I am having so much fun teaching online lessons! It is forcing me to listen to singers in a different way and I'm able to give different feedback than I would in the studio. I'm able to see where my students practice and how they practice! Since our warm-ups are tracks that I have recorded, I am able to focus 100% on the sounds they are making and how I can make them easier to produce.
Online lessons also give us the chance to focus on musicianship skills like sight-reading, and acting while singing. It is really helpful that students can see themselves while singing because they begin to discover what kind of facial expressions work and how to use their arms/body language to express the text of their songs. If you've never had the chance to watch yourself sing or watch a video of your singing, you should! It is incredibly helpful to get to see what the audience sees and hears when you sing!
Also, an added benefit for me is that I get to meet people's families and pets! So fun! :)
If you're on the fence about online voice lessons, give it a try! I think you'll be surprised.
Maria Palombo is a Voice Instructor and Singer living in Central NJ. She is the founder of Finely Tuned Voice Lessons, a private voice studio in Mercer County, NJ.