The mother of a new student  asked "Why do you charge  so much money for your  private voice lessons?

Well, I have a confession to make.   You are not paying for your kid to take lessons.

So, if  you  are not paying for lessons, then what are you paying for?

- You pay for those moments when your kid  becomes so tired of technical skill practice he wants  to quit but doesn’t.

- You pay for those days when your kid comes home from school and is "too tired" to practice  but he  practices anyway.

- You pay for your kid to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.

- You pay for your kid to learn to take care of her body and instrument.

- You pay for your kid to learn to work with others in musical settings  and to be a reliable member of a group, dependable for practice and humble in success.

- You pay for your kid to learn to deal with disappointment, when he does not get that placing or title he has hoped for, but continues to practice week after week giving it his best shot.

- You pay for your kid to learn to make and accomplish goals.

- You pay for your kid to respect, not only herself , but other musicians,  directors,  and private teachers.

- You pay for your kid to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a vocalist and that success does not happen overnight.

- You pay for your kid to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.

- You pay for the opportunity your kid has and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of his achievements as you are.

- You pay so that your kid can be in that rehearsal or concert instead of in front of a screen...

...I could go on but, to be short, you don't pay for lessons; you pay for the opportunities that music provides your kid with to develop attributes that will serve her well throughout her life and give her the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!

Here are photos of some of my successful students!!!

Taylor LeNay

Jared Holland and Bridgette Oh

Hannah and Sarah Snow

Karly Menezes

Isabelle Gillette

Charlotte Oh

Shea Colborn