What are your rates?
A 30 minute lesson with Kathryn costs £30.00, a 45 minute lesson costs £40.00 and an hour lesson costs £50.00. I offer block bookings at a discounted rate of: 5x30minute lessons for £125, 5x45minute lessons for £175.00 and 5x1hour lessons for £225.00. I also offer out of hours lessons which are £65.00 from 8pm onwards.
If you require lessons at an alternative location to the studio in Newcastle city centre, there is a travel charge which depends upon the venue.
Where are you located?
I teach from my studio at Bamburgh House which is in Newcastle city centre and has great transport links by Metro, train, bus or by car. My studio is on Market Street at a convenient spot with parking available outside.
Additionally, I offer online lessons worldwide via Skype. This can also be great if you have travel restraints or in bad weather conditions.
When are you available for a lesson?
Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios is open 5 days a week. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to check my availability.
What is the best way to contact you?
You can contact me by phone or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. This will be within 24 hours at the latest. You can catch me on: 07794040802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the options when it comes to regular lessons?
If you are trying to develop good singing technique, frequent lessons are better. Some artists preparing for tours will come in 2 or 3 times a week. For most people weekly lessons are ideal, but fortnightly are OK too. If you’re choosing between weekly half-hour lessons or fortnightly hour lessons, go with the weekly half-hour lessons. Then you can progress to hour-long lessons as your singing abilities improve.
Can I book only one lesson to prepare for an audition or recording?
Yes, you’re welcome to book casual lessons as you need them. There is no commitment to book a regular time slot, unless you want one.
Do you teach complete beginners?
Yes, I love teaching beginners because they haven’t developed any bad habits yet. Most beginners should consider having a 45 minute lesson for their first time as we can get to know each other and chat about your goals.
How many lessons do I need to be a good singer?
This is one of those questions that can’t be answered definitively. It depends: on your past experience with singing, on how many good or bad habits you’ve accumulated over the years, and on how hard you’re willing to work and practice to improve. World-class singers have a combination of strong genetics, natural talent, and healthy training. But since singing is a skill, anyone can learn how to sing better if they’re willing to work at it.
Do you teach young children and teenagers?
Yes, my youngest student is six years old, and I have many teens studying here. As soon as a child has the attention span to handle a 30-minute lesson, they can start taking lessons. And don’t worry, we make it fun and enjoyable!
Can we meet beforehand to discuss my goals?
Unfortunately my schedule is full so I’m not able to carve out extra time to meet with you in advance. When you book your first lesson that will be the appropriate time for you to discuss your concerns and vocal goals with me. I want to take the time in that first lesson to give you a full assessment of your voice and give you the tools to move forward.
What style of singing do you teach?
I don’t teach one specific musical style or genre of singing, I have students who sing almost every style. I am mostly concerned with teaching good vocal technique so that you can sing what you want to sing…just better. I can offer stylistic advice to improve your performance of a song.