Vocal Training and Singing Lessons in Johannesburg Gauteng - Provocals vocal academy is based in Fourways, Sandton

Vocal Training information

The best vocal training for developing your skill and confidence

ProVocals Vocal Training Academy makes use of effective methods to train singers of all ages and backgrounds. Our singing lessons are fun and informative, and they include crucial technique development to help build a strong vocal foundation. In the process, our students gain confidence and knowledge. They grow creatively and develop their talents. We focus on vocal techniques, proper breathing, ear training, posture, and so much more. Unlike most singing schools, we focus on vocal development, and not just singing songs every week.

Vocal Training Fees for 2020

Individual Solo Vocals

1 Lesson of 60 mins per week
R 1100 Monthly
  • 60 Minutes class per week
  • Lessons are every week of the month

Individual Solo Vocals

1 Lesson of 90 mins per week
R 1600 Monthly
  • 90 Minutes class per week
  • Lessons are every week of the month

Vocal Training Topics

Layouts may vary between students depending on skill and requirements

We begin each class with breathing and posture exercises. We sing by using breath and pressure to create sounds with our vocal cords. This explains why bad posture and breathing can affect our ability to sing. Applying good posture and breathing will make vocalising notes easier. Good posture helps open the airways which allow for consistent breath control. Proper breathing helps the singer maintain long notes and phrases without running out.

We do vocal warmups in every class before we start singing. Your vocal cords, vocal folds and larynx muscles are quite delicate. Warmups help loosen the muscles, and it helps to remove unwanted mucous from the vocal cords. This will help reduce strain and effort from singing. Vocal warm-ups are gentle, delicate sounds and should not be strenuous. 

Once our vocal cords are warm, we start stretching them out with exercises. We recommend doing your vocal exercises at least three times a week. This will help to smooth out any breaks in your voice. It will help release tension and develop a good vocal mix. Exercises will also help to strengthen your voice and increase your vocal range.

After exercising our vocals, we will move over to the piano for ear training. Ear training is one of the most critical components for any singer. It is also one of the most ignored topics by most training schools. During ear training, we develop our ears to identify and find notes. We learn to sing and find intervals, scales and chord progressions. We do ear training in every class.

Every week we will cover one discussion topic in detail. Topics range from performance anxiety, preparing for gigs, proper nutrition for good vocals and many more. These sessions are vital and will utilise the singer with knowledge. After all, knowledge is power.

We do song production every time we introduce a new song to your repertoire. During song production, you will grab a pencil and lyrics, and we will creatively plan your new song. We plan where to breathe, where to sing softer, where to apply which emotion and how to play with our facial expressions. This process is where we are able to take any song and make it yours. We can learn any song by making use of proper song production. We will learn lyrics, timing, rhythm and proper tone production.

Let the fun begin – You will grab the mic, and you will sing! Now we will rehearse the song every week until every technical element is in order. We will work every section until we are ready to move over to the performance phase. This process usually repeats over a 2 to 4 week period per song.

Once the song is well rehearsed, we will spend another few weeks polishing the actual performance. Completing this phase will leave the song ready for any concert or audition. In performance training, we rehearse stage movements, hand gestures and your overall physical connection to the music. Once we complete performance training, we will close the song and introduce the next one.

Vocal warm-downs are as crucial as vocal warmups and exercises. We will spend just a few minutes at the end of your lesson to warm down your voice. This is a soothing process that will help release any leftover tension.