Voice Lessons

Jeanette Sacco-Belli offers voice lessons that focus on the development, retraining and rehabilititation of the singing voice. She offers private and group voice lessons in classical, popular, jazz and musical theater singing techniques. She also offers individual piano lessons, music theory, and is open to students of all ages and technical levels. Whether your goals are preparation for a possible career in music, or simply personal enrichment, learning to sing or play with ease and agility is a multi-faceted activity that develops not only your instrument, but also helps develop your self-esteem. It is good for the soul and encourages self-expression, discipline, and personal awareness. It is of vital importance that one finds and appreciates his or her own style and uniqueness, for every talent is as precious.

 

Music Studio Offerings

  • Individual singing lessons (beginning to advanced levels and all voice categories)
  • Instruction in all styles of music (including popular, classical, jazz, and musical theater – legit and mixed-belt techniques – and opera)
  • Group singing lessons, Wednesday evenings (professional pianist provided)
  • Vocal workshops & seminars (available in the studio or on-site at your location)
  • Stage and speech technique
  • Audition coaching
  • Recitals and other performance opportunities
  • Piano and music theory
  • Native American Flute lessons: Technique and Tablature reading
  • Instruction books and practice tapes
  • Limited luthier services, specializing in electric guitar and bass set up and repairs.

 

Music Studio Information and Policies

Studio Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Cancellations: 24 hours in advance of lessons

  • Payment for lessons should be made at the first lesson of each month. Accepted methods of payments are checks and cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Lessons are to begin and end at designated times. Students who are late cannot expect to have anymore than the remaining time for their lesson. Therefore, it is a good idea to arrive five minutes early.
  • A 55-minute lesson is reserved for each student and regular attendance is very important. Make-up lessons are only available should the instructor need to cancel, or if the Jeanette receives 24 hours notice for illness or emergency. Make-up lessons are given during the week when time is available. (If a lesson is not cancelled with 24 hours notice, the student will be charged for the lesson.)
  • Should you move away or discontinue lessons, a 2-week notification would be appreciated.
  • Communication should be handled in person, in writing, or with a phone call. Please do not cancel a lesson via email.
  • The studio is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 

Instruction and Classes

Jeanette takes pride in helping each student achieve his or her vocal best. An evaluation lesson determines the student’s voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and professional suggestions are given for the individual student’s continued vocal development. All students are initially trained in the Bel Canto technique. Lessons are recorded to allow for immediate feedback and review. Students also receive practice tapes of vocal exercises (from beginning to advanced), as well as written text which covers fundamental voice concepts and techniques.

Recitals are not mandatory but highly encouraged. There is a minimum of a two concerts per year. Individual private recitals can be arranged as well. Also, additional lessons in preparation for auditions, recitals, or competitions may be scheduled separately with the instructor.

A Certificate of Merit Program is available to all students over ten years of age through high school. High school credit is also available for students enrolled in public schools. Up to five units can be rewarded per semester. Additional information is available through the Music Teachers Association.

 

Registration Forms

If you are interested in pursuing vocal instruction at the studio, please print and complete the first two forms below and bring them with you to your first lesson.

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