San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2005
Want to be the next Shakira or Justin Timberlake? Then you’re not alone, as singing lessons were the No. 1 requested lesson of 2005.
That’s according to the just-released 2005 Top 10 Hottest Lesson Requests. The list, compiled by ClickForLessons.com, surveyed more than 3,000 students nationwide who requested lessons from all areas of the arts -- including music, dance, singing, acting, art, and language.
Nearly one out of four students expressed interest in voice lessons. The next four most popular lessons requested were piano, acoustic guitar, hip-hop dance, and violin. Electric guitar, belly dancing, acting, salsa and Spanish lessons rounded out the list.
“This list gives us insight as to what Americans are selecting as creative outlets for expression,” said Click For Lessons Co-Founder and CEO Steven Cox. “We had some surprises this year, including Hip-Hop dance at no. 4 and belly dancing at no. 7. We’re also seeing a trend for a more global experience that includes foreign languages, and cultural-centered dance.”
Cox attributes the high placement of the dancing categories to the popularity of rap/hip-hop radio stations and TV shows such as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Cox, a singer/songwriter, and entrepreneur in San Diego, Calif., founded the company in June after seeing the frustration many teachers had in finding students. Within five months, the company quickly expanded with members in over 400 cities. The site is free for students and teacher listings begin at $12.95 a month—although teachers are allowed to sample the service for free and receive up to two referrals monthly.
2005 Top 10 Lessons Requests
1. Voice Lessons - 22.1%
2. Piano Lessons - 14.5%
3. Acoustic Guitar Lessons – 8.4%
4. Hip-Hop Dance Lessons - 8.3%
5. Violin Lessons - 5.8%
6. Electric Guitar Lessons - 5.6%
7. Belly Dancing Lessons - 5.4%
8. Acting Lessons - 5.3%
9. Salsa Lessons - 5.0%
10. Spanish Lessons - 3.9%
[Based on a survey of 3,000 students from ClickForLessons.com.]
For more information, visit http://www.clickforlessons.com.