This in the KTVA Forum:
I’ve be working on volume 1 of “How To Sing – Better Than Anyone Else” for about two weeks now. I’m beginning to get comfortable with everything, but know that I still have a LONG ways to go. I just wanted to know how long do people usually work on volume 1 until they move on to volume 2? I know I’m jumping the gun, but I wanted to try to schedule my session with Ken as much in advance as possible.
Thanks for you help guys! : )
We get this question a lot, and the answer is different for every person – our excellent moderator, Bob, give a great answer:
“I think the average time for most experienced singers is probably about six weeks minimum. You are using muscles that have never been called into play before, and you need to give them a chance to develop and grow. We all want to charge ahead, but there is no substitute for hours and weeks of practice time, spent doing all of the workouts on the Audio CD portion of the course.
Some folks make themselves spend even longer before moving on, in order to wring out every last drop of vocal improvement before jumping ahead to the next stage.
You may already be a very good singer, but still you should give your voice the benefit of carefully watching the videos from beginning to end many times, including the older versions if you have those as well. And spend as much time as you are able on the workouts to give your voice time to strengthen itself.
You said you have a LONG ways to go. So do the rest of us. Take your time and build your voice. When you feel ready for a lesson, then GO for it. But do as much of your homework as possible first, so you will get the most benefit from your session with Ken. Have lots of questions written down, have a song or two to go over with him, and be proficient on the exercises. Record the session so you can go over and over the things he tells you.”
Everyone’s voice is different and it also your most precious instrument, one that can not be replaced. When you start your singing lessons, look at it as a lifelong gift to yourself. Don’t rush it.
Make sure to join the Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Forum, there are many vocalists on the same journey you are on.