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Voice Classes & Singing Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults


Voice Classes & Singing Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults

Looking for a fun way to learn how to sing or improve your technique? The Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality vocal teachers and a friendly environment with other community members.

Semester: SPRING 2014 (January thru May)

Voice Class
CHILDREN'S VOICE
Class (5-8)

AGES: 5 to 8yrs

$342+$10music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(12 classes)

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This class is designed specifically for boys and girls ages 5 to 8 years old, who are in the very beginning stage of vocal development and still too young for private lessons. Students will learn about the basics of music through song and rhythm. Musicians will gather skills to confidently read musical notation, develop sight-reading skills and basic theory knowledge, and understand rhythm and melody. The class will use the voice (a free and portable instrument!) to build music literacy, but instrumentalists are welcome and encouraged to join the class. In addition to skills building, students will create stories, games, and small compositions to engage in their art. A final performance will feature the musicians' work and highlight classical, popular, and folk musics!
Teacher: Laura Petravage
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THURSDAYS, 4:45PM-5:30PM, starts Jan 30th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Room#7

12 classes: 01/30, 02/06, 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP,   03/20, 03/27, 04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

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Voice Class
CHILDREN'S VOICE
Class (9-12)

AGES: 9 to 12yrs

$342+$10music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(12 classes)

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This class is designed specifically for boys and girls ages 9 to 12 years old, who are in the transitional (and sometimes awkward) stage of vocal development. Focus will be on proper breathing, vocal control, improved music reading, and singing in parts. Performance tips will also be introduced. Song selections will range from traditional choral pieces, to Broadway, to contemporary pop arrangements. Class size will be controlled to ensure strong individual attention. Taught in a choral style, this class can be taken multiple times, with new songs and ideas introduced each semester!
Teacher: Laura Petravage
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THURSDAYS, 5:45PM-6:45PM, starts Jan 30th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Room#7

12 classes: 01/30, 02/06, 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP,   03/20, 03/27, 04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLOSED

Voice Class
TEEN VOICE
Class

AGES: 13 to 18yrs

$342+$10music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(12 classes)

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Come join the Academy Singers! This group is designed for our teenaged singers of all ability levels. The class is taught as an ensemble and singers will continue to build their musical literacy through exposure to classical and popular genres. Singers will focus on healthy vocal technique and an understanding of melody and the art of song. Singers will be encouraged to move, dance, and sing with joy. This class is also perfect for students who are already taking private voice lessons and want another outlet for their talent. Instruction highlights the pillars of solo technique in an ensemble setting. A final performance will feature the musicians' work and highlight classical, popular, and folk musics. New songs and ideas will be introduced each semester!
Teacher: Laura Petravage
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TUESDAYS, 5:00PM-6:00PM, starts Jan 28th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Room#7

12 classes: 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, SKIP,   03/18, 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, SKIP, 04/22, 04/29
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/06
NO CLASS on 03/11 and 04/15

STATUS: CLOSED

Voice Class
ADULT VOICE
Class

AGES: 18yrs +

$285+$10music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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If you perform as a soloist or in a choral ensemble, or if you just enjoy singing, this course will help you improve your singing voice. This is designed to be a fun, innovative voice class tailored to fit student's individual needs. Based on the Italian technique of Bel Canto singing, with a deep focus on breath support and posture, this course will help students gain knowledge of their voice, while developing artistry and stage presence. This class can be taken multiple times, with new songs and ideas introduced each semester!
Teacher: Kate Carr
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WEDNESDAYS, 7:00PM-8:00PM, starts Feb 12th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Room#5

10 classes: 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, SKIP, 03/19, 03/26,   04/02, 04/09, SKIP, 04/23, 04/30
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/07
NO CLASS on 03/12 and 04/16

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

Voice Class
ENCORE CHORALE
for Seniors

AGES: 55yrs +
SEE CLASSES FOR AGES 55+ FOR MORE INFO
   

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VOICE CLASSES VS. PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Many people are unsure which to choose when it comes to taking a group class versus private lessons. For beginners to advanced beginners, especially children, the group class setting offers numerous benefits:

  • Class interaction with the instructor allows for a more comfortable yet still challenging experience
  • Ideas and instruction are more fully processed through peer observation, shared thoughts, and classroom Q&A
  • The class environment provides a more social and fun experience for both participants and, if they are children, their family members as well.
  • Enjoyable instruction in the beginning prepares and engages participants for more intense one-on-one instruction in the future
  • An important advantage for classes is that they are less expensive than private lessons, which is especially helpful to parents with children just beginning their musical journey and/or who might not be certain which musical path they want to take

In the end, it is your choice to make. If you do choose a class setting, you can rest assured that we keep our enrollment regulated to allow for plenty of personal attention and skill assessment.
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RECITALS: (optional)
NEW: For our beginner group classes, we will hold a small class recital on the last day at the Potomac Arts Academy building. This provides a low stress environment for participants to showcase what they have been learning over the course of the semester. Family and friends are encouraged to attend!
More advanced students/groups may have the option of performing in the Fall and/or Spring Recital on the GMU campus. The recital is held in the wonderful deLaski Performing Arts space (equipped with a Steinway concert grand piano). There is NO recital fee for participation.
Spring 2014 Recital Date: May 10th & 11th

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All of our Voice Classes take place at the Potomac Arts Academy building, less than a mile from GMU campus on Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax VA. Parking is free.

Our address:
4260 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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