Availability: Lessons are available Monday through Friday, in 30, 45, and 60-minute intervals. They are usually given weekly, although other options are sometimes available. Students may request a specific time, and I will do my best to accommodate. Lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Locations: Students may attend afternoon and evening lessons at locations in South Naperville. NCHS students may opt to take lessons during the school day at Naperville Central High School, and OEHS students may opt to take lessons at Oswego East High School if their schedules permit. NCHS (25-minute lesson) and OEHS (24-minute lesson) lessons are held during choir class, lunch, or guided study (OEHS). They are half of a full class period.
Tuition: Tuition is paid monthly, and is calculated by how many weeks are in that month. It is due the last lesson taken in the current month, for the upcoming month. Note: NCHS and OEHS students pay by the school quarter.
Rates: Weekly rates are competitive with other area lesson teachers. Please contact me for current rates.
Materials: Students are to purchase the required materials for their lessons. The music needed will be determined at the first lesson. These items will last a long time, and can be used for recitals, auditions, solo and ensemble contests, competitions, etc.
Recitals: At least two Studio Recitals are held every year, and all students are strongly invited to participate. Other outlets for community performance may be available during the course of the year.
Every lesson is designed around the specific needs of each student. Everyone has different musical goals, and I am here to help those goals be met. Skills taught during lessons include, but are not limited to:
- Audition Preparation – School and Community Choirs, Music Colleges and Conservatories, Scholarships, IMEA, Solos, Summer Programs, Musicals, etc
- English, Italian, German, French, Latin, and Spanish Diction
- Interpretation of Song
- Performance Etiquette
- Proper Breathing Technique
- Sight-Reading/Aural Skills
- Study of Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre Repertoire
- Vocal Health and Maintenance
- Vocal Warm-Ups