FAQ

Singing Technique

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.

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.

Gift Vouchers

Do you offer gift vouchers?/How do I purchase a gift voucher?

Gift vouchers purchased for someone other than yourself, I offer vouchers in packs and a special rate – email me to find out more

How long are Gift Vouchers valid for?

Gift Vouchers purchased through Bohemian Vocal Studio are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. If you’d like a voucher extended beyond 12 months, please contact me immediately before this timeframe is up.

Can I transfer the voucher back to cash or have my voucher refunded?

I’m sorry, no.

Sessions

Do you offer Skype lessons?

Absolutely! Skype is now my #1 method of teaching at Bohemian Vocal Studio.

Do you offer face-to-face sessions?

Yes, as well as working from Skype worldwide, I teach physical lessons in Haymarket, Sydney CBD.

How do I book a session?

For either Skype of F2F sessions, please purchase a session here on my website (to your right) and let me know your preferred and available times. I have around a 1-2 week lead time on sessions from when they’re purchased, and some spots are very, very popular and booked well in advance. Just try to get in early where you can to avoid disappointment!

Do you block out regular sessions/hold spots/guarantee my spot?

As I pay for my studio in advance personally, unfortunately no, I can’t lock in regular sessions unless they’re booked and purchased here on the website first. A discussed spot may be taken in the meantime if someone else has purchased and booked the session in the interim.

Important! Terms and conditions

Missed/late sessions

Unfortunately late and missed sessions will be forfeit unless special circumstances are considered.

Changing times/dates

Rescheduling your sessions is totally cool! However, as I’m usually booked two weeks in advance and have to turn others away when I lock in your session along with paying for studio time personally, you must provide 24 hours notice for a reschedule or cancel, otherwise the full session fee will apply and your booked session will be forfeit.

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 ‘chest voice and head voice’ or something like that when that isn’t a concept I adhere to or teach myself, then we’re totally going to run into problems along the way. 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.

Ask questions

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…. feel free to shoot me an email 24/7 and I’ll get back to you within the day time permitting.