Pop Vocal lessons
for adults

Our vocal lessons are suitable for adults who wish to improve in their singing abilities. Whether you are a shower singer, karaoke-ist or a vocalist, everyone needs to learn the correct way of singing. Learn how you can use your diaphragm instead of your throat while singing. Improve on your pitching, tonal quality and projection. The good news is singing can be taught. Our vocal lessons focus on the singing practicability rather than passing examinations.

Pop Vocal lessons for adults (administrative information):

Course title: P.B.E.S™ Pop Vocal course (for adults)
Mode of coaching: one-on-one lessons (individual)
Age group: for Adults and Teens
Lesson duration: 45/60 minutes
Lessons frequently: 1 lesson per week
Prerequisite: Zero music background

The entire course can also be fully customized upon request (without following the P.B.E.Syllabus™) In addition, when you enroll for the P.B.E.S™ Pop Vocal course, you will receive the following incentives, exclusive to PBE students:

a) CE card &   Login ID and Password for P.B.E.I.S™ Online Student Portal
b) Whatsapp Newsfeed & admission to PBE Club where you can enjoy free usage our practice studios, free scores transcribing, discounts on musical instruments & more

Pop Vocal P.B.E.Syllabus™

P.B.E.S™ Level 1

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ Level 1

(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)

Subject 1:1 | Warming up techniques

Subject 1:2 | Pitch And Intonation

Subject 1:3 | Identifying vocal range and song key signatures

Subject 1:4 | Vowels and diction

Subject 1:5 | Melodic embellishment

Subject 1:6 | Breathing techniques

Subject 1:7 | Using your diaphragm

Subject 1:9 | Voice identity

Subject 1:10 | Music theory necessities for vocalists I

Subject 1:11 | Basic Rhythmic training

Subject 1:12 | Vocal anatomy and health

Objectives for P.B.E.S™ Level 1:

You will be able to sing your choice of basic songs comfortably from fake sheets in C key, while developing good breathing techniques and rhythm training. You will also learn the basics of music theory as well as good vocal health.

Prerequisite for P.B.E.S™ Level 1:

No music / singing background required

Duration for P.B.E.S™ Level 1:

- Between 2-4 months (depending on individual's progress)

P.B.E.S™ Level 2

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ Level 2

(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)

Subject 2:1 | Head voice and falsetto

Subject 2:2 | Intermediate vowels and diction

Subject 2:3 | Music theory necessities for vocalists II

Subject 2:4 | Basic sight singing

Subject 2:5 | Improvising with melody displacement

Subject 2:6 | Understanding chord formations

Subject 2:7 | Aural training I

Subject 2:8 | Intermediate Rhythmic training

Subject 2:9 | Key modulations

Subject 2:10 | Exploring Vocal vibratos

Subject 2:11 | (Annex A) Revision of Level 1 techniques

Objectives for P.B.E.S™ Level 2:

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and use intermediate vowels and diction. You will also be taught basic sight singing, intermediate music theory as well as more difficult rhythm trainings. You will be able to explore vocal vibratos and aural training.

Prerequisite for P.B.E.S™ Level 2:

Able to sing in pitch / No singing background required

Duration for P.B.E.S™ Level 2:

- Between 5-9 months (depending on individual's progress)

P.B.E.S™ Level 3

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ Level 3

(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)

Subject 3:1 | Song rendition

Subject 3:2 | Intermediate music theory for vocalists

Subject 3:3 | Managing high notes

Subject 3:4 | Playing with keyboards

Subject 3:5 | Playing and singing together

Subject 3:6 | Intermediate sight singing

Subject 3:7 | Aural training II

Subject 3:8 | Advanced Rhythmic training

Subject 3:9 | Backing up with harmonization I

Subject 3:10 | Applications of vocal vibratos

Subject 3:11 | Articulation exercises

Subject 3:12 | (Annex B) Revision of Level 2 techniques

Objectives for P.B.E.S™ Level 3:

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and use more difficult rhythms and harmonization. You will also be able to handle the higher notes with the proper techniques, as well as develop the ability to sing and play the keyboard at the same time. Advanced music theory and articulation exercises will also be covered.

Prerequisite for P.B.E.S™ Level 3:

Completion of Pop Vocal Improvisation P.B.E.S™ Level 2

Duration for P.B.E.S™ Level 3:

- Between 5-9 months (depending on individual's progress)

P.B.E.S™ Level 4

Syllabus content for P.B.E.S™ Level 4

(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)

Subject 4:1 | Studio recording

Subject 4:2 | Aural training III

Subject 4:3 | Advanced Music rudiments and sight singing

Subject 4:4 | Mode of vocal improvisation

Subject 4:4B | Melodic, Rhythmic and Chordal

Subject 4:5 | Chromatic scale vocal improvisation

Subject 4:6 | Improvisation in different genres

Subject 4:7 | Microphone usage

Subject 4:8 | Backing up with harmonization II

Subject 4:9 | Performing techniques

Subject 4:10 | Stage anxiety management

Subject 4:11 | Proper posture and stage expressions

Subject 4:12 | Increasing vocal range

Subject 4:13 | (Annex C) Revision of Level 3 techniques

Objectives for P.B.E.S™ Level 4:

You will be able to sing your choice of songs comfortably and with advanced level improvisation and an increased vocal range. This level covers performance-grade skills like studio recording, microphone usage, stage anxiety management and stage flair. You will also be able to demonstrate melodic, rhythmic and chordal improvisation techniques, advanced music rudiments and advanced sight singing.

Prerequisite for P.B.E.S™ Level 4:

ACompletion of Pop Vocal Improvisation P.B.E.S™ Level 3

Duration for P.B.E.S™ Level 4

- Between 5-9 months (depending on individual's progress)

How are our vocal lessons different from other music schools?

vocal lessons - friendly instructors

Free practice studios for active PBE students **No booking required**

Our vocal lessons are for adults. They should be fun, not intimidating nor embarrassing.  It takes a lot of courage to sing, unless you are already a good singer. At PBE, we welcome all students, from students who are ‘tone-deaf’ to students who have problems with rhythm. No matter how ‘bad’ your singing is, it is our duty to help.
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We testify as a team of teachers with no attitude issues, during piano lessons

This is a peculiar way to depict our friendliness, but the truth is that musicians are well known for their eccentricity. Nevertheless, this is not an excuse for musicians to exhibit any sort of attitude.
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Our passion is music.
Not hollow prosperity.

During vocal lessons, you will NEVER be coerced to purchase any score sheets, lyrics, microphones or anything of that sort. Most schools do, we don’t. Our teachings and methods have a high value which conveys our message of integrity.
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Sing the songs you listen to,
not 'Ba Ba Black Sheep..'

It is important to sing something that you would prefer, may it be Chinese, English, K-Pop, contemporary worship, etc. During the lesson, your vocal teacher may accompany your singing with the piano or guitar. As such, you can experience singing in a LIVE band context instead of karaoke.

Local & International celebrities / guest artistes / music collaborators

For the most part, PBE was never a ‘star-struck’ music school or at least our culture was never about grooming students to be artistes but rather hobbyist musicians. Nevertheless, our brand identity has attracted local celebrities (Chen Xiuhuan, Jeremy Chan, Maxi Lim, Sora Ma, Zhang ZhenHuan) to learn from us and we are really very honored.
We also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our PBE guest artistes and music collaborators we have worked with since 2003.
FAQ about time slots:

45mins. 1 to 1.

The lesson(s) that you postponed will be credited as makeup lesson(s) which has a 1 year expiry. You are required to give 3 days advanced notice and 1 day advanced notice for peak and off peak lessons respectively.

1130am & 83opm for weekdays and 11am & 415pm for weekends

You may sign up online or at our school physically or via whatsapp at 91798110.

Yes, however, you are required to form your own group. For example, you and your friend can enroll together and opt to be in the same class.

Please whatsapp us at 91798110, as our schedule changes every other day.

Send us an email, we should be able to work out something for you.

Other FAQ:

Yes, you can purchase a one-time lesson of $65 with no commitments.

For Level 1, the fees are $172 per month

Most students will enroll to Level 2. If you have pitch control problems, you should enroll to Level 1.

Yes, you may enroll to Level 1. We have 101 ways to correct pitch control issues.

Your fees will be prorate accordingly to the exact number of weeks (lessons) left for the month, thus it doesn’t matter which week you enroll.

Your fees will be prorated accordingly for 5 lessons. For example, if your fees is $180 per month (4 lessons), it will be $235 for the particular month with 5 lessons

Online registration form for Pop Vocal course (for adults)