Learning to sing and strum is FUN!
You can do it! Even if you think that you can't sing, I bet you can!
It's all about patience, listening, and practice!
All private lessons are tailored to the student's abilities and interests.
For Voice: Let's face it. You only have one voice. You need to protect it and get it into shape safely. I work with your individual vocal needs by developing a suitable vocal technique: breathing, releasing the sound, getting an efficient, effective tone and extending the range where necessary. We can explore various vocal styles, musical theory, and improvisation too!
For Guitar and Ukulele: Your hands are important. We work on songs that suit your taste, theory, technique, and performance. Beginning and intermediate guitar and ukulele students are accepted. Songwriting is encouraged but not mandatory.
I teach a broad range of styles from musical theatre, folk, Celtic, rock, contemporary, jazz and some classical. My students vary in age and ability. The foundation of good singing and strumming is the same for all styles. I do not accept just anyone as a student. I prefer to teach people who really want to learn and have a passion for what they do.
How long will this take? Well, that depends on your goals. Students ages 7 - 12 usually schedule a 30 minute lesson, while students age 13 through adult may feel that a 45 or 60 minute lesson will do the trick. Just as for any other instrument, weekly lessons are essential. If a students really is motivated to learn, a regular lesson time and regular home practice is necessary to hear and feel results.
What are you Goals? Having goals for voice lessons is so helpful! Do you want to audition for musicals, community theater or college acceptance auditions? What about playing at an open mic? Do you want to sing or play for friends and family? Have dreams of going professional? Do you want to inspire confidence within yourself and shine!? All of these goals are attainable. I will work with you to achieve your goals. You can do this! It's all a part of us!
Students may bring material they wish to work on and I will recommend music that would be appropriate for their voice type.
New students may start at any time during the year.
2020 TUITION RATES
In-person Recitals are on hold at the moment. When it is safe for us to be together, we will resume. Online Recitals have no fee.Please note that Recital fees are not included. Recital enrollment is $10 per recital and student must be invited to perform if working on drop in rate.
Students are required to purchase their own books.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or telephone me 918-231-6413.