Students are encouraged and given a multitude of performance opportunities. Public performance helps to boost confidence, gives students goals to work towards, and is a fun way for students to receive affirmation of their progress. To accommodate the individual needs, there are various recitals with different sizes of audiences throughout the year.
End of the Year Recital
Winter Mall Concert
Retirement Home Recitals
Home Visit Regular home visits will be offered to students and parents through the year to meet with the program director at the students’ homes to ensure students are enjoying and making progress with their lessons.
Equipment Students should have access to at least a small keyboard for warm-ups, learning new songs, and as accompaniment. This is a relatively simple and low cost investment, and we offer complimentary assistance in helping you with the purchasing process. Please contact us before you buy an instrument so that you can avoid costly mistakes!
Voice is the most unique instrument because it is the only one that is a part of our body! Having this instrument inside of us also makes this the most familiar and most expressive one. Whether it is in front of audiences, singing at church, or singing alone in the car along with the radio or in the shower, we have all experienced the joy of singing at one time or another!
Be it singing the latest chart hits from the radio, or singing Broadway tunes from the best musicals, or singing Italian art songs, our versatile, experienced and knowledgeable team of instructors can help students reach their individual goals.
Age Serious voice studies begin after a child hits puberty and after the voice changes, usually around age 12 to 13. However, lessons can begin for students as young as 7 years old. Lessons for the younger students will be less about voice technique and more on general musicianship, breathing techniques, and singing on pitch. Please contact us to schedule a free assessment meeting today!
Lesson Plan As much as we have sang in our lives, those of us without vocal training are unaware of the many different muscles and parts of our bodies that we have to properly control in order to be a great singer. Because each person is so unique and individual in how they are built, the technical aspect of the lessons will differ from student to student. However, there is a set curriculum here at Merry Melody Music Academy to ensure that both fun and learning is taking place weekly. Lessons will contain the following components:
Vocal exercise to teach the rudiments of singing (pitch & intonation, range, breathing, diction, vocal quality)