Over the past few years, I’ve taught musical theatre locally and nationally to children ages 5-18. I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it! Children and young adults have an internal enthusiasm, curiosity, and eagerness to learn and succeed. There’s no better feeling than watching how far they come in such a short period of time. It still shocks me to this day when a 7-year-old client can grasp a concept in one lesson that took me over a year to understand in adulthood.
Many voice teachers do not accept students until after “the voice change” – roughly around age 12. It’s true that hormones change the vocal cords and children will go through a voice change during puberty (even girls!). However, so much of healthy singing is actually unrelated to the vocal cords themselves. Therefore, we can work on instilling healthy habits that students can use before, during, and after their voice change.
That said, I’m often asked, “How young is too young, then?” As the saying goes, age is just a number. I believe it is never too early (or too late!) to begin practicing good singing habits. If your child finds singing and/or performing exciting and he/she has a genuine interest in enhancing those skills, then hard work and focus in lessons will follow.
In order to determine if voice lessons are right for your child, we can schedule a discounted introductory session. We will get to know each other, sing a little, and then determine how to proceed!
If you’d like to set up voice lessons for your child, call or text me at 407-289-8100, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click below and choose “Introduction Consultation”! I can’t wait to hear from you!