The number of online singing courses out there is mind blowing. I had to give up my initial idea to buy them all an test them out to decide which is the best.

I'm not an impartial judge, I have to state right from the bet, as I have my own online singing course. But I had this peek at other courses to see what is on the market and to help you decide what would work for you.

Online singing courses: an overview

I made this selection based on what popped up from Google and Youtube as top search results. It's of course by no means exhaustive.

How to sing #1

Roma Waterman is an accomplished singer with 9 albums. She coached contestants in shows such as The Voice.


This Udemy course is cheap and very popular. For all levels.


She  also has free alternatives to her course.

  • 45 lessons
  • Unlimited access
  • Includes vocal physiology, essential techniques and warm-up.
  • Roma answers comments, and gives
    5 minute feedback on 1 sample of your singing.
  • Nice features:
    pdf sheets, quizzes, invitation to share your singing with other students

Vox singing academy's ultimate singing courses

Peter Vox is a recording artist/ singer/songwriter and founder. He trained teachers for his own academy.


They offer courses of different price levels, including a few free ones.


There is no mention of personal feedback.

  • Nice features: courses for each level, exams and certificates
  • depending on the course, between 3.5 and 5 hours of material
  • Limited access: monthly fee or 6/12 month access
  • Free preview of some material

Christina Aguilera's Masterclass

Christina needs no introduction!


This course is about musical inspiration, and has performance advice.


There is no personal feedback.

  • Access: annual
  • 23 lessons
  • Nice feature: a downloadable workbook

Superior singing method

Aaron Anastasi is a vocal coach with 20 years of experience, who in the past transformed his own singing.


There is no mention of personal feedback.


  • Cool feature: a quiz
  • 50+ video lessons
  • Unlimited access
  • Scales and exercises (for a daily practice)
    and thorough coverage of vocal issues

Ken Tamplin's course

Tamplin has done 30 years of touring, recording & studying voice. Some of his students are professionals.


Focus on technique and vocal health. The course is a guide to different styles as well.


Only the more expensive packs include personal feedback.

  • Different packs/bundles at different price points
  • Cool features: forum with moderators, view real lessons
  • Unlimited access
  • 3 basic modules: more material in the pro packs, private lessons in the golden pack

Roger Love's courses

Roger Love coaches Hollywood actors and well-known singers.


The courses are for all levels and focus on different vocal resonances. There's also advice about auditioning and stage advice.


When buying course 1, 2 and 3, a personal review from Roger is included.

  • Unlimited access
  • Upgrade to another level possible
  • 4 free lessons
  • Free preview of some material

Voice essentials

Dr. Dan has twenty years of teaching experience and 25 years of performance experience.


Covers the genres pop, rock, country & musical. Discusses 8 technical foundations. For beginners and intermediate.


There is no mention of personal feedback.

  • 3 modules, 10 hours of video
  • Free preview of intro + 1st module
  • Unlimited access
  • Cool features: interactive quizzes, downloadable exercise tracks

Rock Vocal Academy courses

Tim Buse has been a touring musician and a singing teacher for 10+ years.


Topics with focus:
Breath support & placement
Smoothing out vocal breaks
Foundation - for beginners
Chest&Head - builds on the first course


Access to a Facebook group with feedback from teacher and students.

  • Foundation: 3 Modules
    2.5 hour in total, Head & Chest: 3 Modules
    6.5 hour in total
  • Unlimited access
  • Interesting looking exercises: Holding Pump, Slow Push
  • Free preview of some material

Sing smarter not harder

Tara Simon has performed on Broadway and is now a (celebrity) vocal coach.


A pillar is the daily, consistent attention to technique. Requires 30 minutes per day. Also deals with alleviating voice related fear.


Tara answers questions in person.

  • 8 week course, 43 lessons
  • 1 week trial for $7
  • Unlimited access
  • Cool features: Tara's private community

30 day singer

Camille van Niekerk, Jonathan Estabrooks and Jon Statham are experienced teachers, some are award winners.


You can choose between the three teachers.


There is a forum where instructors and students answer questions.


  • 3 courses, 30 lessons each
  • Aimed at fast results
  • Cool feature: technical breakdown of great singers

Singorama

Melanie Alexander is an ex pop star and an experienced teacher.


This course is one of the few that goes into musical theory and songwriting. Also stage (fright) advice.


No mention of personal feedback in the course.

  • 28 lessons
  • Unlimited access
  • Cool features: software "Perfect Your Pitch Pro" and "Singorama mini-recording studio"

The vocalist studio

Robert Lunte is an experienced teacher who trains teachers too, and a best selling author.


Notable topics are: how to train, and vocal effects. For all levels.


Robert Lunte is available on chat for support.

  • 180+ lessons
  • Unlimited access
  • Cool features: optional bundles with the book and private lessons. Specialized exercises for men and women

Elite singing techniques - phase 1

Eric Arceneaux is a recording artist. He coaches professionals and specializes in breath. His academy has multiple instructors.


This Udemy course deals with breath and support, working with all muscles of the torso.


There is a message board with feedback
from the instructors.


  • 86 lessons
  • Assesment with one of the staff on
    your current level at the end of the course
  • Access: unlimited
  • 2 free bonus courses: Advanced warm up and Singing from the diaphragm

Singing success

Brett Manning is a celebrity coach and a judge in voice competitions.


Can be used repeatedly, also on the road. Thorough cover of technique
essentials, terminology and singing styles.


Only the VIP membership gives access to Brett and his team.

  • Includes lots of demos
  • Unlimited or monthly access
  • Cool features: other courses available including one for vocal therapy. Live warm-ups with a coach on FB (VIP membership)

Make singing click

I'm a classically trained professional singer, and have toured internationally. I've taught over 10 years.


Focus on the mental game of singing, and systematically self-diagnosing and removing vocal issues.


Establish a practice system, become your own teacher.


Students get personal answers to their comments and questions.


  • Unlimited access
  • Personal feedback to your singing on two occasions in the course
  • Cool features: Learn 'machines': a way to not become overwhelmed by simultaneous technical instructions, list of easy songs under 1 octave
    (good for learning new habits and techniques)

How to decide: need-to-haves of online singing courses

1.

The teacher is not a natural talent but had vocal issues in the past


The course teacher should be someone who is familiar with what you're struggling with, preferably because they’ve been through it. The more the teacher had to learn from scratch, the better it is for you as a student. Consider a teacher who’s been singing amazing since a very early age, or never had training. If they didn’t have to learn it - how will they teach it?

2.

Look for some level of personal feedback


It would be nice if the teacher would answer questions or have a support system throughout the course. Without personal feedback, it's hard for the student to know what he is doing wrong. Better still if there is a personal feedback given on your singing by the teacher.

3.

A combination of theory and exercises

If this is not the case - if you get a ton of exercises and don’t necessarily know the theory/system/anatomy behind it all: that would be problematic. You might go at it the wrong way: you don’t have anybody supervising. On the other hand, if it’s only theory, then the brain will learn but not the body. These modes of learning have to complement each other.

4.

The online course can be combined with real-life lessons


An online course is not enough. Ideally, you get value from it because it amplifies the effects of actual, real life lessons. And hopefully not exclusively the lessons of the teacher of the online course! So course material that is eccentric or unorthodox could be at odds with what students learn in real life: not ideal. The teacher of an online course should be able to show you how to leverage what you learn ANYWHERE.

5.

The course should be focused


Watch out for a course which teaches absolutely everything: all styles, complete technique. That’s not likely. It will either be too scattered and not methodical, or it will not teach what it claims to teach.

6.

Watch out for sky high promises


'Sing like a pro within X time', 'Become a great singer'. 'This is the best course in the whole wide world'. When you hear it in the moment - you might even believe it. I’m not saying it’s impossible that those claims are true. But it's not very likely.


I would pay more attention to more down-to-earth claims about that course. Don’t think for a second that any course will make you a singer. YOU have to do that. You need to put in the work, and then there are the other components of what will get you to a great level of singing, which is different for different people.

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