DANIEL JAMES SHIGO teaches at his home studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center, and at a studio near Carnegie Hall.
What to Expect
During your first lesson you will have an opportunity to experience Daniel's instruction and discuss your musical interests and goals. Daniel will listen to you sing, assess your level of skill, and provide you with a detailed plan to take your vocal technique, musicianship and career to the next level.
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. Ongoing students are then invoiced on a monthly basis. There are no credits, exchanges or refunds given for lessons.
Lessons are $100.00 per hour at my home studio, via SKYPE & ZOOM, and are subject to availability. Lessons at non-residential studio space are $125.00.
Cash, credit, and personal checks are accepted. If your bank returns check payment, a $20 fee will be assessed.
Voice lessons are scheduled between the hours of 11 AM – 9 PM EST, Monday through Saturday, and are 55 minutes in length.
Skype & Zoom
For those who cannot travel to New York City, Daniel offers instruction via SKYPE & ZOOM. To use this service, you will need a high speed Internet connection, and a high Hz frequency UBS connected microphone—a 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.
What to Remember
24-hour cancellation policy: Lessons cancelled within 24 hours are invoiced for the full amount.
Please arrive on time with all necessary materials and music. Students that are late will receive the remainder of their allotted time. Lessons that are forgotten cannot be rescheduled.
Lessons will be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather, natural disasters, death of a family member and accidents.