FAQs

Voice Lessons

What is the AApproach Method?

The AApproach Method is a holistic approach to teaching voice. Looking beyond the vocal cords, the AApproach method recognizes the importance of rooting the breath and connecting to the body as we speak or sing. It draws on the latest scientific research, Swedish and Italian classical technique, and Eastern breathing practices like Qi Gong and Pranayama yoga.

Where are you located?

  • Eric Arceneaux:  Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mike Bryant:  Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • TinaB:  Washington, D.C.
  • Leora Nosko:  Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jared Latchford:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All of our instructors are located in Eastern Standard Time.

How much do lessons cost?

The cost of lessons depends on your choice of coach. You can find their fees listed on their individual pages.

How do I attend lessons?

Most lessons are conducted via Skype or FaceTime. Once you scheduled, we'll make sure you have all details on how to connect with your coach for your lesson.

How do I schedule a lesson?

Instructions on how to schedule a lesson are on your preferred coach's page. You can either schedule via their online calendar or by contacting the email address provided.

When I went to Eric's online calendar, it said, “No Availability.” When will he be free?

Recently, Eric has been booking out 2 to 3 months in advance, so you may not see any availability this week. To find an opening, you can click on the arrow on the right-hand side of the calendar or use the “Jump to Date” function in the top right-hand corner. The calendar only shows 12 weeks at a time, so if you still don’t see any availability, then you will have to wait for the calendar to refresh with new dates.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Eric Arceneaux and Mike Bryant accept payments via debit or credit card, whereas TinaB, Leora Nosko, and Jared Latchford accept payments via PayPal.

Can I book an in-person lesson?

As of now, Eric Arceneaux is the only instructor on staff who offers in-person lessons, and he lives in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are a new student, he requires that you book a single Skype session before working with him in his studio. After that, his assistant will email you his address.

I want to book a lesson for my child. Do you have any instructors who will work with them?

While Eric Arceneaux and Mike Bryant do not work with children under 16 years old, TinaB, Leora Nosko, and Jared Latchford are happy to work with younger children and teens.

I can’t afford voice lessons. What options do I have?

Eric offers three online courses on the Udemy platform. Phase I is designed for beginner to intermediate singers who want to improve their breath support, cord closure, and register blending in a safe way. Phase II is designed for intermediate to advanced singers who have already completed Phase I and have mastered the concepts of rooting the breath and reflexive support. Breathing Bootcamp is designed for singers of all experience levels who want to understand how to apply breath work to their vocal practice and take their singing to the next level. You can find out more information on each course in the “Online Courses” section of this website.

Online Courses

I can’t access my Udemy account or find a course that I purchased.
I’m having audio or video issues, or the lectures are taking too long to load. Can you help me?

Since Udemy is a third-party platform, we do not have control over issues that you may be experiencing with the website or mobile app. You can find troubleshooting tips for common issues here or open a support ticket here.

I would like a refund. Who do I contact?

To receive a refund for one of Eric’s online courses, follow these steps. Please note, however, that you can only refund a course within 30 days of purchase.

All of our instructors are located in Eastern Standard Time.

Several years ago, I purchased one of Eric’s video or online courses and no longer have access to it. How can I regain access?

If you have a receipt for your purchase, then you can email it to schedulingaapproach@gmail.com with the subject line, “Lost Access to Course.” Once we’ve seen your receipt, we will grant you access to the most comparable course that Eric still offers.