Private Singing Lessons
Since launching in 2010, Bohemian Vocal Studio has steadily grown into the premier rock vocal studio in the world, helping students all around the globe reach their singing goals sooner. With Kegan’s unique steps-based approach that draws from both traditional and contemporary singing methods, singing with resonance and finding your mix has never been easier!
Singing itself is actually a very simple process of balance, but learning HOW to do it is often confusing and frustrating due to all the conflicting information and strong opinions out there. The truth is, many teachers want to teach ‘what worked for them’ rather than what you need. Bohemian Vocal Studio is focused solely on your voice and the process you need to develop to achieve the voice of your dreams.
Professional Voice Coach
Coaching professionally for over ten years, Kegan’s studio is based online for the most competitive price and scheduling availability possible. No more public transport or finding parking is required when you book a singing lesson with BVS, simply set up your laptop, download Skype and you’re good to go! You can even use your smartphone or tablet.
As a low baritone, Kegan has the unique experience of taking a voice that isn’t necessarily suited to singing rock or pop, and transforming a rumbling low range into a soaring and extensive voice that is matched with a practical and unique approach to teaching. Without relying on archaic terms like Appoggio and Aperta, practical and useful instruction is the name of the game when you book an online singing lesson here at BVS. Instead of telling you how to sing, I will SHOW you how do sing better.
Along with the most practical steps-based coaching method in the world, Bohemian Vocal Studio also has an extensive library of singing resources, from a large (and growing!) collection of YouTube tutorials that will show you everything from the complete basics of singing right through to advanced vowel and range techniques, to the troubleshooting guides you see to your right in the navigation bar, along with both complimentary and premium courses and guides that serve either as a standalone singing method, or as a great companion to singing lessons with Kegan.
Rock Singing Lessons
As a “Rock Guy”, Kegan has a unique and genuine approach to singing rock, along with the ability to teach rock, soul, blues and contemporary singing. After all, great singing technique is great singing techniques no matter the style! With many vocal interests outside of Rock too, Kegan’s studio won’t push you to belt and yell when you want to sing soul and R’nB and won’t make you sing in falsetto when you want to learn how to sing like Chris Cornell. No matter your favourite style of singing, or your voice type, you really can reach your goals sooner and find your true voice.
Techniques like distortion, belting, range extension and singing with intensity are easy once you’ve built a solid foundation and you truly understand how the registers function. One of the first steps we’ll look at in online singing lessons here at BVS is connecting chest and head voice so you have full access to your vocal range without voice cracks or vocal breaks. Connecting your registers is paramount to a great singing voice.
You really can learn to sing ANY song like ANY singer when you have a rock solid base for your vocal range to sit upon. Breathing, placement, middle voice and proper vowel production are just some of the many important techniques you will learn.
Baritone singing lessons
Being a naturally low baritone, Kegan is well versed in many different voice types and specialises in “difficult to train” voices such as fellow baritones, along with having an advanced understanding of how various accents and voice types function and differ from each other. While we may speak the same word in two different ways care of our accents, when you sing, each of your vowels must be created in a uniform way – this is the key to consistency and power in your voice. Singing and speaking are ultimately two separate processes, and while some may say “sing like you speak”, think about all the various accents and voice types in the world and ask yourself, are we all speaking the same? Of course not. I like the analogy of running and walking to explain how singing and speech differ – running isn’t just “fast walking” in the same way that singing isn’t just “speaking at pitch”, there are many key differences between singing and speaking;
- Do you breathe using the diaphragm when you speak? No.
- Do you make use of your full range of frequencies when you speak? No.
- Do you shape your vowels with the back of the tongue and corresponding resonant space? No.
- Do you group your consonants when you speak? No.
- Do you speak in middle voice and connect chest and head voice when you speak? No.
I could go on and on about the differences between speech and singing, but I’m sure you get my point. Learning how to sing isn’t a process of extending your speaking voice, it’s finding your true singing voice and learning how to resonate effectively with healthy vocal technique.
A great place to start is the free foundations short courses available here at Bohemian Vocal Studio which will show you how to set up a strong foundation and rock solid base for your high range and vocal tone to be built upon. After all, your singing voice will only ever be as strong as the foundation you have built it upon.
When you’re ready to take your voice to the next level with professional voice coaching, you can book a Skype Lesson with me and we’ll start working towards extending your range and building control and consistency in your voice every time you sing!
If you have any questions about online voice coaching and how to sing better, feel free to leave any feedback or questions below!
Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.