Should You Attend A Voice Training Institute?
Today’s post was inspired by a conversation I had about a subject that interests anyone interested in learning the art of singing.
Regardless of the level or stage at which you are aspiring to perform, there will be a point in your life when you will consider leaning the art and dynamics of singing.
At that very point, you would want to ask yourself this question:
Should I enroll in a training institute or engage the service of a private tutor?
Let me help you break this down in a way you are probably not familiar with.
To see things more clearly, you need to repurpose your goals.
VOICE TRAINING INSTITUTE
Some of the things that come to mind here include classes, crowds, choirs, exams, and so on. The setup is similar to a regular school, as students have to undergo periodic exams and evaluation (practical or theory) to assess their progress.
You will also perform regularly in choirs, band projects or duets whenever there is an upcoming institute concert.
You will also be allowed to practice at home when there’s an upcoming exam, where you will have to prove yourself to get a degree or diploma, depending on your level.
Here you will have your personal trainer who devotes a lot of time to help you fine-tune your voice. There are usually no exams, degrees or group performances, and while there are no exams, you will still be assessed by your private teacher regularly.
But how can I be sure I’m choosing a good teacher?
One of the major reasons why people enroll in a training institute is because they are sure they will have access to industry-standard level trainers who do the complete guesswork for them.
I know a lot of people would rather take chances but, personally, I like to test my experts.
Voice training is a personal decision, and you have to decide if you are willing to do all the guesswork or have someone do it for you.
It is better to evaluate your teacher before selecting him/her than follow the suggestion of others.
But I can always learn from other singers and musicians and learn to sing with bands and choir at college…!
Ah… here’s someone else doing all the guesswork again…
Now, what if I told you can always learn from a couple of musicians in your neighborhood, or even in your city? All that is required of you is just to reach out.
Now while degrees and diplomas can help expand your knowledge of music theory, it’s not the requirement for becoming a great singer.
So what are you implying George? Should I abandon my college ambitions and engage the services of a private tutor instead?
What I’m trying to say here is that you need to reevaluate your goals, as no one will do the hard work for.
While a music institute can help you network with other musicians and singers that may end up as your close friends or even band members in the future, voice training is a personal thing, and no amount of exam or qualification will cement your place as a great singer.
At the end of the day, the path you choose is totally up to you.
If you have decided to go the route of the training institute, I wish you all the best. For those who want to work with a private tutor, I’ve got you covered
Have fun singing!