Singing Lessons with Shelly

Lennox Head NSW

I teach lessons in the little town of Lennox Head, which is near Byron Bay (Australia’s most Easterly point), in The Far North Coast of New South Wales, in Australia.

One Hour Lessons are $70 per hour.

I teach one hour lessons, as a single study class – that is, one person at a time. However, this, as are all things, is flexible. I have taught siblings, a gaggle of giggly ladies, and I annually lead a group course at Summersong Music Camp and various group workshops, such with Byron Bay Community Singers and The Happ.

I teach students from the approximate age of twelve and above.

I highly recommend children below this age to take group music classes, learn the piano (or any instrument!) or even get into drama classes. I prefer to focus on singing technique and the maturity of the child will be what determines if lessons with me will be appropriate. But, please contact me for a chat if you wish, as it really does usually depends on the child. There is no maximum age limit. Don’t think you’re too old to learn a new trick.

Yes – you can be a complete beginner! No – I bet you aren’t tone deaf. The students that begin lessons saying they think they have no vocal talent, can’t sing in tune and will have no hope, usually learn, improve and surprise themselves the most. All you need is to have the passion. If you want to sing, we can work on it together, and I bet you can!

I teach contemporary vocal lessons, focusing on contemporary vocal techniques and music theory. You are welcome to study AMEB Contemporary Music Exams with me and then partake in your AMEB exams at our local school, I will be more than happy to facilitate that process with you.

My particular music genre passions lie with folk, funk, soul, R’n’B, jazz, rock, pop, blues.

Lessons with me have no time commitment to scheduling, weeks, terms or “contract”. I request that you pay as you have your lesson (cash or direct deposit is preferred), and come as often as you desire and require. This means there is no up front bill, no bills for me to chase, and no being sorry that you had a cold one week, couldn’t make it, and now we spend the rest of term trying to do make-up lessons. I don’t want you to feel bad about having not practised enough this week, or not finding the time to focus how you wanted. I want you to come when you’re ready to recap, better understand a technique, learn a new song, ask a question or take a new step in a new direction.

This being said, you are welcome to book in to regular lessons if our timetables allow, or when you want a lesson, call, text or email to book in.

As for your personal commitment as a student,</strong> learning a new craft; I really and sincerely hope you take our one hour lessons as an example of how to go home to practise and study. My lessons are usually half and half: Warm ups, scales, exercises and techniques; and then working on a song, applying techniques, considering the lyrics and improving the tricky sections. I would politely expect that you take this as an example for your regular personal practise through out the time between when next we meet.

Twenty-four hours notice, or more, that you will be absent is greatly&nbsp;appreciated.

When you can’t make it to a scheduled lesson time just call, text or email me

Online Vocal Lessons are currently available on Monday’s and Friday’s via What’sApp, ZOOM, or Facetime.

One Hour Lessons are $50 and need to be pre-paid when the booking is made.

You can contact me via email to book in and arrange the time.

Virtual lessons work best when you have a singing agenda. Be sure to have a brainstorm about what you would like to get out of the lesson and be prepared to take notes and have some favourite songs at hand. 

FAQ

Where are you?
I teach lessons in the sleepy coastal hamlet of Lennox Head, which is near Byron Bay (Australia’s most Easterly point), in The Far North Coast of New South Wales, in Australia.
How much are lessons?
One Hour Lessons are $60 per hour.

I mainly teach one hour lessons, as a single study class – that is, one person at a time. However, this, as are all things, is flexible. I have taught siblings, a gaggle of giggly ladies, and I annually lead a group course at Summersong Music Camp; and various group workshops, such at eh Byron Bay Community Singers and The Happ.

What age do you teach?
I teach students from the approximate age of twelve and above.

I highly recommend children below this age to take group music classes, learn the piano (or any instrument!) or even get into drama classes. I prefer to focus on singing technique and the maturity of the child will be what determines if lessons with me will be appropriate. But, please contact me for a chat if you wish, as it really does usually depends on the child. There is no maximum age limit. Don’t think you’re too old to learn a new trick.

What if I don't think I can sing at all?
Yes – you can be a complete beginner! No – I bet you aren’t tone deaf. The students that begin lessons saying they think they have no vocal talent, can’t sing in tune and will have no hope, usually learn, improve and surprise themselves the most. All you need is to have the passion. If you want to sing, we can work on it together, and I bet you can!
What sort of singing do you teach?
I teach contemporary vocal lessons, focusing on contemporary vocal techniques and music theory. You are welcome to study AMEB Contemporary Music Exams with me and then partake in your AMEB exams at our local school, I will be more than happy to facilitate that process with you.

My particular music genre passions lie with folk, funk, soul, R’n’B, jazz, rock, pop, blues.

How much commitment do I need to bring to the table?
Lessons with me have no time commitment to scheduling, weeks, terms or “contract”. I request that you pay as you have your lesson (cash or direct deposit is preferred), and come as often as you desire and require. This means there is no up front bill, no bills for me to chase, and no being sorry that you had a cold one week, couldn’t make it, and now we spend the rest of term trying to do make-up lessons. I don’t want you to feel bad about having not practised enough this week, or not finding the time to focus how you wanted. I want you to come when you’re ready to recap, better understand a technique, learn a new song, ask a question or take a new step in a new direction.

This being said, you are welcome to book in to regular lessons if our timetables allow, or when you want a lesson, call, text or email to book in.

As for your personal commitment as a student, learning a new craft; I really and sincerely hope you take our one hour lessons as an example of how to go home to practise and study. My lessons are usually half and half: Warm ups, scales, exercises and techniques; and then working on a song, applying techniques, considering the lyrics and improving the tricky sections. I would politely expect that you take this as an example for your regular personal practise through out the time between when next we meet.

Cancellations?
Twenty-four hours notice, or more, that you will be absent is greatly appreciated.

When you can’t make it to a scheduled lesson time just call, text or email me.