- Lessons are just me and you, via Zoom video call.
- Lessons are recorded and sent to you within 24 hours.
- Lessons are 45 minutes long.
- If you need to skip lessons, please aim to do it another time in the same week.
- You can use your phone or a computer.
- A computer is preferred as I can remote into your PC and control the apps below.
- Tools we use during lesson include Singing Pitch Trainer and Transpose for Chrome.
What Do I Teach?
I teach the vocal skills that occur the most in songs. I call them the singing elements. They are lyrics, pitch, key, vibrato, runs, range, falsetto, blend, breath, diction, placement, volume, pitch, rhythm, harmony and guitar. I teach RnB and Pop styles. It doesn’t matter what song you want to sing. I will break it down for you.
Who Do I Teach
All levels of singers, from complete beginners who can’t sing a single note properly, to advanced singers who are already professional sounding, and want to increase their ability in range, runs, vibrato, and generally very advanced songs.
Why Do I Teach
I personally enjoy the challenge of finding a singers strengths and weaknesses and building both to a point where a student transforms to a higher level of skill. I love the way singers smile when they have worked hard at something for one to dozens of lessons, and find themselves singing something they never thought they could – whether it’s a high note, a vibrato hold, a super fast run, an improvement in overall tone. That feeling of progress is what I strive for every student to achieve.
What Is My Teaching Experience
Since starting rnbsinginglessons.com, I have taught over 1000 hours of one to one online lessons. These students have been at all levels of ability, singing a variety of songs, and primarily using song based methods that work all the above mentioned vocal elements – not just singing scales for 40 minutes. All my students progress every single lesson. There is never a plateau. That is what you are paying for. I have a friendly teaching style. I am not a ‘mean’ teacher – but I will make you work very hard, and praise you for it.
What You Can Expect From Lessons
Lessons are an incredible vocal workout. You will solve problems that you may never solve alone, or may take you years of trial and error. You will feel the improvement with every exercise we do, which take anywhere from 5 – 20 minutes to finish an exercise or set of exercises. This improvement is always directly from a song we are working on, whether your choice or mine, if you can’t choose your own. This progress is also directly usable in other songs that have a similar skill.
What I Expect From You
Showing up to the lessons is the best thing you can do. The more you do, the more you will improve and learn. The less you do, or less frequency, the less progress. In between lessons, simply repeating what you did in a lesson (if you didn’t master it yet) is a great exercise. Other than that, memorizing songs you love is a great way to practice in between lessons, since we mostly work on whatever you can’t figure out on your own. You can also use my website to practice all the skills.
Outside of the foundational skill of staying in key, on time and on pitch with all the lyrics, below are some sound examples from songs of the different skills you learn to sound like the advanced RnB singers do.
My Personal Transformation
Student Beginner Becomes Intermediate
Student Intermediate Becomes Advanced
What Do I Sound Like Live
Singing Pitch Trainer (SPT)
This is a tool I developed myself to train singers to sing any phrase or exercise with excellent stability and strength, by allowing them to see their voice on screen as they sing, as well as using speed, key, loop and other modifications to perfect notes.
Amazing Slow Downer App (ASD)
To maximise your productivity during our lessons, watch the below 10 minute tutorial I have created for you, taken from my singing course. You can get the lite version if you aren’t ready to purchase the full version. Full version costs approx $20.
Transpose Extension for Chrome (Computer Only)
Visit https://transpose.video/ to get this tool, which allows you to modify pitch and speed of YouTube videos from your computer, as well as make loops and stores them in memory under your google account using the Chrome browser.
Record and sync multi video performances. Eg harmonize with yourself, or play and instrument on one video and sing on another.
Figures out and displays the guitar/piano/ukelele chords to any song you choose from Youtube or a file on your device in real time and is highly accurate.
App / WebApp
Guitar tabs for learning chords and melodies to popular songs uploaded by users. Great tools such as looping difficult parts, slowing down, changing key.
Get the notes and / or chords to many popular songs, for use with Singing Pitch Trainer for example.