ArtWorks Academy offers private voice lessons for students 10-18 years old. Lessons are ½ hour per week. Students will receive instruction on vocal production and placement, breathing techniques, diction, tone and ear training. Students will study vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing. Instruction will also be given in music theory and performance skills. Age appropriate music will be assigned to each student.
To enroll, please find the season labeled, “2021-2022 Voice Lessons” after you set up your account. Lesson times in ‘green’ are available. Lesson times in ‘red’ have already been taken. If they are full, you can sign up under one that is taken to be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if a time opens up or if one of our teachers is able to teach on another day. PLEASE NOTE: We are giving students who were enrolled in private voice during the 2020-2021 season a chance to enroll in voice lessons first. After they have done so, we will open it to students who began taking privately during the summer 2021 season. We hope to have this done by July 1 and will post open any remaining spots at that time.
Ages: 10-18 year olds
Classes for the 2021-2022 Season begin the week of August 30, 2021.
Private voice students come together at least four times a year to perform for each other in a studio class. During this time students receive positive and constructive feedback from faculty and other students. Studio classes allow students to share a piece on which they are currently working. Studio classes differ from recital, in that a recital is a performance of a polished song and a studio class includes songs that are a work in progress. Students gain from listening and learning to evaluate musical performances.
Each year our voice students prepare for their annual voice recital. The recital is in mid-May. Recitals are important, because they allow students to work toward a goal, show off their hard work and build confidence. They gain valuable performance skills by performing in front of their friends and families.
ArtWorks Academy music students can participate in the Music Achievement Award Program through Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). The achievement program helps encourage students to continue their music study and to strive to achieve goals that will not only help them become better musicians, but also will enhance their love and appreciation of music. In addition, this program encourages students to seek a well-rounded music education beyond the private lesson. The instructor sets goals that are both realistic and attainable for each individual student according to the student’s needs, ability and motivational level. If the student achieves the goals over a specified period of time, they will receive a Music Achievement Award.
Our 7th-12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in a solo contest. The contest will be held at Moore High School the last weekend of January. Music contests give students the opportunity to hone their craft and receive feedback from outside the classroom setting. The contest is adjudicated and students are assessed on tone quality, intonation, rhythm, technique, interpretation, diction, and performance factors.
“Being at ArtWorks has really brought out the music that I didn’t even know I had in me. I started doing a summer musical and was disappointed because I thought it was going to be a play with NO singing or dancing. But then the singing and dancing ended up being my favorite part and now singing is one of my favorite things to do whether it’s in the shower or on stage. I started taking voice lessons with Mica, and it has really been amazing. She’s taught me so many things that I didn’t know I could do with my voice…She is very invested in teaching me to be the best I can.” – Trinidad L.