Singing Classes Amsterdam.

Our team in Amsterdam teaches everyone how to sing and improve their voice!


Singing Lessons in Amsterdam Zangstudio Roel Bakkum

Singing lessons provide you with the tools to strengthen your voice and deepen your musicality. In a singing lesson in our studio, everything revolves around your development and growth as a singer.

Curious about what you can do with your voice? Want to improve your singing technique? Fancy getting started with singing and improving songs? Then singing lessons are definitely for you! Already have singing experience? We're here to help broaden and deepen your knowledge & skills.

Our team consists of coaches with diverse backgrounds. They teach or have taught at conservatories in the Netherlands and abroad, perform on stage in various genres, are speech therapists and/or qualified in singing methods used worldwide.


Classes in Amsterdam

Private Singing Lessons

  • Focus on your learning goals
  • Technique lessons
  • Develop your own style
  • Safe learning environment

Private singing lessons offer personalized, tailor-made training for everyone, regardless of experience level, focusing on individual voice development and growth.

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Duo & Trio Singing Lessons

  • Learn from each other
  • Fun and sociable!
  • Group singing
  • Performance

Duo singing lessons are ideal for learning together and having fun, suitable for all levels; they combine the joy of group activities with the development of singing skills, learning from and with each other.

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Skill Levels


Singing Lessons for Beginners

Ready to start singing? We'll help you get to know your voice. Singing is for everyone, and anyone can learn! Book a lesson and we'll show you what you can learn!


Singing Lessons for Intermediates

Already had singing lessons and want to pick it up again? Great! Book your first lesson and you'll be back to working on your voice in no time!


Singing Lessons for Advanced Singers

You've been singing for a long time, but are looking for more! We offer deepening of your skills and help you combine skill, performance, and musicality!


Singing Lessons for Professionals

We assist you with preparing for a new tour, studio recording and help you deepen your skills while keeping your voice in top condition.

Team in Amsterdam

Docent zangtechniek, vocal coach & stemtraining bij Zangstudio Roel Bakkum

Roel Bakkum

advanced teacher


09:00 - 13:00


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 16:30


10:00 - 13:30

Docent zang & stemtraining Anne van Zandbergen

Anne van Zandbergen

senior teacher


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 14:30


13:00 - 22:00


10:00 - 17:00

Docent zang Fréderique Sluyterman van Loo

Frédérique Sluyterman

senior teacher


15:00 - 22:00

Docent zang & songwriting Dune Brouwer

Dune Brouwer

regular teacher


16:30 - 21:30


13:30 - 20:00

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Studio Amsterdam



Tussen de Bogen 93

1013 JB Amsterdam


+31 (0) 6 50 85 70 18

Opening Hours


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 21:30


10:00 - 20:00


10:00 - 17:00

How to get here


Willemspoort & Vicky (app)


21, 22, 24




15 minutes walk from Central Station

Lesson Duration

A frequently asked question is: What's a good length for a singing lesson? The short answer: no shorter than 30 minutes, usually no longer than 45 minutes.

What works for you?

How do you choose a lesson duration that works for you? A lesson shorter than 30 minutes is too short in our opinion for an explanation of the work point, creating awareness of the work point, and learning an exercise.

Choose 30 minutes when

You can learn a lot in a 30-minute lesson. About 40% of all our students choose a 30-minute lesson. When do you choose a longer lesson? It depends on several factors, here are a few:

Choose 45 minutes if

  • You'd like time to ask questions
  • You enjoy spending more time on an exercise with the teacher
  • You want enough time in class to sing songs and practice technical exercises.

Choose 60 minutes or longer if

  • You're preparing for auditions, presentations, etc.
  • You know from experience that you enjoy a long lesson.


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Singing Methods

Estill Voice Training


Understanding Your Voice

Estill Voice Training is a model of function, outlining the function of each body part involved in voice production. We believe it to be the most transparent model available, clearly describing both the workings of the voice and effective training methods.

This unique model identifies the structures that produce the voice, as well as the structures in and around the throat (vocal tract) that further shape and modify the sound. This leads to a consciously chosen, reliable, and predictable control over voice production.

Developed by Jo Estill, a singer and scientist, Estill Voice Training divides voice training into two levels. Level one covers exercises for voice control, while level two deals with timbre and voice qualities.

Exercises for Voice Control

In Level One, the voice is divided into 13 trainable components of the body that are responsible for producing sound. This level also offers insights into breath control and delves into the training and effective monitoring of muscle control.

The 13 components are: The vocal folds, the moment of breath to sound, the false vocal folds, larynx, thyroid cartilage, the AES (also known as 'the twanger'), cricoid cartilage, the larynx, the tongue, the soft palate, the jaw, the lips, and your head, neck & torso stabilization.


In the second level, you apply the skills trained in the first level to give your voice 'color', often described as voice qualities, timbres, or vocal characters. By applying the training from level one, you can create one of the six voice qualities proposed by Estill: Speech, Sob, Falsetto, Twang, Belt, and Opera.

These six voice qualities offer each singer an accessible way to become familiar with the idea that you can color your voice as desired. Fortunately, it's not limited to these six voice qualities; you have the freedom to make your voice sound the way you want.

Ultimately, good control of your voice, and understanding how a vocal color is produced, allows you to develop your own sound.

Coaches Who Work with Estill Voice Training

Docent zangtechniek, vocal coach & stemtraining bij Zangstudio Roel Bakkum

Roel Bakkum - Estill Figure Proficiency

Roel on Estill Voice Training

"Estill Voice Training is undoubtedly the best out there in terms of information and transformation. It not only teaches you how your voice works but also how to use your voice in ways you have never done before."

Docent zang & stemtraining Anne van Zandbergen

Anne van Zandbergen - Estill Figure Proficiency

Anne on Estill Voice Training

"As a vocal coach and speech therapist, I find Estill Voice Training to be a model that provides each student with an insight into their vocal use unlike any other technique I have worked with."

Universal Voice System


Understand Your Voice

The Universal Voice System (UVS) is an approach to voice training that simplifies the complexity of vocal production, making it accessible to every singer. Developed by voice experts, it is characterized by its clarity in improving and understanding the voice.

Together with the teacher, you create a so-called Personal Voice Plan. This gives you a clear picture of what you want to achieve and with which exercises from the UVS system you will succeed.

Eight Sound Characteristics

UVS identifies eight key characteristics of sound that can be manipulated to change vocal quality. These include pitch, loudness, timbre, and vibrato, among others. Understanding and mastering these characteristics enable a wide range of vocal expressions.

Four Pillars

The system is built on four fundamental aspects of vocal production: breath (support), vocal cords (source), resonance (filter), and posture. These pillars work together to produce various vocal qualities and are considered crucial for healthy and effective voice use.

Four Vocal Characters

UVS defines four primary vocal characters - Speech, Belting, Whisper, and Classical. Each character has a unique combination of the eight sound characteristics and is associated with specific vocal techniques.

UVS in a Singing Lesson

The system is designed to be versatile, suitable for different styles of singing and speaking. Whether it's classical music, pop, rock, or speaking, UVS provides tailored techniques for every style.

The Universal Voice System is widely appreciated for its comprehensive yet simple approach, offering tools and knowledge to everyone who wants to explore and improve their vocal potential, regardless of their level of experience.

Coaches Who Work with Universal Voice

Docent zang Fréderique Sluyterman van Loo

Frédérique Sluyterman - UVS Master Teacher

Frédérique on Universal Voice

"Universal voice is a simple, concrete, and insightful system to maximize your voice's potential. Whether you sing for a full audience or just in the shower."