Singing Lessons with Dr Dan
Develop Your Voice with a Singing Voice Specialist
The backbone of our private singing lessons success is the quality of Dr Dan’s individual voice tuition. Develop your voice with Dr Dan, our Contemporary Singing Voice Specialist and national leader in contemporary voice education.
Your Singing Teacher
Daniel (aka Daniel Kay or Dr Dan) is a freelance artist and educator, predominantly teaching in his private studio and performing Australia wide. Daniel regularly presents for conferences as a singing voice specialist, providing workshops and practical learning activities to church singers across Australia and abroad. In 2011 Daniel completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Online & inStudio SINGING LESSONS with a difference!
Many singing lessons are built around ‘learning a song’. Dr Dan does things differently. It’s not Dr Dan’s job to teach you songs (you can do that at home with YouTube). Yes, you will learn songs as a part of your lessonsâ¦but not in the way you might think…
âWe believe it is our job to teach you how to sing!â
This means building and training your voice from the ‘ground-up’. As a Singing Voice Specialist, Dr Dan’s lessons are technically focused and equip your voice to sing a range of songsânot just the ones we sing in lessons. Yes, we do work on style and song interpretation (inc. phrasing & vocal effects); but importantly, these are built onto a firm foundation of technical development. Dr Dan’s sessions are not for the faint-hearted. Developing the voice for the rigorous of contemporary vocals requires dedication, discipline and a willingness to learn. A highly rewarding journey awaits those who choose to engage in this innovative approach to singing tuition. Calling on more than ten years of academic research, 25+ years of teaching experience and nearly 30 years of professional performance, Dr Dan has designed a learning pathway that is both comprehensive & intuitive for adult learners:
- Comprehensive: covering the technical requirements of todayâs contemporary singer/performer
- Intuitive: moldable and responsive to each voice and level of expertise
Donât trust the development of your voice to just anyone. Singing teaching is an unregulated industryâany person can call themselves a singing teacher. Why take the risk? Dr Dan has instructed thousands of singers just like you. Learn from someone who is qualifiedâ¦better stillâ¦learn from one of the most highly qualified contemporary voice specialists in Australia.
Always remember: âBuy cheapâ¦buy twice!â
Ultimately, this is not about quick fixes either! We just want to make sure the journey isnât made that much longer (and expensive) because youâve learnt lousy technique/habits from someone who doesnât really know the human voice. Simply, we know that your voice (and in some cases â your career) is too valuable to take the risk with just anybody. One recurring theme we often hear from new students is, âWow! I canât believe how much I have learnt from Dr Dan; my voice has improved dramatically in such a short space of time.â As the old saying goesâ¦âYou get what you pay for!â
You wonât regret your investment in QUALITY!
We encourage you to check out what some of Dr Danâs studentâs (past and present) have to say about Dr Dan’s unique approach to âlearning to singâ. We hope you choose to commence your vocal development journey with Dr Dan soonâ¦
WHATâS INCLUDED: Private Singing Lessons
Online & inStudio lessons are offered on an individual basis as a 50min session; weekly or fortnightly. Students are invoiced per term (or the pro-rata thereof) and are permitted to pay the invoice off in per lesson instalments (price structure). You can commence lessons at any time during the term. Dr Dan works with beginners through to professional voice users.
Voice Skills Covered Include:
Not all singing lessons are created equal!
Your lessons with Dr Dan are fully supported with comprehensive learning materials (inc.Â Dr Danâs Voice Essentials 1 Exercise Collection); so your practice at home is made all the more productive.
Additionally, Dr Dan offers a âsecond to noneâ student pack when students first commence. Essentially, your lesson fee is an all-inclusive cost which includes âfull vocal analysisâ, âfree student packâ, âsession recordingsâ and âpersonal assessment with individual attentionâ (check out the orange dots below)! Add to this our state-of-the-art teaching facilities and comprehensive teaching materials (including a massive library of 5500+ professional level backing tracks)Â specifically tailored to support your practice at home and youâve got singingÂ lessons without equal.
How about inStudio Videosâ¦
With your Singing Voice Specialist, Dr Dan, youâll be working hard to develop your voice. Most certainly, the reward is found in singing with more confidence, with greater freedom and with higher levels of note accuracy. But when you climb a mountain, itâs good to be able to look back on the journey, survey the pathway and acknowledge how far youâve come.
In Dr Danâs lessons, we actively do this inÂ two ways. Firstly, we record every lesson. This mp3 recording allows students to listen back between sessions, and it also develops a repository of the studentâsÂ vocal development. Itâs always exciting, after having had a few terms of lessons, to listen back to theÂ first few sessions and hear how far youâve come. The second way in which we celebrate student achievements is to produceÂ inStudio Videoâs. These performance recordingsÂ enable students to share their developmental success with friends and family through social media and beyond.
Importantly, all of these services are inclusive of your lesson fees; there are no extra chargesâ¦itâs all included! Check out our Student Performance page or watch the followingÂ inStudio Video to see what all the fuss is about:
Please note that inStudio Videos are not available to students receiving lessons online.
READY TO START!
So youâre ready to commence singing lessons with Singing Voice Specialist, Dr Dan. Great! Booking your first session is only moments away. Simply call us at the studio on (+61 7) 3398 6758, and weâll have a chat about available session times. Alternatively, you can submit either the contact form or the booking form, and weâll respond to your correspondence within 24hrs.Â We look forward to working alongside you as you commence one of the most rewarding developmental journeys known to humankindâthe journey of learning to sing!
International Students â You're Welcome!
Do you live outside Australia? No problem!Â Dr Dan has been teaching singers from across the globe for many years online. Weâve worked hard to make the online session incredibly immersive. Your online sessions wonâtÂ merely be a âtalking head!â With the use of multiple cameras, your internet driven sessions will feel like youâre actually in Dr Danâs Australian teaching studio. For more information about international online sessions, click here.
NB: Students receiving lessons via the internet (both International and Domestic) should note that, due to the nature of the online lesson environment, a full vocal analysis (as listed below) is only made available to âinStudioâ students. Please also note that the student pack (as listed below) is not supplied in hard copy to online students. We do, however, provide a free copy of Dr Danâs singing exercises, Voice Essentials 1 Exercise Collection (rrp. $24.95 & redeemed with coupon); accompanied by digital learning materials via email. Dr Dan is committed to making your online singing lessons as close to the studio-based experience as is reasonably possible. If youâd like further clarification about online singing lessons (via Zoom) with Dr Dan, please complete the contact form, and weâll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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