through Bohemian Vocal Studio is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. If you’d like a voucher extended beyond 6 months, please contact me before this timeframe is up.
Can I transfer the voucher back to cash or have my voucher refunded?
I’m sorry, no.
Do you offer Skype lessons?
Absolutely! Skype is now my #1 method of teaching at Bohemian Vocal Studio. You can book a Skype session with me personally by purchasing credit and booking a time in the BVS Skype Calendar.
Do you offer face-to-face sessions?
As of February 2017, I’ll no longer be offering studio sessions here in Sydney – Skype sessions are more convenient, and I can offer a better rate to you without the need to pay for studio fees personally.
How do I book a session?
Use the booking calendar.
Do you block out regular sessions/hold spots/guarantee my spot?
No – my Skype calendar is first in first served!
What happened to last month’s specials?
We reserve the right to change the monthly sessions and value packs at our discretion. Generally the session cost will remain similar, but the specials do vary each month depending on demand and studio availability – getting in quick is the best way to take advantage of one of our generous monthly specials!
I’d like a refund/I no longer want lessons
Please choose your sessions carefully, I’m unable to offer refunds for sessions that haven’t been booked or vouchers than have expired. In the odd case of super crazy extenuating circumstance, I may be able to refund part of/a single session remaining from a pack for you – but the session cost will be charged at the full hourly rate rather than at the bulk discount.
I have a session now – but you’re not available on Skype?
Please note that Australia is generally half a day, or more, ahead of most timezones worldwide, so please take special care when you book in a session to take note of the DATE of the session when you click on an available spot. For example, Friday morning in Sydney is actually Thursday afternoon in New Tork.
Important! Terms and conditions
The booking calendar will allow you to change/cancel a session up to 24 hours before the time, but any late or missed sessions will be forfeit unless special circumstances are considered.
Rescheduling your sessions is totally cool! For a Skype session, you can change your time/cancel the session in the booking calendar within 24 hours before the booking.
To get the best out of your sessions
Leave it at the door
If you’ve picked up a few things from YouTube or you’ve been taught by another teacher previously – that’s fantastic, but please leave it at the door. If you’re hung up on singing in ‘modes’ and things like ‘overdrive’, then we’re totally going to run into problems along the way because I don’t teach this approach to singing. Quite often, the biggest issues people face while learning to sing is the fact they’re trying to do something without knowing the correct way to do it – ie: trying to sing with a ‘deep’ or ‘heavy’ voice before knowing how to control their voice properly.
Practice, practice, practice
I absolutely LOVE teaching singing, just as much as I love singing itself. But, if there’s one thing that makes it a total chore for me, it’s students who simply don’t practice or work on the concepts we’ve discussed between sessions. Seriously, if you don’t practice, you won’t improve!
Take it slow
Zero to hero makes fools of us both. Take your time, remember – Rome wasn’t built in a day, you need to build and develop your voice just like you would a muscle at the gym, a building from foundations and a cake from a recipe.
I absolutely LOVE questions! Ask away, I truly want to help you build a powerful voice. The only stupid question is the one that wasn’t asked…. you can ask a question in the Student Resource center in the main menu bar and I’ll help you!