HOW DOES IT WORK?
Voice lessons are a 30 to 60 minute private session with April the voice coach! You pick!
For prospective new students, you are welcome to come and pay for a single session so you can see how the lessons work. Then we schedule a regular time to meet every week and lessons are paid monthly. If you are limited on time or driving time is an issue, I offer conferencing which works very well.
It is preferable that you pick a certain time every week and try to stick to the same time once you’ve become a regular student. If you need to adjust the time schedule you can do that when you need to. (See my studio policy)
VOCAL EXERCISES AND SONGS
We start with vocal warm ups. These are exercises that begin the process of training you in proper vocal technique. Each exercise is accomplishing many things in the voice. I created them to work many elements of the voice at the same time so the student gets the most out of the exercise. We warm up on Vowels in specific patterns, we also start exercises that teach singers proper Diaphragm breathing for singing. We explore range and style with songs selected both by you the singer and myself as I hear what your voice is doing I’ll add to your selection as I think your voice connects well with it and can improve it.
To give my singers a platform to show what they’ve learned I produce a Singer’s Showcase twice a year so they can take what they’ve learned to the stage in a professional setting with a live audience! A great theater, lights and sound! Each year the show gets better!
Lesson Payment schedule and methods of payment:
Payment is due the first week each month for the full month. Payment is a flat amount based on the amount of weeks in a month. Please check the calendar for the amount of weeks in the month before making your payment. Sometimes there are 5 weeks in the month.
If you have been paying month-to-month please budget for monthly payments. It is difficult to keep track of and your weekly spot cannot be reserved.
For checks please make them out to “Let The Voice Out.” For credit cards please use Google Wallet (preferred) or Venmo. Please use my email: firstname.lastname@example.org for these online payments. (Paypal has some problems and I pay much bigger fees) These are very simple to use. Cash is fine too!
Late payments, re-scheduling/cancellations, make-ups & being late to your lesson:
Late fees: Will be applied payments that are a week late or longer. Please have your payment in by the first week of the month, if you miss your first lesson you must get your payment in by the end of the week or it is considered late. Deductions cannot be made for sickness, vacation or any other reason. A make-up lesson will be scheduled on a different day. Some exceptions can be made for specific circumstances.
Showing up late: I cannot guarantee to give you your full lesson time if you come late to your lesson. This makes the next students lesson later and so on. Exceptions to this are when the schedule permits.
Cancellations/Make-ups: Please give 24 hours notice if you are not able to attend your scheduled lesson. If something comes up last minute please notify me immediately and I will try to adjust the schedule. If someone needs a make-up and they are available to take your spot I can give them time to adjust their schedule. This helps all students with scheduling. If you notify me right before your lesson I cannot make it up. (serious emergencies are the exception.)
Showcase Performances: (Recitals)
Showcases are very important to singers/performers progress. Showcases are offered approximately twice a year. I highly encourage all singers/pianists to participate in. There is a fee for participation. The fee helps pay for the facility, Video/editing, sound man, lights and the staff required to create a professional performance. Each singer will have a you to video performance available on my youtube channel after each showcase. You are welcome to share it! Here is the link to my youtube channel:
Group Lessons: Follow the same rules. Make-ups for group classes are not guaranteed.
I understand and agree to follow the above policy for lessons with April@LetTheVoiceOut