A while back, I tried an online voice lesson with Matt Ramsey of Ramsey Voice Studio (you can see that here). I really enjoyed it and got great feedback on it. Several people asked if I planned on doing more lessons with him, and the answer is yes! Kind of.
Matt graciously invited me to try his Master Your Voice program in exchange for an honest review. I am excited for this new project! I’m going to take the course and tell you all about it.
Master Your Voice by Ramsey Voice Studio
First, I just want to say that “Master Your Voice” is not a unique course name. Freya Casey (another vocal coach I respect) and The Worship Vocalist, whom I don’t know, also use it. So, I’ll probably call it the Ramsey Voice Studio class from here on, just to differentiate it. Here is the page that explains the course, but I’ll use its own summary in a nutshell:
Master Your Voice is an online vocal course for students who wish to learn on their own or supplement our live classes. More than 60 online singing lessons and personalized help whenever you need it.Ramsey Voice Studio
I assume this will be similar to my MasterClass projects, where I go through the course and review it for you. If you aren’t familiar with my MasterClass reviews, I’ve done Christina Aguilera’s here, Reba McEntire’s here, and Deadmau5’s here. This will not be an affiliate project, but I did get the class for free in exchange for my reviews on it, just so we’re clear!
My Current Vocal Problems
Here are just a few things I’d like to improve:
- I find myself getting sore and hoarse at the end of sessions
- My sustained notes tend to falter in pitch midway through
- I have too much vibrato at times (mostly at ends of phrases)
- I’d love to increase my range
- I’d like more power in my voice overall
A lot of these seem like simple fixes. Better posture, breath support, etc. However, since I do music full-time, I find that a lot of these things are just bad habits that are hard to correct. It’s muscle memory after years of doing the wrong thing, so I need some intense work to get me back on track.
The Vocal Lesson Plan
I’m not doing a weekly update like I do with my MasterClass reviews. Instead, I’m going to take my time with the course and measure my progress. Since I sing everyday, it should be easy to notice a difference. I’ll do a follow-up review once I’m midway through the course, and then a final overview and review once I’ve completed it.
Really, voice lessons never end for singers. We need to constantly practice and review what we’ve learned in order to keep our voices healthy and toned. The good news is that once you buy the class, it’s yours to keep forever so you can go back to it. If you don’t have access to in-person voice lessons (or you’re just an introvert hermit like me and hate leaving your house), online singing lessons might be for you!