Should I Take Voice Lessons in My Home or at a Studio?

learn to singReady to learn to sing with a professional teacher at your side? Many teachers offer in-home lessons as an option, so you may need to decide between that or going to their studio. Read on as Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. offers her advice for making your choice…


So you want to learn to sing! You’re searching through TakeLessons to find the perfect voice teacher for you, and see that a few teachers offer the option of lessons in their studio, or lessons in your home. Which option will work for you?

Everyone’s needs are different! Some of us lead more hectic lives than others, and sometimes your personality and goals may be a factor. Here are some things to consider when deciding between the two options:

  • Logistics are an important matter. There are students that have transportation concerns or major time constraints, and would prefer to learn to sing from home. Or you may have physical limitations and would be more at ease taking lessons at home. In that case, you definitely want to find a voice teacher willing to travel to you. Do note that some teachers will charge more to account for travel time.
  • Should you choose in-home voice lessons, you’ll need to have the right set-up and equipment. Many voice teachers prefer that you have a tuned piano (or quality keyboard), so this is yet another important thing to consider! You must also make absolutely sure that there is a room where you can work without distraction; family members and pets need to be out of your way so you can make the most of your lesson time.
  • On the other hand, there are those who will prefer taking voice lessons at a teacher’s studio. Some of the reasons may include better access to professional materials (piano, sound equipment, sheet music, etc.), lack of distractions, and perhaps a lower lesson rate. Plus, some students just like getting out of the house for their activities and like a change of scenery!

In short, there really is no “right” or “wrong” when choosing between in-home or in-studio voice lessons. Do what feels right to you — the only way to find out is to try a voice lesson out for yourself!

mollyrMolly R. teaches online and in-person singing lessons in Hayward, CA. Her specialties include teaching beginner vocalists, shy singers, children, teens, lapsed singers, and older beginners. She joined TakeLessons in November 2013. Learn more about Molly here!



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2 replies
  1. Jack Hibbons
    Jack Hibbons says:

    Love the post! There really are some great tips in here, and good things to consider when choosing online or at home voice lessons. In my opinion, in person is always going to produce better results, but if online is the only option, it can still be a great learning opportunity. You just need to find the right coach.

  2. Faye Ann Witt
    Faye Ann Witt says:

    I usually just try to sing along with some of my favorite singers and to their music but to tell the truth I wish that i wasn’t such a coward and could find out if I could actually sing good if at all or could take some kind of lessons in order to get good or do something besides just sitting here on my butt drawing SSI and welfare which I hate and feeling like a loser and sometimes, a lot of times actually I just wanna actually sing instead of just singing along, I think it would be cool to be a Singer.


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