Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

KTVA Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy only for professional singers?

Absolutely not!
How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else 3.0 is designed both for professional singers and beginners. No prior singing experience necessary.

Is KTVA just for rock singers?

Not at all! KTVA students sing in every imaginable genre:

  • Country
  • R&B
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Metal
  • Rock

Ken even has students who sing:

  • German polka
  • K-pop
  • Caribbean Calypso
  • Hebrew Canting
  • Katajjaq
  • Soukous
  • Norwegian Sami folk
  • Andalusia

That to say – it doesn’t matter what style or genre you want to sing. This course will help you to sing it better.

Isn't personal instruction better than online singing lessons?

Not necessarily – and especially not if your “personal instructor” is mediocre at what they do.

There’s a lot of “personal” vocal coaches out there who won’t charge you much for their time: $30 or $40 an hour. But you also get what you pay for – limited, slow, and sometimes even undesirable results.

Arguably the online format is better, since (A) it gives you access to the best coaching talent in the world from wherever you happen to be, and (B) it allows you to go through the lessons at your own pace.

Plus, through the KTVA singer’s forum, you get access to the personally tailored insights that a personal instructor would give you. So if you think about it… there’s nothing you’d get through personal instruction that you won’t get through online instruction done in this way!

What if I have questions or need help as I'm doing the course?

That’s what the KTVA singer’s forum is for!

You get access to the singer’s forum as soon as you enroll in How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else 3.0.  And in the forum, you can post questions or videos of yourself singing, and get quick answers & feedback from the over 20,000 singers who are on the forum(including 8 dedicated, experienced moderators).

The forum community is really helpful, and they’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.

I'm a total beginner, will I really be able to learn how to sing with this course?

Definitely!

But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.  Watch this 30 second before and after video of a guy who started this course with no prior experience. (The difference is pretty amazing..)

Am I too old to learn how to sing?

Nope! You’re never too old to start singing.

The voice is a muscle (actually a group of muscles), and like any muscle in your body, with good training will grow even into your 70’s. Obviously not as quick and robust as in your 20’s, but grow it will if you are willing to put in the time and effort with proper training. Ken’s course and or training will definitely help you if you’re willing to work at it!

Many students have joined KTVA in their mid to late 60’s. Here’s just one example: Tony Moran. Tony had been playing guitar his whole life. In 2012 he decided he wanted to work on his singing, so that he’d be able to sing his favorite songs in local pubs. So he joined KTVA at 69. And now, at 74, he’s absolutely killing it.

Can I really learn how to sing if I have no sense of melody?

Yes – you can!

We’ve had students who, when they started – no offense to them! – sounded pitchier than a piano that hadn’t been tuned for 100 years…

…and a year into the course, it sounded like they’d been singing all their lives.  Wanna see the difference for yourself?  Watch this 30 second before and after video of a student who took the course.  He started off pretty pitchy – but listen to the difference after just a year!

Is this course really better than all the others?

We think so.

And obviously, we’re biased – but consider:

(1) Very few coaches sing (and even fewer sing well)… and very few courses demonstrate their students singing. KTVA is the opposite. Ken sings really well and has 100’s of videos proving it. And so can his students – like Anthony Vincent and Gabriela Guncivonka.

…the PROOF is in the singing!

(2) Because Ken can sing, it means that in the video course he can demonstrate everything he asks you to do. And explain how everything is supposed to ‘feel’ – making the course very intuitive.

(3) No other singing course has as many raving reviews by people whose voices have actually been transformed by the course – seriously!

(4) Most coaches list 1 or 2 mentors that taught them how to sing. Ken has spent $965,000 on his own voice learning from 30 coaches around the world.

(5) Just ask people. Ask anyone who has taken multiple singing courses in their life and, if they’ve taken through How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else… almost without fail… they’ll say that it beats the other courses by a landslide.

How long does it take to complete the course?

That’s a tricky question to answer. Here’s why:

On the one hand, if you practice every day and make it your goal to “get through” the course quickly… you can finish watching all of the videos and doing all the exercises in about a year.

On the other hand, to really master all the material… it would take more than a lifetime. The “replay value” is enormous. Think of it like this: the more time you spend on the material, the better your voice will get. Period. Even if you’ve already gone through it all 1,000 times.

Many of our professional vocalists use Volume 3 of the main course for their daily training while they’re on tour or in the recording studio. It really is a never-ending resource.

So don’t feel rushed trying to “get through” all the material. Go at your own pace. You’ll see continual improvements regardless of how “fast” you’re going.

How do I start your singing course, I'm kind of afraid to sing...

Here’s what it’ll look like:

1) Enroll in the HTS 3.0 course
2) Watch the first video in Volume 1
3) Read the “How to do this volume” PDF file
4) Watch the rest of the videos in Volume 1
5) Follow the daily lesson plans
6) Take your time to make sure you understand & are doing the segments correctly
7) Move on to Volume 2
8) Move on to Volume 3

Move along at your own pace, and make sure to seek feedback within the vast KTVA singer’s community.

What will going through the course look like?

Imagine yourself a year down the road.

You’ve been faithfully going through How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else. Posting on the KTVA singers forum and getting feedback, incorporating the feedback, doing and redoing the exercises… and now you can really sing.

You’re no longer scared or embarrassed by singing in front of people. In fact, you love singing in front of people, and you seize every opportunity you can to show off your voice. Because it sounds really good, and you’ve worked really hard to get there, and everyone who hears you affirms just that!

Imagine how proud you’ll feel after all that hard work.

Thousands of KTVA students have made just that journey, starting in a similar situation as you. And through the singer’s forum, they’ll all be there to support you and encourage you as you set off to make that journey.

You’ve got this!!

Just get started now – and don’t look back!