Voice & Piano Lessons
Lessons take place in my home music studio in Bethel Park. There is a waiting room available for parents to stay during the lesson, or enjoy a walk on the Montour Trail – only 0.5 miles away!
Piano Lessons – Private Instruction
Ear training, note recognition, basic music theory and proper piano technique are facets of beginning piano instruction. Games, worksheets, a lesson and theory book are used to keep lessons interesting and fun! For young students, parents commit to taking a supportive role at home and keeping track of practicing. Lessons are taught using a full-size, weighted keyboard. The student must have a keyboard or piano in their home on which to practice.
Voice Lessons – Private or Group Instruction, 30 or 60 minutes
While infusing vocal technique and instruction within the framework of fun exercises and songs, the student will not only grow in his or her vocal ability but also develop a repertoire of songs suited to his/her ability and range for use in auditions and performances. Basic sight-reading skills are also incorporated into lessons.
Healthy vocal production and technique are taught through the bel canto method in a variety of styles of music, from Broadway to Pop to Art Song. Lessons and repertoire are tailored to the needs and interests of the student.Registration
Voice Lesson FAQ’s:
Who can benefit from voice lessons?
Anyone looking to improve their technique, audition skills, or learn more about musicality.
In addition to lessons for teenagers and adults, I also offer specialized lessons tailored to younger students (ages 9 – 13) wishing to learn more about music and get a head start on healthy vocal production.
What do I sing?
I encourage a variety of styles, from Broadway to Jazz to Classical music. Pop, Disney and Contemporary Christian music is also welcome!
Overview of Areas Addressed
breathing, diction, vowel formation tone placement, sight-reading, body-mapping audition coaching, song analysis, performance skills increase range and strength
A Typical Voice Lesson…
…includes a warm-up, review of technique learned in previous lessons, and focus on new technique and performing skills within the context of new music.
Students are encouraged to bring music they are working on in their school musical, all-state auditions, or chorus music.