The Perfect Starting Point

Whether you're just new to singing, or you've been singing for a while and want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, then this course is for you!

Dr Dan Introduces the Singer's Starting Guide

Build an Essential Foundation for Your Voice

Many singers jump straight into their singing journey and neglect to learn the essential basics of not only how their voice works, but how they can protect and care for their voice for the long haul. Don't be one of them!

In this course, Dr Dan will take you through some of the fundamentals of how your body is used as an entire instrument to create the sound we call 'singing' and how to care for this amazing instrument so that you can enjoy it for a lifetime.

  • What is Singing?

    Great question! It's time to learn the what, why and how of singing.

  • Vocal Anatomy 101

    The more you know about your biological instrument, the better equipped you will be to use it.

  • Voice Care 101

    Learn to handle your voice with care, and it will serve you for a lifetime.

  • Aesthetic vs Function

    It's not an either-or choice. You can have great technique and still sound fantastic.

  • Warm-ups & Cool Downs

    Make your vocal performance the best it can be with great warm-ups and cool downs.

  • E-Book

    Dr Dan's Singer's Starting Guide come with great resources, including two eBooklets.

What's Inside the Course?

First Steps Curriculum

Beginner Singer: This course will get you started RIGHT!

    1. VIDEO – Welcome to Dr Dan's Singer's Starting Guide

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. Module 1 Introduction

    3. VIDEO – What is Singing?

    4. Module 1 Infographic – What is Singing?

    5. Ex 1 – Five Note Scale with Simultaneous Onset (Ascending & Descending)

    6. PIANO ONLY VERSION: Ex 1 – Five Note Scale with Simultaneous Onset (Ascending & Descending)

    7. SLOW VERSION: Ex 1 – Five Note Scale with Simultaneous Onset (Ascending & Descending)

    8. Module 1 Lesson Sheet – Exercise 1

    9. Value Add Viewing

    10. Module 1 Quiz

    1. Module 2 Introduction

    2. VIDEO – Vocal Anatomy 101

    3. Module 2 – PowerPoint Slides

    4. Module 2 eBooklet – Vocal Anatomy 101

    5. Value Add Viewing

    6. Module 2 Quiz

    1. Module 3 Introduction

    2. VIDEO – Voice Care 101

    3. Module 3 – PowerPoint Slides

    4. Module 3 eBooklet – Voice Care 101

    5. Value Add Viewing

    6. Module 3 Quiz

    1. Module 4 Introduction

    2. VIDEO – Aesthetic vs Function

    3. Module 4 Infographic – Aesthetic vs Function

    4. Value Add Viewing

    5. Module 4 Quiz

    1. Module 5 Introduction

    2. VIDEO – Singing Warm-Ups & Cool Downs

    3. VIDEO: 10 Minute Singing Warm-Up (Male Voice)

    4. VIDEO: 10 Minute Singing Warm-Up (Female Voice)

    5. VIDEO: 5 Minute Singing Warm-Up (Male Voice)

    6. VIDEO: 5 Minute Singing Warm-Up (Female Voice)

    7. VIDEO: 5 Minute Vocal Cool Down (Male Voice)

    8. VIDEO: 5 Minute Vocal Cool Down (Female Voice)

    9. Value Add Viewing

    10. Module 5 Quiz

    11. Singer's Starting Guide Final Tasks

    12. Let's Continue Developing Your Voice

All-inclusive Price

  • $97.00
  • eBooklets & Infographics
  • 2+ Hours Video Content
  • Singing Warm-ups and Cool Downs

Included Learning Materials

Your vocal success is our primary concern, so we've included a range of learning materials designed to support your educational journey.

  • Downloadable Lesson Sheets

    Every module in the Singer's Starting Guide provides a downloadable lesson sheet designed to direct your learning long after you've completed the course materials.

  • Evidenced-based Learning

    When you engage with a Voice Essentials Course you can rest easy knowing that all of the learning materials have been designed with the latest research in mind. Are you ready to start your evidenced-based learning journey?

  • Interact with fellow Students

    Your journey is further enhanced as you interact with fellow students. Start a discussion or jump in and offer support to other singers as you work your way through the learning materials.

Real People, Real Results.

Check out these 5-Star Reviews from singers just like you!

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Great start

Megan Munro

I'm an absolute beginner and I found this easy to understand and follow.

I'm an absolute beginner and I found this easy to understand and follow.

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The words beginner singer had me in right away.

Nellie Phillips

The singing exercises got me straight into using my voice without feeling intimidated in any way.

The singing exercises got me straight into using my voice without feeling intimidated in any way.

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Doctor Dan is Great!

travis holmes

Absolutely worth it, Doctor Dan has a great way of explaining the voice and helping you find yours

Absolutely worth it, Doctor Dan has a great way of explaining the voice and helping you find yours

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5 star rating

Great Course for beginners

Carleton Chinner

I'm in my fifties and haven't sung for decades. This course helped me wake up my voice. I can't believe how much my tone and breath control improved over the...

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I'm in my fifties and haven't sung for decades. This course helped me wake up my voice. I can't believe how much my tone and breath control improved over the course

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4 star rating

Appropriate and relevant

Joseph Piwari

I love the technical language, I found it easy to follow

I love the technical language, I found it easy to follow

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Your Singing Instructor

Supporting your vocal journey

Singing Voice Specialist Dr Daniel K. Robinson

Daniel (aka Dr Dan) is an award-winning freelance artist and educator, predominantly teaching in his private studio and performing Australia wide. In the spirit of reconciliation, Dr Dan acknowledges the Yuggera and Turrbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which his teaching studio is placed, and he pays respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Daniel (he/him) regularly presents for conferences as a Singing Voice Specialist, providing workshops and practical learning activities to contemporary vocalists across Australia and abroad. In 2011 Daniel completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Dr Dan, as he is affectionately known by many of his students, is nationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading Contemporary Singing Voice Specialists with over 25 years of teaching experience and 30 years of performance on the stage. The combined industry strengths of high-level academic credentials and current gigging know-how position Daniel to greatly assist his student’s vocal and artistic development.

Daniel is on the International Editorial Board of the Australian Voice Journal. In the past, Daniel has served on the national board of the Australian Voice Association (AVA) as the National President and as National Vice President of ANATS (Australian National Association for Singing Teachers). Daniel maintains his Full Membership for AVA and ANATS so that you can be fully confident in his expertise and professional currency.

All-Inclusive Price

Your bundle purchase includes a lifetime membership to all course lessons, the online community, and all future additions to the course. All content is on-demand for you to learn at your own pace, on your choice of device.

Bundle & $AVE

Combine Dr Dan’s Singer’s Starting Guide with the Voice Essentials 1 Singing Course for the best possible start to your learn-to-sing journey.

Which course should you choose?

Dr Dan explains which course will be best for you.