Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
How much do you charge for lessons?
What is premium membership?
Along with enjoying a hefty discount on ongoing Skype sessions each month, the premium membership of your choice also comes with access to our premium tools including the famed Vowel Translator, Consonant Guide and booster warmups.
Along with the general Terms & Conditions stated below and the terms provided by PayPal upon signing up as a monthly member at Bohemian Vocal Studio - this is a friendly reminder that credit is to be used MONTHLY. Credit does no carry over to the following month and will be cleared the day your membership lapses or is renewed pending the new month's credit. The hefty discount provided on sessions with a monthly membership at Bohemian Vocal Studio is on a monthly basis and does not apply beyond the current month or if your membership has lapsed. As per the terms below, refunds will not be provided for credit that is not used within the stated month.
How long have you been teaching?
I've personally been singing for almost 20 years (I started around the end of Highschool) and started coaching professionally through Bohemian Vocal Studio in 2010 - our YouTube channel and website then launched in 2014.
Where can I hear your singing?
How is your course different to "......................" course
What is the secret - is it compression, or Vowel Modification?
There is no 'secret' or 'trick' to great singing - you simply need to apply yourself and learn to communicate with your own voice in a way that allows you to sing with your full range free of strain. When it comes to learning how to sing, I'm sure you'll agree that buzz words and confusing terms suck - so I avoid using them where I can in place of practical and tangible instructions that actually help you sing better.
I like "....." but you're cheaper
You're right, I don't charge the sun and moon to help people sing better. But, I'm also not the "budget" version of your favourite YouTube guru - save your pennies and go with the coach you prefer. I'm only interested in working with singers who are invested in my approach, and more importantly, invested in improving their voices. This is why I don't do "reaction" videos on YouTube and focus more on practical coaching instead - sure, I get less views, but you get actual practical advice that will help you sing better!
You're not really a baritone!
Do you teach screaming?
No. You can learn to sing with distortion and grit using the three levels of compression taught in the Growth 101 course, but it's not a specific focus of my coaching. Check out Melissa Cross or one of the the many other false fold screaming approaches out there - I'm a rock guy at heart, but I'm not into screaming and don't recommend it.
I have nodes/a vocal issues - can you help me?
This is a tough question - I've had some singers come to me with various issues (even a partially paralysed fold) and we've achieved great results with care and practice. However, I'm not an ENT, and my approach is purely from the perspective of vocal technique - I suggest seeing a physical specialist first to ensure there is no ongoing issue, and then I would give the voice a generous rest while taking serious stock as to how the issue occurred. Singing should be easy, strain free and comfortable at all times. If you have a special issue with your voice, please do contact me first before trying the foundation course - it may or may not be suitable for your particular situation.
My voice hurts/my voice is hoarse/I can only hit a note by pushing
What is the Foundation Stage?
What is the Growth Stage?
What is the Balance Stage?
Why don't you do "reaction" type videos?
Can you give me a lesson for free?
My range is B0 to C7 - am I a good singer?
I'm sure you jest - how much of that is usable, practical range? Don't worry so much about range and voice type for now, focus on building a great foundation and learning how to sing actual songs!
I didn't use the course/premium content/sessions
As per the below terms and conditions, usage of the premium contents provided with a membership is entirely your responsibility. Whether you've used the course or not, I have spent considerable time on providing the materials, designing the course, time and effort researching and of course my own money not only learning to sing, but also investing in my approach as a teacher - therefore, no refund is applicable where you haven't used the content at Bohemian Vocal Studio.
I understand that situations change etc, however purchase of sessions is final and non refundable due to the considerable effort put into lesson planning, the generous free content that led you to Bohemian Vocal Studio in the first place and also any free consulting that was provided.
I haven't received the course yet - what gives?
Course links are automated. Please let me know if you don't receive your link within an hour of purchase and I'll send it through manually for you. Our system is automated through mailchimp, so if you've previously unsubscribed from our mailing list then the link will not be sent - in this case, please contact me directly at kegan @ bohemianvocalstudio . com
I suggest also contacting me directly through Skype under BohemianVocal just in case your emails are getting directed to spam.
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