Private Voice Lessons… What to Expect
Private voice lessons and application from the Student Centered Teaching perspective are at the core of what I do as a voice teacher. Nearly 30 years of teaching experience is brought to bear along side the Vocalize U “4 Houses” vocal approach model:
All houses of knowledge are necessary for a well rounded singer.
What house do you need to visit to become the singer you know you can be?
I always have a new student sing something first- a favorite song or a piece they’ve been working on, with or without accompaniment. This lets me get a quick idea about the student’s style and approach. Next, a quick assessment using some specialized scales and exercises that help me identify particular issues and tendencies. Then I’ll begin applying exercises that lead them towards a relaxed, balanced voice!
All subsequent lessons tend to be about 50/50 between exercises and singing application, all specifically adjusted to the students needs, goals, and desires. Every student is different and I make sure to help them the best way they need.
Students will be encouraged OFTEN to set and reach for goals as a singer and artist.
Some goals may be:
- More range
- Better tone or endurance
- Recovery from an injury or vocal surgery
- Developing a unique artist identity
- Improving style and delivery
- Songwriting & demoing
- Developing a business plan and network through affiliations with VIP or AMF
Goals will be discussed and tracked, with lots of agreed-upon markers to gauge progress.
Private Voice Lessons Rates:
In-person Private Lessons in ATX
(My home or at our studio location on Manchaca Road)
$65 per hour / $35 per half hour (house call rate is $80 per hour)
Skype or Zoom Remote Lessons
$65 per hour / $35 per half hour
Group / Team Lessons
$100 per hour
* 4 one-hour lessons $250 per month
* 4 half hour lessons $135 per month
* Monthly rates will be available starting January 2018!