For someone interested in music, one of the hindrances you may likely face is your singing ability/limits.

Perhaps you're considering joining a choir, but you're unsure about your prowess. 

This is where a vocal trainer comes to play; to clear all doubts, boost your confidence and primarily, improve your singing techniques

The good news is that private singing lessons are available to everyone. 

One of the benefits you get to enjoy is the flexibility. You and your voice trainer can work up a time that's suitable for both of you. Additionally, you get to enjoy one of the best methods of teaching (personalised teaching) and learn singing exercises at your own pace.

However, the lingering question in the minds of prospective students is pricing. 

How much would it cost to expand breath control, overcome stage fright, perfect one's musical style and so many other add-ons vocal training brings?

Truly, a private singing lesson can be quite expensive, but, with an abundance of teachers, you'll have access to a lot more cheaper options.

For professionals, intermediate singers or beginners who want to learn how to sing properly, getting a singing coach is so important. You will learn about music theory, how to effectively utilize the vocal technique, develop/advance your stage presence, overcome performance anxiety and build confidence and so much more. 

Want the ultimate singing success? Try getting a vocal trainer. So how much should you be looking at for a voice trainer?

Here are a load down of what to budget:

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A voice coach can also help you understand the music business a lot better. Photo Credit: Unsplash

Music Lessons: Average Prices On Superprof

If you'd like to improve your tone quality or drastically reduce tone-deaf instances, taking a musical instrument can help greatly. Apart from this, learning a musical instrument will get you very familiar with reading music, sight-singing, and generally keep you in tabs musically. 

If you want to improve your voice as a soloist, a musical instrument complements perfectly. Also, it will be easier to instruct other instrumentalists on your original compositions or during other sessions at different rehearsal studios. 

Additionally, songwriting becomes easier as learning the piano or guitar will serve as an accompaniment for you when you sing. 

It also saves you a lot of time and money. You wouldn't have to wait on anyone or pay every time you need accompaniment. 

One of the most obvious benefits of playing an instrument as a soloist is the opportunity you get. You have the upper hand at singing auditions or talent shows and when you're ready to go full-on into a musical career. 

Teachers of all kinds of musical instruments are currently on the Superprof platform. Here are the average prices per hour on some musical instruments:

  • Drum Lessons: ₦3,500
  • Piano Lessons: ₦3,000
  • Guitar Lessons: ₦3,000
  • Saxophone Classes: ₦4,000
  • Violin Lessons: ₦3,500

The benefits of music instruments encompass using them to complement your sound. Even when you're not using a musical instrument for your singing performance, it makes you learn how to sing better. You simultaneously learn valuable singing and tonal skills and improve your knowledge of music in general. 

However, self-confidence is always important. In addition to learning a musical instrument, you should learn a wide range of music genres like rock, jazz and soul. 

Your voice training classes can help in this area. However, if you'd like to learn faster, check out musical platforms like Deezer, Spotify or Apple Music. These music streaming platforms have unlimited access to different genres of music and in major cities of the world. 

Having a wide range of cultures through music will allow you to work better with a range of musical styles and vocal techniques for any performance. 

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If you can play a musical instrument, you will notice a change in your music compositions. It just adds flavour to everything! Photo Credit: Unsplash

How Much Singing Lessons Costs In Major Cities In Nigeria

Private vocal lessons are the best options for people serious about their musicianship.

There are so many voice trainers on Superprof that can offer you personalised vocal coaching at every level and for all ages. 

As a student, you're expected to practice your pieces and vocal exercises in the week between each lesson. It will show that you're serious about your singing voice lessons.

Prices of singing classes vary from one city to another. In case you didn't know, voice teachers will charge based on your location and general cost of living. For instance, singing teachers in Enugu will offer slightly cheaper prices to take lessons than a voice teacher living in Lagos.

Here are average prices per hour of private singing classes in major cities in Nigeria:

  • Lagos: ₦3,000
  • Ibadan: ₦2,000
  • Port Harcourt: ₦2,500
  • Abuja: ₦3,000
  • Calabar: ₦1,500
  • Jos: ₦3,000
  • Enugu: ₦1,500

Although prices in less popular cities can be attractive, it's a disadvantage in the long run. For the most part, there are fewer voice trainers teaching singing. 

There are things you should consider when you're searching for a vocal coach. Taking these factors into consideration will allow you to get the voice instructor suitable for you. 

Once you've decided on becoming a musician, your music lesson should entail all that is required for music success. Here are the things you should consider when choosing a vocal trainer:

  • The vocal trainer's professional experience.
  • Lesson content.
  • Instruction levels. 
  • The geographical distance between you and your teacher.
  • Your personal goals as a singer.
  • Reviews by past students of the teacher on Superprof's platform. 

The more defined your objectives are, the higher the price of your singing class. 

For example, a voice coach who can teach advanced singing classes, especially for professional purposes will be rarer than people offering general singing classes. Also, their prices will be higher.

Another option would be to take online singing lessons

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Professional singers in different parts of the world always have a voice trainer to help improve their voicing for better performance. What are you waiting for? Photo Credit: Unsplash

How To Save Money On Vocal Training Classes With Superprof

You may have found the perfect voice trainer but their price is beyond your budget.

Don't be distraught! Superprof has a few tips to help reduce the cost of your voice instruction.

First, we should let you know that 92% of Superprof tutors offer their first hour of classes free! It means you don't have to spend any Naira when you're getting started. 

If you're learning to sing and you want more information about your head voice, vocal health, vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, and all other vocal exercises so that you can avoid straining your vocal cords when aiming at high notes and improve your tone quality, group lessons can fix this. 

Group voice training classes range from 2 to 10 people. It's the perfect way to develop as an individual while getting used to performing in a group. Since they are less expensive than private classes, you should go for it. 

A lot of times, the responsibility of organising group lessons falls in the hands of your vocal trainer. 

So, when you have decided to opt for a group lesson, you will be paired with others of a singing ability close to yours. They include:

  • Novices
  • Amateurs
  • Beginners
  • Advanced singers
  • Professional recording and performing singers 

One of the advantages of learning how to sing with a group of other individuals in your level is that you will have similar objectives.

Another thing to consider is that with a choral ensemble, you'll have the opportunity to know your vocal range and your voice's timbre. 

Group lesson prices are usually 50% lower than private lessons!

Another way of reducing cost is to ask your vocal coach for a lower rate. However, make sure you ask properly so you have higher chances of being considered. 

For instance, instead of doing an hour-long session for ₦3,000, you could ask your voice trainer about having an hour and a half long session for ₦3,500 or ₦4,000 rather than the ₦4,500 that it would normally cost. 

This is best for intensive learning courses in music. You can also take online lessons via Skype for a lower price. It's especially a better option for people who live in far areas or people who want teachers from farther places. All you need is a computer a good internet connection, a webcam, and a good microphone. 

There are so many great reasons to take private singing lessons, so you shouldn't let the pricing stand in your way. 

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