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 2016 (February thru May/June)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance
VOICE CLASS - MUSICAL THEATER ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
|VOICE CLASS -MUSICAL THEATER FOUNDATIONS FOR KIDS
Ages: 9 to 12yrs
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. Students will also learn about music through song, rhythm, and movement. Performance tips will also be introduced including presentation, expression, and body composure. The class will culminate with a final performance of songs from Musical Theater repertoire, as well as traditional choral pieces!
TUESDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Feb 16 - Apr 26 (10 classes)
No class Mar 22 (FCPS Spring Break)
Teacher: Jennifer Decker Location: Potomac Building, Room #11
Cost: $285+$10 music fee (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
|VOICE CLASS FOR TEENS
Ages: 13 to 18yrs
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 - including a song choice of your own. New songs and ideas will be introduced each semester! Note: A music fee is not included, and students will be asked to purchase their own sheet music for the song of their choice once the proper key is assessed.
THURSDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Feb 18 - Apr 26 (10 classes)
No class Mar 24 (FCPS Spring Break)
Teacher: Seon Gyu Park Location: Potomac Building, Room #10
Cost: $285 + $10 music fee (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
VOICE CLASS FOR ADULTS
|ENCORE CHORALE FOR OLDER ADULTS AGES: 55+ yrs
This is a great choral ensemble geared specifically for senior adults. See CLASSES FOR AGES 55+ for more information!
*Please note: A $3 processing fee is added to all registration transactions
All instructors and schedules are subject to change.
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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