Vocal lessons
Den Haag

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Vocal lessons Den Haag

Looking for vocal lessons in Den Haag? On this page Boukje van Gelder, vocal teacher in Studio MusicalMente, explains what she thinks is important when you want to start with vocal lessons and why you should even take them.

Boukje van Gelder about Singing lessons

Singing is fun! Why to take Vocal Lessons?

To sing is wonderful to do. We sing under the shower, when doing the dishes, very loud in the car, when we celebrate a birthday, in a choir or even solo.  Singing is fun! And because it’s already fun, why would you take lessons in it? There are a lot of reasons to take lessons. You might for example want to reach that top note again in the choir without feeling tense or tight. Or you want to sing your favorite song with confidence, also when your whole family is listening. Or you want, like me, to make singing your job and you need preparation for the conservatory. 


"But I'm scared!"

Maybe you’re scared to take lessons, because you feel you’re not good enough. Are people starting playing clarinet ever not good enough to start? No. Singing is a skill, you can learn it!

My belief is that vocal lessons can be useful for everybody that likes singing, regardless of the level. The most important thing is that singing is fun and that with vocal lessons it stays fun and hopefully gets even more fun! Because when you learn how to apply vocal technique, singing will be easier and feel freer.


My way of vocal teaching

The best vocal teacher

Making music isn’t like sports. You can’t say that someone is the absolute best in singing. This also accounts for teaching: there is not one teacher that for everybody is the best vocal teacher in the world. Many people even benefit from having multiple teachers troughout their life.

What is important in vocal teaching is that the teacher adapts his or her way of teaching to the student’s needs, making the student feel comfortable in doing so.

My lessons

In my lessons I always try to give the student personal input on how he or she can solve a vocal problem. The same solution won’t work with everybody. To accept that as a teacher and as a student is very valuable to move on. There will be another solution that works.

I teach according to the VoiceConstruction method®. In this method you learn how to get your body ready to sing.

In addition, I have knowledge of the classical bel canto method and am a member of the Association of Vocal Pedagogues to ensure that I can always apply new insights.

The basic technique is the same for everyone: control your breath so you don’t deflate like a balloon and take the pressure off your throat. There are hundreds of ways to get there, and that is the most interesting thing about singing and being a singing teacher!

A small personal story

I started with my vocal lessons when I was 16, I had no clue about Vocal Technique, although I sang a lot from a very early age. I also had a good intonation and musical ear, because of my cello and piano lessons. But the instrument itself, my voice, needed to start from scratch.

After some years and some problems with my voice (not caused by singing) I thought I was ready to enter the conservatory. So I auditioned in three places, got rejected in two of them and barely made it to the pre-year in the other. (One of my teachers later said she thought I couldn’t sing when she heard my

The positive side

BUT I got into the pre-year and since then I was fortunate to work with six wonderful teachers that taught me how to use my voice in the best way. And they and I succeeded in getting my voice out there.

Why do I tell this? Because it illustrates that a good vocal technique is something you can learn!

Boukje van Gelder Vocal teacher

Why take Vocal Lessons with us?

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

City Centre Den Haag

We rent a fully equipped Music Studio in In het Koorenhuis Den Haag. In het Koorenhuis is a lively environment with lots, of music, dance, theater, art and more.

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Group Lessons

Are you a beginner? Join our Group Lessons to get started with singing. The 1-hour lessons are very practical. You will immediately sing well-known songs.

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Individual Lessons

You will get a solis method for improving your voice. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or more advanced. We guide you step-by-step to get better.

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Student Concert

At least once a year we organize a student concert in which everyone can perform, no matter the level. Here you can really see your progress and results.

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Thought for adults

Our singing lessons are especially cut out for adults. You can choose the lesson plan that fits most with your schedule.

Vocal Lessons Den Haag

Extra resources

We offer extra resources, like a reading notes book for having a jumpstart in reading notes or vocal exercises for studying at home.

Vocal Lessons I Offer in Den Haag

Private Lessons

In the individual lessons we will of course work on vocal technique, but singing is more than technique and that’s why I also like to work on how to interpret the music and the text. I teach: basic technique all musical genres, advanced technique classical singing and preparation for auditions.

Coaching for Choirs

Choirs can ask me to work with them. In the rehearsal I will give technical suggestions that focus on the pieces the choir sings. So the choir can immediatly use it in their vocal practice. This will help all choir singers to learn to use their voice more healthily and that of course will improve the sound of the choir.

Vocal Lessons for Children

When you choose an instrument as a child, you might not think of singing. But the voice is a very beautiful instrument: it can laugh, cry, talk, sing and more. In the vocal lessons for children we explore how to use the voice in different ways, singing songs they like. In the meantime I will also teach them music theory in a way that is fun for them.

Students about the vocal lessons

Vocal Lessons Den Haag


We rent a fully equiped  Music Studio in Koorenhuis Den Haag. Koorenhuis is a lively environment with lots, of music, dance, theater, art and more.
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