vocal studio

Virtual Voice lessons available

In March, because of covid-19 restrictions, I could no longer do in person voice lessons.  It quickly became apparent that, like many other industries and businesses across the country, I would have to take lessons to a virtual platform.

After taking my studio into the technological stage, I'm happy to say this new platform works! Students with work and family commitments no longer have to factor in travel time for lessons- you can sign out of work at 11:59 AM, and be ready for your lesson by 12:00 PM! 

studio info below

Voice Lessons

Specialties: Instilling confidence in every singer, audition prep, healthy singing, identifying goals as an artist, gaining vocal experience and opportunities, networking, physical interpretation of vocal pieces, and preparing for a performing career.

PLEASE NOTE:

*Currently accepting students taking virtual voice lessons.

Teaching Philosophy

Individual lessons, whether for the beginner or experienced, is about the process and not perfection. Goals for each student are identified and worked towards, and may include, but are not limited, to sing publicly, gain the fundamentals and foundations of healthy vocal technique, and/or enter the next audition with confidence and clarity. A friendly rapport and a balance between challenges and obtainable goals are necessary for a working and safe learning environment. Small victories are always celebrated, and lessons should never be a source of unhealthy stress.

Voice lessons include proper vocal technique, addressing good vocal health, music theory, appropriate repertoire in the classical and musical theatre genres, effective and interpretive acting, audition preparation and is tailored to the individual needs of each student.

Piano lessons include proper technique, music theory, appropriate books and repertoire suggestions, effective and interpretive musical guidance, and accompanying advice and opportunities.

Studio Fees

Students reserve a weekly ½ hour time slot for lessons

  • $30 per half hour lesson

  • $60 per hour lesson (hour time slots require approval)

  • By appointment or limited biweekly hour lessons available

       Lessons are paid for by the month and in advance (by request and approval, student may pay for lessons on weekly basis)

Studio Locations

  • Chanson Voice & Music Academy

    • Mondays (St. Paul, MN Location)

    • No spots available - waitlist only

  • Glendale United Methodist Church (Savage, MN)

    • Tuesday afternoons and evenings​

    • No spots available - waitlist only

  • Private Home Studio​​

    • Lino Lakes, MN (near Circle Pines and Blaine)

    • Limited Wednesday availability

    •  Thursdays & Fridays

    • By appointment

No in-person voice lessons at this time.

Student performances

Charlie N. singing Mack the Knife from Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill. 

This was at a student recital March 7th, 2020 at St. Columba Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Accompanist: Ginger Larson

Annie B. singing Quiet from the musical Matilda by Tim Minchin. 

This was at a student recital March 7th, 2020 at St. Columba Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Accompanist: Ginger Larson

 Nina Perkins singing Blue Christmas at an adult student recital at the Dunn Brothers in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Scholarship prep class

Five students took 3 classes on the importance and process of preparing for and succeeding in vocal competitions and scholarship opportunities.

At the end of the course, guest clinician, professional vocalist, and college professor Patricia Kent gave feedback to students on the songs they prepped for the course.

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