Always wanted to belt out a good tune? We’ve got the voice teacher for you! Our vocal lessons can help you with all kinds of popular music but also with opera and music theater performances. Each week, you can work on physical exercises to improve your vocal range, ear training, enunciation, breath control and more! Each student sets goals with the teacher, based on the kinds of music you love to perform.
Why should we take voice lessons at the Academy?
Our teachers are warm and friendly, and they get to know each student and parent. We work with each student to develop a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and favorite type of music. If you want to sing popular songs in a band, develop a classical singing voice or join your church’s worship team, we can help! Our vocal teachers love singing, and we’ll get to know what you want to accomplish musically and help you achieve your goals.
What ages do you teach?
This is controversial in some circles because it’s easier to damage the vocal cords of a child than those of an adult. It’s true that young voices can be harmed if they’re trying to belt out show tunes at arena-filling volumes. But children can learn lots of musical concepts that will set them up for success in future voice lessons, like ear training, counting, proper breathing and posture, and more. They can also sing as long as they are not “belting” or trying to sing notes out of their range. Our teachers can help them learn safe, fun ways to express themselves musically and still maintain their vocal health. Call us! We can help you decide if your student is ready for lessons.
Do I need to know how to read music?
No, but we can help you learn. Absolute beginners are welcome here.
Are there recitals?
We don’t have the sort of recitals where you have to sing operatic arias from memory for stern-faced judges. We DO have fun student showcases in summer and winter; you can sing the music you love for your friends and family. Our showcases are not in some corner of the store but in a nice venue with sound, lighting, and video recording – you can be on YouTube if you want to! This is a great opportunity for your family from far away to see your progress. And, unlike some, we don’t charge a fee to perform.
" I want to let you know how much M___ loves her voice lessons. Her teacher is absolutely PHENOMENAL! !! She looks forward to her lessons and is so excited about the music she is working on. Every week she tells me how thankful she is to have a teacher who really gets her. Many thanks..."
"You'll find that it's very relaxed, easy, non-threatening and you'll have a good time. I've experienced another place or two, and they don't come close to comparing." Joe, who takes private guitar lessons.
"I have really enjoyed learning piano at the Academy. My teachers there have been patient with me, and I do feel that I have learned something new each time I finish a lesson. It has been a great experience and I look forward to learning more."
"I think I was looking for this, and I think I was looking for it for a long time. Instead of listening to music, now I can make some music."
"I really enjoy playing. This has been quite an accomplishment for me. I never had any music before and now I can play."
"I thought, 'I don't know if I'll ever be able to play these.' But after the first lesson and the second lesson and the third lesson, I thought, 'I think I like this!' I saw the ad in the paper and decided to come down here. It's the best decision I ever made."
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new keyboard! It is AWESOME. However, I may never get anything done because it is so much fun to play. I found the perfect combination of piano and strings with the duet setting and I played it for my husband. It's one of his favorite songs and it made him cry..."
"If you want to do it, don't be afraid – just do it. And have fun with it. When I sit down and play the piano, I forget everything else."
"I highly recommend learning to play. No, you are NOT too old to learn! You will find it very enjoyable and therapeutic."