We are excited to announce a new class offering at Finely Tuned Voice Lessons! Songshop is a gathering to workshop a song for a supportive audience of other performers. You'll sing a song of your choice and then receive feedback and helpful tips from Maria. Then, you'll be asked to sing the song again with the feedback in mind.
The idea of Songshop was born from the concept of masterclasses which are prominent in advanced levels of music study. Wikipedia even says that "Aspiring classical musicians, and their teachers, typically consider master classes to be one of the most effective means of musical development." Performers are able to listen and learn from the instructor, but also from watching their fellow classmates.
This is a great compliment to private voice lessons and a wonderful way to receive feedback on an audition song or something you're performing at a recital, concert or show! It's also a way to meet other people in the mercer county area who have goals similar to yours!
Helpful tips before you arrive:
Our first Songshop will be on October 12th from 11 am to 1 pm at the FTVL studio. This first Songshop session is for high school and college singers only.
Want to learn more? Can't wait to get started? Visit the Songshop page on our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is the first day of class for many of the local NJ schools! Students: best wishes for another wonderful academic year! Parents: Congratulations, you made it through another summer! :)
This week, I'd like to tackle the concept of how to succeed in your choir/chorus class. Your teacher has been preparing for this year since the end of last year. They are likely excited and nervous, just like you. Here's how to make this year legato (read: smooth).
Maria Palombo is a Voice Instructor and Singer living in Central NJ. She is the founder of Finely Tuned Voice Lessons, a private voice studio in Mercer County, NJ.