How to Find a Huntington Beach Voice Instructor

Oct 4 08:33 2012 Stephen Honda Print This Article

Orange County has a number of voice instructors. The qualifications and quality of these instructors varies greatly. By carefully vetting a potential instructor you can be better ensured of a quality musical experience. This articles looks at factors to consider when choosing a voice instructor. 

Southern California,Guest Posting from Hollywood to Orange County, is a national hub for musical talent. However the quality of talent is quite diverse. When searching for a voice instructor one should set standards and look for several key traits. This article provides a list of three factors to consider when choosing a voice instructor. First the voice instructor should have technical musical knowledge and experience. Second the instructor should have excellent communications skills. Third it is best if the music instructor has a relatable pleasant personality.

1. Technical musical knowledge and experience. You may be familiar with child singing sensations that capture the heart and imaginations of audiences far and wide. Many times these children are so young they have not had time to study technique. They are able to perform because they imitate what they see and hear. Like these children, many instructors have learned to sing through imitation. While they may be lovely to listen to, their lack of formal study may make it difficult for them to clearly explain what they are doing and how they are doing it as they may never have consciously thought through exactly how they perform their craft.

2. Communication Skills. Most people have known teachers, whether they be in match, chemistry, business or music, who have phenomenal expertise in their area of interest but lack the ability to communicate that knowledge in an effective manner. At times their advanced knowledge can even be an impediment to true learning as, with their advanced knowledge, they struggle to relate to those just beginning their journey into the subject matter. Communications skills are especially important when teaching children. Children typically have a much smaller vocabulary than do adults. A music teacher should be able to tailor his message to those kids by using words they are likely to understand.

3. Relatable pleasant personality. It is easier to learn to sing from someone around whom you feel comfortable. Learning to sing will involve a substantial amount of correction by the instructor. Most people better accept and learn from this correction

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Stephen Honda
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Stephen has chosen a Voice instructor in Huntington Beach to teach his kids. 

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