Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach complete beginners?

Absolutely; if you've never touched a mic or never even sung outside of your shower before, you are more than welcome. Many of my students start off as people who dream of singing but are too shy to sing in front of their friends. I will work with my students to build their confidence and help them develop a voice that they can be proud of.

Do you teach children?

Yes, I teach children of all ages to sing! Music is a fantastic tool for learning, as well as developing confidence & social skills in young people. Our exciting lessons will ensure that they really enjoy learning to sing with much of the input on the music we cover being chosen by the student. Parents and guardians are more than welcome to sit in the lessons if they wish.

Where are you based?

I am teaching all my lessons at a specialized teaching space in Highfield, Southampton SO17. Click on the map below to find its location on Google Maps. My flat is the perfect place to sing in a calm relaxed atmosphere.

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What songs will we sing?

This is completely up to you! We can sing any combination of songs that will help build your range, expression, and stamina, alongside any of the songs that you love.

What styles do you teach?

I cover a wide range of musical genres so that any students could learn the songs they love.

Do I need anything before I start my first lesson?

Not at all; I have all the equipment here that you are more than welcome to use! It may be useful at our first lesson to bring a song that you like to sing so that we can work out what direction to take your lessons in.

Can we arrange group lessons?

Yes. Group lessons are a great way of learning performance skills and we can work particularly well on ensemble and harmony work. The largest groups I teach are groups of 4, please get in touch for more information.

What happens if I can't make a lesson?

That is no problem at all, simply notify me 24 hours before the lesson and I will be more than happy to rearrange! Please note, however, that Singing Lessons Southampton operates a 24-hour cancellation policy, whereby if you cancel within 24 hours of your lesson you will be charged the full lesson fee.

Do you offer gift vouchers? 

Yes, call me for more information!

I’m tone-deaf and have never even touched an instrument in my entire life, do you think I can learn to sing?

Anyone…and I mean ANYONE can learn to sing. All you need are some detailed structured lessons, some gentle encouragement and of course lots of practice and you’ll be singing away in no time at all! 

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Professional singing lessons

I have taught students right from beginners all the way to professional singers who have performed front of thousands of people! So no matter if your someone who only sings in the shower or a singer who wants to brush up before entering the recording studio my lessons will get you singing the way you want in no time! 

You have absolutely nothing to lose, so give me a call on 023 8244 2780 to find out more about our singing lessons!

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James is a friendly local singing teacher helping students of all ages and levels to learn to sing with confidence.