voice info

History and Information

Singing is considered the oldest form of musical expression, since humans have been using their voice to make music for thousands of years. There are several different voice ranges, including (from highest to lowest) soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass. Each individual singer’s range is determined by a number of factors, such as genetics, anatomy, and age. Because of the extensive history of singing, there is a huge collection of repertoire for every voice type–from classical and folk standards to more modern blues, jazz, rock, and pop songs.

When to Start

Students can start voice lessons as young as age 5, although some teachers recommend starting a bit later to allow more time for the child’s voice and vocal cords to develop. (Note that singers usually do not develop a true tenor voice until their teenage years!) Our teachers can help determine if a child is ready to start, and also each student’s vocal range, which can change over time. Most lessons will eventually include reading music, so students should have some basic reading and counting skills. Singing is a great place to start on a musical journey, from young children to adults with little to no musical experience.

Books and Supplies

Your instructor can tell you which books and sheet music to get. Most books are available online. Voice is, as you may have guessed, an all-in-one instrument, so no additional supplies are needed! We can give you recommendations for places near you to purchase music and books if you prefer to do so in person. Please contact us, and again, remember to tell us where you live!

**Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We can help provide you with additional resources.**

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