Friday, April 5, 2013

Does Your Child want to be a Professional Singer?

Television shows like “The Voice” and “American Idol” are great reality shows for inspiring children. Watching other people, just like them; compete to win a singing competition can show your child that anything is possible. The best part of shows like these is that some of these singers will go on to have long, professional singing careers and make a lucrative living doing something they love to do. It’s a dream many children have.

Making the Dream a Reality

Once your child has been bitten by the singing bug, as a parent, it’s your role to encourage, motivate and provide them with the guidance and education needed to succeed. So, where do you start?

First, find a music studio in your area that offers private voice lessons. This type of one-on-one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of musical techniques. Private voice lessons can be started as young as five years of age. These lessons can begin any time of the year or month, so there’s no need to wait to get started.

The singing coach you select should be a university trained teacher to guarantee that they are highly qualified. Additionally, if the music teacher you select has extensive performance experience, they will be better suited to passing that personal experience on to their students.

A voice teacher should also be selected based on their ability to communicate effectively with your child. The teacher should strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style, level of achievement, and personal singing style.

Voice teachers should create a customized lesson plan for their students. No two students will learn alike, or be on the same path or at the same level, so it is imperative that the teacher develop a music program that’s right for your child.

To become a professional singer, it must be something that your child is really motivated to accomplish. You and your child should begin seeking out opportunities for them to sing in public – be it in a school choir, in a local band, or at church.

Start Recording

With today’s advanced technology and having access to the internet, parents and children alike certainly have advantages over the singers of yesteryear! Previously, singers and other types of performers had to be discovered in a club or other venue. Today, a singer can make a recording on their smart phone and upload that file to the internet in minutes.

YouTube has led numerous young, aspiring musicians to fame, including Justin Bieber. Uploading your child’s performance to YouTube or other social media sharing sites can potentially get your child in front of talent scouts and launch the music career of their dreams.

These are just a few tips to get your and your child moving toward his or her dream as a professional singer. For more information about private voice lessons contact Wagner Dance and Music.

About Wagner Dance and Music

Since 1989, Wagner Dance and Music, a performing arts school, has been teaching East Valley students. Our 3600 square foot Gilbert facility is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in the Big Lots plaza. We offer classes for ages two to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling, Cheer, Musical Theater and Voice as well as adult classes. For more information about Wagner Dance and Music or to sign up for a class, visit or call 480-892-7179.

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