When asked recently what she wants to do when she is older, Super Girl surprised me by saying she wants to be a Christian recording artist. She has always loved music and singing, but she has never expressed an interest in sharing it with others in a professional manner. This is definitely something she is drawn to currently, however, because she has expressed this desire to several people now. The opportunity to use the Vocal Coach Singer program was one that I felt would benefit her and help her get a little closer to her dreams.
From the Vocal Coach website:
Vocal Coach Singer includes:
7 Training CDs:
4 Workout CDs:
Plus these great educational tools:
The retail price for the CD version is $119.99. However, we received the MP3 version, which retails for $99.99. Frankly, I feel that it is worth it to pay the extra $20 for the hard copy, as there is still the book to print out, and because honestly, it was a little overwhelming. I found it confusing, trying to figure out where to begin with all the files. It was a bit easier once I printed all the papers out and got them in order. However, then Super Girl was stuck working on the exercises at the computer. I tried to load them onto my Kindle Fire so that she could do them in private, but it doesn't like MP3s. I kept wishing we had the CDs, since I was going to have to burn the files onto CDs anyhow.
The exercises seem to be benefiting Super Girl. She has not had the experience of being in school choir, which is where both Mr. Man and I learned proper singing techniques, as well as warm-ups. She definitely plans to keep working through the materials. Obviously, nothing is as good as one-on-one instruction and feed-back from a voice teacher. However, I think that Vocal Coach Singer can definitely help the aspiring singer that cannot afford on-going singing lessons, or are not sure they are that serious about it. Though, if your family is like ours, and your computers are all in "public" areas, you will probably want to get the CD version, so that the exercises may be done in private!