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What are Your Vocal Assessments anyway?

By Ariella Vaccarino creator of Voice Lessons To Go


What are Your Vocal Assessments anyway? -(I get this question a lot!)

I have recently revamped my Vocal Assessments within my updated website. I came up with the idea for them years ago because people were constantly writing me with questions about their voice, who could not get to me privately for singing lessons. I created Vocal Assessments to offer a structured way for me to give you real feedback on your own voice from anywhere in the world.

The simple idea is you send me a recording to listen to or watch via a link (to click, or an email attachment) with your questions. Then I personally reply with a constructive critique of your singing voice within 5-7 business days.

What is great about this is that you can get an opinion from a professional without ever having to walk into a studio, and you can do it from anywhere in the world. Whether you are a first time singer, a working singer looking for a second opinion, or somewhere in between.

For me, I am thrilled every time I click on a new voice for a Vocal Assessment. I always spend a lot of time and effort giving my best, honest, constructive critique in a positive kind manner.

I know a lot of people may be unsure about what exactly a Vocal Assessment from me would look like, so I built a page on my site that has example passages of Assessments from past Vocal Assessments I have written for people.

Here is the link:

Sending A Recording Is Easy!

Sending a recording is as easy as hitting the voice recorder on your phone and emailing the file. Really!! It does not have to be professionally done in any way; an evaluation of your voice can be done based on any recording – voice or video. You can email a recording, send an mp3 file, or upload a video to YouTube and send the link.

* Any song or portion of a song

* With music, a cappella, whatever you choose

* Audio recordings are great, however video allows for a full performance assessment

* If you normally sing with a guitar, piano, in a band, etc. you can send a recording in your “natural element” so I can evaluate your voice in the context of a performance

* Recordings do not need to be professional, just use your smartphone to take a video or voice recording!

On my site I offer different Vocal Assessments which I have broken down into Levels.

Here is what they are, cost and offer:


Level 1 First Impression-



* Review of 1 voice or video recording (1 song, or portion of song)

* First Impression: A constructive critique of where you are vocally

Level 2- Tailored Feedback



* Everything in Level 1, plus

* Review of 1 additional voice or video recordings (2 songs, or portion of songs)

* Feedback on up to 5 questions you send regarding your voice

* Advice – specific to your voice – on areas to focus on that will help you improve vocally*

*This can include what to work on, what type of music to sing, performance recommendations, etc

Level 3- Tailored Feedback + Consultation



* Everything in Level 2, plus

* 15 min. phone consultation to discuss any specific area of focus or concern regarding your singing

Level 4- Gold Package



* Everything in Level 3

* Includes a 1 hour Skype consultation to provide one-on-one advice and guidance regarding any areas of interest or concern regarding your singing

Kid's Consult



* Review of 1 voice or video recording of your child

* Feedback on up to 5 questions you send regarding your child's voice

* 15 min. phone consultation regarding your child’s singing or training

I hope this brings a bit more light on what my Vocal Assessments are. I am look forward to hearing more of your voices over time.

Sing well!

Ariella Vaccarino- creator of Voice Lessons To Go


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