An introductory lesson is recommended where you will receive a thorough consultation, feedback on your present level of skill, and an overview of how to proceed to the next level.
Many young singers are at risk because of lack of technique. As the incomparable Tony Bennett stated:
The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half.
Singing is an athletic event that requires training. Talent is the starting gate. To go the distance, you need a working knowledge of your instrument and its abilities, as well as a strong technique.
How It Works
Beginners usually spend a good part of the lesson building the instrument so that it can be played upon, while more advanced students work at consolidating, maintaining, and expanding their craft.
Repertoire is explored as technical skill is acquired which involves a tailored practicum of exercises designed to bring out your authentic voice and lead you to your goal.
Daily practice is necessary to make lasting progress and involves 10-minute practice sessions, with a minimum of two practice sessions for beginners (20 min), and five sessions (50 min) for those on a career path. Daniel will show you what to do and how to do it during these sessions so there is no guess work. The maximum time spent in practice should not exceed 2.5 hours.
Each musical style, be it bel canto or Broadway, uses the vocal instrument in a specific manner, which every singer can learn with time, skill and practice. Whatever the style, the objective is to connect your heart and mind to the music in order to persuasively express the emotions that compel you to sing it.
What to Expect
You may schedule a paid introductory lesson before agreeing to on-going lessons after making payment via PayPal or Squareup. You do not have to have an account with either service to make a lesson payment after an invoice is sent.
After the introductory lesson, a minimum of four lessons are scheduled and paid in advance. There are no credits, exchanges, or refunds.
Lessons are scheduled between the hours of 11 AM – 9 PM EST, Monday through Saturday, and are 55 minutes in length.
What to Remember
Lessons cancelled within 24 hours are invoiced for the full amount.
Late arrivals will receive the remainder of their allotted time. Forgotten lessons cannot be rescheduled.
Lessons will be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather, natural disasters, death of a family member and accidents.
Daniel offers instruction via FACETIME, SKYPE, and ZOOM. You will need a high speed Internet connection and a high Hz frequency UBS connected microphone—Blue Yeti, Blue Snowball, or Samson C01U are good choices. You will also need to carefully consider your light source, which must light your face and body.