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30 Day Singer Review – Most “Advanced” Beginner Course!

When I first saw 30 Day Singer when it first came out, I didn't think too much about it. I thought, " A singing program from GuitarTricks.com? How good can it be?" 

After a year of launching this singing program, I became curious about what they have done with this product and decided to take a look. Boy, was I impressed with their training program.

This is by far the most challenging and complete singing program for "beginners" I have ever seen on the Internet.

I will take you on a tour into this most "advanced" beginner course - 30 Day Singer.

30 Day Singer Review Summary

Product30 Day Singer

Description: This is an online singing program developed by the top guitar-playing training platform GuitarTricks.com. It is a very sophisticated, yet comprehensive beginner singing course that includes basic to intermediate vocal training, as well as advanced style development.

30 Day Singer Review

Price: $29.95/month

Best for: Beginner to Intermediate level singers

Product Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

One of the Best Online Beginner Singing Program!

Forgive me! When I saw and hear the word "Beginner" in their promotion, I thought it was going to be a very simplified and "boring"(sorry!) training programs for beginning singers.

When I finally decided to deep dive into the 30 Day Singer training platform, OH-MY-GOSH, I was blown away with what I saw! (As a professional voice teacher, I don't say this lightly.)

The quality of training offered on the 30 Day Singer platform is very professional and well-rounded, which includes basic vocal training courses, style development, song interpretation training, improvisational training of riffs and runs, and many more.

The HOME page starts with a simple design like this - I wasn't too impressed at first...

30 Day Singer review

When I took a detailed look at the beginner courses, the first thing I discovered was that they are applying a similar format as GuitarTricks.com, and that is - having multiple teachers teach the same level of training.

At first, it felt a little odd for me, because, for example, why would you have several beginner courses in the same program? But when I analyzed what they're doing, I realized that was a brilliant idea...

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Why so many teachers teaching the same level? You'd be surprised!

The fact that 30 Day Singer has several teachers giving the same level of training only benefits the students. The reasons are the following:

1. Different teachers have different strengths.

For vocal training, even the gender of the teachers could make a difference in the training because of the ways the voice teachers would demonstrate vocal tones to the students. 

If I would demonstrate the high notes for female students, I could only imitate the female sound in the high registers.

Also, some teachers are really good at explaining the science behind the vocal technique, while others are more talented in guiding students in song interpretation.

2. Different teachers work for different students.

No matter how professional the teacher is, people communicate differently with their individual teaching styles. 

What works for one person may not work for another. I fully appreciated that students could pick and choose which teacher to learn from in the 30 Day Singer program.

3. Students could work with the teacher they like.

From my own experience as a professional voice teacher and singer, it's very important that the students like their teachers.

 As a voice student, I had studied with teachers that I did not like which sabotaged my progress as a singer. You are not going to listen to someone you don't like, plain and simple.

The Most Effective Vocal Method for Beginners

The first course I examined was the introductory course by singer-teacher Camille van Niekerk. I didn't know who she was until I looked at this 30-Day course for beginners.

All I could say was "WOW"!!!

Camille is a young artist, performer and voice teacher based in the Los Angeles area.

Her introductory course - 30 Day Beginner Course with Camille, starts with the most basic vocal exercises, such as lip trills, semi-occluded exercises, stretches, etc., to get the students warmed up for the challenging 30-Day training.

30 day singer review
30 Day Singer Review

Before examining this program, I thought I was going to see another re-packaged version of Speech Level Singing.

While there are some resemblance, Camille has a more creative approach in her vocal exercises and methods. For example, she uses 1-5-1 intervals in the lip trills instead of the classic 12-tone arpeggios that are over-used and, I think, vocal students are pretty bored by them now. 

And also, the development of belt voice is also introduced in this training, which is something SLS tends to shy away from.

Simple and neatly designed training platform! Great user-experience!

The training platform of the course is very simple and easy-to-use. It is not overly sophisticated, but it has all the necessary content and notes about the lesson. 

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Since the 30 Day Singer is a training program especially designed for beginners, I was expecting the lessons and exercises to be very introductory and easy all the way through - in other words, BORING. 

However, as I first went through the entire 30 day beginner course by Camille, I was really amazed by the quality of the training. It is one of the most challenging beginner course I have ever seen.

You will not be bored because the essential vocal science concepts, such as cord compression, TA and CT musculature, and many more are explained in a very comprehensive way for beginners. 

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The Most "Advanced" Beginner Singing Course

I have always thought that vocal science is for advanced vocal students, but the fact that they are teaching it at the most introductory course at 30 Day Singer got me to think, "Maybe it can be taught to beginners to help them in their singing."

When I was watching the essential vocal science explained in a very comprehensive way in the lessons, I was very impressed and convinced that it can be done to benefit beginner students.

While the training starts off with warm-ups and exercises that develops muscular balance and coordination, it does get more challenging in the weeks to come. 

For example, Day 18 focuses on the training of the belt voice, which is a rather controversial and widely-debated area in professional voice training.

I was a little surprised that a beginner course will includes belt training, because it is usually more advanced and could be a little unsafe if mishandled.

To my satisfaction, the Day 18 lesson is delivered with care and precision.

Camille categorized the belt voice into 2 groups: CHEST BELT vs. MIX BELT, which is a brilliant way to explain to students who are interested in training the belt voice.

Basically, chest belt sounds more solid and could be harsh at times, and mix belt is a little warmer in color and intensity. Each has its strengths and characteristics, and it all depends on which one is the more desired sound for each individual student to train for.

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The most well-rounded beginner training program for singing!

Other than a very solid training curriculum on vocal technique, the 30 Day singing course also includes the development of song interpretation, stage presence, management of stage fright, song analysis, etc.

Please take note that what I have shared so far is just on one single beginner course.

Remember that there are a total of 3 complete beginner singing courses taught by 3 professional teachers, each with their own specialties and nuances in teaching.

Something that's really interesting is that although 30 Day Singer is a singing program for beginners, there is an Advanced Courses section on the training platform. 

​How interesting is that!

Advanced Courses:

As I looked into each of the courses in the Advanced section, I discovered that those are really short and concise courses with 5-6 lessons addressing the essential topic of advanced singing.

Although not as complete and extensive as the 30 Day Singer beginner courses, these are more like bonus training that are very refreshing and beneficial to the whole 30 Day Singer training curriculum.

In addition to the Advanced Courses, there is also a bonus Singing Tricks and Techniques section that contains the following short training courses by different teachers.

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30 Day Singer Review

Singing Tricks and Techniques:

We're not done yet. There is one more additional training section that adds on to this already very well-rounded "beginner" training program - Warm-ups and Vocal Health. The entire module is taught by the very talented young teacher Camille. After watching her lessons, I find that she has some pretty good nuances and unique perspective on vocal training. Really impressive for a young voice teacher and artist to be so knowledgeable in the art of singing.

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30 Day Singer Review
30 Day Singer Review

Warm-ups and Vocal Health:

Although the Advanced, Singing Tricks and Techniques, and Warm-ups and Vocal Health courses are all very short and concise, the lessons are very effective and to-the-point. Honestly, who has all the time in the world to go through long and tedious courses. You already have that in the Beginner Courses!

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30 Day Singer Review

The Pros and Cons of 30 Day Singer

The 30 Day Singer singing program came as a surprise for me. I'm really happy to see a great singing program like this come on the market. I believe this product is going to benefit a whole lo of singers.

Although this is a very positive review for a singing program like this, I usually try to present both the pros and cons of the product, so you can make a more accurate decision for yourself whether or not to invest in 30 Day Singer.

Since I love this program a lot, coming up with the negative side is challenging, but here it is:

The P​​​​​​ros:

1. High-quality video production for vocal lessons.

2. Effective and healthy vocal methods.

3. Most well-rounded and complete vocal training for beginners.

4. Most professional voice teachers and artists as instructors.

5. Most effective and in-depth 30-day curriculum for developing singers.

6. Very affordable price of $29.95 per month.

The Cons:

1. Some advanced courses maybe too challenging for beginners.

2. No downloadable materials - mp3, PDF, or video downloads.

3. Monthly recurring fee (extremely worth it for the values provided)

4. Some style teachers are more instrumentalists than voice teachers.(Just my suspicion!)

Not much for me on the negative sides of this program. In a nutshell, 30 Day Singer is one of the best singing programs for beginners.

Finally, I love singing...should I invest in a program like this?

Yes. Yes, and yes!

The quality of training and the superior design of the teaching curriculum provided on the 30 Day Singer training platform is one of the most complete ones.

After going through the program myself, I wouldn't limit this product to just beginners. I think it is almost good for singers of all levels. Seriously! 

I'm a professional, and I have even benefited after taking the lessons on the program.

Please do not worry about the monthly fee of $29.95. It is nothing compared to one single traditional voice lesson that costs anywhere from $50-150 USD.

I think it is very fairly priced, and if you can get yourself to make such a small and consistent investment, you will commit to the training more and became a better singer in the future.

If you have anything you would like to discuss about 30 Day Singer, comment below and I'll be more than happy to discuss with you.

To great singing,

Rex

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Rex
 

I am a professional singer and vocal coach in Taipei, Taiwan. I have been studying the art of singing for over 20 years. I dedicated my life to helping singers progress and excel in their singing skills, as well as inspire them to reach their fullest potential as performers.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 24 comments
Nithin - August 7, 2019

I thought this was like another superior singing method scam. Good review. I will buy this course for my little sister. Don’t forget to review :- Eric Arceneaux’s singing course, per bristow’s sing with freedom, singing for the stars/singer’s advantage by Seth Riggs. I believe these are all speech level singing courses .

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    Rex - August 7, 2019

    Nithin,

    These are great suggestions! Thanks so much! I will put them in my review list. 30 Day Singer came as a surprise for me. I was really impressed by the quality of the training – reminds me of the GuitarTricks format. Enjoy!

    Rex

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Nithin - August 7, 2019

Congratulations! Your page is now getting lots of attention from singers all over the globe.

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    Rex - August 8, 2019

    Nithin,

    That’s great! I’m here to help singers improve and grow both technically and professionally. I’m still a full-time singer, so I will do my best to give more time and effort to this site so singers can benefit from it.

    Rex

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Bryan - November 4, 2019

Hi,

Thanks for the detailed review. I have a couple of questions: Do you suggest to go with a vocal coach that is the same gender? With the 30 day to sing program, once I chose a specific instructor, can I later change to another one or will I be stuck with the one I initially chose for 30 days? Thanks.

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    Rex - November 7, 2019

    Bryan,

    For pop singing, there’s really not that much difference whether you studying with a male or female teacher. But if you are studying classical singing, I would suggest you go for the same gender.

    For 30 Day Singer, you can take the classes from which ever teacher you chose. You can also take classes from all of them. The materials are all on their training platform for you to enjoy.

    Hope this helps!

    Rex

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Gabriele - January 14, 2020

Hi Rex,

Thank you very much for all your informative reviews and the quality of your site.

Can I ask for a suggestion? I’m a longtime bassist (who also knows a little bit of guitar).
I finally decided to start learning singing, but I have huge huge problems in matching any pitch, probably due to a very bad ear.
Is this course the right one for me or do you suggest something else?

Thank you!

Gabriele

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    Rex - January 15, 2020

    Gabriele,

    Definitely, this course is perfect for beginners like you. The theory and the teaching is very solid. I highly recommend 30 Day Singer for you.

    Rex

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Gianna - January 16, 2020

Thank you for this valuable review!! I had a question regarding the monthly subscription (there’s very little information about price on their site). Do you have access to the materials that you already opened only during the time that you pay for the subscription? Meaning if I go through the course in a month, but would like to continue to access the material, do I still have to have my subscription open to do so? Thanks!!

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    Rex - January 17, 2020

    Gianna,

    All of the lessons are hosted on the 30 Day Singer platform. You have access to them for as long as you are subscribed.

    There are a lot of materials and classes on the platform, so you will always have materials and courses to learn during your subscription period.

    Rex

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rahul - January 18, 2020

thankyou so much for your valuable review . i really like your review.

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    Rex - January 18, 2020

    Rahul,

    I’m glad I can help!

    Rex

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Cal - March 14, 2020

Hello love your reviews, i am an absolute complete beginner with no vocal training at all,read both your reviews on roger love singing academy and 30 day singer,would you recommend that i start off with 30 day singer then transition to roger love singing academy course 1 being an absolute beginner,or can i start right away with roger love,thanks

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    Rex - March 19, 2020

    Cal,

    Both programs are great for you. Roger’s course is good for singers of all levels because it trains balance and coordination which we could all work on no matter what level you are. 30 Day Singer is the best beginner course I have seen. It’s very well structured and challenging enough for the singer to stay motivated. Hope this helps!

    Rex

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Yanto Tan - May 11, 2020

Hi Rex,

It’s wonderful to stumble on your blog when researching online courses for my 8 year old daughter who loves singing.

I shortlisted the 30 days singer and Robert Lunte Four Pillar.
I kind of think the Four Pillar may be too deep for her age, so more tilt towards 30 days singer.

Hope this is a good decision 🙂

Thanks,
Yanto @ Singapore

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    Rex - May 13, 2020

    Yanto,

    I love The 30 Day singer. I’m sure your daughter will benefit a lot from it, especially when the main teacher is a really good female singer.

    Rex

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Aaron - May 20, 2020

I have done 30 day singer for a month sped through a lot of the tutorials inside, all the beginner courses because I became serious and don’t have much else to do and I’m wondering should I go to 4 pillars of singing next?

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    Rex - May 24, 2020

    Aaron,

    The Four Pillars of Singing is very intense. If you are serious about taking your voice to the next level, you definitely should go for it.

    Rex

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      Aaron - May 31, 2020

      Hi Rex, thanks for your kind reply. I do feel Four Pillars is a bit too intense for my level, would you recommend any other beginner to intermediate courses?

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        Rex - May 31, 2020

        Aaron,

        As for right now, I think the best online vocal course for beginners is 30 Day Singer.

        Rex

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    Sara - May 26, 2020

    Did you also go through the advanced tutorials? I think it might be worth doing those before going to The Four Pillars. I got Robert’s Udemy version, and it seems to have some valuable content (although I’m a bit doubtful about things like training all the exercises in cry mode or whatever) but I do think that the depth is probably better for a later stage. To me, based on what I’ve looked at, it seems like the Advanced sections of 30 Day Singer has a lot of valuable content to master (and definitely take advantage of the complimentary monthly 15-minute check-in to make sure you have actually mastered some of the more challenging exercises or get feedback on a song!) before moving on to 4 pillars.

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Sara - May 26, 2020

Another thing that I think is worth mentioning in the review (maybe updating it might be best in case people don’t check the comments): 30 Day Singer also provides a complimentary 15-minute check-in with one of the vocal coaches where you can get feedback on your singing! I’m excited to use this feature to get pointers on the exercises / song work because one of the biggest things needed (especially for beginners) is live feedback, and this is a perfect balance between affordable content and live feedback! For context, I bought Dr. Dan’s Voice Essentials 1 (the online course plus three volumes of MP3 exercises and PDF manuals as part of a coronavirus special) and the Udemy lite version of Robert’s 4 Pillars. Yet, even after that, when 30 Day Singer was running a special ($99 annual membership), I bought it because it amounts to $8.25 / month, which is at least how much 15 minutes of a voice teacher’s time would count anyways! So to get an entire library of video content AND that is a bargain, in my opinion, and I think I’ll be kept busy with it for a while. Even without the special, the annual membership wasn’t too much worse (when I checked it before, it was $129, or $10.75 / month).

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Martin - June 28, 2020

Hi Rex,

I’m so happy I found your website. I’d like you to kindly guide me to buy a beginners course. Here’s my situation:

I’m an expat who’s been living in Asian for 20 years, and btw I lived in Taiwan, Taipei, near the muzha zoo for 6 years. As you know karaoke in Asia is very popular. However, my voice is an absolute mess, horrible, no tone, squeaking and trembling. People in KTV will always push you to sing, but when they hear me sing they take the mic immediately.. lol.

All this to say I have no dream of becoming a good singer, I just want not to be off key and not to be embarrassed when I go to KTV. As you know when doing business in Asia it’s a must, especially if you’re in sales and bring your clients.

What do you think would be the best beginners program to learn for someone like me?I am looking at superior singing and this 30 day singer. I think for me TVS and Roger Love is no use for me now.

I truly appreciate your guidance.

Martin

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    Rex - June 30, 2020

    Martin,

    Sorry for the late reply! If you are just starting out, I think 30 Day Singer is best for you. It has a very clear step-by-step guidelines and day-to-day training. So, you don’t have to think too much, just follow the training every day.

    It’s great to hear from a former resident of my hometown Taipei. Let me know if you have more questions. I promise I will reply more promptly.

    Rex

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