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Voice Classes

Sing freely and build confidence!

Our vocal studio welcomes beginners and pros, adults and children. We work with students preparing for auditions and solos, as well as those who sing as an outlet for stress, self-expression, or any of the other countless benefits of making music apart of daily life.

Discover your unique voice.

Voice lessons are all about vocal exploration. You’ll learn to sing with less tension, how to use your breath efficiently, expand your range, and bridge the shift between your higher and lower registers. A solid foundation of good technique will help you develop confidence as a singer and as a performer.

Gain a deeper love and understanding of music.

All children and all interested adults delve into music fundamentals. Students learn to confidently read rhythms and notes on the staff, music terminology, develop their musicianship skills, and sight-sing with solfege.

Enjoy Performing

Music is meant to be shared! We have two optional performances each year, and all students work on song analysis and performance technique as part of their lessons.

Individual Lesson

One-on-one voice lessons for adults, teens, and children. Enroll ASAP, space is very limited!

*Openings available in mornings and early afternoons. Reach out to join our wait list for afternoon/evening lessons.

Group Classes

Group voice classes for all ages! Students learn proper singing technique, acting, musicianship skills, sight-singing, and more.

Check out the schedule on our class page.

Class Descriptions

Voice 1: ages 8-10
Voice 2: ages 11-13
Voice 3: ages 14-18
Voice for Adults: 18+

**check out the schedule on our class page

Our classes help students become confident, accurate, expressive singers.

Voice classes for kids:
Our young singers learn great songs from multiple styles and eras. They may work on anything from classic folk songs to Broadway to pop. We work on posture, breathing, healthy/beautiful tone production, diction, unison vowels, and acting/performance technique. Students will sing together as a group, and have opportunities for solo singing. Students learn to sing in harmony, depending on the age and level of the class.

Our classes build a strong musical foundation. Our singers are prepared to be strong members of their future choirs, musical theater productions, and vocal ensembles. All voice students follow our musicianship curriculum for singers which emphasizes rhythm, melody & sight-singing, ear-training, and reading musical notation.

Voice classes for adults:
A solid foundation of good technique will help you develop confidence as a singer and as a performer. You’ll learn to sing with less tension, how to use your breath efficiently, expand your range, and bridge the shift between your higher and lower registers. Our classes are friendly, supportive, and welcoming. Classes include both ensemble and solo singing.

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.

-Zimbabwean Proverb

FAQS

How much do lessons cost?

SEPTEMBER-JUNE

During the academic year, tuition is paid as a flat monthly fee. Tuition is ALL INCLUSIVE. There are no additional fees.

 

Group Classes
45-minute classes: $84/month
60-minute classes: $98/month

Individual Lessons
30-minute lessons:
$130/month
45-minute lessons: $185/month
60-minute lessons: $245/month

*We recommend 45-minute voice lessons for children, and 45/60-minute lessons for teens/adults to provide time for an appropriate vocal warm up and to work on technique and repertoire. However, we care deeply about making music lessons accessible. All lesson lengths are available to all ages.

Your tuition:

  • Includes weekly lessons, excluding the weeks marked as holidays on the studio calendar.
  • Includes ALL assigned sheet music, books, materials, and resources.
  • Includes registration/admin fees.
  • Grants access to MyMusicStaff student portal
  • Most importantly, your tuition includes individualized lesson planning and repertoire selection by an experienced teacher, designed to reach your goals!

JULY-AUGUST

To accommodate changing schedules during Summer Session individual/duet/trio lessons are bought/scheduled in flexible packages. Group classes and camps may be available.

What can I expect in my first lesson?

It can be intimidating to sing in front of another person for the first time. We’ll do our absolute best to put you at ease. Most new students come in feeling a little nervous, and leave feeling energized and excited!

Our studio is a judgement free zone. We’ve been teaching for a decade and we sincerely love working with people of all ages, experience, and abilities. You don’t have to be a great singer to begin lessons. You don’t even have to be able to hold a tune!

First Lesson:

You and your teacher will sit down and chat about any experience you have, what music you’re interested in, and if you have any specific goals.

After the chat, your teacher will take you through some vocal exercises so they can learn about your voice. They may ask you to try a couple things, but the first lesson is primarily about learning where you are.

Your teacher may ask you to sing a song. If you have something prepared, feel free to bring it in! If not, they’ll teach you something new.

Lastly, you’ll go over studio policies and they’ll ask if you have any questions.

Where is the studio located?

Midgarden Music
1413 Wickapecko Drive
Ocean, NJ 07712

Is my child old enough for lessons?

It’s never too late and rarely too early to begin voice lessons with a qualified teacher who understands children’s voices. Lessons for young children focus on vocal exploration, musicianship, expression, and developmentally appropriate technique and repertoire. Children’s instruments are naturally lighter in quality with a limited range. It’s important not to push children to sing with a heavier quality or to mimic a more adult sound.

We aim to protect children’s voices as they grow, while making music that will enrich their lives. We teach skills that will set them up for the future.

Lessons for young children include lots of activities and games. We switch gears often to keep things fun and help your child stay focused. If you’re not sure if you’re child is ready, give us a call or sign up for an intro lesson!

Do you work with adult beginners?

We love working with adults! Adult students often tell us that their daily practice time is sacred in their home; it’s the one thing they do each day just for themselves. Making music in any capacity has wonderful benefits both emotionally and physically. We strongly believe that everyone should make music. Some of our students have past experience, and some have never sung in front of another person!

What genres do you teach?

Lessons are tailored to the student. Ashley & Brendan teach everything from classical and musical theater to pop, country, and folk. Although we may throw you a curve ball now and again (especially if we think it will help you reach your goals or learn a concept), we primarily choose repertoire within the genre(s) the student is most interested in. We encourage students to keep a list of songs they would like to sing. If a song is too difficult, or out of the student’s range – we’ll make a note to circle back in the future, or we’ll rearrange it to fit the student’s voice.

Unfortunately our teachers don’t have the training required to teach screaming technique. We encourage students who are interested in heavy metal (or other genres that require screaming) to find a specialist.