Before Your Lessons

Will this work for me?

Yes! Since Seattle Voice Lab began, we’ve helped over 1000 people (and counting) find their voices.

We do this by taking the time to assess your individual needs, goals, and vocal health. From there, our experienced teachers build a personalized program for your unique vocal journey so you can align your voice with who you are.

What do voice lessons at SVL cost?

Seattle Voice Lab offers a variety of different lessons and lesson types, with a few different pricing profiles. Here are the services we provide along with their expected cost per lesson:

Individual lessons – $160 USD per 50-minute session
– MTF speech
– MTF singing
– FTM speech
– FTM singing
– Andro speech
– Andro singing

Group classes – $300 USD for a 5-lesson package (at a reduced rate of $60 USD per 50-minute session)
– MTF speech
– FTM speech

Public speaking – $400 USD per 50-minute session

No-Commitment Consultation – $80 USD for a 25-minute voice evaluation

More coming soon!

Are prices negotiable?

Yes, but we are limited in our room for play. We offer a few different options to help ease the financial strain for those who are looking to begin lessons with SVL, so be sure to ask us if this is a concern for you when you are signing up for the waitlist, we’d be happy to figure something out together!

Do I need to be trans to work with you?

Nope! We work with all voices, identities, and gender expressions.
We specialize in transgender voice (such as voice feminization and voice masculinization), but our techniques are rooted in a deep understanding of speech therapy. We are able to improve, change, and strengthen everyone’s speaking and/or singing voice.

Can I request a specific teacher?

You sure can. Just know the waitlist may be shorter or longer depending on who you’d like to work with. If you don’t have a preference, you’ll be allocated the next available slot.

How long will it take?

The Trans Voice program will give you the knowledge, the techniques and the exercises you need to confidently use your new voice in 4 – 6 weeks’ time when lessons are taken weekly.
If you‘re on a deadline, we also have the option for a fast-tracked program (details on the homepage).

What are your operating hours?

As our instructors work remotely from across the United States, we are able to work with you from morning EST to evening PST, weekdays and weekends
That being said, please be aware that weekday evenings and all-day on the weekends are our most competitive time slots due to high demand and less teacher availability. If you are only available during those hours, be assured that we will still see you, but there will likely be a longer wait.

Is my work with you confidential?

Absolutely. We never share anything from our students without getting their explicit, informed consent first. We take your privacy very seriously.

Do you take insurance?

Not at this stage. We do, however, encourage you to contact your insurance provider to best understand all of your options.

During Your Lessons

How are lessons conducted?

All lessons are conducted remotely over video call, via Zoom.
You’ll need to set up a Zoom account for the lessons as well as a Google account if you don’t have one already as we manage lessons over Google Calendar. We will send you the Zoom link with the calendar invite.
For lessons, you will need the Zoom app on either a desktop or a mobile device, and a stable connection is needed for consistent call quality.
We do this by taking the time to assess your individual needs, goals, and vocal health. From there, our experienced teachers build a personalized program for your unique vocal journey so you can align your voice with who you are.

What will happen in our first lesson?

We’ll walk you through the curriculum, talk about vocal health (super important), then conduct an assessment of where you’re at and where you want to go. From there, we’ll get you altering your voice and then give you some exercise to practice, practice, practice until our next lesson.

What kind of support will I get outside the classroom?

The work you do from home is just as important as the work we do together. We’ll give you the techniques for both Active Practice (learning how your voice works), and Passive Practice (making your new voice habitual).
We also have a secure Discord community server that you can participate in for help with concepts, receiving feedback, and additional opportunities for practice. You can learn more about this service here!
We’re also constantly updating our Resources page. Head there to read up on the fundamentals.
And if you’re struggling with a particular aspect or have a question, you can reach out to us for a between-lesson check-in.

After Your Lessons

What do I need to do to maintain my new voice?

You might find yourself making mistakes here and there, but we’ll leave you with strategies for Vocal Recovery so if your voice slips, you’ll have the tools to navigate back.
We’ll help you build vocal awareness and teach you how to apply what you’ve learned, so you can keep your voice controlled and consistent.
As time goes on, you won’t even have to think about your voice.
You’ll develop muscle memory, gain confidence in your voice, and just sound like you.

What kind of support will I get afterwards?

If you’re struggling with something or just want a vocal vibe check, we’re here to help with discounted Post-Program Check-Ins.
We’re also constantly updating our Resources page. Head there to read up and refresh yourself on the fundamentals.

Still have questions? Want to get started? Contact us!