All of these goals are totally attainable, if you use the right method. Vocal students have many paths and methods to choose from. The struggle for most people is finding voice lessons in Rochester they can feel confident in.
There are typically three avenues people take when learning to sing. All of these avenues have their own difficulties and challenges.
YouTube is the first step for most people. It’s free and you can get some quick tips, but the YouTube strategy has many flaws.
I’m not going to say that all the information on YouTube is wrong or incorrect. I will; however, point out that you are at the mercy of any person with a webcam. You definitely need to consider the source when searching through YouTube videos.
You can find a ton of great information about voice lessons on YouTube. The problem lies in using different exercises from completely different sources. Each vocal method has a series of exercises geared towards its style of voice.
Many of these exercises, if taken from different sources, aren’t meant to be mixed together. Using a bunch of different exercises from a bunch of different people on youtube won’t present concepts in the right way or in the right order. You will quickly get stuck because you’re not on any specific path.
Using YouTube as your only source for learning only works if you’re already an advanced vocalist and you understand the fundamentals of the vocal instrument.
I’ve heard countless stories from past and current students about other Rochester voice lessons. Often times, training with local teachers for years without progress. They felt like they were just singing songs and paying to have someone play accompaniment.
In this situation, we have what’s called misaligned goals. There are certain singers like musical theatre singers, who need to have repertoire together for auditions. Having a teacher play accompaniment and working on repertoire is important for them.
This is not the case for most modern singers, be it pop, rock, blues etc. So, if you have felt disappointed with an old teacher, chances are your goals didn’t align. You need voice lessons in Rochester that focus on growing your voice, meeting your goals and not simply repertoire.
Another thing to look for in a Rochester vocal coach is that they can sing at the level you want to. You need to make sure the person coaching you can at least help you get the foundations down and understands how the voice works.
The voice is similar to the violin. You need to have the foundations down to sound good. Most people, even some vocal coaches, don’t have the foundations down. So you need to hear their voice.
When people have exhausted the first two options they start accepting the natural talent myth. They start to believe they don’t have the ability to sing at a higher level.
It doesn’t need to be this way. You have the same parts in your body as anyone else and thus the same potential. You need the right method, the right vocal coach and you need time. Natural talent is a starting point, not an ending point.
Learning to sing takes time it’s not something that comes overnight. So, I’m not telling you to expect instant results. What I am telling you is that if you decide to take voice lessons in Rochester with me, you will reach your goals.
It may take a year, two or three, it all depends on what you put into it, but I am 100% confident in my ability to help you reach your goals.
I’ve trained with many vocal coaches over the years. Some bad, some good and some great. I’ve trained in countless methods and have found what works through a lot of trial and error. I want to prevent you from having to go through what I did, a trial and error process, so you can accomplish your goals faster than I did. Let me help you reach your potential and take your voice to the next level.
Chris Glyde (Head Voice Instructor)
Emily T.: “I worked with Chris for about a year while I was still in Western New York. He gave me the fundamental basis of what I needed to know in order to sing properly and allow my voice to grow. I really learned a lot. I would recommend him to anyone who is dedicated and wants to learn how to develop their voice!”
Bret D. “I’ve enjoyed seeing the improvement in my voice over the last two years. The atmosphere is awesome. It’s very easy going, but focused.”
Jill C.: “I have been taking voice lessons from Chris for nearly three years. It’s been a great learning experience, figuring out what I physiologically need to do to produce the right kind of sounds and Chris’ techniques for breathing are most helpful.”
Marcus C.: “excellent in explaining exercises and WHY I need to do them, and what they will do for my voice. VERY good teacher. I’ve been singing for 10 years, Chris is my 26th vocal coach, and he is one of the best I’ve had!”
Jaimi M.: “I’ve had 3 voice teachers in the last 5 years. Never have I had such rapid and noticeable growth in my voice. I’ve been hired with professional companies I couldn’t get cast in before!”
If you’re a music theatre singer and you want repertoire help, you may want to take voice lessons in Rochester elsewhere. My main focus is on growing the voice.
Different sounds are created through manipulation of the vocal track. The goal of my vocal training isn’t to limit the versatility of your voice, it is to grow your voice.
You will naturally drift towards the sounds you like best. I don’t sound like any of my teachers and many of my students aren’t into the vocal styles I like. They don’t sound like me.
I will train you how to sing correctly, but what specific sound you choose, will be entirely up to you.
This is not an overnight process, but it doesn’t need to be a decade-long process either. Obviously, your progress comes down to what you put into your voice lessons. I’ve met people who’ve developed great voices in a year and a half.
From personal experience, I think the average is 3 to 4 years.
After about 3 to 4 years of consistent practice on any vocal style, you should have all the fundamentals of that style down. Does that mean you’re done training? No I don’t think so (you can always get better), but you should be a good singer by then. Depending on the style, you may or may not have the voice you want. If you don’t feel like you’re moving towards the voice you want after 3 years, it’s time to try out a different vocal style.
I’m 100% confident in my ability to deliver the result, but it’s up to you and your own desire to do the work.