Children Age 13 and under Voice lessons are offered to children as well as teenagers and adults. There is a misconception that children shouldn’t study voice. This just isn’t true. They certainly can study voice with the correct and appropriate approach for their age. Learning vocal study at a young age does not allow for bad habits to manifest. This can also prepare young students for auditions in school musicals or community theater.
Teenagers This age group does very well with vocal study. Most teenagers are motivated to study voice because they wish to audition for the high school musical or community theater. At this time many middle and high school students are actively involved in choral groups. I can help prepare students for these auditions. Voice lessons can also help young men transition through their vocal changes to give them more confidence in singing.
Adults Adult students always do very well. Many adults want to sing better for personal achievement or for choral purposes. No matter what your vocal experience is, lessons can help improve what you have and develop better vocal technique. You are never too old to learn! Adult students are always invited to perform at recitals.
"A singer's instrument is his own body and his general health is very important. It is the only musical instrument that God made. A singer should take care of himself like any healthy person. The voice is psychophysical. It's made up of the body, mind and spirit. Anything which disturbs any of these areas disturbs the whole of us." - Dr. Thomas Houser, world renown master teacher of voice
Children Age 5-up Piano is the most visual and basic instrument to learn on. It is a wonderful way to develop pitch reference, discipline, creativity, confidence, and a true love for music. Children taking music lessons at an early age helps to develop young brains. Children that study music at a young age out do their counterparts on SAT scoring. http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/advocacy/pianolessons.html Conventional and Suzuki methods are offered.
Adults and Senior Adults Adult piano students do very well. Many adults are looking to improve their skills or learn for pleasure. It’s a great way to relieve stress and relax the mind and body. There is no age limit on musical learning. Older adults have quite a bit to gain by studying music. It keeps the brain actively engaged in multitasking and learning new technical skills as well as aural skills. http://www.kansas.com/2012/07/06/2402957/aging-matters-learning-music-helps.html
Beginner string lessons are offered to all age groups. String lessons are geared toward not just children but adults as well. Theory, aural skills, and technical skills are part of the study. All students are welcomed to participate in performance opportunities. Conventional and Suzuki method are used.