What can I expect during a lesson? Lessons begin with vocal exercises. This will help build stamina, flexibility, coordination and muscle memory in the body. After this, we will move on to repertoire where we will use the technical concepts we worked on during the exercises and apply them to the songs.
I have never had a lesson before, do you accept beginners? Absolutely! Anyone over the age of 10 who wishes to improve their singing will be accepted in my studio. I accept all levels, from beginner to professional.
What if I have to miss a lesson? I require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If I receive the proper notification, the lesson will be rescheduled for a time that is mutually agreeable. If rescheduling is not possible, a credit will be given for the following month. Without a 24 hour notification, the lesson will be charged and will not be rescheduled. If the student misses the rescheduled lesson for any reason, the lesson will be considered given.
Do you allow friends or parents to sit in the lesson? Observation is permitted, but is ultimately up to the student. Please note, the observer will not be allowed to participate in the lesson in any way and is expected to observe in a respectful and quiet way. I do not allow friends who observe to create a group lesson atmosphere.
What materials will I need to bring to lessons? The student will be responsible for purchasing all music and instructional books. In addition to bringing your music, I also ask that you bring a notebook and a pencil to your lessons.
Will I need to practice? Yes! Practice is essential to improvement and becoming a better singer. We will work together to determine a suitable practice routine that will work for you and your schedule.
How much are lessons? Private voice lesson fees are competitive with the Milwaukee area. Payment is due at the beginning of the month for all lessons scheduled in the month.
What is the best way to contact you and schedule lessons? Since I am not always available via phone, email would be the best way to contact me throughout the day. The studio utilizes a website mymusicstaff.com to schedule lessons. Once you have expressed interested in lessons you will be given a portal login to review available days/times for lessons and schedule accordingly.