Singdaptive and 30 Day Singer take completely different approaches to online learning. This article reviews their claims, methods, teachers and their differences so that you can make an informed decision.
In a nutshell, 30 Day Singer offers quality video lessons on a wide variety of vocal techniques. These come with exercises, and the possibility for personal interaction is an optional paid extra not chosen by most users. Singdpative begins with personal exchanges between a singer and a vocal coach in which a unique learning plan is developed in light of each singers’ experience and goals. There are specific interactive lessons, tasks, and personal video exchanges between learner and instructor.
Offers the chance to “Learn at home by watching fun video singing lessons with friendly instructors.” The platform is therefore organized around hundreds of video lessons which are taught in a clear manner by several instructors. Some of their lessons are offered in 30-lesson segments which can be done each day. However, 30 Day Singer believes that singers will want a yearly subscription to work on their voice at their own pace - and beyond 30 days.
Offers “Personal singing lessons from a team of instructors that you can access day or night. “Personal” really means personal: each singer begins by sharing their experience and goals. This is analyzed by a member of the team who asks more questions and gives the singer some personal video exchanges which lead to a unique learning path. This path can be accessed on their easy-to-use site anytime, day or night.
30 Day Singer’s method is to present hundreds of online lessons to subscribers. These lessons are organized into courses for beginners or more advanced singers and available in many categories such as harmony, vibrato and vocal agility. Lessons are high quality video productions and may come with audio clips singers can use for practicing.
Singdaptive also has hundreds of high quality lessons addressing every concern of a singer’s life (including technique, vocal health, audio, career, etc.) But their focus is on personal guidance of which their lessons are only a small part. Each singer has a personal instructor who answers questions and guides singers to just the right content.
30 Day Singer has 6 different vocal coaches who are educated and experienced in the music industry. Their main content provider is Camille van Niekerk who has a BA in music and has taught music in the educational system and has performance experience.
Singdaptive has 24 instructors who have worked for The Voice, the BBC, Disney Productions and include not only vocal coaches but medical professionals, sound engineers and award winning choral directors.
30 Day Singer has an easy to use web app which can be accessed from any device. Their lessons feature a video at the top of the page, a short description with audio clips or other resources lower down on the page. Helpfully, on the side of each page is a list of the lessons in a particular course so that users can keep track of their progress.
Singdaptive is also a web app built around personal exchanges between an instructor and learner. Each page is an ‘Exchange’ which includes a personal video, lessons chosen specifically for that singer, tasks, an area for questions & comments. Rather than merely watching a lesson, Singdaptive users are expected to interact and complete tasks.
Subscribers to 30 Day Singing do not receive personal feedback unless they pay for the option of an online lesson. However, they do provide a forum where singers can ask questions.
Singdaptive is centered on personal feedback. Users share personal videos of their singing, their questions and their reactions to tasks and interactive lessons.
30 Day Singer gives all singers the same lessons, though there are hundreds to choose from. These lessons are absorbed passively by users, though users are encouraged to practice the principles taught by the instructors. 30 Day Singer does not help subscribers find the right lessons for their unique development, but lays out their courses on easy to navigate pages on their site.
Singdaptive does not give their singers the same lessons. In fact, each subscriber receives personal videos from their instructor that no other singer will see. Instruction is based on the unique voice, range, experience and goals of the individual singer. Lessons from Singdaptive’s vast library are specifically chosen and each singer receives targeted tasks from their personal instructor each month.
30 Day Singer costs much less than face-to-face coaching sessions. Depending on the location, face-to-face lessons can cost anywhere from $50-100 USD (or more) per lesson. 30 Day Singer’s monthly rate is only $29.95 USD (or $10.75 USD per month if paid yearly).
Singdaptive also costs less than face-to-face coaching sessions. Their Standard Plan is $25 USD a month - this gives a monthly personal exchange and a guided learning plan with specific tasks each week. Their Premium Plan (unlimited personal exchanges) is $99 USD a month.
“It offers some amazing content that will not only make you a better singer, but do it quickly in 30 days.”
“...a little pricier than some other online singing courses. However, it has a lot of content already on the site that makes it well worth the price.”
“I can see that there can be improvements made such as adding downloadable materials for students.”
“I have not seen any other voice training course doing it in this personal way. It’s refreshing and worth trying.”
“The instruction is individualized and personalized - every exchange built on my individual journey.”
“Singers who do not want personal guidance but simply enjoy surfing through pre-existing lessons may not be attracted to the personal nature of the platform.”
|Feature||30 Day Singer||Singdaptive|
|Personal Feedback||extra cost||✓|
|Number of Lessons||353||500+|
|Extra Lesson Content||✓|
|# of Instructors||6||24|
|Courses on Vocal Technique||✓||✓|
|Courses on Vocal Health||✓||✓|
|Courses on Performance Readiness||✓||✓|
|Courses on Recording & Live Sound||✓|
|Courses on Songwriting||✓|
|Courses on Career Development||✓|
|Price||$29.95 USD/month||$25 or $99 USD/month|
While every attempt has been made to be as objective as possible, we freakin’ love our product -and an instructor of Singdaptive wrote this :-) If you find anything that you feel is unfair or inaccurate, please contact the author directly by using the “help” icon on the singdaptive site - we want all of our writing - even advertorials - to be accurate.
Greg is one of the Founders of Singdaptive and VP of Publishing. He has created online communities for a number of magazines and businesses, acting as a Commissioning Editor, freelance business & personal coach, and educator – active both in the Music Industry as well as in academia.
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