Group Singing Lessons
Voice: the best instrument.
The easiest. The one that comes naturally to young children.
our signature singing program.
Canaries 6+yrs. Songbirds 9+yrs
Our signature singing program was created in 2015, and is an integrated curriculum for young children who are eager to learn singing but are either not yet ready to participate in a private voice studio, would rather participate in a group setting or would like ensemble experience (songbirds). In our sessions they receive their first primer in vocal technique, they are introduced to basic theory (solfege, music scales and triads), and they start singing--and building, a song repertory appropriate for their age. They also have a lot of fun--many games and activities are built in to help learn aural skills, songs, and reinforce theory concepts that will strengthen their musicianship skills necessary to sing later in a choir or to pursue private lessons in the studio.
Canaries is for students about 6yrs of age, and does not require any prior musical experience, we currently offer an online option and an in-person option. Canaries tuition covers: *one weekly group class, *two choices of online enrichment classes, *one monthly private mini-session.
Songbirds is for students 9 yrs and older, and is for students that have either already participated in our Canaries program and are transitioning out, or already are participating in another musical program (i.e. piano, or a private studio). An individual assessment is required for placement in this group as aural skills, basic music theory and basic sight-reading skills are required. BOOK A SONGBIRD ASSESSMENT.
In each class we will:
*Learn fun songs and games throughout the semester that are age-appropriate, and promote a healthy singing voice--led by teachers with experience in pediatric voices.
*Learn beginning sight-reading, scales, and theory requirements for the preparatory level of standardized singing programs like ABRSM, and RCM.
*Receive supporting materials that will help students learn their songs at home, as well as careful warm-ups for home-practice, and activities and work-sheets that reinforce theoretical concepts built in class.
*Prepare a small, informal performance for the last session, where parents may attend and children can have their first experiences of a performance and audience, in a nurturing environment.
$125 a month, per student. Each semester includes weekly classes, supporting materials, and an informal performance.