PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Private voice lessons are scheduled by appointment. Because the ability to read music and efficient use of keyboard are directly related to vocal progress, a placement test may be required to assess the needs of the student. Those with inadequate vocal experience and/or understanding of music theory may be recommended to a music fundamentals class.
PRIVATE VOICE O: JUNIOR STUDIES
Young singers will learn beginning phonetics and diction, delivery and deportment. Literature includes English and American folk songs, and introduction to musical theater repertoire. Age requirement: 10 - 12 years only. Half-hour lessons, once a week.
PRIVATE VOICE I: BEGINNING
Singers will develop healthy vocal singing techniques and diction; music will include Italian, English and American art songs, as well as introduction to musical theater repertoire. Age requirement: 13 years or older. Forty-five minute lesson, once a week.
PRIVATE VOICE II: INTERMEDIATE
Structured for singers who have studied privately for a year, acquired some vocal technique and have solo performance experience. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the voice through art song, oratorio, operatic and musical theater literature. Forty-five minute lesson, once a week.
PRIVATE VOICE III: COLLEGE PREP
For singers who have studied privately for at least a year, acquired a healthy vocal technique and who need to prepare for college entrance and scholarship auditions. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the voice and preparing literature appropriate for classical vocal studies and/or musical theater. Forty-five minute lesson, one or two times per week.
PRIVATE VOICE IV: ADVANCED - NON PROFESSIONAL
Singers with at least two years private study who maintain a strong, healthy vocal technique may study advanced solo music which incorporates French, Italian, German, English and American vocal literature. One Forty-five minute lesson or one One-hour lesson per week.
PRIVATE VOICE IV: ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL
Professional level singers who can maintain a strong, healthy vocal technique throughout their engagements may study advanced vocal technique which incorporates the study of French, Italian, German, English and American vocal literature. One or two Forty-five minute lessons per week, or one one-hour lesson per week. Post-secondary (age 18 and over).