Frequently asked questions
How long are the coaching sessions?
Coaching sessions last for one hour, with the exception of the Voice Keep Fit course sessions, which are 45 minutes.
What do I wear to a coaching session?
It's best to wear loose, comfortable clothing, as singing requires use of the abdomen in particular.
Will I have to buy anything extra on top of the ooaching session rate?
You will be advised as to what vocal practice routine is suitable for you, which you can then purchase via Amazon, Book Depository etc. This will never exceed £15 and will be the only extra expenditure you incur.
Will I have to practice anything outside of the coaching session?
Yes - specifically whichever vocal practice routine that has been recommended to you by your coach. You will receive further guidance on how to practice and how often when you attend a session. No voice can develop or be kept fit and healthy without a practice routine, so it's important you follow the guidance given.
Why choose online coaching?
Online coaching is ideal if you don't live where I teach from (Glasgow) to attend in-person sessions.
How does it differ from in-person coaching?
Due to the limitations of the technology used and the fact I can't see all of you, it is not the best method to work on vocal technique.
What do I need to access online coaching?
Online coaching is delivered using Zoom.
I'm not an experienced singer - is online coaching suitable for me?
You may feel more self-conscious about singing in front of a camera, but this is something that you will usually feel more comfortable about after a few sessions.
How do I pay for online sessions?
I can send you a payment link via text message at the end of our session. Clicking the link will open a form to complete with your bank details.
Where do coaching sessions take place?
Coaching sessions are held within Berkeley2 Studios, 93 Lancefield Street, Glasgow G3 8HZ.
Is there parking available?
There is metered parking available in the surrounding area, which is free after 6pm.
What train stations are nearby?
Queen Street Station and Central Station are both within walking distance of LoFi Studios.
What buses go near LoFi Studios?
As timetables change, it is best to check directly with First Bus, but as the studios are just off George Square, you will find there are many services that will take you there.
What age groups do you work with?
Adult singers only (i.e. over 18s and beyond!)
What happens if I have a cold or am unwell and have a session booked?
If your lesson is face-to-face and you have something contagious, like a cold, virus, or conjunctivitis, please contact me as soon as possible. Your session can then be re-arranged to online.
How much notice do I need to give to cancel a session?
Please allow 24 hours' notice by text or the full fee will be payable. Please do not email if you cannot attend a session on the day as I may not be able to access them.
What if I have to cancel a session on the day?
Full payment will be due unless there are unavoidable circumstances. As I may be coaching already, please notify me by text only.
What is the cancellation policy for block bookings?
If you miss a session within a block booking it cannot be redeemed. If you know in advance that a pre-arranged session has to be changed, simply re-scheduling will be fine.
How long do block bookings last?
Block bookings are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. All sessions must be used within that time period.