Where are you located?
We are conveniently located in the Bel-East shopping center on 145th Pl. S.E. Just a few blocks north of Bellevue College. Plenty of free parking is available and there are many convenient shops just footsteps away (Starbucks, Papa Murphy???s QFC, etc.).
Do you offer voice / singing lessons for children and adults?
Yes we do! All of our teachers are fantastic with kids. You are encouraged to sit in and learn with them! Adults are a blast to work with too because they progress so quickly and share many of the same music interests as our teachers.
What is the difference in voice lessons and singing lessons?
These really are the same thing:) During lessons we teach the voice how to properly function so you can sing better. Sometimes people refer to voice lessons for teens and adults and singing lessons for children but again, they are really the same thing.
Do I need any special equipment like a karaoke machine or a mic?
No. Your teachers will play the music for you to sing along to, or you can use karaoke tracks from Youtube.
What is a Voice lesson like?
A typical singing lesson consists of warm-ups, singing through a songs you are working on, and learning new vocal techniques. Instructors can also work with you on holding a mic, stage presence, and how to really belt out those big pop songs if you want.
I have stage fright. Can you help me with this?
Definitely! Being nervous on the stage is very common. More people have stage fright then don???t have it. So don???t worry you aren???t alone and our voice teachers can help you! We???ll give you tips to learn how to channel your nerves properly. Voice lessons alone will give you confidence! Also, we have many performance opportunities that are in a very safe and supportive environment. We host a couple student concerts each year and keep a list of open mic opportunities in case you want to spread your wings!
I have always been told I can???t sing. Can l learn to sing or are some people just always going to be bad singers?
You can learn how to sing! A lot of times your voice can improve by working on ear training. We can train our ears to hear pitches more accurately, which will help your voice be more in key. There are multiple technique that can also improve your voice like breathing and diction exercises. Get those negative thoughts out of your head and call us at 425-485-8310 so we can teach you to sing!
Which hours do you offer voice lessons at the Bellevue Four Four School of Music?
Voice and singing lessons are taught by appointment in the afternoon, evenings and weekend. Please call or email us for exact lesson times that are available right now.