Why Should I pay for voice lessons?
Why are voice lessons so expensive?
Are they even worth it?
A new client asked, "Why do you charge so much money for your private voice lessons?"
Well, I have a confession to make. You are not paying to take lessons.
So, if you are not paying for lessons, then what are you paying for?
You pay for those moments when you become so tired of technical skill practice that you want to quit but you don't.
You pay for those days when you are "too tired" to practice but you practice anyway.
You pay to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
You pay to learn to take care of your body and instrument.
You pay to learn to work with others in musical settings and to be a reliable member of a group, dependable for practice and humble in success.
You pay to learn to deal with disappointment, when you do not get that placing or role you hoped for, but continue to practice week after week, giving it your best effort.
You pay to learn to make and accomplish goals.
You pay to respect not only yourself, but other musicians, directors, and private teachers.
You pay to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a vocalist and that success does not happen overnight.
You pay to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
You pay for the opportunity you have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be proud of your personal growth.
You pay so that you can be in that rehearsal or concert instead of in front of a screen...
I could go on but, to be short, you are not just paying for lessons. You are investing in the opportunities that music provides you with to develop attributes that will serve you well throughout your life and give you the opportunity to bless the lives of others.
From what I have experienced with myself and my clients so far, I think it is a great investment!
Check out my artist site and see what my lesson investment has done for me over the course of my life.