Questions?

It’s completely normal to have questions that you want to ask. How much are lessons, where are you located, what does the first lesson involve, etc… which is why we’ve taken the time to answer the most common of these right here!
 

YOUR FIRST LESSON – PRICES, BOOKING, LOCATION, ETC

HOW MUCH ARE SINGING LESSONS WITH MARK?

Great question! The current price list is right here. Please do read this page through as it explains everything you need to know about why lessons with Mark will develop your voice faster than anywhere else.
 

HOW DO I BOOK MY FIRST LESSON?

In short:
1) Contact us via our booking form. This takes all the relevant details we need from you to provide some times that will suit your needs by email.

2) Pay for your lesson time – To secure a lesson time as yours, all you need to do is let us know which time you want from the selection we’ve provided, and pay to secure that lesson time as yours. Simple as that. The enquiry process explains this all as you go through it and is very straightforward.

Items 1 and 2 of the Terms explain the booking process in full.

WHERE ARE LESSONS HELD?

Mark conducts his private voice coaching from his home studio on Nottingham Embankment, and also provides lessons to international clients via Skype. Naturally, absolutely all of the relevant details for either an in-person or online appointment are confirmed upon your lesson time being secured as yours.
 

WHAT ARE MARK'S AVAILABLE TEACHING HOURS?

The current teaching schedule can be found here, and these are also helpfully indicated during the booking process.
 

WHAT DO LESSONS INVOLVE?

Great question! A first lesson will start with a quick diagnosis of what is going on in your voice.

From there, lessons with Mark will dive into exercises designed especially for you, which will directly deal with whatever is going on with your voice. You will then to get experience exactly how the application of this will improve how your voice performs in song.

For more detail on what lessons involve, check out this full explanation regarding lessons, and you can also read more about our vocal technique and what this involves right here.
 

 

PARTICULARS – TERMS, RESCHEDULING, ETC

WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS?

The current terms can be found here, and these are also helpfully provided during the booking process.
 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY LESSON?

Because of the extremely high demand on Mark’s time, it is extremely important that students only book times they are absolutely certain they can make.

Of course, from time to time it is understandable that things come up and the odd lesson may need to be rescheduled. Every effort is made to accommodate rescheduling needs, but any rescheduling must be done within the terms (items 3-5 explain the rescheduling process).

How it works
To reschedule, adequate notice must be given. Adequate notice needs to be at least 48 hours before the day on which the lesson is scheduled. If adequate notice is not given, the lesson will be forfeit.

IMPORTANT: Please note that if a rescheduling request is made outside of working hours (e.g. before or after working hours on a given working day, during the weekend, a non-working day, or while Mark is away, etc), such rescheduling requests will be treated as having been received on the next available working day that Mark is available.

Provided adequate notice is given, a selection of alternative lesson times will be provided. If neither the originally scheduled lesson time nor one of the alternative lesson times is confirmed as suitable within 2 days of the alternatives being provided, then the lesson will be forfeit.

Important Note
While every effort is made to accommodate students’ schedules and provide useable alternative times, because of the sheer demand for Mark’s time, the alternatives we can provide are based on what times are left unbooked/available at that time, and as such the provided alternatives non-negotiable. 

Rescheduling alternatives are far more restricted than the initial booking options offered to every student, which are totally unrestricted, and as such it is strongly recommended and extremely important that students only book times they are sure they can attend.
 

HOW LONG DO LESSONS LAST?

We believe in delivering unrivalled quality in every single voice lesson. Over the years, we’ve noticed that the best results come from one hour, weekly lessons. That’s more than just a good guideline or strong recommendation, that’s the unwritten rule of developing of your voice – studying regularly for an appropriate period of time each session.

As such, all our standard lessons are one hour in duration, and we do not offer half hour lessons. The reason is simple – we believe that we get the best results in sessions of one hour duration.
 

 

OTHER ITEMS

I'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MARK!

Of course! A full explanation in Mark’s own words can be found at this bio page which gives you a full run-down of Mark’s background, and the story behind how he developed into the voice coach that he is today.
 

I'D LIKE TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

OK. The best thing to do is drop the admin team a line by clicking right here and they’ll liaise with Mark to get you a response. Otherwise, the best thing to do is make a note through our normal booking process.