(Thanks for stopping by to give us a look!! Please read this entire description section before contacting me with questions. Based on the questions of others in the past, it is probably answered here... and so we begin.)
Hello, and welcome!!
NO! I do not charge for the MasterClasses - ever! :-) There is OPTIONAL MasterClass voice training material that is $6.95 /mo, and although I highly recommend the material, it is in no way mandatory! (Details are given in the FAQ section.)
The Improve Your Singing Voice All Levels Styles Meetup Group is for singers of all ages, all musical styles, and all performance abilities from beginner all the way to professional level, but only if you want to improve your singing by tenfold... so I'm hoping that's you!
You'll learn to sing with greater singing range, power and control, developing vocal ease and confidence - and have a great time doing it! We'll then apply your new vocal skills to your favorite music.
(Our group training events will be done live in-person, and/or live online, depending on the location and the group's participation availability and desire to do more sessions!)
THE GROUP'S PURPOSE: I want this group be the largest group of singers in the city, meeting regularly to learn to expand their singing abilities tenfold, passionately singing with greater range, strength, control, and freedom, then apply that new-found vocal ability to whatever style of music and situation each individual loves to perform. It's that simple, and that exciting!
For the classes, we usually spend about 1/3 to 1/2 of our time working on vocal techniques that will improve vocal technique. The remaining time will be spent on song application at a group level, but we'll also work 1-on-1 in front of the group to apply the newly-gained abilities. You don't have to sing as an individual in front of the group, but participants consistently say that this is the most powerful and exciting time of the class, and I'd agree. This is where you'll hear instant before-and-after changes, often dramatic and significant changes.
SO, ANYONE IS WELCOME? WHAT IF I'M ALREADY A PROFESSIONAL? OR WHAT IF I CAN'T SING AT ALL? IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR ME TO BE?
Absolutely! The classes are designed to very effectively help anyone at any singing ability.
DOES THIS GROUP HAVE A FEE OR EVENT CHARGE OF ANY KIND?
Nope. Never have, never will. (never!)
WHAT'S GOAL OR PURPOSE FOR THIS GROUP?
As I mentioned in the intro, I want this group be the largest group of singers in the city, meeting regularly to learn to expand their singing abilities tenfold, passionately singing with greater range, strength, control, and freedom, then apply that new-found vocal ability to whatever style of music and situation each individual loves to perform. It's that simple, and that exciting!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU, ERIC?
I love what I do, and it's how I make my living, but I NEVER charge for any Meetup group class I teach. Why? Well, I'm very comfortable be completely open with you, and quite frankly, you deserve that. There are 3 reasons:
1) When I teach large groups, not only do we all have an absolute blast during the sessions, there will invariably be a few folks who want to expand their learning at a more personal level, so they often decide to take private lessons from me because they are familiar with me, and know the effectiveness of what I teach.
2) The group workshops and classes tend to be full of a "live event energy" that is very exciting in which to participate. As a result, I record many of the group sessions as training tools for others.
This way, through the recorded learning material from these live events, I have an opportunity to teach singers who might not have the ability to make it to our group workshops and classes, so I provide recorded learning material as a way to supplement, or be the core material for online classes.
3) I offer singing meetup groups a NON-MANDATORY, but highly recommended voice training material to supplement and expand on topics we cover, but don't have time to address at a deeper level, in the event. Most of the 1-time group events are between 2-4 hours long. While they are powerful, and often equivalent to "life changing" events, (at least from a singing ability standpoint), the will only scratch the surface of the potential for individual singers to hone their vocal skills. I offer a deeply discounted subscription price for class / workshop participants so they can continue shaping and expanding their abilities outside of the events.
If a participant does wish to subscribe to the vocal training program course material, I would be so genuinely appreciative, as it is how I earn my living, and what allows me to bring as many "classes to the masses" as possible. Thank you so much.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE COURSE MATERIAL, ERIC.
While there is NO FEE OR MANDATORY COST OF ANY KIND FOR THE CLASS, please go to https://www.BestSingingProgram.com and subscribe to the SWP vocal training program. It can be streamed from any smart device or can be downloaded as a phone app. Again, while IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT REQUIRED, it is highly recommended. We want to make the most of every minute of our group time together, and every minute of your personal practice time throughout the week!
If you can't afford the very low-priced vocal training program subscription (just $6.95 /mo), PLEASE, PLEASE, PLASE come anyway!! We don't want anything stopping you from enjoying and learning in the class!
Go ahead and take a quick look at the vocal training program right now. I worked for years to make it the most complete, powerful vocal training program out there. Again, I would be so appreciative if you'd take a look and see what it's all about. Thanks!