Lessons

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Voice Lessons

Voice lessons are available for ages 12 and older. Younger students who are interested in singing will receive a mixture of voice and piano lessons. I teach a wide variety of genres including musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, classical, opera, and pop/rock. (And yes… lessons are available for college students and adults!)

On music experience: It is best if students are able to read music or have experience playing another instrument, preferably piano. Students who cannot read music may require additional music theory materials.

Voice lessons focus on a variety of music styles to promote the development of proper breathing, resonance, and tone production, in addition to performance style and interpretation. Lessons occur once a week, every week

  • Required Materials: Students should have access to an acoustic piano or small keyboard for practice purposes. Voice students must bring a 3-ring binder, current music repertoire, and a bottle of water to each lesson. Recording devices, such as iDevices, smart phones, small audio recorders, or USB flash drives are strongly recommended.

  • Practice Expectations: Voice students are expected to practice enough to reach their lesson goals each week. Practice should focus on both vocalises and repertoire; voice students must memorize their repertoire. 

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Piano Lessons

Piano lessons are available for beginner through early advanced, beginning age 6 and older. Lessons address the fundamental aspects of playing piano through the use of proper technique and music theory. Students will learn a variety of music styles including classical, popular, jazz, and blues. Lessons occur once a week, every week.

  • Required Materials: Must have access to a fully functional and well-tuned piano or full-sized weighted keyboard or digital piano for daily practice. Students should bring their music method books and repertoire to each lesson. Additional materials (piano book bag, metronomes, music, flash cards) may also be recommended.

  • Practice Expectations: A student’s progress is determined by dedicated practice, not by simply attending lessons. Ideally, students should practice at least 4-5 days a week. Specific amounts of practice time are not assigned to each student. Instead, students should practice long enough to complete their weekly assignment.

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Flute Lessons

Flute lessons are available for 8 years and older. Lessons will address the fundamental aspects of playing flute through proper technique and music theory. For beginner students, it’s important to know that making a sound on the flute can be difficult in the beginning and to be ready for a little time getting used to blowing into the flute. Don’t let that discourage you though. Every instrument has difficulties. 

( Yes! I teach adult flute lessons too! It is never too late to start learning, and I’m happy to help former flute students find their sound again.) 

Required Materials: Must have a fully functional flute. If you don’t have a flute and you’re interested in purchasing one, I’m happy to assist. Students should bring their music method books and repertoire to each lesson. Additional materials( Notebook, pencil, flashcards) may also be recommended.

Practice Expectations: A student’s progress is determined by dedicated practice, not by simply attending lessons. Ideally, students should practice at least 4-5 days a week. Specific amounts of practice time are not assigned to each student. Instead, students should practice long enough to complete their weekly assignment.