What styles of music are taught?
Piano materials include a lesson book for learning, plus additional solo pieces. Voice lessons mainly require individual solos, or a book with numerous solos that will work for that student. This will not be a huge expense. We will often send students an amazon link with the book they need to order or we find solos on-line. Students are also asked to bring a small notebook to every lesson, so we can write down notes and assignments from the lesson.
What Can I Expect at a Piano Lesson?
What are the rates for lessons?
Voice lessons are usually 45-min or 60-min. The beginning of each lesson is focused on developing good breathing technique, intonation, expanding singing range, and unifying sound throughout all registers. Then we work to apply this technique into the songs that we have chosen.
What about practicing...and performing?
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Payment is made at the beginning of each month for the number of lessons that we schedule for that month. So, if you have a vacation planned, you only pay for the lessons that you are able to be at. If a lesson needs to be changed or cancelled due to sickness, advanced notice is required.
Piano lessons can be 30-min, 45-min, or 60-min, depending upon age and experience. Lessons are tailored to an individual's learning styles, but always include an emphasis on building strong note-reading skills.
Stevenson Music Studio ~Piano & Voice Lessons~
Katie Stevenson & Bryan Fiehler
Katie performing the operatic role of Carmen in Philadelphia.
What materials do I need?
We teach mainly from a classical standpoint, but we also believe it is important to choose music that is both fun and educational. We are well-versed in classical and musical theater, but have also taught pop, jazz, rock, and country music. Developing good playing and singing technique, coupled with strong musicianship skills, is important in being able to perform well in any genre of music.
Music is meant to be shared! Each year students have an opportunity to participate in a studio recital, or can even take part in local competitions. Don't worry, it will be fun!
Practice is essential! The students that really thrive are the ones who practice at least 4 days a week. Everyone has a busy schedule, but the key is to practice as many days as possible, even if it is just for 15 minutes at a time. Daily review of what was learned in each lesson is vital to retaining the information and making progress. With children, it is the parents' responsibility to make practice time for the student. There will always be weeks when children become unmotivated, but it is important to keep them going!
What Can I Expect at a Voice Lesson?