Singers who wish to focus on Classical Music or Opera, should begin at a young age, especially if they want to major in music in college. It takes years to develop a classically trained voice to a level high enough to gain entry into a college music program or to get a voice scholarship. I will work on vocal balance first, then prepare and guide singers all the way through the process. Students starting in middle school should work on easy art songs, region choir and solo and ensemble music, through your middle school choral programs. I will help you select, prepare and polish all of your audition music. High School students should work on more difficult solo music, from art songs to arias, based on grade level and classification of UIL solos. Classical Singers should audition for the All-Region/All-State Choirs through your public school choral program. Private school and home-school students have their own version of these competitions. I can help turn choral singing into solo singing for your solo audition. I will also help prepare juniors and seniors for college auditions. Graduating seniors are encouraged to perform a private senior recital, so we can build your repertoire. I will help choir singers become strong solo singers and I can help introduce other styles in preparation for school pop shows and musicals. and other performances.
College music majors, classical church singers and professional opera singers will get more intensive training, using more difficult repertoire and balancing exercises and vocalises to help the singer gain more flexibility, clarity, ease, resonance, musicality and expression. I will prepare you for auditions and recitals and productions.
I also offer lessons in Music Theory and Sightreading, based on Solfege (Do-Re-Mi), for those who need extra help before taking college entrance exams and Pre-Area, All-State auditions.