Lesson Descriptions

SubjectAgesDescription
Voice7 & up*Younger students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons while teens and adult students usually begin with 3/4 hour or full hour lessons. Lesson length may increase as students progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of singing as well as taking care of the voice and vocal health issues.
*Lessons for all students will include Music Theory, Ear Training and Vocal Sight Reading, unless it is determined that a proficient level has already been reached in these areas.
*Vocal students with little or no music background are encouraged to take piano as part of their music lessons.
Vocal-Piano4 & up*Younger students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons while teens and adult students usually begin with 3/4 hour or full hour lessons. Lesson length may increase as students progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of voice and piano, as well as taking care of the voice, vocal health issues, and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and vocal sight reading are included.
*Students must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice purposes.
Vocal-Violin7 & up*Younger students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons while teens and adult students usually begin with 3/4 hour lessons or full hour lessons. Lesson length may increase as students progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of voice and violin, as well as taking care of the voice, vocal health issues, and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and vocal sight reading are included.
*Students must have a violin of appropriate size to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and violin tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Vocal-Recorder6 & up*Younger students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons while teens and adult students usually begin with 3/4 hour or full hour lessons. Lesson length may increase as students progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of voice and recorder, as well as taking care of the voice, vocal health issues, and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and vocal sight reading are included.
*Students must have a recorder to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand is also needed for home practice purposes.
Vocal-Ukulele7 & up*Younger students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons while teens and adult students usually begin with 3/4 hour or full hour lessons. Lesson length may increase as students progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of voice and ukulele, as well as taking care of the voice, vocal health issues, and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and vocal sight reading are included.
*Students must have a ukulele to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and ukulele tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Vocal-Guitar10 & up*Students usually begin with 3/4 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of voice and guitar, as well as taking care of the voice, vocal health issues, and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and vocal sight reading are included.
*Students must have a guitar to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and guitar tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Piano4 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of playing piano and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and sight reading are included.
*Students must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice purposes.
Violin8 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of playing violin and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and sight reading are included.
*Students must have a violin of appropriate size to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and violin tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Recorder7 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of playing recorder and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and sight reading are included.
*Students must have a recorder to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand is also needed for home practice purposes.
Ukulele7 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of playing ukulele and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and sight reading are included.
*Students must have a ukulele to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and ukulele tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Guitar10 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and musical aspects of playing guitar and reading music. Music games, written theory, ear training, and sight reading are included.
*Students must have a ukulele to bring to lessons and for home practice purposes. A music stand and guitar tuner is also needed for home practice purposes.
Dramatic Speech Arts8 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students learn the technical and performance aspects of using the speaking voice through drama games, exercises, poems, speeches, monologues, and dialogues.
*Students will learning about taking care of the voice and vocal health issues.
*Theoretical aspects of voice production and speech will be included as needed.
Music Theory8 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students already studying an instrument or students who have no music background may attend lessons in Music Theory.
*Combining Music Theory with Ear Training and Vocal Sight Reading is recommended for a better understanding of musical concepts.
Music History10 & up*Students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students already studying an instrument or students who have no music background may attend lessons in Music History.
*Students with little or no music background will need to combine this with Music Theory and Ear Training as needed for a better understanding of Music History and its concepts.
Ear Training & Vocal Sight Reading8 & up**Students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students already studying an instrument or students who have no music background may attend lessons in Ear Training and Vocal Sight Reading.
*Students with little or no music background must combine Ear Training and Vocal Sight Reading with Music Theory.
Song Writing & Composition8 & up**Students usually begin with 1/2 or 3/4 hour lessons, and may increase lesson length as they progress to higher levels.
*Students who are interested in Song Writing and Composition must have a Music Theory background, or be taking Music Theory in conjunction with this subject.
*Some piano, ukulele or guitar skills are an asset.