For voice lessons, we usually start off doing warm-ups with the piano, and then move to ear training skills so students learn how to listen as they sing and sight read. We then move on to the performance books that the students would like to work on.
Update: Vocal lessons during COVID-19
During lockdown, we’ve all had to learn to adjust and adapt, and music lessons are no different! Making the switch to online lessons has been easier than we all thought it would be. As a music teacher, I see the negatives and the positives that come with online lessons, but overall I have been impressed my how my students have grown during this time!
Going forward, while we wait for the State of Virginia to declare Phase 4, we will follow these guidelines. Most likely, piano students will be able to attend in person music lessons before voice lessons, with in-person voice lessons returning once it is safe to do so.
Discounts for online/in-person flexibility
I will be offering discounted rates for all students who opt for flexibility in weekly lessons that are a mix of online and in-person lessons during the period of a month in Fall 2020. Please contact me for more information. For example:
A) 1 in-person lesson; the rest online (discount available)
B) 2 in-person lessons; the rest online (discount available)
C) All in-person lessons
D) All online lessons
As we move forward, having a combination of online and in-person lessons may be best for students and families as we go into next year. We will post updates here.
Music theory for voice students
In addition to piano and voice lessons, we are now offering music theory classes, which can help strengthen your singing performance and enhance your musical understanding. Explore the theory packages I uploaded with recent newsletters for more background.
Beginner and younger students
- Sing at First Sight, Book 1: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing (classical)
- Hal Leonard Disney Contemporary Songs for High Voice Book/Online Audio Standard (Disney songs)
- Hal Leonard Disney Hits - Sing with The Choir Series Vol . 8 Book/CD Standard (Disney songs)
- Fifty Lessons for High Voice (classical)
- Chart Hits of 2016-2017 (Chart Hits Of: Big-Note Piano) (pop songs)
- 24 Italian Songs & Arias - Medium High Voice (classical)