Online Vocal Coaching on Skype or Zoom
Though I’d love to see and hear you in my studio, geography doesn’t always allow for that. I’ve given Skype or Zoom singing lessons to singers from Alaska to Argentina. The main issue with online voice lessons is accompaniment, since on Skype, Zoom, and all online platforms if I play piano while you sing there can be a lag. If you sing a cappella or accompany yourself (either with a backing track or an instrument) there’s no problem. For other singers I record an exercise or accompaniment during your lesson and then email an mp3 of it to you after our session.
Harmony lessons are trickier, but I've taught many successful online harmony lessons to two or more singers on the other end. If needed I can send you vocal tracks for you to harmonize with on your end.
Skype is free to download and use with both PCs and Macs. For Zoom I have a personal Zoom meeting place, I'll send you the link once you've booked a lesson. I’ve had students who set up USB mics for Skype or Zoom lessons, but a built-in mic on your computer is fine and in some ways better since the latter won’t block my view of your mouth.
If you want to set up a Skype or Zoom lesson, please contact me first to check my availability and to ask any questions you may have. Then we can schedule a time that works for both of us, and you can purchase a regular voice lesson with me sometime before the lesson. Scroll down this page to purchase a lesson. I’m on Pacific Standard Time and my Skype name is susananders777.
"I take Skype voice lessons from Susan. I originally called her with a very specific vocal problem. I was so frustrated, and had tried everything one could imagine. Her coaching has been an answer to prayer. I can hear my voice opening up, and I'm a much better song leader at church. Susan is a gifted teacher: after the first 5 minutes of each Skype lesson, I'm so focused on what I'm learning, I forget I'm in a different city!" Edward A.