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Voice

Lessons for Ages 13 through Adult

Westlake Music Academy offers voice lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Students can study a wide variety of styles, including classical, musical theater, and popular music genres. All students will learn how to establish good vocal technique, healthy breath support, vocal diction, and musicianship. More advanced students will also be coached in musicality and artistry along with advanced vocal technique. Students of all levels will learn good practice habits, vocal warm-up exercises, music reading, and vocal health in each lesson. If applicable, students can receive coaching for upcoming auditions, performances, or competitions in their private lessons as well.

Lessons for Ages 6 through 12

Voice lessons for ages 6 through 12 will be structured according to the age and level of musical experience of the student. Most lessons will consist of:

  • Vocal warmups and stretches to free the voice of tension and work on vocal agility

  • Ear training

  • Training of proper breathing and breath management for singing

  • Exercises to improve proper diction and articulation for singing

  • Introduction of repertoire suitable for the young singer such as folk songs and some musical theatre songs

In addition, lessons will employ games that work on unaccompanied singing, beginner music theory, ear training, and reading of rhythm. These will be worked on within the lesson and practiced at home.