How can you accelerate the speed, accuracy, and quality of learning songs for performance situations?

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finding a singing teacher in New Zealand: NEWZATS

NEWZATS is the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing. The site gives guidance on what questions to ask your prospective teacher. And the reasons a teacher is valuable for developing your singing.

The NEWZATS site provides resources for both singers and singing teachers. Competitions in New Zealand are identified
clipped from www.newzats.org.nz

Find A Singing Teacher

Why are lessons important?
If you are serious about becoming a really good singer nothing can replace the one -to-one exchange that occurs in actual voice lessons
A good singing teacher can help you in many ways.
Regularly scheduled lessons.
Someone to hear you.
Expansion of your repertoire.
Networking with other singers and muscians.
Development of other musical skills.
Resource for further study

Questions to ask a Voice Teacher

What is your professional singing experience?
What is your teaching experience?
Did you study how to teach and if so, where?
What kind of musical styles do you teach?
What is a typical lesson like?
What kind of practice should I expect?
How often will we have lessons?
What other learning experiences can you provide - such as group classes,keyboard training,theory skills?
clipped from www.newzats.org.nz
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