Lessons

What to expect in each lesson:

 

Classical Voice Lessons


I teach the Bel Canto (Italian for beautiful singing) vocal technique. Each lessons normally covers properly aligned posture, efficient use of breath, balanced and consistent vowels, and musical phrasing. The beginning of each lesson begins with vocalises/warm-ups and then transitioning to working on the repertoire you have been assigned. The warm-ups and pieces of music are assigned in order to stengthen weaker aspects of your vocal technique. At the end of your lesson you will receive an overview of what you have accomplished and what is expected for your next lesson.

 

The pieces that are learned through classical study are appropriate for Florida Solo and Ensemble adjudications, Florida NATS Adjudications, studio recitals and college music auditions.

 

Typical music books include (but are not limited to):

  • Twenty Six Italian Songs and Arias  - by John Glenn Paton
  • First Books of Solo Singing by Joan Frey Boytim

 

 

Musical Theater Voice Lessons

 

A large percentage of the student's vocal technique will be based on the classical Bel Canto technique. Properly alligned posture, efficient use of breath, balanced and consistent vowels, and musical phrasing are addressed in each lesson. However, in order to address the dramatic aspect of musical theater, student will explore a variety of vocal colors and means of expression through the study of musical theatre repertoire. As with classical voice lessons, the student will receive an overview of that they accomplished in that lesson and what is expected for the next time we meet.

 

The pieces that are learned in musical theater voice lessons are appropriate for learning roles for high school music productions, community productions, competition in the NATS National Musical Theater Competition and preparing for college music theater program auditions.

 

Typical music books include (but are not limited to):

  • The First Books of Broadway Solos by Joan Frey Boytim
  • The Singer's Musical Theater Anthology by Hal Leonard

 

Quote:

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. 

         

            - Victor Hugo