How do I sign in and out of the Vocal Gym dashboard?

To sign in to the dashboard, click on the Sign In button in the upper right corner of your desktop screen or in the dropdown menu of your mobile device. If you are already signed in, you will see a “Go To The Vocal Gym” button instead. To sign out of the dashboard, click the “Sign out” link at the bottom of the main dropdown menu from inside the dashboard.

I'm signed in. Why can't I access any courses?

If you have an active subscription to a course, but are unable to access it, log out of the dashboard. This can occasionally occur if you have logged in to multiple devices over a period of time or have not visited a course for several weeks. To sign out of the dashboard, click the “Sign out” link at the bottom of the main dropdown menu from inside the dashboard. To sign back in, click on the Sign In button in the upper right corner of your desktop screen or in the dropdown menu of your mobile device. 

Can I retake my Vocal Profile Assessment?

Yes! You can take your Vocal Profile Assessment as many times as you like. To start a new one, click on the Take Assessment link in the main menu or the plus icon (+) in the upper right corner of the Vocal Profile section of your dashboard. To review your history of assessments, click on the View Your Vocal Progress button at the bottom of the Vocal Profile section. From there, you can update your personal notes in the memo section or delete any unwanted assessments. However, it is recommended to always keep your first assessment (quick and in-depth) in order to accurately see your progress in each of the dimensions.

How do I subscribe to a course?

To subscribe to your first course, click on My Courses in the main menu to view your options. To subscribe to an additional course or modify a current subscription type (monthly, annual or lifetime), go to the Membership Page or click the plus icon (+) in the upper right corner of the My Courses section of your dashboard.

How do I earn badges on my profile?

Dimension badges (F, B, I, R, T, A and S) are awarded and automatically displayed on your profile upon the completion of the dimension quizzes within the Vocal Gym Course (Flexibility, Breathing, Intonation, Range, Tone, Articulation and Strength). The badges are viewable to any organizations (teachers and/or parents) you joined and to other members within any groups you belong to.

How do I send and reply to messages?

You can view, create and respond to messages to one or multiple recipients at the same time. To send a message, go to the Messages in the main menu and follow these steps:

  1. Click the plus icon (+) to start a new message 
  2. Select the organization (teacher) or group to find your recipient(s) 
  3. Type in or select the person(s) you want to send a message to
  4. Add a title to the message
  5. Add a topic (optional)
  6. Fill in the body with your message
  7. Attach a file (optional)
  8. Submit your message

How do I switch from one dashboard view to another (student/teacher/parent)?

You can jump from one dashboard view to another by simply choosing the one you want in the main drop down menu, under “Dashboard View”. The basic differences between the dashboards are:

  • Student view: View/retake your Vocal Profile Assessments, access all courses and schedule  private lessons.
  • Teacher view: Setup organizations and groups, view student progress and view/grade assignments.
  • Parent view: Set up family accounts, monitor child’s progress and schedule/pay for their private lessons.

[STUDENT] How do I join an organization (teacher/parent)?

An organization can be a private teacher, parent, school, choir, theater company or otherwise. Follow the steps below to find and join an organization you wish to be a part of (please note: any organization you belong to will be able to see your course progress, assessment results and contact information):

  1. Go to the Organization page from the main menu
  2. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the page to search for an organization
  3. Type in at least the first three letters of the organization name you are looking for and select the “Search” button
  4. Click the “Send Request” button next to the organization you wish to join

If the organization accepts your request, you will receive a notification and can return to the same Organization page to learn more about them and communicate directly.

[STUDENT] How do I join a group within an organization?

Groups are made up of select students within an organization. Unlike an organization (teacher, parent, director, etc), students are only able to view each other’s first name, first initial of the last name, the country in which they reside and any participation level within the Vocal Gym (including course certification and awards). To join a group, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Organization page from the main menu
  2. Select an organization you already belong to see any available groups
  3. Click “Request to Join” next to the group you are interested in joining

If the organization accepts your request to join a group, you will receive a notification and can return to the same Organization page to view and participate within the groups you have joined directly.

[STUDENT] What is my weekly goal and how do I reach it?

Your weekly goal, located on the Student Dashboard, is calculated based on how much time you spend learning (watching lesson videos, vocalizing with MP3s and taking quizzes/assessments) within the Vocal Gym. A recommended time has been preselected according to your current skill level. However, you are welcome to set a new goal at any time that best suits your personal vocal needs and objectives. 

[STUDENT] How do I change my weekly goal?

Weekly goals are measured from Sundays at 12:00AM (00:00) to Saturdays at 11:59PM (23:59) according to your selected time zone on the My Settings page.  To change your weekly goal, click the “Edit Goal” link in the upper right hand corner in the weekly goal section of your dashboard. Your options are:

  • 30 Minutes: Recommended for curious singers
  • 90 Minutes: Recommended for casual singers
  • 180 Minutes: Recommended for dedicated singers
  • 360 Minutes: Recommended for serious singers

[STUDENT] How do I complete an assignment?

  • In-course: In-course assignments can be found in the Vocal Gym course lesson pages. To complete, follow the instructions on the assignment page and click the “Submit Assignment” at the bottom. Your teacher/parent can then choose to view, grade and comment directly on the assignment. 
  • Out-of-course: Out-of-course assignments can be sent from your organization (teacher, school or parent). To access them, click the Assignments link on the main menu and select the assignment you want to complete. You can download any materials provided and submit your completed assignment by the due date on the same page.

[STUDENT] How do I book a private online voice lesson with a Certified Throga Instructor?

To book a private online voice lesson, click on the Lesson Schedule link from the main menu to select a Certified Throga Instructor and available lesson time. 

[STUDENT] How do I contact my teacher?

To send a private message to an organization (teacher, director, school, etc), go to the Messages page from the main menu and select the organization you wish to contact directly. Alternatively, if you have private lessons with a Certified Throga Instructor, you can click on your Lesson Schedule and select any upcoming lesson to message your teacher directly.

[STUDENT] Can I share my singing with other Vocal Gym members?

Yes! We invite you to be part of our concerts and special events. You will receive a notification of any upcoming events in which you may be eligible to participate in. You are also welcome to share audio or video of yourself performing on our Vocal Gym Facebook Page for positive and constructive feedback from our Certified Throga Instructors.

[PARENT] How do I set up my family?

A family can include multiple children under a single parent account. Follow the steps below to set up a new family before adding a child: 

  1. Go to the Family page from the main menu
  2. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the page to create a new family
  3. Fill in your family details and upload an appropriate image that your children will recognize
  4. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

Once created, your chosen family name will be searchable to all Vocal Gym members. However, they will not be able to join or communicate with you or your family directly unless you allow them to join.

[PARENT] How do I add a child to my family?

You can add multiple children to your family account. Once a child accepts the invitation to join your family, you will be able to see their information, setup and pay for lessons and monitor all of their Vocal Gym progress. To add a child, follow the steps below: 

  1. Go to the Family page from the main menu
  2. Select the family name you created (if you haven’t created one yet, click the plus icon to begin)
  3. Next, click the plus icon (+) at the top to add a child
  4. Search for your child by their email address
  5. Click the “Send Invitation” button next to the child’s name

[PARENT] How do I assign a course to my child?

To purchase a subscription or lifetime membership for one of your children, select and pay for the course you want on the My Courses page. You will then be prompted to select which child (if you have more than set up) to assign the course to. If you subscribe to the Vocal Gym Homeschool course, you will also be able to access the Homeschool Toolbox course from your dashboard.

[PARENT] How do I view and send assignments?

If you subscribed to the Vocal Gym Homeschool course, you will be able to monitor and respond to assignments provided in the course, as well as create custom assignments. To view, edit or respond to an assignment, click the title on the Assignments page from the main menu. To create a new assignment, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the plus icon (+) to create a new assignment
  2. Select the child (if more than one) you wish to send the assignment to
  3. Add a title to the assignment
  4. Add a topic (optional)
  5. Fill in the body with your assignment
  6. Attach a file (optional)
  7. Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom submit the assignment

[PARENT] How can I see my child’s progress?

To view your child’s Vocal Gym progress, go to the Family page from the main menu and click on the child’s name you wish to view.

[PARENT] How do I view my child’s messages?

You can view your child’s messages between them and their teacher (or other affiliated organizations within the vocal Gym) at any time. However, you can not add a new message or respond to an existing one, unless the teacher has included you in the conversation. To view messages, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Family page from the main menu
  2. Click on your child’s name
  3. Click on the messages you wish to view in the message section

[PARENT] How do I contact my child’s teacher?

To send a private message to your child’s organization (teacher, director, school, etc), go to the Messages page from the main menu and select the organization under your child’s name that you wish to contact directly. Alternatively, if your child has lessons with a Certified Throga Instructor, you can click on the Lesson Schedule and select any upcoming lesson to message the teacher directly.

[PARENT] How do I book a private voice lesson for my child?

To book a lesson for one of your children, click on the Lesson Schedule from the main menu to select a Certified Throga Instructor and book an available lesson time.

[TEACHER] How do I create an organization?

An organization can be a private teacher, parent, school, choir, theater company or otherwise. Follow the steps below to create a new organization before adding students or groups: 

  1. Go to the Organization page from the main menu
  2. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the page to create a new an organization
  3. Fill in all of your organization details and upload an appropriate image
  4. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

Once created, your organization will be searchable to all Vocal Gym members. However, they will not be able to join or communicate with you directly unless you allow them to join.

[TEACHER] How do I add a student to my organization?

You can add multiple students to an organization (school, private coach, director, choir, etc). Once a student has accepted your invitation to join your organization you will be able to see their information, send assignments and monitor all of their Vocal Gym progress. To add a student, follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the Students page from the main menu
  2. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the organization you wish to add them to
  3. Search for your student by their email address
  4. Click the “Send Invitation” button next to the student’s name

[TEACHER] How do I create a group within my organization?

You can create multiple groups, made up of select students, under any organization. Once you have created an organization, follow these steps to add a group:

  1. Go to the Organization page from the main menu
  2. Select the organization in which you want to add a group to
  3. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the Group section
  4. Add a Group name and brief description so your students know what the group is about
  5. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

[TEACHER] How do I add a student to my group?

Once a group has been created, you can add or remove a student from within your organization at any time. To do so, follow the steps below: 

  1. Go to the Organization page from the main menu
  2. Select the group name you want to add or remove a student from
  3. Click the plus icon (+) at the top of the Student section
  4. Select the student you wish to add or remove

[TEACHER] How do I send and respond to assignments?

As an organization (teacher, chool, director, etc), you will be able to monitor and respond to your student’s assignments provided in the course. Additionally, you will have the option to create and send custom assignments. To view, edit or respond to an assignment already created, click the title on the Assignments page from the main menu. To create a new assignment, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the plus icon (+) to create a new assignment
  2. Select the student(s) you wish to send the assignment to
  3. Add a title to the assignment
  4. Add a topic (optional)
  5. Fill in the body with your assignment
  6. Attach a file (optional)
  7. Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom submit the assignment

[TEACHER] How can I see my student’s progress?

You can view a student’s current course progress, Vocal Profile Assessment and weekly goals by going to the Students page from the main menu and selecting the student you wish to monitor.

How do I join the Vocal Gym Newsletter?

For even more singing tips and Vocal Gym updates, check the Vocal Gym Newsletter option at the bottom of the My Settings page from the main drop down menu.

Can I become an affiliate for the Vocal Gym?

If you are a current subscriber of the Vocal Gym Course and are excited to share what you’ve learned with others, you may be able to receive 20% of all referred members. Additionally, your monthly Vocal Gym Course and Beyond the Gym subscription fees will be waived once you reach 5 active affiliate members! Here is how the affiliate program works:

  1. Visitor clicks on your custom affiliate link
  2. The visitor’s IP is logged and a cookie is placed in their browser for tracking purposes
  3. The visitor decides to register by taking a free Vocal Profile Assessment
  4. If the visitor subscribes to any of the Vocal Gym Course options anytime after they’ve registered, it will automatically be credited to your affiliate account
  5. You will receive commission payouts on the 1st of every month

Yes, it’s that simple – you provide us with business, we send you money!! That said, here are a few details to consider: 

  • You must have a positive online reputation with a large audience and/or are directly interacting with students as a private vocal coach, arts teacher (ie: guitar, piano, dance, acting) or choir director
  • All U.S. affiliate participants must provide their Social Security or Taxpayer ID number in order to file a 1099 for every year you earn more than $600 worth of annual payouts
  • You can not receive credit for referring yourself 
  • Anyone caught violating or attempting to circumvent these rules will have all affiliate credit voided, no longer receive payouts and banned from participating in any future programs

Ready to get started?! Awesome! Contact us to let us know and we’ll discuss your affiliate qualifications to help you earn some extra money while spreading the love of singing.